When it comes to tracking your steps and monitoring your calories, there's nothing quite like a personal assistant on your wrist to give you the nudge (or, um, kick) that you need to stay on track. So when Microsoft introduced its latest wearable technology, the Microsoft Band, I jumped at the chance to take it for a spin. Unlike a lot of other fitness tracking devices, the Band has a discreet touchscreen on the surface that lets you check your stats with a quick tap--no fumbling with your smartphone required. Here, some of the coolest features.
Gold's Gym, provide routines that tackle various problem areas, then prompt you to get started with alerts on the Band.
GPS Run Mapping
Big-Picture Sleep Profiles
corresponding app charts the quality of my sleep so I can consider what adjustments might be useful, like changing the temperature in my bedroom to prevent me from waking up consistently during the night.