Bing food, health, and travel apps arrive on Windows Phone

Three new lifestyle Bing apps made their way to Windows Phone today, so now all of your Bing apps can sync across your Windows devices.

Bing Food and Drink (left) and Bing Health and Fitness. Bing

Three new Bing apps landed on Windows Phone Tuesday: Bing Food & Drink, Bing Health & Fitness, and Bing Travel. All three apps are available to download in the Windows Phone store now.

Like its name implies, Bing Food & Drink helps you find food and drink recipes, and even look up wine choices. The app pulls from more than 600,000 recipes on cooking sites AllRecipes, BigOven, Epicurious, Bon Appetit, Saveur, and Food52.

Bing Health & Fitness is an all-in-one health tracking app that keeps tabs on your diet, exercise, and overall health. You can log each meal you eat to get help in meeting a weight loss or gain goal. There's a GPS tracker to map your runs or bike rides. The app also gives you guides and videos for different exercises, and tells you how many calories you burn with each workout. You can look up common medical terms, procedures, and medications to learn more about them. Lastly, you can punch your symptoms into the Symptom Checker to get an idea of what might be ailing you.

The final new Bing app hitting Windows Phone is Bing Travel, which lets you book flights and hotels, track your flight status, and helps you find worthwhile attractions while you're traveling. The app gets much of its information from TripAdvisor, a site where anyone can leave reviews of hotels and attractions, as well as travel-guide site Frommer's.

Microsoft also updated its existing Bing news, weather, sports, and finance apps for Windows Phone so that all of your settings and content from those apps will sync with the Bing apps on your Windows tablet or PC. That means if you customize your news feed in the Bing Sports app to show updates on your favorite teams, you'll see that information in the same app on your Windows 8 tablet, and vice versa.

Many of the existing apps are also getting a few new features, such as mortgage calculator in the Bing Finance app. For a full rundown of the updates and the features in the new Bing apps, head over to the Bing Blog.

 

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