Android users can now use Cortana with Microsoft Band 2

You can now tap the Action button on your Microsoft Band 2 to use Cortana on your Android phone, thanks to the latest Health app update.

Cortana on Microsoft Band 2 on Android

Microsoft has just released an update for its Health app for Android that finally allows you to interact with Cortana using your Microsoft Band 2.

The update makes it possible for any Microsoft Band 2 user to tap and hold the Action button on the fitness tracker to get any kind of answer. However, you need to remember that it’ll work as long as your phone is nearby.

Cortana on the Microsoft Band 2 for Android users is a big feature that will help Microsoft to get more people using the digital assistant, as previously it was only available for Windows phone users.

“With Cortana on your Band, you can access your personal assistant for instant notifications of important events, communications, and voice-active info without reaching your phone. Speak into the mic on your Band to Cortana to take actions for you, get facts, and more.” The Microsoft Health app reads on the changelog.

How do you get Cortana on your Microsoft Band 2 on your Android phone? To make it all work, you’ll need to have the Microsoft Health app installed on your Android phone, a Microsoft Band 2 with the latest firmware update, and the latest version of the Cortana app for Android.

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