An app has been spotted in the Android app store (called Google Play) claiming to be the official app for ‘Microsoft Band.’ It appears that this is the name for Microsoft’s upcoming fitness band. The app is also available on iTunes as well, ahead of the wearable fitness band’s official unveiling and launch.
“Live healthier and be more productive with Microsoft Health for Android. Achieve wellness goals by tracking your heart rate, steps, calorie burn, and sleep quality. Maximize your fitness with Guided Workouts, 24-hour heart rate monitoring and automatic activity counting. Be more productive with email previews and calendar alerts at a glance. Personalize your Microsoft Band and get new features as they roll out. Mobile app also available for Windows Phone and iPhone,” the app description reads.
The apps were published today and hint that Microsoft is very close to releasing their official fitness bands. Earlier in the year, it was reported that Microsoft was working on a smartwatch/fitness band which would sync on all major mobile platforms. The fitness band is rumored to allow you to keep track of your heart rate, calories burned, footsteps and more, but now we can confirm that these features will be present thanks to the app description.
Microsoft could be set to launch the fitness band very soon, so keep an eye open for the latest news! The app is called “Microsoft Health” and you can snag the app for your respective platform via the download links below. For those of you on Windows Phone, except to see Cortana integration, allowing you to take notes and set reminders using your voice! How cool is that?