Microsoft Band Released – New Fitness Tracker

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Microsoft has released a new fitness band product called Microsoft Band.  Like other fitness bands on the market, it tracks your activity including heart rate tracking and sleep tracking.  It also tracks GPS so that you can track where you have run, walked or biked.  It also has a UV sensor to track sun exposure and a galvanic skin response measurement to track stress. 

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Microsoft Band will work with Android, iOS and Windows phones.  Microsoft Band also provides email and calendar preview and built in Cortana based voice activation.  Cortana will only be available though if you have a Windows phone.

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Data is stored in Microsoft’s Health platform (what used to be called Health Vault) and Microsoft is promising machine learning algorithms that will provide you with recommendations on work outs, anticipate your needs and keep you motivated throughout the day.