1. DroidUser42's Avatar
    There's a band update?
    YES!!

    Update in Android Play Store: 1.3.1210.1 dated Jan 6 th.

    It will trigger a firmware upgrade via bluetooth: 1.1.2110.0
    Edit: MS Health reports the Band version as only 1.1.2110.0
    But the Band reports the version as 1.1.2110.0 09 R

    The only featured they mentioned, and the only one I see: now when I turn on phone notifications, I can select specific apps to allow/disallow notifications on the Band.

    It also says the generic "Bug fixes".

    The update wasn't totally smooth for me. The download seem to take forever, but I think shutting down the apps made it go though. After the app update, Bluetooth communication seemed to get cut off. But toggling Bluetooth on the phone fixed. After a delay and while exploring app menus, it prompted me to upgrade the firmware - all via Bluetooth.

    Note: as of this posting, the MS Band update history hasn't been updated.

    Shoutout to sstrike for tipping me off.
    Last edited by DroidUser42; 01-07-2015 at 12:05 PM.
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    01-07-2015 01:58 AM
  2. ravipiero's Avatar
    Nothing here on App Store yet. How do you like the new firmware and app?
    01-07-2015 04:27 AM
  3. Th3P's Avatar
    Thanks for posting, I live in the UK and found I had to change the region to US un-install the app then install again and then offered the update
    01-07-2015 05:29 AM
  4. Ayed_a_ali's Avatar
    how did you change the region coz i can not install the app from store coz i bought the phone out of USA ,

    if any one got the APK file please provide it to me so i can download it without the play store
    01-07-2015 07:55 AM
  5. EuroKnuter's Avatar
    My first attempt to update failed (started, connected, then said it couldn't find the band). I simply synced the band (it had been a week or two since the last sync) then the message came back to update. I updated the firmware successfully this time: ~5 minutes from start of 1st fail to succeeding to typing this post ;)

    No comments on update as of yet, just getting up and running.
    01-07-2015 08:52 AM
  6. bksalt's Avatar
    Got my update early this morning very fast no problems. There were 2 parts 1st was the android app update than the 2nd was the Band firmware update
    01-07-2015 09:13 AM
  7. kenjancef's Avatar
    Just got the update for my iPhone... Does same as Windows app... when you open the app after the update, it prompts to update the Band. My Band was updated in about 3-4 minutes. We will see how it is now...
    01-07-2015 10:48 AM
  8. DroidUser42's Avatar
    How do you like the new firmware and app?
    I like being able to select my notifications. I had to turn off all "phone" notifications as I was getting alerts that the Band was uploading to the cloud. That gets old fast.

    It's going to take some time to see what bugs have been fixed.
    01-07-2015 11:32 AM
  9. sstrike's Avatar
    I noticed my band vibrates now when I plug it in and unplug it.
    01-07-2015 08:22 PM
  10. toddsay's Avatar
    The ability to select notifications is a nice improvement. At work we use Google Hangouts for communication, and I had no way to get those notifications on the band until now. I actually enabled notifications and then unchecked every app except Hangouts, which gives me what I was hoping for.
    01-07-2015 10:47 PM
  11. noxius_2's Avatar
    Go to phone settings/region and change the country to US
    The reboot your phone and you should find the application in the store ;)
    01-08-2015 05:59 AM
  12. Ayed_a_ali's Avatar
    Go to phone settings/region and change the country to US
    The reboot your phone and you should find the application in the store ;)
    it dosent work that way.

    it is very complicated with new android devices .

    any one got the APK file for the new update?

    please share it with us.
    01-08-2015 07:38 AM
  13. driedl's Avatar
    I noticed my band vibrates now when I plug it in and unplug it.
    The Band also no longer tries to check your heart rate while charging, a minor fix but a good one.

    I'm pleased that I can finally turn on notifications. I had disabled them because I was sick of getting alerted every time my device would sync with the band.

    My device (2013 Nexus 7) is technically not supported but now seems to work perfectly. Hopefully Microsoft will start supporting it so I can quit needing to jump through hoops to update the software!
    01-08-2015 02:29 PM
  14. dbregman's Avatar
    I think they may have fixed the 80% charging issue as well. I notice it seems to charge slower.
    01-08-2015 04:30 PM
  15. kenjancef's Avatar
    I had mine charging in the car this morning. Battery looked almost full, but at the end of my 40 minute commute the battery level on the band was the same, even though I checked to make sure that the Band was charging. And I have the new firmware update...
    01-08-2015 07:26 PM
  16. danckel's Avatar
    Look at droidpick.com/download/?apk=microsoft-health

    Worked for me. Band now 1.1.2110.0 App 1.3.1210.1

    APK updates app and the app updates firmware by loading it from the web. Took all less than 5 minutes without resets and without loss of data on band.

    Best, Danckel
    01-11-2015 04:57 PM
  17. wpguy's Avatar
    Just now noticed that post-update, group texts now display preview text with an MMS indicator. Thank you, Microsoft!
    01-13-2015 02:36 PM
  18. chandy227's Avatar
    I've noticed the GPS locks faster on mine since the update.

    I hope this is a sign that new and promised features are around the corner.
    01-13-2015 02:51 PM
  19. bells0's Avatar
    So, to clear it up - for a windows phone user outside of the USA [i'm UK] - i have to uninstall the app. Change my phone location to USA, reboot. Redownload the app and wait for it to update the app, then update the band whilst connected to the computer. Then switch back to the UK?
    01-14-2015 10:52 AM
  20. MikeInBA's Avatar
    So, to clear it up - for a windows phone user outside of the USA [i'm UK] - i have to uninstall the app. Change my phone location to USA, reboot. Redownload the app and wait for it to update the app, then update the band whilst connected to the computer. Then switch back to the UK?
    i dont think you have to be connected to a computer. The app updates the band over BT.
    01-14-2015 10:54 AM
  21. bells0's Avatar
    Guess I'll lose all my saved data and guided workout stages?



    Does it have to be deleted and reinstalled?
    01-14-2015 11:24 AM
  22. novaprime9's Avatar
    We're just talking about the firmware update here, right? Not factory resetting?

    I didn't lose any data when I updated the firmware...
    01-14-2015 12:28 PM
  23. bells0's Avatar
    Sorted. Changed to USA, forced software update. Band then updated the band. Now back to UK, pretty painless ๐Ÿ˜Š
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    01-14-2015 12:58 PM
  24. bells0's Avatar
    Pretty sure it updated. Zilch changes for me though on windows phone. Cant change notifications...This android and IOS only?!
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    01-14-2015 01:43 PM

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