Microsoft today announced several updates on their Health platform. Not everyone will own a dedicated fitness device like Microsoft Band which works with Microsoft Health platform. So, Microsoft is trying to solve this issue using the sensors found the modern smartphones. Now, Microsoft allows users to track their fitness activity through Microsoft Health using their fitness data found on iOS, Android and Windows devices.
Microsoft Health is an open platform, and it is designed to combine the data from devices with services already in use. We are excited to announce that in the coming weeks, customers can track daily steps and calorie burn inside of the Microsoft Health app using the sensors contained in many Android Phones, iPhones and Windows Phones.* Even without a fitness tracking wearable device, customers can just download the Microsoft Health application to their phone and get stepping!
Step tracking capabilities are supported via apps on:
- iOS: iPhone 5s and later
- Android: Android 4.4+ with support for Step Counter API
- Windows Phone: Lumia devices with Sensor Core V1+ and Cyan FW