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The Microsoft Health App has just been updated on the iOS platform and brings several improvements and features. It now stands at version 1.3.20513.1 in the app store.

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With this update, users get the ability to connect with and compete against friends via connecting to Facebook and special Challenges can be made focusing on steps, cardio minutes, runs, and bike rides. Friends list was one of the requested features and it’s good to see Microsoft taking note of it.

Along with that, Microsoft has also added support for the new Explore Tile on the Microsoft Band 2. This will allow users to track their walk, mark interesting locations, and record distance and travel.

Following is the official changelog from the Microsoft Health App description in the store:

Set wellness goals and get actionable insights to help you live healthier with full-color, easily-understandable charts and graphs in the convenient phone app or the robust web dashboard. Reach your fitness goals with custom tracking whether running, biking, golfing or working out. Map your run or ride with GPS, or follow exercise prompts with Guided Workouts right on your band. Stay connected at a glance with email, text, calendar, call alerts, and social updates.

Microsoft Health is a companion app for Microsoft Band and isn’t much useful without it. The same app is also available on other platforms to support the Microsoft Band in totallity. Do let us know if you own a Microsoft Band and used this app for tracking your activities in the comments section below.

Download Microsoft Health for iPhone