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3 Awesome Features of the Microsoft Band Fitness Tracking Device

I’m sure you’ve heard about all the fitness tracking devices out there.  There are so many to choose from and they come in so many different price points.  One that has recently caught my eye is the Microsoft Band.  The Microsoft Band is a fitness tracking device powered by Microsoft health that helps you to achieve your health and wellness goals by tracking your calorie burn, heart rate and sleep quality. Microsoft health is a new service that uses information gathered from apps and fitness devices that you use to provide actionable insights and help you live healthier. Most fitness bands can do all of the above, but this one also enables you to improve your productivity as you have access to calendar alerts and email previews right on your wrist.


Here are some of the features of the Microsoft Band fitness tracking device:

It Works on multiple platforms

Whether you have an iPhone, Windows Phone or Android device, Microsoft Band has got you covered since it is designed to be compatible across multiple platforms.

It helps you live a healthier lifestyle

One of the coolest things about this band is the personal training feature.  Microsoft has partnered with Gold’s Gym, Shape, Men’s Fitness and Muscle & Fitness to bring curated workouts to the band.  Just load up a workout and follow along.  The band will prompt you through whatever workout you choose and will also monitor your heart rate, and calorie burn while you’re doing the workout.  You can also see how well you sleep and how often you are awake as the device is fitted with sleep tracking technology. Another awesome feature is GPS run mapping which maps the routes you’ve hiked, run or biked and saves your favorites. The fitness band is also fitted with a timer and alarm. Time your laps or set an alarm to silently wake you.

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It helps you to be more productive

You can stay connected at a glance without needing to use your phone because you can see all your notifications right on your wrist. And with help from Cortana (your own voice activated personal digital assistant), your productivity will improve as Cortana can set reminders and take notes.  She will keep you up-to-date with the latest developments in stocks, weather, sports and even give you traffic notifications.


Do you use a fitness tracking device?  Which one do you use?

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Diane Nassy

Diane is a New Jersey-based writer and blogger. She is a wife and the mom of a 9-year-old little boy. Through her blog, she wants to inspire moms to find Zen in their lives while offering practical tips and other valuable information to help families deal with everyday issues. Check out Diane's Google+ profile "