Besides the physical improvements of the Microsoft Band in version 2, there’s actually a bunch of small but valuable nuances you won't find unless you're using it as a fitness device. I’ll be digging into each of those as my testing continues.
Band v2 offers a neat new completion bar for activities that gives you the ability to quickly glance to see how close (or how far) you are to completing a mile (or kilometer – depending on your chosen distance unit preference).
This is included with both the Run and Bike activities
There’s nothing you need to do to enable this. It’s just enabled by default. Don’t like it? Tough. I’ve found no way to disable it, but who would want to?
Microsoft Band v2 on Amazon.com: Microsoft Band 2