With the recent launch of Microsoft Band SDK Developer Preview, we expect to see some new apps for the Microsoft Band from third party developers. One new app just caught our attention. It's called Send2Band. It lets you can send messages to your Microsoft Band by writing them directly from the app on your phone or through the built-in Windows Phone sharing function. See it how works in our hands-on video.

Opening Send2Band on your Windows Phone for the first time will try to install an additional tile on your Microsoft Band. Keep in mind that there's a limit of how many tiles you can fit in your Band, so you may be prompted to remove one before adding Send2Band. You can manage your tiles by following these steps:

  1. Open the Microsoft Health app on your phone
  2. Tap the Band icon on the top right corner.
  3. Tap manage Tiles.
  4. Choose which tiles appear on your Band.
  5. Make sure you have room for one more to add Send2Band.


There are two ways to send a message to your Microsoft Band. The first method is by writing the title and text from the Send2Band app on your phone. When you're done, tap the send button. You receive a notification on the Microsoft Band and the message gets stored in the Send2Band tile.


You can also send messages to the Send2Band tile on your Microsoft Band via Windows Phone Sharing. A good example is sending one of my notes from OneNote to the Microsoft Band. This can be handy if you want to quickly take a look at a note without taking the phone out of your pocket.


How do you feel about Send2Band? What other kinds of apps would you like to see on the Microsoft Band? Let us know in the comments!

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