Microsoft Band 2 Tip: Enable Watch Mode

Posted on November 2, 2015 by Paul Thurrott in Microsoft-Band with 0

Microsoft Band 2 Tip: Enable Watch Mode

Microsoft Band 2 includes a feature called Watch mode that displays a watch and calendar when you flip your wrist around to look at it. Here’s how to enable this useful feature.

This one will be short and sweet: On Band 2, navigate to the Settings tile (it looks like a gear) and then to Watch (which looks like a clock face). In the Watch Mode screen, select Rotate On. (You could also leave it on Always On, but I don’t recommend that.)

In the next screen, you’ll be prompted to tell Band 2 where you wear the device: Which wrist (left or right) and where on the wrist (outside, which is the top, or inside). These choices ensure that Band 2 responds correctly to your wrist movement.

Voila. Watch mode enabled.

The only downside is that you can’t configure what displays on Watch mode: You get the time and date, and can’t change that.


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