02-27-2015 04:35 PM
46 12
tools
  1. jariga's Avatar
    Just updated my band and see there is a keyboard option under settings - can't yet see what it is used for, replying to texts maybe?

    Also there is a scrolling message reader - when reading a text or notification you can press the action button and the message scrolls across the screen in large type - cool!

    There is also now a bike workout tile - not tried it yet.

    Anyone else spotted anything else new?
    02-23-2015 01:54 PM
  2. Alexandre Amicone's Avatar
    How do you make the device update?
    02-23-2015 02:05 PM
  3. pippyo03's Avatar
    I can't update my health app! It just sits in the downloads tab on my phone.. Pending. I don't know what to do!!
    jbasilio likes this.
    02-23-2015 02:07 PM
  4. Mike Majeski's Avatar
    I wonder if the biking function can also work for skiing?

    Elevation Tracking: Track elevation and elevation gain, distance and duration and calorie burn– viewable in the Microsoft Health app.

    GPS: Users can activate GPS on their Band to map their ride in the mobile app and share it with their friends via email.

    Speed Analysis: Track your current and average speeds both on the band and in the mobile app, and review your custom splits to relive those longer bike rides.

    The only problem I see is having to pause between runs, as it would probably track your time on the lift as a run uphill.

    But if there were a specific ski run you wanted to track, it seems like it would work
    02-23-2015 02:08 PM
  5. nmercy's Avatar
    I can't update my health app! It just sits in the downloads tab on my phone.. Pending. I don't know what to do!!
    Are you connected to wifi? Are you set up so that you can only download apps over wifi?

    I am curious if the bike app will work better for elliptical workouts (find out tonight I guess)
    02-23-2015 02:25 PM
  6. Alexandre Amicone's Avatar
    anyone know what to do to update the app? does it pop up or is there an update in the store?
    02-23-2015 02:28 PM
  7. anon(8555314)'s Avatar
    1. Get the app update from the store.
    2. Hold volume down and power button for 10 sec to Restart phone
    3. Reconnect via bluetooth
    4. Sync with Band from Microsoft Health App on phone.

    You should see the Band receive an update with two arrows left and right for a couple of minutes.
    omatic73 likes this.
    02-23-2015 02:34 PM
  8. DroidUser42's Avatar
    anyone know what to do to update the app? does it pop up or is there an update in the store?
    For Android, you go into the Play Store and update the app. After that, and with a bit of prodding, the app will update the firmware in the Band. New release: 10.2.2610.0 09 R

    I'd imagine that iPhone and Windows would be similar.
    02-23-2015 02:41 PM
  9. anon(8555314)'s Avatar
    Press action button to read email is very cool. I can't wait to try the bicycle feature, but I am not set up for extreme winter biking and we have a wind chill advisory today.

    Pimp my Band unaffected by the update.
    02-23-2015 02:43 PM
  10. vaderag's Avatar
    Nice update. Added keyboard too (unless I missed previously)
    02-23-2015 02:46 PM
  11. pippyo03's Avatar
    Are you connected to wifi? Are you set up so that you can only download apps over wifi?

    I am curious if the bike app will work better for elliptical workouts (find out tonight I guess)
    Yes, fully connected. It just sits on pending... When I went online it said that Microsoft health may not be supported my this device anymore...
    02-23-2015 02:56 PM
  12. TwoClipz's Avatar
    AWESOME... scrolling messages are cool but being able to reply via keyboard, Cortana or suggested response is great.

    I haven't tested it too much, but my wife simply sent me a text the side "I love you" and the suggested response was "Love you too".

    I was hoping for a shake awake or something other than the button.
    02-23-2015 03:49 PM
  13. realwarder's Avatar
    Keyboard is pretty neat actually.
    02-23-2015 03:59 PM
  14. nmercy's Avatar
    So tried out the bike mode for the elliptical... it appears to only measure distance through the use of GPS so I guess until they release an elliptical mode for the run app have to live with it being off
    02-23-2015 04:18 PM
  15. Yonic Boom's Avatar
    The update isn't showing up on iOS yet, which I assume is Apple dragging their feet approving the update.

    Windows 10 Phones can't come soon enough.
    02-23-2015 04:35 PM
  16. DroidUser42's Avatar
    So tried out the bike mode for the elliptical... it appears to only measure distance through the use of GPS so I guess until they release an elliptical mode for the run app have to live with it being off
    I'm not sure how they'd be able to measure distance any other way. It'd have to somehow know what gear you're in and what the gearing ratio is, etc. Is there any other personal device (that does not attach to the bike) that does this?
    02-23-2015 05:31 PM
  17. WhiteNiteLite's Avatar
    Windows 10 Phones can't come soon enough.
    Yes it can. ;)

    Right now Windows 10 and the Band really don't like each other. Let's have them at least iron out those kinks first.
    02-23-2015 05:55 PM
  18. nmercy's Avatar
    That is true... I just thought I had read something about stationary bikes and had hoped it was maybe just using a more lenient step system... but probably just misread as I was glancing through.
    02-23-2015 06:17 PM
  19. Red River's Avatar
    wow it's fantastic! I love the updates.
    02-23-2015 06:40 PM
  20. Nate Silver's Avatar
    Very cool, and a web dashboard to boot! Great to see things happening finally.
    02-23-2015 06:46 PM
  21. dbregman's Avatar
    Very cool, and a web dashboard to boot! Great to see things happening finally.
    Where did you find access to the web dashboard?
    02-23-2015 07:08 PM
  22. Red River's Avatar
    Where did you find access to the web dashboard?
    https://dashboard.microsofthealth.com/
    dbregman likes this.
    02-23-2015 07:17 PM
  23. Lerac1's Avatar
    When i pick keyboard it is stuck on connecting anybody also having this issue
    02-23-2015 07:44 PM
  24. realwarder's Avatar
    When i pick keyboard it is stuck on connecting anybody also having this issue
    Under WP10 it gets that. Bluetooth is crappy on that. Under WP8.1 it should be pretty instant.
    02-23-2015 09:17 PM
  25. onysi's Avatar
    When i pick keyboard it is stuck on connecting anybody also having this issue
    Yes me too. I just created a post about it. Respond to it
    02-23-2015 09:17 PM
46 12

Similar Threads

  1. New Dashboard
    By Snow Wight in forum Connected Living
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 03-01-2015, 09:56 PM
  2. My new 930, the battery
    By Mahdi Ghiasi in forum Windows Phones
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 02-25-2015, 11:55 AM
  3. India-based XOLO officially reveals new 5-inch Win Q1000 Windows Phone
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion & Contests
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-24-2015, 02:49 AM
  4. Windows 10 and Password Management tools/vaults
    By PPCFreak in forum Windows Insider Program
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-23-2015, 01:27 PM
  5. Archos to offer Windows tablets and laptops to middle and high-school students in France
    By WindowsCentral.com in forum Windows Central News Discussion & Contests
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-23-2015, 01:11 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD