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  1. Background Tasks on Band with User Interface freedom

    Hi there,
    at the moment as I am understanding correctly there is only support for accessing sensor data of the microsoft band and pushing notifications and app icons onto the band. This is a very nice starting point for some applications but I think the main features of the band should be to run partly independent of the smartphone meaning that it can itself perform background tasks and just inform the smartphone about changes when needed. What I am imagine would be a kind of way to configure a background task in your smartphone app that is dedicated to run…

    3 votes
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    • Offer solutions to entice large companies

      There are thousands of companies out there that have an interest in healthy workers. They spend millions on workout facilities and encouraging employees to be active. Microsoft has ties with almost every single one of these companies already. Why not leverage these relationships and offer Bands to entire companies for reduced prices. Microsoft could then use the Microsoft Health platform to entice workers with competitions and let the company get fit together. No other company has the relationships with these companies to do it. Get out there first and try to secure a few big ones. It could prove to…

      3 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Social  ·  Admin →
      • Allow snooze on calendar notifications

        Allow for snooze on calendar notification similar to the Alarm function. Dismiss or Snooze

        22 votes
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        • Add Average LAP pace to Running

          When running, in addition to Pace, please add Average Pace and Average LAP pace to make it a more complete running band.

          8 votes
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          • Cortana's "Remind me _____ the next time I speak to ______" feature is great, and is a useful prompt on the phone screen. Would be great if

            Cortana's "Remind me _____ the next time I speak to ______" feature is great, and is a useful prompt on the phone screen. Would be great if we could get the band to vibrate and provide a notification as a companion as well.

            6 votes
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            • enable abilility to track my location

              One of the things apple health does well is track your location as well as steps. It even detects if you are in a car, public transport or stop at say Starbucks so you get a real log of your day including places visited and dwell time. Would love band to do this too!

              2 votes
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              • 14 votes
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                • Add a run/walk or run/sprint timer

                  Add a run/walk or run/sprint timer. For instance, run for 4 minutes walk for 1. Be able to setup different vibrations for each.

                  11 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Run and Bike  ·  Admin →
                  • User-controlled heart rate sampling interval

                    I typically wear a heart rate strap during my workouts. I've noticed that the band doesn't keep up with the quick fluctuations in my heart rate as well as the strap (e.g. while lifting weights or intense intervals on the bike). It's difficult to know if this is simply due to the sensor's limits or if the band has been programmed to calculate a running average. If this can be adjusted, I'd love to have the ability to pick between 2-3 sampling interval options so I can tune the sampling for the type of exercise I'm doing. I'd like this…

                    17 votes
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                    • GPS route vs. path/road route

                      So I zoomed in on the route I ride to work on my bike. The travel distance over 10.95 miles is off by .2 miles on the band (short). What I found was that the band collects data periodically from the GPS, OK that is fine. What is off is that it has me going thought water, trees, buildings, etc because it tracks distance between the data points as straight lines. An example is a turn I make that is about 70 degrees. The GPS takes a point before the turn and then after the turn. It says I when…

                      2 votes
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                      • Add Glucometer sensor

                        There should be a glucometer and respiration tracker that can give you statistics for the whole day. The glucometer can confirm if you are hungry.

                        18 votes
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                          2 comments  ·  Hardware  ·  Admin →
                        • UV

                          Today you must manualy check the Level of uv. It would be great if the band could tell/warn me if I am out in high Levels of uv and should take precautions. Example: After beeing x hours/minutes in xlevel of UV.

                          1 vote
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                          • Show the exact time of beginning & ending Awake or Restful sleep.

                            Is it possible to show the exact time of beginning & ending Awake, or Restful sleep periods, when you hover the cursor on top of them on Microsoft-Web-Dashboard sleep-observation-summary? (Fitbit-HR is doing it)

                            2 votes
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                            • 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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                                1 comment  ·  Run and Bike  ·  Admin →
                              • Please let customers know that the band WILL peel off with use

                                According to costumer service, this is normal and will happen eventually.

                                2 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  Hardware  ·  Admin →
                                • Synchronize Finance stock favorites with Microsoft Money

                                  Why not synchronizing the stock symbols on the Finance Tile, with the list already defined in the Microsoft Finance App on my Windows phone. I had to recreate the same list manually.

                                  2 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Mobile Apps  ·  Admin →
                                  • Auto snooze

                                    When alarm fails to wake up, it is stuck on the screen. If there is no input, (as the person is still asleep), auto snooze and trigger the alarm again

                                    2 votes
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                                    • Email preview not working in Android Lollipop

                                      The body of the email was displayed up to certain characters in band when I had Kitkat. Since I upgraded to Lollipop, this feature broke, no body tex information is coming through. Please fix....was really helpful.

                                      Called twice cannot convince them to pass on to developers

                                      2 votes
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                                      • Create weblinks to share run and bike information from the web

                                        Allow a user to share GPS and other collected data from any past run or cycle in the form of a web-link that they can send. A user should be able to decide what information they want to share in these links as they may not want to share heart rate and other personal data.

                                        16 votes
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                                        • Increase the high Haptic level

                                          The high level of the haptic alert is not really strong enough. Can this be improved please?

                                          4 votes
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