Amazon just launched Halo, a $100 Fitbit competitor and health monitoring service
What you need to know
- Amazon has a brand new accessory.
- It's called the Halo Band.
- It combines with a suite of AI-powered accessories to monitor your health.
Amazon has today announced Amazon Halo, a new health service that combines mobile software with a new wearable, the Amazon Halo Band.
In a press release today the company stated:
The new band, (which is 35% off for a limited early access period) comes in three colors and sizes. There's no screen or notifications, just a sensor for data such as your heart rate, temperature, and more:
The band itself combines with the Amazon Halo app suite to measure five key features to help you understand your health. They are; Activity, Sleep, Body (body fat), Tone (mental and emotional health and wellbeing), and Labs, science-backed challenges to help you discover what health habits work best for you.
Amazon says privacy is "foundational" to Halo, and that it has multiple layers of privacy and security built-in. Halo also works with a variety of third-party programs to enhance health monitoring.
You can request early access to Amazon Halo from today, for a special price of $64.99 (usually $99) including six months of Halo membership. After six months, membership renews at the price of $3.99 a month. As mentioned, there are three color combinations and various sizes:
Improve your health and wellness
Request early access to Amazon Halo with the Amazon Halo Band now.
Get six months free Halo membership when you sign up, and use Amazon Halo to track your health and wellbeing.
The Amazon Halo app is available for iOS and Android.
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