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  1. Add ambient air temperature sensor

    Having an ambient temp sensor to complement the skin temp would provide both casual information, and differential information to help monitor heat stress situations.

    22 votes
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      0 comments  ·  Hardware  ·  Admin →
    • Add photos as wallpaper

      We should be able to add photos which are on the phone as Wallpaper.
      Third party apps have this feature, but it should be available on the Microsoft Health app itself.

      13 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Mobile Apps  ·  Admin →
      • 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.

        121 votes
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        • Enable double-tap to wake

          It would be nice if we could activate the device by double tapping the touch screen like we can on Lumia phones.

          122 votes
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          • Measure blood oxygen levels using current Band hardware

            I believe that the band could be capable of measuring blood oxygen levels with the existing hardware. I would love to see a firmware and software update to make this possible. The Withings Pulse has been updated in this way.

            103 votes
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            • Interactive charts

              When I keep the mouse pointer over any point in the chart I should be able to see the steps or heart rate at that specific time.

              12 votes
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              • Integrate with Xbox Fitness

                Xbox fitness on the Xbox One is amazing. I do insanity all the time on there. I also track my workout using my band. Why not integrate the two and bring both sets of data together? The Kinect had a heart rate monitor but lets be real, it doesn't work. Kinect monitors your precise movements and the band monitors your heart. It's a match made in heaven!

                115 votes
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                • Fix step counting while driving a car

                  The MS Band is counting steps while I'm driving. That would be great if it could detect that I'm driving (or at least not walking).

                  93 votes
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                  • Run Screen: Display current distance in main screen.

                    In run mode, please display the current distance in the main screen. Now I must swipe to see the distance I have run. And swiping does not work with sweaty fingers. I do out and back runs on new routes and need to know when to turn back.

                    3 votes
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                      1 comment  ·  Run and Bike  ·  Admin →
                    • Sleep mode with microphone recording

                      In sleep mode it would be good to save the last min(s) of audio just as you enter awake state (alternatively noise level on the sleep grpah during the night), this could help diagnose a possible causes of waking up. e.g. snoring, sleep apnea, outside/inside noise vs dreams/nightmares / other causes.

                      30 votes
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                        2 comments  ·  Sleep  ·  Admin →
                      • Fix bluetooth audio stutter, snaps, and pops when wearing band

                        I often have bluetooth audio stutter when I wear the band and try to play locally stored music from my 1520 in my car. The music interrupts every few seconds and there are unpleasantly loud ticks and snaps from the car speakers. The issues go away when switching the band to airplane mode. It doesn't always happen, so I suspect it's due to the band communicating with the phone.

                        This needs a fix asap because it basically means I end up fiddling with the band while in traffic. Well, or turning off my music, but who does that. Update: to…

                        86 votes
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                        • Offer an extra large (XL) band size

                          The current sizes cover many people, but not all. Another size above the current Large would be great for people with particularly thick wrists.

                          79 votes
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                            19 comments  ·  Hardware  ·  Admin →
                          • Waypoint marking (GPS) from Band

                            When I am biking/running with GPS on and press the small button, I want to see an option to mark my position. That position should be transferred to the app as part of my run/bike record. The app should provide digital lag/long in addition to map display.

                            3 votes
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                            • I use 2 min countdown. At the end the choice is "Dismiss". I do more sets. I'd like you to add a button for Repeat or Again.

                              I use 2 min countdown. At the end the choice is "Dismiss". I do more sets. I'd like you to add a button for Repeat or Again.

                              3 votes
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                              • Make the Watch Mode toggle a tile, as well as within settings.

                                I frequently switch Watch Mode on & off depending on my situation. I switch it off when not needed, or if the outside when the sun is too bright to read the screen, to conserve the battery. If there were a Watch mode tile, even one that just linked to the section in Settings, it would make the switch far more convenient.

                                1 vote
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                                • Guided Workout Request: Yoga

                                  Seriously, I would love to be able to go through yoga routines with my Band. Just take the yoga workouts from the Health and Fitness app and port them into the MS Health app as guided workouts.

                                  79 votes
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                                  • Display Galvanic Skin Response (GSR) data on band

                                    Would be very useful to see GSR values live on the band as well as in the health app. Since GSR raw values can tricky to interpret, then can create a useful measurement (i.e. 0-100) to track sweat levels, as values will be different based on the individual. This would be useful as GSR levels can signify levels of anxiety and stress, in addition to sweat levels during fitness. Perhaps even more effective when the sensor is on the bottom of the wrist where it would be closer to sweat glands.

                                    40 votes
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                                    • Connect to other BTLE Equipment(sensors) to gain more battery time

                                      A lot of people already have for example the chestband Polar H7 BTLE, and i find them very acurate and some of them are waterproof and is almost always in possition, when i play fotball or squash the band often moves or the heart rate monitor on the band is struggling to keep up. i sometimes get HR Readings way to high when doing this "highly-moving-sports"
                                      a) let the band connect to other HR-montiors
                                      b) let the information from other hr monitor be used if users want to.

                                      if this is achievable, then support for other BTLE equipment such could…

                                      6 votes
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                                      • Support 2-step authentication using the Band

                                        It would be nice if we could use the band for generating 2-step verification codes instead of receiving text messages or using a phone app.

                                        86 votes
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                                        • Bontrager DuoTrap Digital Speed/Cadence Sensor, Band and Health app

                                          I'd like to see the Band work in concert with something like the Bontrager DuoTrap Digital Speed/Cadence Sensor and the Health app to combine metrics on a bike ride. The DuoTrap Digital is Bluetooth Smart enabled making it possible to pull in cadence information for a ride as well.

                                          11 votes
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