Microsoft Band smartwatch has turned out to be a really smart health wear or health gear for the tech-savvy people around the globe! One of the best things about this Microsoft smartwatch is that it is compatible with mutiple platforms like Android, iOS and Windows. So, iPhone users, Nexus users as well as Nokia Lumia users can all experience the magic of this smart band from Microsoft. Before everyone could pounce on the internet to learn about the exciting features of Microsoft Band, the device has gone out of stock till early 2015. So, only a few lucky ones are leisurely checking out various tips and tricks to handle this smart device from Microsoft.
In this article, we discuss about tips to set up Microsoft Band for your Windows phone as well as for iPhone i.e. connecting Microsoft Band with Windows Phone or iPhone.
How to Charge Brand New Microsoft Band for First Time
This device consists of 2 lithium-ion batteries which can last upto approximately 48 hours when fully charged. So, after unpacking your Microsoft Band, the first thing you need to do is remove the protective strip from the charging port. Then, connect the magnetic charging connector on the USB charging cable to the charging port of the band. Now you will have to plug USB end of that cable to a powered USB port (which is USB 2.0 or above). This is the simple process of putting your band on charge mode.
How to Download Microsoft Health App on iPhone or Windows Phone
Before starting the band setup process, you need to ensure that the official Microsoft Health Application is installed from the respective stores for your Windows and iOS smartphones under “Health & Fitness” category at:
Microsoft Health App Free Download for Windows Phone
Microsoft Health App Free Download for iPhone
Once the app is installed, it will ask you to sign-up with your Microsoft account. Please use the same email address that you already use for Outlook or OneDrive or Hotmail accounts.
Steps to Pair Microsoft Band with Windows Phone or iPhone
Once the band is fully charged and the health app is installed on your smartphone, you are ready to start the pairing process for your band. You can switch the band ON by pressing the power button and tapping the “Get Started” option. Simultaneously, ensure you open the health app on the smartphone and sign-in appropriately.
On your phone, you need to reach out to the Bluetooth settings and select “MSFT Band” in the list of devices to pair. Please accept the pairing requests by matching the pin codes on your band as well as smartphone. This will result in successful pairing. At last, go back to the Health App on your phone in order to complete this setup process. Now, you are good to go with your Microsoft Band by simply pressing the “action” button on the right hand side of the band.
I hope the above tutorial to set up your Microsoft band with your smartphone (iPhone or Windows Phone) will prove useful to you! Please share any issues you may encounter during this process and we will try to help you out with suggestions. Alternatively, troubleshooting Microsoft Band is a handy guide to have. So, why wait when you can start enjoying guided workouts, round the clock heart rate monitoring as well as automatic activity counting with Microsoft Band!