Third-party app now lets you change the language on the Microsoft Band

Not in the US and want to alter the language on your Microsoft Band (that you likely ordered off of eBay)? Then good news as our favorite app Pimp My Band is now in version 1.8 after numerous smaller updates over the last few weeks.

Today's addition brings the ability to switch languages, including French, German, Italian or Spanish, as well as UK or US English variants.  The feature is found near the bottom, where 'Tweaks' was introduced a few weeks ago.

Microsoft has been quiet about international plans, noting that they will head into other regions, eventually. The US is serving as a testing-ground for the Band before Microsoft commits to a larger launch as noted by Microsoft's Joe Belfiore back in October.

For those who are too eager to wait, buying the Microsoft Band off of friends in the US or on bidding sites appear to the only way now to get the seemingly popular tracker. At least now you get greater language support.

Pimp My Band is a fantastic companion app for Microsoft Band owners. The app lets users customize the Me Tile image with one of their own, use monochrome images, customize accent colors, and even change the color of app tiles, like Facebook or Twitter.

Usually Pimp My Band is 99 cents for now, the Store is showing the app as free.

Download Pimp My Band for Windows Phone 8.1

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Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central. He is also the 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 watches. He has been reviewing laptops since 2015 and is particularly fond of 2-in-1 convertibles, ARM processors, new form factors, and thin-and-light PCs. 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.