Track Your Personal Fitness with Microsoft Health and the Microsoft Band
Article by George Norman
On 04 Nov 2014
Microsoft recently introduced Microsoft Health, a new platform that is meant to help you easily and efficiently track your personal fitness and health data.

Microsoft also introduced the new Microsoft Band, the first wearable device powered by Microsoft Health. This new wearable is meant for people who have an active lifestyle.

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Microsoft Health – Microsoft’s New Platform for Fitness and Health

Microsoft Health, the new platform that Microsoft recently introduced, is meant to help you track your personal fitness and monitor your fitness activities. From a central location, from Microsoft Health, you can access lots of fitness data: burnt calories, heart rate, steps, and other info collected from various health and fitness devices and services.

“Within health and fitness, there is rapid innovation occurring around wearable devices with smart sensors that are telling us more about our lives. A vibrant marketplace of devices and services is giving us access to a wealth of data about our nutrition, health and fitness. We see an opportunity to bring these devices and services together to allow you to combine the information they collect and use the power of the cloud to turn that data in to something more valuable,” explained Corporate Vice President,Todd Holmdahl.

Microsoft Health is available as an app for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone.

Microsoft Health works with UP by Jawbone, MapMyFitness, MyFitnessPal and RunKeeper; support for more devices and services will be added in the future.

Microsoft Health also works with the new Microsoft Health wearable device.

Microsoft Band – Microsoft’s First Wearable Powered by Microsoft Health

Microsoft Band is a new “smart band” that is powered by the aforementioned Microsoft Health. Designed to be worn 24 hours a day, this wearable device features 10 smart sensors that will monitor your heart rate, the amount of calories you burn, the quality of your sleep, and more. This wearable device will notify you of incoming calls, emails, text messages, and social updates.

Microsoft Retail Stores offer the new Microsoft Band for $199.



In related news, I have to remind you that Google recently rolled out Google Fit, a fitness app that you can use to track your activity and set and monitor fitness goals.




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