Microsoft’s Band fitness tracking wearable has just added support for Strava and MapMyRide, letting you send your ride data to the sporty social site of your choice.
They introduced the Cycling Tile (similar to an app) in February, which lets you start and stop a ride, name the ride and capture things like speed, heart rate, distance, route and elevation. If you’re using it indoors on a trainer, GPS can be turned off to save battery life and just capture your physical metrics. Once the ride’s stopped, you can simply upload the info to Strava or MapMyRide.
Other updates to the band focus on health, offering comparative insights of your fitness and activity level compared to other users, VO2 Max estimation, sleep recovery and more.
The Band is compatible with the following phones/operating systems:
- OS: iPhone 5s and later
- Android: Android 4.4+ with support for Step Counter API
- Windows Phone: Lumia devices with Sensor Core V1+ and Cyan FW
Check out the full update PR here.