Amazon announces Alexa is coming to headphones, smartwatches and fitness trackers

Amazon announces Alexa is coming to headphones, smartwatches and fitness trackers
One of the best voice-activated assistants, Alexa will be implemented in devices other than smart speakers, Amazon confirmed recently. The US giant announced it will soon release the Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit, which will allow developers to bring Alexa to portable devices like headphones, smartwatches and fitness trackers.

According to Amazon, the new kit enables developers to integrate Alexa in portable devices without having to perform serious coding. Apparently, Bluetooth-enabled devices built with the new kit can connect directly to the Alexa Voice Service (AVS) via the Amazon Alexa app for Android and iOS.

Here are some of the first companies that want to put Alexa inside their products: Bose, Jabra, iHome, Beyerdynamic, Bower, and Wilkins.

Furthermore, Amazon announced companies that build Wi-Fi products will be able to continue to integrate Alexa directly into their connected devices using the tools from Alexa Voice Service (AVS), so there's no change in regards with that.


Basically, Alexa will soon make its way into wearable Bluetooth devices, which will seriously increase the voice-activated assistant's market share. Amazon says the new Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit will be available later this year, so it's unclear when exactly we'll be able to purchase the new Bluetooth-enabled wearable devices featuring Alexa.

source: Amazon
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