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  1. Joined : Oct 2013
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       30 Oct 2014 #1

    Introducing Microsoft Health


    Today we are announcing a new platform called Microsoft Health that is designed to make it easier for you to track your personal fitness and give you a more holistic view into your fitness activities. Microsoft Health will unite data like steps, calories, heart rate and more from different health and fitness devices and services to give you powerful insights on the data collected. Microsoft Health will work with with UP by Jawbone, MapMyFitness, MyFitnessPal and RunKeeper today – with support for more devices and services to come. For everything you need to know about our new Microsoft Health platform, read this blog post from Corporate Vice President Todd Holmdahl. And also check out this story on Microsoft News Center.


    We are also announcing the Microsoft Band. The Microsoft Band is a “smart band” designed to be worn 24 hours a day for people active at work (like me) or at the gym (not like me) or both. It has 10 smart sensors for 24 hour heart rate monitoring, calorie burn measurement, advanced sleep quality tracking and more. The Microsoft Band will keep you connected at a glance with smart notifications including incoming calls, emails, texts and social updates as well as access to Cortana from your Windows Phone device. The Microsoft Band is now available in limited quantities in the U.S. at MicrosoftStore.com and starting October 30th at Microsoft Retail Stores for $199 (U.S.).



    With the Microsoft Health Windows Phone app, you can personalize your Microsoft Band. You can check out your wellness goals and your fitness data like your heart rate, steps, calorie burn, and sleep quality as well as maximize your fitness with Guided Workouts, 24-hour heart rate monitoring and automatic activity counting. You’ll also be able to configure email previews and at-a-glance calendar alerts and take notes and set reminders with Cortana! Download the Microsoft Health app today from the Windows Phone Store.
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  2. Joined : Nov 2013
    Land of 10,000 lakes
    Posts : 10,346
    W10 Pro, W10 Home
       30 Oct 2014 #2

    I'm glad my body is already beyond salvage, so I won't be tempted to spend $199.00.
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  3. Joined : Nov 2013
    Houston
    Posts : 1,394
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       30 Oct 2014 #3

    Shouldn't those icons be stacked instead of side by side
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  4. Joined : Oct 2013
    Nothern Ohio
    Posts : 446
    Windows 7/64 Professional
       31 Oct 2014 #4

    I really don't want anything around my wrist to keep reminding me how bad things are.
    With $200.00 I can buy 4 bottles of Jack Daniels and think I'm healthy.
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  5. Joined : Oct 2013
    North West Indianapolis, Indiana
    Posts : 446
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit and VM
       31 Oct 2014 #5

    LittleJay said: View Post
    I'm glad my body is already beyond salvage, so I won't be tempted to spend $199.00.
    Mine too, you would probably spend that on fishing tackle or as you are in MN another ice pick.
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  6. Joined : Nov 2013
    Land of 10,000 lakes
    Posts : 10,346
    W10 Pro, W10 Home
       31 Oct 2014 #6

    Indianatone said: View Post
    LittleJay said: View Post
    I'm glad my body is already beyond salvage, so I won't be tempted to spend $199.00.
    Mine too, you would probably spend that on fishing tackle or as you are in MN another ice pick.
    It won't be long now, before the lakes freeze over and I will have to go ice fishing, instead of from the boat. And yeah, I do spend way more than a $200 on fishing each year. But haven't you heard, fishing is very therapeutic, so I don't need no stinking health monitors!!!
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  7. Joined : Oct 2013
    Nothern Ohio
    Posts : 446
    Windows 7/64 Professional
       31 Oct 2014 #7

    Fishing was mans first tranquilizer until you get a strike. Then all bets off on the tranquilizing.
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  8. Joined : Nov 2013
    Land of 10,000 lakes
    Posts : 10,346
    W10 Pro, W10 Home
       01 Nov 2014 #8

    Layback Bear said: View Post
    Fishing was mans first tranquilizer until you get a strike. Then all bets off on the tranquilizing.
    LOL...You are quite right about that, but reeling in the "big one" is very therapeutic as well!
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  9. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 135
    Windows 10 64-bits
       01 Nov 2014 #9

    LittleJay said: View Post
    Layback Bear said: View Post
    Fishing was mans first tranquilizer until you get a strike. Then all bets off on the tranquilizing.
    LOL...You are quite right about that, but reeling in the "big one" is very therapeutic as well!
    You mean the "little one" like this?

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    After couple of these, I deemed my therapy session successful...
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  10.    01 Nov 2014 #10

    Hi there.

    I saw that APPLE is introducing an APP on its iPhones that actually predicts (accidents notwithstanding) the DAY you will DIE. !!! It asks questions like how many times to go up and down stairs, your exercise and diet regimes, some other health related questions etc etc and then it provides you with a digital countdown until your "predicted demise".

    I think I'll pass on those types of phone apps -- they could also become "Self fulfilling prophecies" too.

    Technology is great - but some things are still better left to "The great unknown" - although I have no problems with carrying out functions that delay "the inevitable end" where appropriate.

    You have to be patient before the stupid ad ends (about 5 secs -- more and more websites are doing this wretched trick -- it still won't make me look at the commercial - I just sit there with a glass of Scotch / beer in my hand until the commercial has gone !!!).

    http://uk.businessinsider.com/app-to...h-2014-10?r=US

    Cheers
    jimbo
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