New Microsoft Health App for their Fitness band now in the Store, reveals Cortana integration


Besides the sync app in the Mac Store, Microsoft has now also posted the Windows Phone, iOS and Android apps for their Microsoft Band, suggesting the release of the fitness accessory is imminent.

The app desciption reads:

Live healthier and be more productive with the Microsoft Health app for Windows Phone. Achieve wellness goals by tracking your heart rate, steps, calorie burn, and sleep quality. Maximize your fitness with Guided Workouts, 24-hour heart rate monitoring, and automatic activity counting. Be more productive with email previews and calendar alerts at a glance. Take notes and set reminders with your voice using Cortana personal assistant. Personalize your Microsoft Band and get new features as they roll out. Mobile app also available for Android™ phones and iPhone®.

The text suggests that users will be able to give commands to Cortana via the band, and also that it will have pretty good battery life, given that it will also work as a sleep tracker.

It confirms the Band can do 24 hour heart rate monitoring, something available in only a few devices, and that users will be able to see email previews and calendar alerts on the band.

Potential buyers can download the app here. Of note is that the app is not available in UK, suggesting the service will be US-only, at least initially.

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Via WC

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