Microsoft Band Integration

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Microsoft Band 1 and 2

The Microsoft Band 2 is packed with 11 sensors including a barometric altimeter (whoop!), accelerometer, optical HR sensor (bit delayed) , gyrometer, GPS (fast syncing), skin temperature sensor, UV sensor, ambient light sensor, capacitative sensor, microphone, and a galvanic skin response sensor. Its GPS quality rivals the top dedicated running watches (although sampling rate is a bit low), and it’s got 24/7 heart rate monitoring, all in all it’s a pretty slick device to track your running.

So we integrated it with Smashrun!

Set up is super easy.

While logged in, go to the Synced Devices page > scroll down to Microsoft Health and click ‘Connect’. It will prompt you to authenticate with your Microsoft account and you’re all set. At present we’re just pulling in running data, but we’ll see how demand is and may consider making use of some of the other data down the line.

Feel free to reach out to us at hi@smashrun.com if you have any questions or problems!

  1. Brandon

    Awesome! Now I don’t have to remember to do the cumbersome, manual sync process I’d rigged to get this data in after each run. :)
    Thanks a ton!

    • Chris

      By the way, the API has got a few problems, but we’re trying to work around them. If you notice any significant discrepancies be sure to hit us up at hi@smashrun.com, so we can investigate.

  2. Matt

    Awesmome!

    Any chance of integrating with Polar GPS watches like the M400?

  3. Sean

    The link above for Linked Devices goes to crashrun.com – which is an entirely different idea!