Using GPS mapping


Microsoft Band is the perfect companion on a run, hike, or bike ride. The built-in GPS measures the distance you travel, tracks your pace and elevation, and records and maps your routes.

Throughout the day, your Band estimates your steps and distance traveled using data from its internal motion sensors, considering your height, weight, age, and gender. You can improve the precision of these estimates by using the GPS sensor. Your Band will use data collected during GPS-enabled activities to better estimate your stride length for future sessions.

Run (walk, hike, ride a bike…) with GPS

Here’s how to use GPS while doing activities that cover a distance. Think running, walking, hiking, and biking.

Step 1: On your Band, press the power button.
Step 2: Swipe left, and tap the Run Tile
The Run Tile
or the Bike Tile  The Bike Tile.
The GPS takes a moment to locate GPS satellite signals. When it finds them, you see GPS Locked.
Step 3: Swipe left to Run with GPS, and tap to turn GPS On.
Step 4: When you’re ready to get going, press the action button. Your Band will try to connect to GPS. If prompted to use GPS, tap Yes or No.

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

You can change the display of your stats and their order on your Band during a run or ride by double-pressing the action button.
Step 5: When you’re done with your run (walk, hike, bike ride…), press the action button, tap End, and swipe left to see your stats.

For info about the stats you can see in the Microsoft Band app on your phone, see The Run Tile and The Bike Tile.

To get the most comprehensive view of your Run Tile and Bike Tile stats, go online to your Microsoft Health web dashboard

. The dashboard provides advanced fitness tracking and insights you can act on to help you achieve your wellness goals.

See your route

Step 1: On your phone, tap the Microsoft Band app, and tap Menu  .
Step 2: Tap Activity History, and tap an activity (a run or a ride) that you did while GPS was on.
Step 3: Tap the map to see your route.

A screen shows the map of your route, along with start time, duration, and calories burned.

You can compare hills and turns to the graph on the splits tab. For details, see The Run Tile and The Bike Tile.

GPS Power Saver mode

GPS Power Saver mode increases the battery life of your Band by reducing the GPS sampling rate from continuous sampling to as few as one sample every 30 seconds (depending on the lock sensitivity of your Band). Although this may affect the level of detail for GPS-related activities such as running and biking, turning on GPS Power Saver mode can increase your Band battery life by up to four hours.

How to turn on GPS Power Saver mode

Step 1: On your Band, press the power button.
Step 2: Swipe left, and tap the Run Tile
The Run Tile
or the Bike Tile  The Bike Tile .
Step 3: Swipe left and up, and tap GPS Power Saver to turn on GPS Power Saver mode.

For additional tips to save battery power, see Tips for longer battery life.


Article ID: 4000332 - Last Review: 2016, ഡിസം 4 - Revision: 18