02-08-2016 09:20 AM
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  1. Nate Silver's Avatar
    Any news yet on changes with the new app update and firmware?? Mine's updating now. I looked, but didn't see an updated change log in the store.
    02-02-2016 11:47 AM
  2. Nate Silver's Avatar
    Only thing in the Band's 'whats new' tile is a new GPS Power Saver mode, to increase battery life up to 4 hours when activated. I wonder how that works.........probably uses a lower sampling rate, probably trades-off some fine accuracy for better battery life.

    Also something about weight tracking. Looks like it just displays an over-time graph of what you enter. Aack, I always add a few pounds in the winter! Now I'll get nagged about that.

    I hope they did something to improve the HR monitor algorithm, its been my only real beef with Band 2!
    danckel likes this.
    02-02-2016 11:52 AM
  3. indiW's Avatar
    Possibly a step in the right direction.

    There is a talk about been able to share individuals work outs with friends. I didn't try this yet.

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    02-02-2016 12:42 PM
  4. Eddie Mendoza's Avatar
    mine hasnt asked me to update, how do i manually search for updates on my band or phone ? thanks guys !
    02-02-2016 12:45 PM
  5. devbent's Avatar
    Only thing in the Band's 'whats new' tile is a new GPS Power Saver mode, to increase battery life up to 4 hours when activated. I wonder how that works.........probably uses a lower sampling rate, probably trades-off some fine accuracy for better battery life.
    Hi Nate SIlver,

    That is exactly how it works! It is a trade off users can choose to make. For some types of bike trips and runs it makes almost no difference, but it is not that suited for running lots of curvy trails in a park.

    Play around with it and see how you like it, some users are going to love getting a longer battery life, while other users are going to really want that precision.
    02-02-2016 01:06 PM
  6. Dave47's Avatar
    Thanks for stoppin' by here devbent. Nice to see updates. And BTW, any update on the other battery problem. The one where the band "thinks" the battery is dead but really isn't. TIA
    DenMag likes this.
    02-02-2016 02:00 PM
  7. James8561's Avatar
    Any improvement to HR monitor? I notice that heart rate changes always lag behind actual heart rate in the run app compared to the exercise app
    02-02-2016 02:36 PM
  8. camaroz1985's Avatar
    Does the iphone app push updates to the band as well?
    02-02-2016 02:42 PM
  9. DroidUser42's Avatar
    *Sigh* no firmware updates for B1.
    erichyde43 likes this.
    02-02-2016 03:19 PM
  10. DeNachtwacht's Avatar
    Hi Nate SIlver,

    That is exactly how it works! It is a trade off users can choose to make. For some types of bike trips and runs it makes almost no difference, but it is not that suited for running lots of curvy trails in a park.

    Play around with it and see how you like it, some users are going to love getting a longer battery life, while other users are going to really want that precision.
    Question would this update make the band 2 more capable of recording a hike? I can imagine that with this new power saving mode instead of around 4 hours you'll get 8 hours of gps tracking and that suddenly makes the band capable of tracking day trips... true or too good to be true? ;)
    02-02-2016 03:24 PM
  11. cleverclogs's Avatar
    My firmware update keeps failing :S. It gets to stage 7, says "all done" but then throws up an error saying 'something went wrong' and wants to run the update all over again, and I can't do anything to avoid that. FFS
    02-02-2016 03:46 PM
  12. indiW's Avatar
    Anybody figure out how to share activities,

    I am using Samsung galaxy note 4 (android) I logged on to MS health dashboard but can't see anything new there.

    Thanks.

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    02-02-2016 04:36 PM
  13. BlackSheriff84's Avatar
    Anybody know if the new weight tracking feature supports any smart scales?
    02-02-2016 05:14 PM
  14. gwinegarden's Avatar
    Hi Nate SIlver,

    That is exactly how it works! It is a trade off users can choose to make. For some types of bike trips and runs it makes almost no difference, but it is not that suited for running lots of curvy trails in a park.

    Play around with it and see how you like it, some users are going to love getting a longer battery life, while other users are going to really want that precision.
    This makes a whole lot of sense.
    02-02-2016 06:37 PM
  15. devbent's Avatar
    Question would this update make the band 2 more capable of recording a hike? I can imagine that with this new power saving mode instead of around 4 hours you'll get 8 hours of gps tracking and that suddenly makes the band capable of tracking day trips... true or too good to be true? ;)
    Hi DeNachtwacht,

    Hiking should indeed work. If a trail has a lot of switchbacks then we might not perform so well on it, periodic sampling loses finer details.
    02-02-2016 08:01 PM
  16. toddsay's Avatar
    I saw the expected behavior on the GPS power saving mode, which was a bit less accuracy due to lower sampling. It was a 3-mile run which was not entirely straight but not particularly twisty either. Mostly straight. It reported low by about 10%, essentially "rounding errors". It would be interesting if the band could add a percentage to try to guess more accurately (but that would likely require some analysis on the sampled data, trying to determine how straight the path is).

    I wonder if it would make sense to have a separate "rotate on" mode for exercising (perhaps with a longer timeout so we have time to view the stats before it turns off). Seems like that could save a lot of battery life on long workouts.

    I love the band but right now the overall battery life is killing me. I can't seem to get through a full day before it starts warning of low battery and eventually shutting off (that's with rotate mode, and typically about 30 minutes of exercise time per day).
    02-02-2016 10:57 PM
  17. driedl's Avatar
    I had my first full day with the update yesterday. HR monitoring has not improved. Exactly 5 minutes in to my elliptical warm up, it shows my peak HR at 182. Someone call an ambulance! That's at least 40 BPM high. After that, it settled in to more realistic numbers, but still showed less accurate results than my B1 used to.
    I did notice that my step count was about 30% higher than I would have expected. I somehow ended up over 10,000 steps with a normal day in the office and no run. Time (or maybe devbent) will tell if that's an anomaly.
    James8561 and Captain_Eric like this.
    02-03-2016 05:15 AM
  18. shinsenai's Avatar
    I've updated this morning (Band 2 and Lumia 950 XL). Update went fine, but now syncing between the Band and the Health app always gets stuck at about 80%. Values are retrieved from the band and I can see them in the web Dashboard, but the Health app doesn't get refreshed. Also, it keeps draining battery (47% of the total battery usage according to the battery monitor). I've rebooted both phone and band and uninstalled/reinstalled the Health app, but the problem is still there. Any suggestion?
    02-03-2016 05:17 AM
  19. driedl's Avatar

    I love the band but right now the overall battery life is killing me. I can't seem to get through a full day before it starts warning of low battery and eventually shutting off (that's with rotate mode, and typically about 30 minutes of exercise time per day).
    That's not normal, toddsay. You should try resetting your band. If that doesn't fix it, get it replaced.
    toddsay likes this.
    02-03-2016 05:18 AM
  20. Wiggles8012's Avatar
    I've updated this morning (Band 2 and Lumia 950 XL). Update went fine, but now syncing between the Band and the Health app always gets stuck at about 80%. Values are retrieved from the band and I can see them in the web Dashboard, but the Health app doesn't get refreshed. Also, it keeps draining battery (47% of the total battery usage according to the battery monitor). I've rebooted both phone and band and uninstalled/reinstalled the Health app, but the problem is still there. Any suggestion?

    I am having the same issue (Band 2 and 950 XL). Is your phone on the latest preview build (10.0.10586.71)?

    On Monday I updated my phone to .71 and that fixed a lot of issues with the band, including the keyboard text reply started working and cortana voice prompts started working. Then on Tuesday I updated the Health app and Band 2 firmware and now I am getting the sync issue and the keyboard/cortana are no longer working again.

    My guess is going to be that they didn't test this new firmware against the Windows 10 preview build.
    02-03-2016 06:54 AM
  21. VFC's Avatar
    Step count was higher on mine as well. Although it still is about 12-15% less than my Surge. It probably isn't picking up most of the steps while I walk my two dogs. My arms don't swing back and forth but bob up and down. The Surge gave me nearly 100% credit for those steps; correctly interpreting the rhythmic arm movement over a near-mile distance as steps.

    Unfortunately the stair count is still broken. I ended up with 111 yesterday (actual was 25).
    02-03-2016 07:24 AM
  22. Wiggles8012's Avatar
    For the people noticing higher step counts, check the "My Phone" section in the health app (this might only be for Windows Phone users). The update seems to have broken the phone motion data collection settings. I always had this turned off previously but the update turned it back on and the settings page is broken and doesn't let you disable it.
    02-03-2016 07:34 AM
  23. VFC's Avatar
    For the people noticing higher step counts, check the "My Phone" section in the health app (this might only be for Windows Phone users). The update seems to have broken the phone motion data collection settings. I always had this turned off previously but the update turned it back on and the settings page is broken and doesn't let you disable it.
    I have a Samsung S5. The phone Motion setting is still disabled.
    02-03-2016 07:46 AM
  24. indiW's Avatar
    I am almost certain that steps count sensitivity has gone up.

    Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
    02-03-2016 07:51 AM
  25. ajj3085's Avatar
    I love the band but right now the overall battery life is killing me. I can't seem to get through a full day before it starts warning of low battery and eventually shutting off (that's with rotate mode, and typically about 30 minutes of exercise time per day).
    I keep the watch feature off all the time; I found it was turning on the screen even when I wasn't turning my arm to look at it. I also keep GPS off unless i'm actually going walking outside (instead of the usual treadmill). I never get low battery warnings; I charge once per day (while I'm in the shower and eating breakfast) and it typically never goes below 30% for me and I'm not charging to 100%, usually 80-90. Most days I work out for just over an hour, but other days I have two workouts totaling almost two hours. So, try turning off the watch feature and just push the button if you want to turn the screen on.

    The one time I had the battery indicator I forgot to charge it like normal on my rest day, so that would been about 48 hours between charges.
    toddsay likes this.
    02-03-2016 08:28 AM
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