1. dfaris's Avatar
    Can anyone comment on how the band works while riding a bike?
    10-30-2014 09:37 PM
  2. dainla's Avatar
    I'll let you know tomorrow morning.
    dfaris likes this.
    10-30-2014 10:20 PM
  3. phirefly's Avatar
    It tracks heart rate and will do a GPS map of the ride
    10-30-2014 11:16 PM
  4. mcheiron's Avatar
    I have the same question. It would be nice to get information like speed, average speed, duration, changes between days for the same route, maybe even directions, vibrating ones to turn right, twice to turn left...
    Joe920 likes this.
    10-31-2014 06:51 AM
  5. Sin Ogaris's Avatar
    Me to, I ride daily, so some good implementation in this regard will get me interested in the device.
    10-31-2014 07:08 AM
  6. dainla's Avatar
    Yeah, as others have said. Tracks heart rate and GPS. Wish it had a native cycling setting.
    11-03-2014 07:08 PM
  7. Felix Wong's Avatar
    So far the Microsoft Band only has a running app; use this for cycling. It displays elapsed time, heart rate, calories burned, and if you swipe down, it will temporarily show elapsed distance.

    At the end it will report max HR and average HR. Never shows pace or speed, so it's quite basic.

    Currently, you can't edit the activity in the phone app when you are done. (There seems to be no Windows 8 Store app?) So you can't change the activity type from running to cycling.

    If you link with RunKeeper, it will automatically upload the basic data, like time and distance and HR to it. BUT it will not upload the GPS map or any of those details. So you can't export a .GPX file from RunKeeper and, say, upload and analyze the GPS data in Strava or other services. You can't export GPS data from the phone app, nor can you use the Band as an external storage device by connecting it via USB cable to your computer to extract data like you can with a Garmin.

    This for me is the biggest issue for me because I am a serious Strava user, runner and cyclist. I like to analyze the details of the data after the activity. Otherwise the basic functionality is fine (I'm even ok with the device not displaying current speed since my bicycles have cheap $30 cyclometers mounted on them for that).

    I trust that Microsoft in the (hopefully near) future will 1) enable GPS data export, 2) create a dedicated cycling app, 3) enable GPS map and detail synchronization with RunKeeper, 4) release the Microsoft Health app for Windows 8.1 (so far there is seems like there is synchronization between the MSN Health & Fitness app or Microsoft HealthVault?) and 4) work with other services like Strava to create a connected app.
    11-03-2014 11:29 PM

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