I know some of you have pushed out into the Apple Watch waters, despite a reported growing percentage of the Apple devices now living life in a dusty drawer somewhere. The device is a fantastic wristwatch with smart features, but as a fitness device its currently glaringly empty. However, since there’s not a single wearable that is 100% accurate (Microsoft Band included) it’s truly about creating a baseline and then marking improvement. If you’re an Apple Watch owner and are seeing fitness gains using it, that’s what’s important. And, I’m positive we’ll see big improvements from Apple in the next version of its Watch OS, which is expected sometime this year. Rumors say that date is March 15 to coincide with a 4.0 inch iPhone 5se, an iPhone 6c, and an iPad Air 3.
But, for those moving from Microsoft Band to Apple Watch, how do you get your Microsoft Health data into Apple Health? It’s been a difficult process in the past, but a new app called Band Health Bridge makes the process much easier.
The app connects to your Microsoft Health account and syncs the data directly into Apple Health. You just choose the date from which you want to start syncing and let the app do the migration. The following information is supported (with potentially more on the way):
- Heart Rate
- Calories Burned
- Walking/Running Distance
- Cycling Distance
- Steps Taken
- Sleep Analysis
- Body Mass Index
Available from the iTunes store here: Band Health Bridge