Microsoft's Band 2 Now Features the 'Explore Tile' for Outdoor Adventures

By: Laura McQuarrie - Jun 23, 2016
References: youtube & phonearena
Microsoft recently introduced the 'Explore Tile' for those who use its Band 2 wearable.

This new feature is tailored to hikers with a variety of tools for going on everything from casual walks to adventures on rugged terrain. In addition to featuring a GPS for route tracking that automatically detects when a hiker has momentarily stopped their journey, there are additional safety features offered such as weather warnings, UV monitoring and reminders about nutrition and the importance of staying hydrated.

Microsoft also recently announced updates to its Microsoft Health social leaderboards, which makes it possible for users to check in and see how their stats measure up against others of a similar age and body type.