Microsoft’s Wearable; Band 2 Gets an Update

A new Microsoft Band 2 software update was released earlier today, which brought improved battery life to the fitness band.

The Microsoft Band 2 is a fitness tracking device that was announced in October last year and is the successor to the 2014 Band. It is compatible with Windows Phone, iOS and Android. The Band 2 is all metal and uses Gorilla Glass 3 for its OLED touchscreen.

It comes with all the sensors that you’ll need, such as, GPS, barometer and more. There’s also the personal assistant, Cortana, who’s always there to help you. It’s a pretty great package; that’s available for $249.

The new update adds a new GPS power saver mode that will come in handy on your GPS runs or rides. The mode will supposedly extend the battery life of the Band 2 by up to 4 hours. The Microsoft Health app will record all the necessary data throughout the route, even with the power saver mode on.

The Microsoft Health app also receives an update, which will allow you to track your weight, share your workouts and provide reminders for your activities. To get the new GPS Power saver mode feature, you’re going to have to update the Health app first.

That’s all that’s new in the latest Microsoft Band 2 software update. Do you own a Band 2 and if yes, are you a regular user?