BEACON TRANSCRIPT – Great news for Microsoft fans today, as aside from deciding to keep the previously promised 15 GB of space for non-paying OneDrive users, the company also decided to update one of its most used devices. That’s right, the company updated Microsoft band with a variety of new features.
According to a recent announcement, Apple’s nemesis company decided to update the software to the Microsoft Band with a wide series of features.
The company claims to have included the features most requested by users, thus giving the Microsoft Band owners a much more pleasant experience.
Some of the new features include a new and improved Exercise Tile, activity reminders, move notifications, and the most requested feature, music controls.
The updates are unfortunately only available for the Microsoft Band 2, which goes for $249.99 on the Microsoft store, but users are already claiming satisfaction regarding the new features.
Regarding the music controls, the new, updated software allows you to pause and resume a song, skip a track and go back to a previous one, modify the volume, and it even displays the track title.
The device can now be connected via Bluetooth to any other device with the help of the mobile app. Not only that, but the new partnership with Spotify allows for almost instant access to any track a user might desire.
Another new feature allows the user to have the Band remind him or her that they’ve been inactive. You can set the alarm for a date, or an hour, and if you’re lagging in your training, decide to skip a day, or just simply forget to start your exercising, the device will notify you that you haven’t been active recently by displaying a tiny blue snail.
The Exercise Tile will provide extended connectivity with various Microsoft apps, like the Web dashboard app, or the Microsoft Health app. This will allow you to choose a favorite activity and review the training sessions you already had, as well as find tips, observations, and guides on how to more efficiently perform that exercise.
The last new feature I’ll talk about is the What’s New Tile, which will pop up whenever a new update is available and acts basically like an interactive FAQ section. If you’re confused about a new feature, or you’re just not sure of exactly what it does, the What’s New Tile will help be on your way with your training in no time.
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