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Microsoft Band update adds cycling app, keyboard, and more

A promise of monthly app updates could make Microsoft's Band a whole lot better over time, starting with this month's new fitness features and a developer preview SDK for apps.

By February 23, 2015


Microsoft's wearables game plan: How a fitness band fits in

Microsoft isn't going the Smartwatch 2.0 route with its rumored fitness band. Instead, the company has a more targeted and cloud-connected wearables game plan, sources say.

By October 20, 2014


Microsoft's HealthVault gets encrypted e-mailing

Microsoft has made a change to its HealthVault health care records service that will let health care providers e-mail patient profile pages.

By February 2, 2011


Microsoft, GE team up in health care venture

General Electric, a giant in clinical settings, has turned out to be a key partner for Wintel's health care ambitions.

By December 8, 2011


Microsoft offers transfer tool to Google Health users

Rather than shuttering its online medical records service like its rival, Microsoft creates a tool to let Google Health users move their data securely to its HealthVault.

By July 18, 2011


Microsoft sees a role for Kinect in health care

The software giant imagines a future where its motion-sensing game controller can help patients get care and surgeons leaf through medical records.

By June 23, 2011


Withings releases iPhone Blood Pressure Monitor

Withings' Blood Pressure Monitor is a BP cuff that connects directly to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, to measure and track blood pressure stats via a free app.

By June 20, 2011


Medicare, veterans to get downloadable health info

The U.S. government plans to announce tomorrow that it is adding a "blue button" to VA and Medicare Web sites, allowing users to download their own health records.

By October 6, 2010


Microsoft software to let patients see medical records

New HealthVault Community Connect will allow you to view your own medical records, lab tests, and prescriptions, and preregister for hospital appointments.

By March 1, 2010


Microsoft looks at health potential of Xbox, apps

Software giant is researching how gadgets like the Xbox and technologies like accelerometers in cell phones could improve personal health, and health care in general.

By February 9, 2010