The Bike Tile

Applies to: Microsoft BandMicrosoft Band 2

 

You can track your bike rides and stationary bike exercise stats using the Bike Tile on your Microsoft Band.

Use the Bike Tile on your Microsoft Band to record info about your heart rate, calories burned, and other health stats. For outdoor rides, you can also track speed, distance, route, and elevation.

 

Recommended workouts:

Activity Use GPS
Outdoor biking Yes
Stationary biking No
 

Track your ride

Step 1: On your Band, press the power button.
Step 2: Swipe left and tap the Bike Tile
The Bike Tile
.
Step 3:

Swipe left to Use GPS (optional).

  • Tap to turn GPS Off when using a stationary bike.
  • Tap to turn GPS On when biking over a distance.
Step 4:

Press the action button to begin.
If GPS is on, you may be prompted to use GPS. If so, tap Yes or No.

To begin your ride immediately while your Band searches for a GPS signal, press the action button again.

If you wait for GPS to connect, your Band will display GPS locked when it’s connected. Press the action button again to start recording your ride.

Step 5:

When you’re done riding or want to take a break, press the action button. A timer displays the current duration of your exercise.

While taking a break, you can use the back arrow to check your email or use other features on your Band. When you’re ready to continue, tap the Bike Tile

The Bike Tile
.

Resume or end your bike ride

  • Swipe left and tap Resume to continue tracking your ride.
  • Swipe left and tap End Session to stop tracking your ride.
Step 6:

When you’re done with your ride, swipe left to view your stats.

 

Change the settings on your Band

Turn on GPS Power Saver mode

Turning on GPS Power Saver mode can significantly reduce the drain on your Band battery when using GPS during a bike ride.


It can increase the battery life of your Band by up to four hours while biking. 

Here's how to turn on GPS Power Saver mode:

Step 1: On your Band, press the power button.
Step 2: Swipe left and tap the Bike Tile
The Bike Tile
.
Step 3: Swipe left and up and tap GPS Power Saver.
 
    • Moving at a fast pace on a route that has a complex series of turns
    • Using GPS in an area with physical obstructions such as high rise buildings, dense tree cover, or heavy cloud cover
    • Moving in a circular route (Following a linear path that doesn't intersect with itself increases the accuracy of GPS on your Band.)

To make sure that you are getting the most out of your GPS power saver experience, make sure that you turn off Watch Mode.

 

Turn on Auto Pause

Turning on Auto Pause causes your Band to automatically pause GPS while you are stationary for more than 5 seconds. Your Band will notify you with a haptic vibration when it pauses GPS. When you continue on your ride, GPS will automatically start calculating your coordinates again and will notify you with a haptic vibration. Auto Pause will also work with services like GPS Power Saver.

To turn on Auto Pause:

Step 1: On your Band, press the power button.
Step 2: Swipe left and tap the Bike Tile
The Bike Tile
.
Step 3: Swipe left to Use GPS, swipe up and tap Auto Pause, and then toggle to on.

 

View your Bike Tile stats

On your Band

Your Band shows you key stats from your last ride. Tap the Bike Tile

The Bike Tile
 to see:

Distance icon
Ride distance
Duration icon
Ride duration
Calories burned icon
Calories burned
Maximum heart rate icon
Peak and average heart rate (BPM)