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  1. 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

      56 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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                        • Do not limit my profile age if I'm under 18 years old

                          Currently when I have to enters the details for my profile, it limits age from 18 years of age but why? I mean if someone below 18 wants to buy the band they can right? so when they enter their profile shouldnt they be allowed to put an age like 16 or 17? 15?

                          Dont like it being limited like this

                          3 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  Mobile Apps  ·  Admin →
                          • Improve Heart Rate Accuracy during intense exercise.

                            It tends to run about 10% lower than my Garmin w/a HRM during peak exertion. Otherwise is quite accurate.

                            38 votes
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                            • Allow alarm to remain set as on at the last time used and Timer at the last duration used.

                              I get up at the same time every day and I use the timer every morning set at the same duration. It's a small hassle to turn on my alarm every day and a bigger one to have to reset the time duration every morning.

                              47 votes
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                              • 3 votes
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                                • Display distance left to destination

                                  If it's hard to get the band to display directions, simply have the band constantly display the distance in metres from a destination which has been entered. Then one can use it as a navigation aid when e.g. walking round a town. Ideally, the display would be green if distance decreasing, red if increasing and amber if about the same.

                                  1 vote
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                                  • Improve Battery Life by having a Battery Saver Mode

                                    Like the lumia phonese, have the Band power down to just essentials when the battery reaches 10%. i.e. kill watch mode, message and appointment alerts and limit syncs with tethered devices.

                                    44 votes
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                                    • Larger time display (font) during Sleep mode

                                      When in sleep mode, the display is blank. That's fine. If I wake up in the middle of the night, I’d like to know what time it is. Hit the button to see a large crescent moon and the time in a tiny font. When I’m bleary eyed and just woken up it’s very hard to read that tiny font. Why does the moon need to be so big? The daytime display of time is great.

                                      41 votes
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                                        9 comments  ·  Sleep  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add Crazy Metrics

                                        This platform is incredible and has so much room to go. If Microsoft wants to make the Band and their health app the standard for wearables, they need to do some very out of the box things with this concept. I suggest using Microsoft's cloud to crunch massive amounts of data over long periods of time to offer insights that nobody else is.

                                        Ideas for ways to look at data:
                                        Sleep based on weather - Imagine the Band telling you to head to bed earlier because you don't sleep well when it rains.

                                        Sleep based on city - People who…

                                        5 votes
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                                        • Historical Heart Rate Chart With Details Over Time

                                          I would like to be able to track down the heart rate data during an activity to the actual sample. It could be a chart where I could click a particular time and see it instead of a smoothed out chart. The smoothed chart does not let me see where it was not recorded or what it dropped down to a particular point in time.

                                          31 votes
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