We've already seen Cortana's new Fitness Tracking support start to roll out under the new Lifestyle interest category, and now Microsoft has detailed how you can use it to stay on top of your workouts.
The fitness tracking feature allows Cortana to track when you usually head out to the gym, remind you beforehand, and even schedule make-up days if you happen to slack on your commitment. From the Bing blog:
"Let's say you are in the habit of working out every Tuesday and Thursday morning at the gym, but take it easy over the weekends. On Tuesday and Thursday mornings, Cortana will alert you that it's gym day and remind you to take your training kit. Clicking on "It's a workout day" will take you to the Health & Fitness app, where you can find different workouts to try.
Cortana looks out for you, so if you happen to miss your Tuesday morning workout, Cortana will ask if you want to block some time on your calendar to make up for it. With one click you can launch the calendar app and schedule another workout. Sometimes, a little nudge is all it takes."
Keeping up with a workout routine can be tough, and sometimes all you need to get going is a gentle reminder before all of that guilt starts setting in. We could definitely see this feature getting quite a bit of use as people push themselves to stay committed to a routine.
If you want to give the Fitness Tracker a shot, our own Daniel Rubino recently gave a rundown on how to enable the feature and add your gym information, so feel free to check that out from the link below to get started.
Source: Bing Blog