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  1. Access to the underlying data or at least a zoom into the charts

    For example, today I did a 60 minute run tracked with the "run" activity. It shows that my average heart rate was 182, high 191, and ending 176. Obviously it was in the 180s a lot. But the smoothed daily heart rate graph doesn't show any point over 160 even with a sustained average of 182 for an entire hour. I want visibility into either a very granular zoom or the actual underlying data so I can actually use the information.

    26 votes
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    • Keep phone screen locked/turned off during Band's Cortana use.

      When using Cortana on the Band, the phone's screen turns on, just as if I were using Cortana normally without the Band. The problem is - if I am using Cortana on my Band, my phone may be in my pocket, causing 'pocket dials' or interrupted communication with Cortana and the Band.

      80 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Mobile Apps  ·  Admin →
      • Use heart rate to determine fitness level

        After a few runs, you should be able to correlate my pace with my heart rate to determine my fitness level. From there, it would be excellent to use that information to tailor workouts for me (suggest a "hard" run at 6:00/mi pace, etc.)

        2 votes
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        • Make the display brightness adaptive

          Make the clock display react to the ambient lighting conditions. It's almost too bright in a darkened room but it's too dim in bright sunlight. This could be easily done with an update. The hardware is already in place.

          18 votes
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          • Allow MeTile update from a background task

            Updating live tiles is a core feature of the microsoft phone system. There are endless possibilities with this feature on the band Me Tile. This needs to happen.

            3 votes
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            • Allow customisation of the watch mode

              Please to customise how time/date are displayed in the watch mode, like "faces" of other smart watches. May be some analogue clock mode, a few digital etc. Let us to have more fun looking at the MS Band :)

              11 votes
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              • Display altitude on the band (altimeter/barometer)

                Can the Band display altitude? I'm looking for a watch that shows altitude for my mountaineering. If the band could display this based on GPS recordings I'd be interested.

                60 votes
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                • Narrower Display Option for Smaller Wrists

                  Would like to see the band offered with a scaled-down display to improve the fit/comfort for people with smaller wrists.

                  My wrist is on the small side, but not freakishly small. Probably just below average for a woman of normal weight. I got the band in the small, but my wrist is narrow and there is a lot of negative space on either side of my wrist, causing the band to twist in an uncomfortable fashion. The band also looks and feels a bit bulky relative to my wrist size.

                  Apple was smart to offer their watch in two sizes…

                  9 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Hardware  ·  Admin →
                  • Support More Tiles for Band via "Folders"

                    Hi,

                    I think it would be good to support more tiles on the band by categorising usages like folders. For example there could be some quick start tiles to get quick access to the main band features and then there could be tiles that have submenus like folders that have a special set of tiles for example for a custom app that runs on the phone.

                    Greetings,

                    Tobi

                    10 votes
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                    • Count floors/stairs climbed as part of my daily steps activity

                      The Band can already detect number of steps and elevation. It should be possible to extrapolate from there the total number of floors traveled in a given day.

                      56 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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                        • Sync weight information from myfitnesspal

                          I would like it if there was automatic syncing with myfitnesspal for weight. When weight is logged on myfitnesspal, it would sync with the Health app. It would make it one less thing to worry about when dealing with the Band and getting accurate readings.

                          64 votes
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                          • 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.

                            46 votes
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                            • Ability to share more info on Social (more than a one liner of text)

                              When I go to share my run or workout on Facebook, all Microsoft Health exports is a text line stating "I ran 2.1 mi with my Microsoft Band on 3/28" I'd like to show off a map with my route and pace similar to how Runkeeper displays it's run data on Facebook.

                              52 votes
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                                7 comments  ·  Social  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow tagging/labeling an activity or exercise with any tag (e.g. skating, climbing, skiiing, etc.)

                                I'd like to be able to categorize my activities by type of sport. That way we can hopefully get stats and trends for that type of workout separately at some point.

                                56 votes
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                                • Combine all Notifications into one tile

                                  Instead of having separate tiles for Facebook, FB Messenger, Email etc. these could all be combined in one notification tile, freeing up space to add more tiles to the band. At the moment 10 tiles is not enough if you want to add all the features to the Band, especially with 3rd party apps on their way.

                                  4 votes
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                                  • Band should vibrate as long as the phone is ringing (and not stop earlier)

                                    Currently band vibrates for a second or two when there is an incoming call. I would like it to keep vibrating while ever the phone is ringing or at least to vibrate longer than it does now.

                                    16 votes
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                                      2 comments  ·  Mobile Apps  ·  Admin →
                                    • Show more Text in Notifications

                                      The preview of email, WhatsApp Messages and notifications in general is often too short and requires me to take out my phone to read the important part of a notification.

                                      The shown text should be considerably longer. Showing Emoticons or even Images would also be a nice Addition.

                                      59 votes
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                                      • Ask for resume when running starts

                                        When I select Run tile if I used to run in the last hour ask me i f I want to resume old one. Many people while running stopped in the middle and work out, then run again.

                                        3 votes
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                                        • Multiple sets of tiles

                                          Let user configure multiple sets of files, with attached time range, and automatically switch to one when time comes.
                                          For example, when I'm running I do not need my emails/messages to be first, but during office hours exactly opposite

                                          3 votes
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