1. Mohamed Abdul's Avatar
    how accurate is it. some forums are saying that if you don't swing your arms it wont work properly. is this true ?
    how do u print your workouts ?
    06-09-2015 10:56 AM
  2. Mark Barbieri's Avatar
    You should calibrate it first with a run or walk (whatever you do on treadmill). Calibrate it by using the gps during a run/walk outside. This should get it in the ballpark. I do a 6 mile run at 6.6mph (treadmill) and the MB may be ahead about .5 miles. I just minimize the MB arm for a few seconds every now and then to get in back in sync.

    I believe you have to export the workout to excel or CSV and then print the exported data from there.
    gadgetrants likes this.
    06-09-2015 11:33 AM
  3. gadgetrants's Avatar
    I believe you have to export the workout to excel or CSV and then print the exported data from there.
    To add a word or two to Mark's post...you cannot export a whole single workout from the Microsoft system. At best, from the web Dashboard you can download a summary description, with things like average/peak HR and total distance/time. On the other hand, there are various alternative routes to download all the data from a single workout -- one is to use the UnBand app, and another is to sync with something like mapmyrun and get it from there (including GPS data).

    -Matt
    06-09-2015 01:26 PM
  4. Kronus24's Avatar
    Here is a good article comparing running outside and a treadmill.

    http://winsupersite.com/microsoft-ba...microsoft-band
    gadgetrants likes this.
    06-09-2015 02:01 PM
  5. Chinocop's Avatar
    I do most of my running on a treadmill, and what I've found is that the band is anywhere between .04 to .08 miles slower than my fitness center's treadmills for each mile I run. Today I did 4 on the treadmill. My Band said I did 3.82. It's even worse on an elliptical, but that can be understandable as there's as much impact.
    06-09-2015 11:58 PM
  6. kenjancef's Avatar
    When I first used my Band on the treadmill this past January, I did a 3 mile run at 8:30 pace, and the Band said I did about 2 miles or so (forgot the actual distance) and at a 10:30 pace. Now that I've done a ton of runs outdoors when I do a treadmill run it's almost spot-on.
    jfa1 likes this.
    06-10-2015 08:25 AM
  7. Chinocop's Avatar
    Does the band reconcile your steps with GPS? If that's the case, I don't know how much it's going to help me because my neighborhood has a ton of steep hills so my pace is all over the place when I run outside. I wonder if I can just run on a track to help calibrate my band.
    06-10-2015 08:05 PM
  8. Nate Silver's Avatar
    That might be helpful. I still have trouble seeing just how doing the 'gps learning' makes treadmill pace estimation better. It seems like unless you maintain the same pace on the treadmill as you do outside, it still wouldn't be accurate. Or am I missing the concept that with gps training, the Band is able to adjust your running or walking pace against a given "known" pace?
    06-11-2015 01:31 AM
  9. winplusR's Avatar
    Well you can probably check further info online. On Sports Gear Lab | Sport Gear Guides and Reviews I can see some reviews and other info about treadmills there, see if MS Band actually works.
    01-13-2016 06:53 AM

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