Want to try your hand at building apps for Microsoft Band, but don’t actually own the device? Or perhaps you just don’t want to worry about keeping your Band nearby or charged up.

Two Microsoft developers in the UK have created code that mimics the official Microsoft Band SDK, allowing them to generate band data without using actual bands. “More importantly, it has allowed us to prototype an app which consumes data from more than one band easily,” writes developer Peter Daukintis.

Check out the Fake Band source code on Github. Daukintis’ blog post contains some more detailed instructions (and a call for others to contribute). The library is also available as a nuget package here.

H/t to the Microsoft UK Faculty blog for first posting this. If you try it, let us know in the comments how it goes.