Microsoft just released an update for Microsoft Health on Windows Phone 8.1, preparing the app for the new features found in the Microsoft Band 2.

Some of the additions in this update include:

  • Refreshed branding. Microsoft Health has ditched the purple in favour of a more neutral shade of blue.
  • In-app UV monitoring
  • Elevation tracking, using the new sensor found in the Microsoft Band 2
  • New features for promoting healthy sleep cycles
  • Accessibility for workout customization via the service's website.
  • Redesigned navigation. All menu items are now in one hamburger menu. Previously, settings specific to the Microsoft Band were found in a separate hamburger menu.

Microsoft unveiled the Microsoft Band 2 at their #Windows10Devices event in NYC. The new band comes with a barometer sensor for tracking elevation in exercise, for activities like hiking and climbing. It'll also come with new apps from Lose It! for tracking calories consumed, and Uber, for summoning private hire cars from your wrist.

The new Band clocks in at £199.99 in the UK and $245.99 in the US, with an expected October 30th launch date. Stay tuned for more information on availability as it surfaces.

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