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Microsoft introduces social health challenges & leaderboards

MSBand2015_Social_Stats_V2_WhBG_RGB_horizontal2Microsoft has announced that it’s launching new ‘Social Challenges and Leaderboards’ functionality to help users of Microsoft Band and Health service to stay motivated by connecting with their friends. The new functionality allows users to both share accomplishments and also challenge others to head-to-head fitness challenges!

To use the new functionality, users can simply connect their Microsoft Health app and Facebook account to see all their friends that have also have connected their accounts. If someone has not done so, you can invite them right from the app.Then they can create challenges for steps, cardio minutes, or longest run/bike ride between you and your Facebook friends who also have a Microsoft Band. Challenges can be one, three, five or seven days.

To see who deserves the bragging rights, user can check out friends’ daily activity on Microsoft Health’s Leaderboard to compare your standing and get motivated. Even if you don’t have a Microsoft Band, you can still compete with each other for steps or calories burned through the Microsoft Health app, on your iOS, Android, or Windows Phone.

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