It's hard to avoid the Apple Watch news this week, but Microsoft Band owners also have something to be excited about. The Windows Phone app, Fanband, recently caught our attention. It lets you customize the theme of your Microsoft Band with your favorite sports team, video game, tv show, and more. Want to put the Windows Central colors in the Microsoft Band? You can do that with Fanband, too. Watch our hands-on video to see it in action.

Make sure your Windows Phone is connected to your Microsoft Band via Bluetooth when you use the Fanband app. Select a group from the list and then choose your theme. Fanband currently includes Football, Basketball, Colleges, Baseball, Hockey, Soccer, Fun, and Miscellaneuos. You get a preview of the theme at the bottom.


Tap the save button once you're happy with your selection. It's going to sync your Microsoft Band with the new theme.

If you don't see a theme that you like, you can request for one in the app. Tap the three dots on the lower right corner and tap 'request a theme.' It's basically a shortcut to write an email to the developers, Liquid Daffodil. If they sound familiar, it's because they've also developed the Gleek third-party Twitter app.


If you feel like wearing the Windows Central colors on your Microsoft Band, select Miscellaneous in the group and then look for the Windows Central theme. The Me Tile and other tiles with notifications are in magenta, while the other tiles are blue.

Fanband is 99 cents at the Windows Phone store without a trial. It's a great way to change things up when you're bored with your current theme. Would you use this app with your Microsoft Band? You're installing the Windows Central theme, right?

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