The Microsoft Band marked Microsoft’s venture into the wearable industry, followed up a year or so later with the more evolved Band 2. Focused on the fitness aspect of the wearable technology industry, the Microsoft Band 2 features GPS mapped running guides, elevation monitoring, heart rate monitoring, and more. While these built-in features are awesome, Microsoft has expanded on the possibilities of the band and recently released an SDK to enable developers to build their own web apps for the wearable device. One Reddit user has taken this SDK to heart and designed a Windows Phone app that allows your Microsoft band to control your camera.
Reddit user vixez originally posted frustrations about using timers when taking pictures, so the Redditor decided to solve the problem by coding the ShutterBand app for the Microsoft Band. The Redditor’s app is truly genius and allows Band users to use their Microsoft wearable to take pictures, record videos, toggle the flash, focus, and switch between back and front facing cameras.
The app is a Universal Windows 10 App and is completely free to download. Weighing in at about 2 MB, the app is available by clicking the link below. The developer has promised that more features are planned for the app in the coming weeks, and so it’s best to download now to get any future updates!