Amazon have announced its new innovation in fitness with the Halo band. The band has no screen so you can avoid distractions, it measures all the normal stuff like fitness, steps, sleep and diet.
But it has a few new additional features that will either excite you or freak you out. Firstly it listens to you, and based on your tone can let you know if you are being too negative in certain situations or over positive etc.. of course they have offered the ability to turn this feature off as well.
The other feature that stood out was the body scan feature, you scan yourself in the mirror and the app lets you know how to shred those extra few pounds, and claims to be better than any smart scales.
I’m personally excited that tech is finally moving forward, Amazon is truly showing its the power house when it comes to voice and leading the way.
When you purchase the strap you get 6 months free subscription, after that you have to layout the monthly fee.
Would I purchase one? not sure, i think we have so many subscription models at the moment its hard to manage your monthly finances when you have subs for streaming services, mobiles, music, games and now fitness straps.
Also we have the massive privacy issues that the voice function is likely to open up.
Though saying all that I would love to try one to see if it lives up to its hype.
There is a really long and extensive article on Halo over at the Verge