standard Microsoft Band 2 updated with Auto-Pause workouts and increased language support


Microsoft have just pushed out a new update to the Band 2, bringing a set of new features to the fitness device. The latest updates brings auto-pause to workouts, which detects when you’ve taken a break from your workout/exercise and stops the timer. Also included in the update is support for new language on the display, which would previously appear as unicode rectangles.

Microsoft Band is now equipped with Auto Pause. When you enable Auto Pause, your band will automatically pause your tracking session when it senses you’ve stopped. When you start again, your session will automatically resume. Stop at that intersection, take a water break, or chat with your neighbor without a second thought.

Auto Pause works with the Run Tile and the Bike Tile on Microsoft Band 2.

With this update, Microsoft Band 2 also allows you to view select character-based languages on your band, including Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. Find these languages on your band in the Settings Tile

You can update your Microsoft Band by pairing it to your phone and checking for updates.