A few weeks ago Microsoft released the first significant update to their popular Microsoft Band that included a Software Development Kit, or SDK, to allow Windows Phone developers to build applications to interact with the Band and its sensors.
Now that does not mean some enterprising developers were not already poking around and learning what they could do with the Band but I am sure the Band SDK has made that process easier.
Now I have tried a few of these Band apps and each have unique capabilities and it is likely one of these will fill a need for you as well.
Have fun trying them out and, if you are so inclined, support the developers with reviews and even purchasing those apps which are not free.
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Free Microsoft Band Apps
Live healthier and be more productive with the Microsoft Health app for Windows Phone. Achieve wellness goals by tracking your heart rate, steps, calorie burn, and sleep quality. Maximize your fitness with Guided Workouts, 24-hour heart rate monitoring, and automatic activity counting. Be more productive with email previews and calendar alerts at a glance. Take notes and set reminders with your voice using Cortana personal assistant. Personalize your Microsoft Band and get new features as they roll out. Mobile app also available for Android™ phones and iPhone®.
Change your Band wallpaper with any image or photo you want. Easily browse for a picture, crop the desired part, preview it, and send it to your band, that's it. Easy and fast. You can also set a custom color palette, using picture dominant color or select it manually with a easy to use color picker. Pimp my Band is the first and only app to customize your Band, you will not found any other app like this on the Store.
Cannot find your Band ? This app is the right one for you. Just run it and your Band will start to vibrate and the Heart Sensor to flash, to easily locate it. The flashing effect is achieved using the green led of the Optical Heart Rate sensor, located on the back of the clasp.
Tired to click on all your Band Tiles to clear all notifications? Just pin this app to your Start screen to clear all the notifications and messages with one click. Clear My Band has one simple job: clear all your Tiles of notifications and messages on the Band. Sometimes you just don't want to clear each Tile by hand, especially if you already checked the notification on your phone. This app lets you tap a button and wipe your notification counts in one easy step.
Customize The Me Tile of All paired Microsoft Bands in a single go by choosing from a wide variety of backgrounds that are constantly updated.
BandSocial Beta - Create and Share MS Band Themes. BandSocial App allows you to create themes for your Microsoft Band. You can set the custom theme instantly or Share it for other Band Users around the World (Sharing is enabled but viewing others theme will be available soon).
Banditate is a meditation timer which pairs with your Microsoft Band to notify you of phases using haptic vibrations. We wanted to create an app that didn't distract with noise, but gently reminded you of your meditation phase with various vibration pulses. Banditate is preconfigured to use a specific set of timings which are common to one of the most famous forms of meditation, similar to teachings by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Simply launch the app from your phone or via Cortana to begin. No further interaction with the app or Band will be required.
Paid Microsoft Band Apps
Monitor your Microsoft Band embedded sensors in real time, even the hidden ones not directly exposed by the companion app! Are you a runner? Quickly read on your Band screen your skin temperature and other real-time sensor data just clicking on your Band right button! Share your Band sensor values to specific users over the Internet. With the exclusive Band Remote Control features, your friends can send direct messages to your Band, and make it vibrate too.
Are you a sports fan, racing fan, or old-school arcade fan? Are you an alumni of the greatest college or university in the world? Love to brand and theme your Microsoft Band experience to show your pride? Then get the Microsoft Band app for Windows Phone! fanband is for ultimate fans who want control over the look and feel or their Microsoft Band experience with excellent fan-based theming and all the powerful features!
Did I miss any?