Amazon's new Halo Band wearable device focuses on health and wellness
The Halo Band is not yet available for purchase, but customers in the US can request early access to the wearable device and get it for $65. Along with the Halo Band, Amazon announced Halo, a new service that supposedly helps consumers improve their health and wellness. For $65, customers are getting the Amazon Halo Band and 6 months of Halo membership.
Naturally, since it focuses on health and wellness, the Halo Band packs a heart rate monitor, a temperature sensor, and an accelerometer. Also, it's water-resistant and the battery should last up to seven days (it fully charges in less than 90 minutes).
As far as the Amazon Halo app goes, it contains five main features: activity, sleep, body, tone, and labs. Each provides Halo Band users with all sorts of useful health and wellness information such as: intensity and duration of movement, medical guidelines, skin temperature while sleeping, time spent in various phases of sleep, body fat percentage, and even the level of one's positivity determined by measuring the user's voice tone.
Those interested can choose from three fabric band colors at launch, with fabric and silicone sports bands available in 15 additional colors.