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Amazon opens pre-orders for its Halo View fitness band – TechCrunch


announced a new version of their Halo fitness band during their September hardware event, and you can now lock in a pre-order. , Amazon’s first laptop with a screen, is $ 50 during the pre-order period. This will usually cost $ 80.

The device, which will ship in December, comes with a one-year Halo subscription. The plan includes workouts as well, and it typically costs $ 4 per month.

Halo View is similar in design to Fitbit’s Charge bands. The color AMOLED display shows details about your live workouts, activity history, blood oxygen, and sleep scores, among others (some of these features are exclusive to the Halo subscription). You can also view text notifications.

The swim-proof device contains a skin temperature sensor, a heart rate monitor and an accelerometer. Amazon says the battery works for up to seven days on a single charge and will fully recharge in two hours.

While Halo View doesn’t have a built-in microphone, there is integration with Alexa. If you sign in to the voice assistant through the settings in the Halo app, you can ask an Alexa-enabled device to notify you about your health, sleep quality, and other information.

Amazon says privacy was a key factor in how it designed Halo. “There are several layers of protections in place to keep data safe and under your control,” the company says. It is also committed not to sell health data that is directly related to you. You will also have the option to download your health data or remove it from the Halo app at any time.

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on Engadget.


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