A new update for Microsoft Band was announced today. The update includes improved sharing experience and new golf tournament mode among other improvements.
With the new social sharing experience, you can share your activity summaries via Facebook, Twitter and email and text messages. Your friends can see your activity snapshot and go through a public dashboard which includes even more statistics.
With today’s update, Microsoft has introduced Tournament Mode for Golf. Tournament Mode for Golf will allow you to play a round while sticking to United States Golf Association rules for competitive play. With Tournament Mode for Gold enabled, the Band will hide your step count, distance and heart rate during your round, while still tracking your round of play and your health activity.
After completion of your round, you can see a summary in the Microsoft Health app and dashboard.
Microsoft has also enhanced the Guided Workout experience for Band and have introduced the ability to track your distance. After today’s update, you will get a notification when you reach a distance goal during a Guided Workout that includes running, walking or biking. The display will show your distance decrease as you move towards your goal.
Microsoft Band will also track your distance -whether you workout inside or outside, with the pedometer if you don’t have GPS activated.
Another improvement has been introduced to Cortana. You can now connect your Microsoft Health account to Cortana and Cortana will show your activity progress from your band, and provide comparisons. This feature can be used with Cortana running on Windows 10 device as well as Cortana on iOS and Android.