Amazon Halo View: now with AMOLED screen and a service that aspires to compete against Apple Fitness +
A little over a year ago, Amazon launched its first quantifying bracelet, the Amazon Halo. The bracelet stood out for not having a screen and now it has just been renewed with a bracelet that, finally, it does: the Halo View.
The bracelet mounts a color AMOLED screen and will arrive at the end of the year for $ 79.99 (It is not known if it will leave the US market or not). In addition, it comes accompanied by a whole suite of subscriptions, including one of exercises (Halo Fitness, similar a Apple Fitness+) y Halo Nutrition (for eating habits and recipes).
Now with AMOLED screen
The main novelty of the Halo View is the implementation of a AMOLED color touch screen and haptic feedback. That way, users can navigate menus, access activities, sleep score, blood oxygen level, sports modes, notifications, and more.
And speaking of the level of oxygen in the blood, the bracelet includes an optical sensor to monitor the heart rate and SpO2; a skin temperature sensor and an accelerometer. What Amazon has not mentioned is that it has an integrated GPS chip, something typical of the most advanced quantifying bracelets.
What he has confirmed is that the Halo View has enough battery to last up to seven days. In any case, that will depend on the use we make of it. On the other hand, Amazon ensures that it is fully charged in 90 minutes.
Regarding privacy, Amazon states that all health data encrypted in transit and in the cloud itself. In the same way, the company ensures that the user can download or delete the information from the app, in addition to protecting it with a PIN code.
Amazon Halo charging
This bracelet, like the previous one, is completed with a subscription to Amazon Halo. This subscription includes a service that measures the percentage of body fat using the mobile camera, computer vision and machine learning; sleep analysis, Alexa, and health-related programs from the Mayo Clinic, the American Heart Association, and more.
This subscription is now going to be more complete. How? With Halo Fitness y Halo Nutrition. These two new services will be included in the Amazon Halo subscription and work as follows.
Halo Fitness and Halo Nutrition are available on Amazon Halo subscription at no additional cost
Halo Fitness it is similar to Apple Fitness +. Includes “hundreds of exclusive exercises and [grabados] with studio quality “for all levels. At launch there will be available cardio, strength, yoga, outdoor exercises and mobility classes. More content will be added in the future. It should be noted that users of a Halo Band or a Halo View will be able to see their metrics in real time during the exercise session.
Halo Nutrition, on the other hand, is a tool designed to help users to create healthy eating habits. From Halo Nutrition you can discover recent ones, plan weekly menus, create personalized plans according to allergies or select different predefined menus (keto, Mediterranean, paleo, vegetarian …). There are more than 500 recipes and, of course, it allows you to add ingredients to the Alexa shopping list.
Amazon Halo View versions and price
The Amazon Halo View will be available at the end of the year for $ 79.99. At the moment, we know that it will arrive in the United States, but we do not know if it will come out in other markets. Custom straps can be added with prices ranging from $ 14.99 to $ 29.99.
As for the new Amazon Halo services, Halo Fitness will arrive at the end of the year (real-time metrics will arrive next year) and Halo Nutrition will arrive in January 2022. It should be noted that both are included in the subscription, or what is the same, that have no additional cost.