Clear My Band and Find My Band are two must-have apps for Microsoft Band owners

Besides releasing a major update to their app Band Sensor Monitor, Venetasoft has also released two new free mini-apps for Windows Phone and Microsoft Band users.

Both apps are tools meant to help make the Band better than what it is and in our opinion, these apps deliver.

Clear My Band has one simple job: clear all your Tiles of notifications on the Band. Sometimes you just don't want to clear each Tile by hand, especially if you already checked the notification on your phone. This app lets you tap a button and wipe your notification counts in one easy step. Simple. Brilliant.

Find My Band is also somewhat self-explanatory. Once connected to the Band, you can just tap the big center button to make your Band vibrate and flash the heart rate sensor. Sure, it will not help if you have really, really lost it, but if you just misplaced it in your room, this little freebie could be a big deal.

Both apps are free and work quite well, so make sure you pick them up! Also, do not forget to check out the classic app Pimp My Band to add a custom image to your Band!

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Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

  • great  
  • I tried Find my Band and it worked. It was on my wrist.
  • LOL you were lucky :)
  • The band should clear notifications when you check your phone. That's one of the things I hate about the band
  • Dont hate the awesome Band, just pin this free app on your start screen :)
  • Thanks for the app though!
  • Great idea actually, and I think it's easy implementable.
  • I should think that'll come at some point. :)
  • Great... but now that I gave my Band to my wife since she was tired of waiting, I need a new one for myself. Are they back in stock?
  • Can they just make a play/pause, ffwd, and rewind button for the band?
  • mine has got lot of scratches ... quality seems to be very poor
  • Not quality, from day one, the Band has no scratch proof display. You are just too used to gorillas.
  • No, I'm pretty sure this thing is made of butter.
  • No kidding mine had the rubber pealing and falling off
  • FYI, MS store put on """"Invisible Shied"""" screen protector on the NEW Band at the store for """"FREE""". So far my wife hadn't has 1 scratch on it. just go back to the store and get a new one Band and screen protector. I'm sure they will warranty it for you, since they have the BEST customer service in the world.
  • The rubber on mine is peeling/shredding off in a few places. Though the biggest issue is the clasp does not hold properly anymore. I have been waiting since the beginning of Jan to get a replacement under the product plan I bought.
  • Im so glad to be a developer partner of Venetasoft.
  • Great Apps well done. Can't wait to see what comes next.
  • I wish the Band was released in my country too so I could check out those apps. Venetasoft seems to make some excellent apps that I'd gladly pay for.
  • What's the difference ? Can't I use US edition Band in Armenia ?
  • I mean, since the Band is not officially available here, I would not want to buy one from a third party or by second hand, nor would I travel to the USA just to purchase it. I believe the band would work just fine here and there too.
  • Great app. I honestly had/have no idea how to clear those notifications.
  • Terrific
  • Clear my band would be better if it could just clear the tile count without clearing out the content inside each tile.
  • What's a Microsoft band?! Is that like a brass band without the brass? An electronic band aid?
  • Need a tile on the Band to find my phone as well.
  • Clear my band is now an essential for me!  Thanks!
  • Band NEEDS a find my PHONE feature... Smart developers came up with a way to find something normally attached to your wrist... Isn't it WAY more obvious and WAY more have the thing attached to you find the thing that ISN'T attached to you?! Telling Cortana to play music only works with volume up and finding the phone is one of the most useful band features...
  • >Windows Phone website
  • If it's really really lost, you can use the device hub to see where you left it. Then when you get close, Find My Band.
  • Cool apps... Just watch out with clear my band, it not only clears the number but the messages as well.
  • I wish I could get a band but they're still out of stock
  • Asus VivoWatch is reportedly in its way. A search for "asus vivowatch" will yield plenty of articles, like this one I tipped Windows Central when the news broke, but that was about the time Daniel made his brief disappearance.
  • More curious than anything - why doesn't the dev allow these to be installed on SD?
  • Startup performance, but it 2MB only.
  • Cool!
  • Am I the only one who believes that Microsoft should buy Venetasoft and merge them with the Band Team?
  • I downloaded the free apps and also purchase the monitor sensors app.  It would be nice if the free apps would stop trying to upsell the sensor app by displaying an add as it is already loaded on my phone.  Illogical.