Microsoft Health & Microsoft Band updated with 12 new workouts; Health web app coming soon

microsoft-band-smartwatch-fitnessLast week Microsoft quietly released their first notable update to Microsoft Band firmware and Microsoft Health app since the fitness tracker went on sale. It was released quietly because there wasn’t much available in terms of a change log but we anticipated it had something to do with preparation for future updates beside the standard “general performance improvements” tagline that accompany most smaller app updates.

Well, today we’re finding out that Microsoft is perhaps leveraging that update as the company has published a press release saying they’re rolling out a major content update to the Band and Health app.  The app will now support up to 100 Guided Workouts including some from best-selling fitness author Mark Rippetoe.  According to Microsoft, this update brings “12 new workouts, as well as four new workout plans that range between two and three weeks each.”

These new workouts will be available just in time as most folks are trying to shed some pounds gained over the holidays and start a fresh new year. Microsoft Band is the perfect coach for those lucky enough to own one as there are still supply issues with the device.

“The updates round out the portfolio with strength training workouts of all levels, timeframes and difficulties, ranging from routines for beginners just starting out with the New Year, up to experienced enthusiasts who need something new and fresh to kick start their year of fitness.”

Additionally, WindowsCentral found out that the Web version of Microsoft Health app is being developed and more details will come soon. They also managed to get more information from Microsoft about Band-related updates with the company stating “this is the first in a series of updates for Microsoft Health and Microsoft Band, and we look forward to announcing additional content, features and partners in the weeks and months ahead.”

Source: WindowsCentral