San Francisco with Active Fitness and Microsoft Band

For //BUILD Active Fitness announced it expands Microsoft Band with 50+ new activities and helps conserving GPS battery for up-to 24 hours via clever programming. Today, to play with that we will make a trip to San Francisco, to enjoy a sunny day by the Golden Gate bridge, have oyster po’boy, tuna tartar, ride some bike, buy some t-shirts, check the new awesome Active Fitness Windows 10 app with Microsoft Band integration. After searching for some trails on Active Fitness website, I came up with this route, and may be thinking of crossing Golden Gate and having a lunch in Sausalito:

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16.8 km
561 m

The plan is also to post some pictures on Active Fitness, Facebook and Twitter and overall enjoy ourselves while riding a bike around San Francisco. I’ll use Microsoft Band which has Cycling built in, but at the bike rental shop I had a mountain bike, wouldn’t it be cool to use Mountain Bike tracking? With 50+ activities added by Active Fitness, there’s a chance you can find your favorite activity. I simply added Mountain Bike to the band.

Et voila!

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Our morning starts at Golden Gate Ferry Terminal, with a poached egg, grits, bacon and café au lait at Cowgirl Creamery, which looks like this:

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Opening my Active Fitness Windows 10 app, I find some fresh trails near San Francisco. So the idea is to rent a bike, ride it towards Golden Gate, cross it, have a lunch at Sausalito and then ride back. Have a dinner at a Ferry Terminal market. Sound good? Let’s go!

Crossing Golden Gate, I stopped in Sausalito, to have a lunch and check Active Fitness app and the Microsoft Band, results looking good, I have >12 miles on my Band, and it’s been over 6 hours, the Band is still fully charged because Active Fitness uses phone battery to track GPS, so Band battery is almost full!

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A lunch at Trident restaurant in Sausalito: tuna tartar is highly recommended, as well as crabcakes and large bottles of sparkling water.

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After lunch, I decide not to take an easy way back via ferry, and instead cross Golden Gate bridge back to San Francisco on the bike: that’s another 12 miles trip and quite a bit of steep elevation. My heart rate is at 170 bpm, Microsoft Band diligently tracks that.

One of the coolest features of Active Fitness is its ability to post pictures just like Instagram, but you can associate it with sports activities. So everything I track, I also attach pictures to document my journey. Simply brilliant!

After the day is over, it’s hard to believe I made 25 miles, crossed San Francisco, Golden Gate bridge, made it to Sausalito and tested Active Fitness and Microsoft Band integration! Have a wonderful weekend!

To learn more about Microsoft Band and Active Fitness integration, check:

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