Update for Microsoft Band 2 brings new music controls, activity reminders, tweaked Exercise Tile

December update for the Microsoft Band 2 includes features "customers have been asking for."

Microsoft Band 2 girl using music controls

Microsoft begins rolling out a new update for its fitness tracker, which brings three key highly requested features, including new music controls, activity reminders, and tweaked Exercise Tile.

“All-new music controls”, the company says. With the December update for the Microsoft Band 2, you can play, pause, skip forward and back, and turn the volume up or down on any song you’re playing in your phone.

The new music controls for the fitness tracker can connect to any media player, even Spotify, through Bluetooth.

Microsoft Band music controls

The new activity reminders on the Microsoft Band 2 will remind you when to get up and shake your body, if you have been out of activity for a long period of time — perfect for those who work in front of computers all day long –. You can also customize the time intervals and the days you want to be reminded. In addition, you can set quiet hours when you don’t want to be reminded.

The new Exercise Tile include for wearable makes it a lot easier to track your duration, calorie burn, and heart rate for the exercise you choose to display in the Exercise Tile. Popular options, such as Yoga or weightlifting will be also easily accessible, and Microsoft Health will now group your data using these new categories.

The software giant made the announcement through the “Microsoft Devices Blog”, and the update is available immediately for the Microsoft Band 2.

Have you updated to the latest update? How do you like the new features? Tell us what you think in the comments below.

Source Microsoft Devices Blog

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