Great post from James Chambers on getting up and running with the Microsoft Band outside of the United States:

http://jameschambers.com/2015/04/getting-microsoft-band-running-outside-of-the-united-states/

I live in Canada and had no troubles with James instructions on getting the Microsoft Health app on my Windows Phone. I was also able to install the Microsoft Health app on my 5th generation iPod Touch.

Here are the links for phone apps:

Enjoy!

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The Microsoft Band SDK preview was made available back in February 2015 and can be downloaded from http://developer.microsoftband.com/

Here is some information from the developer site…

The Microsoft Band SDK Preview gives developers access to the sensors available on the band, as well as the ability to create and send notifications to tiles. Enhance and extend the experience of your applications to your customers’ wrists.

Get started with the Microsoft Band SDK Preview

The Microsoft Band SDK Preview gives developers access to the sensors available on the band, as well as the ability to create and send notifications to tiles. Enhance and extend the experience of your applications to your customers’ wrists.

Create amazing app experiences for Microsoft Band

Extend the experience of your application to your users’ wrists via a new dimension of interaction. Create an app that can send UI content to the band, keeping users engaged when they’re in motion. Your app can also receive data directly from the band sensors, giving your users more reasons to interact with it. Create a personalized, data-rich, custom experience and enhanced scenarios that will engage users in ways only possible with Microsoft Band.

Access sensors

Use a range of sensors including heart rate, UV, accelerometer, gyroscope, and skin temperature, as well as fitness data, to design cutting-edge user experiences.

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Create your tile

Keep users engaged and extend your app experience to Microsoft Band. Create tiles for the band that send glanceable notifications from your app to your users.

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Personalize your app

Monetize your app by offering users ways to customize the band. Change the color theme, or bring the Me Tile to life by changing the wallpaper.

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References

http://developer.microsoftband.com/

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