If you need to check sports scores without turning on your phone, you should check out Band Sports Tile for the Microsoft Band. Install the app on Windows Phone and then set your favorite sports and teams. A new tile is added to your Microsoft Band that you can check anytime. Check out our hands-on video to see it in action.

When you first open Band Sports Tile on Windows Phone, it asks you to name up to 5 of your favorite teams from MLB, NBA, NFL, and NHL. We hope it supports more leagues and teams in the future. If none of your favorite teams are playing, the Band Sports Tile displays scores from your preferred league. After setting up your favorite teams and leagues, you have a choice of 6 icons to display on the Microsoft Band. We picked the basketball icon since the NBA playoffs have been pretty exciting so far.

Scores are scheduled to update every 30 minutes in the background, but you can manually refresh from the Windows Phone app. You don't need to use the app on the phone unless you need re-install the Tile on the Microsoft Band, reset your favorite teams, or manually refresh the scores.

Band Sports Tile

Under the Extras menu, you can enable or disable an alert whenever the scores are updated. This pushes a notification on the Microsoft Band.

Band Sports Tile is developed by Jeff Hollan. It's a free download from the Windows Phone Store without ads or in-app purchases. You can tweet @jeffhollan or use the email button in the app to leave feedback. You'll want to install this app if you're a sports fan and have a Microsoft Band. Check it out and let us know what you think in the comments!

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