Microsoft Band 2 Picks Up Auto-Pause Feature

Posted on March 10, 2016 by Paul Thurrott in Microsoft-Band with 0 Comments

Microsoft Band 2 Picks Up Auto-Pause Feature

A new update for Microsoft Band 2 adds an optional auto-pause feature that pauses tracking when you take a break during a run or bike ride.

I’ve received what I assume is the update that adds this functionality on my Band 2, but I’ve been unable to find the option for auto-pause far. According to Microsoft, it works as you might expect, however:

“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, Microsoft notes.

This new Band 2 update also adds support for character-based languages, such as Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.


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