1. Dzik's Avatar
    Should Motion Data on Lumias be turned off for those using Band 2? I assume there is no benefit running both and it would save some battery on a phone? I also assume, for those that want to run both, there is no risk of the results getting duplicated in a final tally when you carry both? I can see a benefit if they somehow complement each other, eg. Band in charging while I'm walking around my house and backyard with just my phone. Does it add the Motion Data steps to MS Health app only when Band does not provide it? Basically the question is how do Band 2, Motion Data and MS Health cooperate?
    11-11-2015 12:48 PM
  2. DroidUser42's Avatar
    MS Health, Android version has this to say in the Motion settings screen: "Don't miss a beat - enable your phone's motion tracking and we'll fill in the gaps when you're not wearing a Band."
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    11-11-2015 02:52 PM
  3. Dzik's Avatar
    Oh cool, Windows Phone MS Health app says they same. Glad you found it! It confirms they complement each other :-)
    11-11-2015 03:17 PM
  4. poit57's Avatar
    As DroidUser 42 pointed out, it seems pretty clear that the data will not duplicate based on the wording in the app. As for saving power, I don't know how much benefit you would actually gain. I've carried a Lumia 640 XL and a Lumia 830 with MotionSense, and both had much better battery life than any previous phone I've ever carried.
    11-12-2015 11:51 AM
  5. Nate Silver's Avatar
    Using Motion Data doesn't make sense for me, since the only time I'm not wearing the Band is when charging right after I get up, and I'm just on the computer, taking a shower, having breakfast. No real walking involved. I can see the value for those who don't wear the Band 23/7, though......or 22.5/7.
    11-12-2015 07:20 PM
  6. DroidUser42's Avatar
    Ditto. If I'm not wearing my band, I'm not carrying my phone either.
    11-12-2015 07:28 PM

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