Whether you are a new owner of the Microsoft Band 2, or you picked up a discounted first-gen Band knowing which apps to get for Windows Phone is super important.
The app Band Store is a one-stop shop for all the apps compatible with the Microsoft Band. Broken into three categories including Feature, Top Free and Top Paid the store makes browsing for Microsoft Band apps a breeze. There are also categories like education, games, photo, social and more.
After you find an app that piques your interest just tap on it for more information including its rating, descriptions and screenshots. Once you decided you want it, just tap the download button to get it from the Store.
Overall, Band Store is a clever app from the dev community to help other devs and users of the Microsoft Band. It works on Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 10 Mobile.
Note: Most apps should work with the Microsoft Band 2. However, due to the new screen resolution, wallpaper apps need to be updated with the new SDK and images. While the images will still transfer over, they will have black bars on the top and bottom due to the higher resolution on the Band 2.
As you would expect Band Store is a free app with no ads, so there's no reason to miss it.
Thanks, Paolo F., for the tip!
Windows Central has reviewed a few of these Band apps in the past and will continue to do so going forward. You can find all of those here:
- Microsoft Band Apps
- Microsoft Band 2 at Windows Central
- Microsoft Band 2 forums
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