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  1. 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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                  • Xbox Integration

                    Need a Band app on Xbox and create Xbox games that, leverage Band data.

                    75 votes
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                    • Enable do not distrub (DnD) mode while sleep is on

                      For those of us that utilize quiet hours, they should be triggered and finish when you enter and end sleep mode on your band.

                      77 votes
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                        5 comments  ·  Sleep  ·  Admin →
                      • Be able to export GPS data to Running and Biking partners (e.g. Runkeeper)

                        I don't like the export to RunKeeper--I miss the map, with its pacing data. Please export more detailed data!

                        68 votes
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                        • 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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