INTRO: Amazon has finally stepped into the fitness tracker world with its brand new product Halo fitness bracelet. The wristband doesn’t appear as if a daily fitness tracking device as this has no display. The wearable is packed with sensors. The wearable can measure tons of things like blood heat, sleep quality, current mood (determined supported the pitch of the wearer’s voice). And all these factors are measured using an AI algorithm.
The app allows you to form a 3D image of yourself in order that it’s easier to trace the progress. To do that, the users must upload a couple of photos of themselves wearing fitted clothes to the app, then it produces a really realistic image of the body with body fat information.
Amazon claims that they need to do a couple of things to guard the privacy of their users just like the user’s data won’t be stored on servers rather it’ll be locally stored on the user’s smartphone. The voice data which can be used for mood analysis also will be deleted and can not reach Amazon.
Amazon has also said that they’re going to provide a choice to cut the integrated microphone on the bracelet.
As of now, the product is only available in the USA. However, we can soon expect it to launch in other countries.
You can get the bracelet for a price of $65 (~Rs 4,759). And it also comes with a subscription model for the voice analysis and other AI functions which is a further $3.99 (~Rs 290) a month. However, if you don’t want to subscribe, well that’s okay too. You will still have access to a number of features like sleep tracking, steps tracking, and sleep evaluation.
The company recently released an introductory video about the “Halo” bracelet on YouTube which you’ll inspect right below.