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.
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.
View stats about your heart rate
You can view info about the fluctuations in your heart rate that occur as you go about your daily activities, including the activities you’ve tracked on your band. You can see your heart rate stats in both the Microsoft Band app on your phone and online in your Microsoft Health web dashboard.
On your phone
|Step 1:||On the Home screen in the Microsoft Band app, tap an activity (for example, tap Steps |
or Sleep ).
|Step 2:||Tap the chart to view info about your heart rate. |
Online in your Microsoft Health web dashboard
In addition to the info you can see in the Microsoft Band app, your Microsoft Health web dashboard provides advanced fitness tracking data and actionable insights to help you achieve your wellness goals.