Amazon announces new wearables and services to make you fitter
Amazon has announced a new fitness band and a slew of health services to go with it. The new $79.99 Halo View includes a color AMOLED display (similar to Fitbit’s Charge 5) and a year of Amazon’s Halo subscription, which is required to access the tracker’s more advanced analytics. Amazon is also launching a Halo fitness service, which offers workout videos similar to Apple Fitness Plus and Halo Nutrition, which help you create meal plans.
Amazon is offering the Halo View as a follow-up to its previous Halo Band fitness tracker, which didn’t include a screen. While the Halo View can collect a ton of biometric data, including heart rate, blood oxygen level and skin temperature, it won’t collect your voice data like the previous generation — according to CNET. Amazon has dropped the microphone that the original Halo used to monitor and analyze your emotions (though that feature will still be available in the Halo app). The Halo View can also do sleep tracking and alert you to text messages with the haptic motor.
The Halo View has a screen, but not the original band’s microphone
Halo View will come in three colors: black, green and purple. You’ll also be able to purchase additional bands (Amazon promises 15 colors of Sport Bands), which include bands made from fabric, leather, and metal. Amazon says it has seven days of battery life and can be charged in 90 minutes, which is good, especially if you’re using it to track your sleep. Amazon says it will be shipping in time for the holidays.
The Halo membership, which costs $3.99 per month after the first year, which gets you free with Views, gives you access to Amazon’s body composition scanning, activity point system, sleep analysis, Alexa integration (where the Alexa device can give you information) Provides access to facilities such as . Provides access to facilities. Even more. Allows you to access advanced features. Hello Collects), and many more. This gives you access to new services announced today by Amazon. Halo Fitness will include “hundreds” of cardio, strength, yoga, outdoor and mobility classes led by Halo coaches. Similar to Apple Fitness Plus, you’ll also be able to see metrics like heart rate from your Halo band on video, though that functionality won’t be available when it launches “later this year.”
Amazon’s Halo Nutrition includes a collection of recipes from companies like Weight Watchers, Lifesum, and Amazon-owned Whole Foods and includes Alexa integration — if you plan to create a recipe, you can add ingredients to your Alexa purchase. can. can do. can be added to the list. Amazon says Halo Nutrition will be available in January 2022. Both nutrition and fitness will be available to customers who also have the original Halo Band, as they will be in the Halo app.