Microsoft Band monitors your heart rate day and night—giving you insights about your calories burned, your sleep, and your peak and resting heart rate, so you can perform at your best.
Using the heart rate monitor
The optical heart rate monitor in your Microsoft Band uses a light sensor to detect minor fluctuations in your capillaries. The heart rate monitor is located on the back of the clasp. You’ll see a green light when it’s active.
To see if the heart rate monitor is on:
- Drag the Me Tile to the right, and look for the Heart Rate Monitor status indicator. If it’s not there, the Daily Heart Rate monitor is turned off.
- Drag the Me Tile to the right, and look for the Heart Rate Monitor
Turn the heart rate monitor on or off
The heart rate monitor will automatically turn on when you’re tracking a run, a bike ride, a workout, or your sleep.
From the Me Tile on your band, tap the Settings Tile
View your current heart rate
On your band
You can view your current heart rate with a quick check on your Microsoft Band. Here’s how:
|Step 1:||On your Microsoft Band, press the power button.|
|Step 2:||Next, do either of the following: |
Your Microsoft Band will display Acquiring when the light sensor is searching for your heart rate, and Locked once your heart rate is detected.
The band will remind you to put it on if you’re wearing the band too loosely or you’re not wearing it.