Cortana is now available for the Android users with the help of the latest update released. Microsoft Band 2 now supports the Cortana for the Android Users with the help of their most recent update for the Microsoft Health Application. Initially, this voice assistant feature is available for only the Windows family users. The company has restricted and not released the Cortana feature for other platforms.
The Microsoft Health App is available on the Google Play store and with the recent update to this app had added the additional features. As per the description mentioned in the Play store.
“Cortana is now available on the Android platform. With the Cortana on your band, you can access your assistant notifications of important events, notifications without reaching on your phone. Just speak to the mic on the band and the Cortana with taking the rest of actions.”
The application is available for the IOS users on the Apple App store. The users will need to install the Cortana on their Android smartphones to use this feature with the band. This Microsoft Health App is limited only to the US only.
Microsoft Health app works on the different platforms like Windows, Android and IOS platforms. To run the Microsoft Health app the devices has some specific requirements for the Windows, it requires 8.1 or later, for IOS it requires 8.0.2 or later and the Android will support if the device has Android 4.3 or later versions or later phones with the Bluetooth.
Apart from this with the help of this band you can stay connected with email, text, calendar, call alerts, and social updates. This Microsoft Health App lets you map your run or ride with the help of GPS and follow the exercise prompts with the guided workouts right on your band.
This Microsoft Band 2 is priced with $249.99 when it was launched, and the current price of the band and retailing the US is at $174.99.