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Microsoft Health announced as company's new Health and Fitness platform


Microsoft HealthToday Microsoft announced its first wearable device, the Microsoft Band which runs on the company's new health and fitness platform, 'Microsoft Health' for wearable devices. Microsoft Health is a new cloud-based health and fitness platform that stores and analyzes data gathered from fitness devices and provides users with actionable insights through an intelligence engine.

Microsoft Health is designed to make personal fitness tracking easier with more insightful and more holistic. Microsoft Health gathers data from different health and fitness devices and services in a single, secure location. The cloud powered health service then combine the data you generate from different devices and services - steps, calories, heart rate and more - and provides powerful insights from its Intelligence Engine so you can reach your fitness goals.. Right now the Intelligence Engine share insights such as:
  • Which exercises burned the most calories during a workout
  • The recommended recovery time based on the intensity of a workout
  • The amount of restful vs. restless sleep

Microsoft Health - Intelligence Engine


The Microsoft Health platform has the following features:
  • Works with UP by Jawbone, MapMyFitness, MyFitnessPal and RunKeeper
  • Connects your Microsoft Health data to HealthVault to share with your medical provider.
  • Guided Workouts curated by Gold’s Gym, Shape, Men’s Fitness and Muscle & Fitness
  • Regular cadence of Microsoft Health announcements including additional device and service partnerships, SDK availability and additional cross-platform applications and services
The Microsoft Band which is powered by Microsoft Health tracks your heart rate, steps, calorie burn and sleep quality with advanced, highly innovative sensors. It also helps you be more productive with email previews and calendar alerts at a glance. The band is now available for purchase in US for $199.99 in limited quantities from the Microsoft Store. The new fitness tracker and notification hub works with all major platforms including Windows, Windows Phone, OS X, iOS, and Android.



source - Microsoft

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