Microsoft has recently updated its Microsoft Health app on Windows phones to include the addition of Live Tile functionality. With Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile continuing the push for Live Tile functionality for users, it seemed a no-brainer for the Microsoft Health app to incorporate Live Tile updates when connected to a Microsoft Band 2. Sadly, the Live Tile functionality regarding the Microsoft Health app has been a bit of an oversight by the company, until recently.
Fortunately, Microsoft has corrected course and added the new functionality that includes a Live Tile updating users to battery life on the Band 2, steps taken, calories burned, and presumably other activity tracking such as distance on bike rides or golf course data. Anecdotally, some users are experiencing the same Live Tile tracking being enabled for use with the original Microsoft Band as well.
Unfortunately for some rather designed-focused Windows Phone users, the app has yet to incorporate an entirely transparent appearance. For now, the Live Tile remains a stark blue when not updating and ironically flips to transparent when displaying tracked information. Depending on a background image, information may therefore become obstructed.
Microsoft’s addition of Live Tile tracking is part of a list of updates the Microsoft Band 2 has received recently. Ideally, Microsoft will continue to add features and tweaks to the app and software on the Band 2 as time goes on.
Let us know if you’ve noticed any other recent additions to the app during your time with the Band 2.