Microsoft Band 2

Owners of the Microsoft Band 2 fitness wearable should be able to download an update today that will add some more features and improvements. Golf players in particular should be happy as the update will add a new mode specifically for the sport.

Microsoft says:

"With spring around the corner, grab your clubs and turn on our newest functionality, Tournament Mode for Golf. An option right on your new Microsoft Band, Tournament Mode for Golf will allow you to play a round while sticking to United States Golf Association rules for competitive play. The band will still track your round of play and your health activity, but hide your step count, distance and heart rate during your round, then have a summary waiting for you in the Microsoft Health app and dashboard upon completion."

In addition, the update will add a way for walkers, runners and bikers to track their distance for the first time in Guided Workouts:

You'll get a notification when you reach a distance goal during a Guided Workout that includes running, walking or biking, and the display shows your distance decrease as you move. That, and you can train indoors or out—your Microsoft Band will track your distance with the pedometer if you don't have GPS activated.

Finally, the update will offer some improvements for people who wish to share their fitness stats with others via email, text messages, Twitter or Facebook.

"After a calorie-blasting workout, epic bike ride or the best night's sleep you can remember, share a snapshot of your summary. Your friends can click through to a public dashboard that includes even more of your impressive stats."

Source: Microsoft