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  1. Allow Guided Run

    Guided workout just use GPS to calculate distance, it doesn't allow to see the track you did, speed, etc. I find it very necessary to create a guided run, so you can train with intervals or fartlek workouts and still seeing the track you made, the speed, partial times, etc.

    268 votes
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    • Allow configuration of run splits (not just 1 mile) & notifications (time or distance based)

      Please add ability for users to customize the running notifications. At present it alerts at each mile. Possibilities include: 1/4 mile or 1/2 mile or a set time of x minutes.

      122 votes
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      • Problem Pausing Bike/Run

        During a run or bike ride, I often want to stop to run an errand, eat lunch, get a cool drink, etc. The Band doesn't like to do this. I can press the command button and pause for awhile. But shortly thereafter, the Band will arbitrarily end the ride/run. And the app will not allow me to join conterminous rides/runs. Even if leaving the Band on didn't run down the battery, the app does not report a "moving average speed/pulse/etc."

        So here are three ideas all aimed at the same problem:
        1. Revise the Band software so that run/bike can…

        96 votes
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        • Run Screen: Add average pace to running in addition to current pace

          When in GPS run mode, add a field to display Average Pace

          57 votes
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          • Gps tracking for walkers.

            Save gps waypoints automatically every x minutes so you can track your walks for at least 25 km .

            55 votes
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            • More information (cadence and weather) for run and cycle mode

              I would like to see the ability for cadence after runs. This could be done by counting steps during the run as part of the data that is gathered. Also I would like to see the weather calculated into any runs or cycles that have GPS turned on. This could then be used to give metrics of how the weather impacts your activities. Weather could be temp, dew point, humidity and wind direction. The starting location of the GPS event could be used to get that information from a Zip Code from MSN weather

              49 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Run and Bike  ·  Admin →
              • User-controlled GPS Sampling Frequency for Run/Cycle

                The Microsoft Band samples GPS locations less often than other comparable GPS Watches (Garmin, Suunto). On a 9 mile run, my distance was 15% less than what my Garmin watch computed... this was due to straight-line approximations the Band made because of low GPS sampling frequency. This results in inaccurate distance measurements and pace/speed reported by the band. Allow GPS sampling frequency to be modified by users, with an assumed accuracy/battery life tradeoff by increasing the sampling frequency.

                45 votes
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                • Allow truncate of run data. Change the end point in case you forget before you get in car.

                  On numerous occasions I have finished and activity and then got into the car an drove away before I remembered to stop the band. My data is now very skewed with bad information from the time in the car.
                  It would be great to be able to save the data by changing the ending time of the activity.

                  39 votes
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                  • Improve tracking of walking while on a treadmill

                    I have a treadmill that I walk on where the tracking of steps doesn't really work well. I happen to have a computer desk with it so my wrist doesn't naturally move like it normally does while walking but there is enough motion to it where the Fitbit Flex tracks this very well. I understand there are others out there as well having the same issue. If you could adjust the sensitivity of this, that would be great!

                    36 votes
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                    • Interval Bike and Run Workouts

                      It is generally accepted and supported by many studies that interval training is the best way to lose weight when it comes cardio exercise, such as biking and running. I would like to do interval training on my bike (or run) with the intervals guided by the band. While I am able to do this by creating a custom guided workout, the problem is that this is not recorded as a bike (or run) exercise, it shows as a guided workout. For biking, this means my interval bike training (custom guided workout) do not show in the analysis along with…

                      36 votes
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                      • Run Screen: Customizable Screen

                        Right now it is very awkward to see my pace/distance during a run. Allow me to set up the metrics I see on my run screen (I don't care about calories!)

                        32 votes
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                        • Action Button to Pause / Resume and End Runs / Workouts

                          When running/working out it is very, very difficult and frustrating to navigate the touch screen with sweaty fingers. Please, please do a SW patch and update so we can use the action button pause, resume and end workouts. One press to resume, 2 to end. The touchscreen is just not working.

                          31 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Run and Bike  ·  Admin →
                          • Treadmill Activity Tracker

                            As you added categories under the exercise tile, it would be great you do same under run. So you separate regular outdoor runs treadmill runs or even race runs 5k, 10k, etc. Even the ability to add custom categories in order to truly compare the same type of runs would be great!

                            28 votes
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                            • allow to set min and max heartrate before starting a run.

                              allow to set min and max heartrate before starting a run. I lik to do interval training this Way.

                              24 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Run and Bike  ·  Admin →
                              • 22 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Run and Bike  ·  Admin →
                                • Run, implement a virtual pace runner

                                  Have a pace runner that you can use to keep pace with. It is much easier to try to keep up with a virtual pacer instead of trying to watch the pace time which can fluctuate a lot.

                                  22 votes
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                                  • Running shoe life tracking

                                    Could be neat to be able to enter the date you got your running shoes and the app alerts you when you've hit x miles and need to buy new shoes.

                                    20 votes
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                                    • Calculate average moving MPH during bike rides

                                      Every other site and app I've used calculates an average MPH based on motion - not simply total distance over total time like the Band seems to do. When biking around town, there's plenty of times I have to stop but I want to see (and compare with previous routes) how I faired while actually moving.

                                      19 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Run and Bike  ·  Admin →
                                      • Provide stride/cadence data in MSHealth

                                        Proper Stride Length (and cadence) are one way for runners to avoid injury. This is easy to calculate - I figure out my average myself by dividing my steps before my run by the distance/time. But hey - that's what computers are for! Since you have the numbers could this be added to the MS Health App?

                                        18 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Run and Bike  ·  Admin →
                                        • Run Screen: Add option to show speed rather than pace

                                          I like seeing how fast I'm going at any given point during a ride. It would be nice if this could be one of the stats shown live during a 'run' (GPS enabled exercise)

                                          17 votes
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