Amazon has introduced the Amazon Halo cloud service and the Amazon Halo Band fitness bracelet, which are designed to monitor the health of the user.
Amazon Halo Band and Amazon Halo service work in conjunction. Halo Band differs from modern bracelets in that it does not have a screen, and all the information is displayed in the application on the smartphone. It has an accelerometer, a temperature sensor, a heart rate scanner and a pair of microphones that can be muted.
“Health is much more than just the number of steps you take in a day or how many hours you sleep. Amazon Halo combines the latest advances in medicine, high-precision data collected with Halo Band sensors, and state-of-the-art artificial intelligence to offer a more comprehensive approach to improving your health and well-being. ” — says Maulik Majmudar (Maulik Majmudar), chief physician of Amazon Halo.
The system takes into account the nature and intensity of movements, as well as movement, heart rate and skin temperature during sleep, after which everything is translated into points according to the recommendations of the American Heart Association.
You can also assess the condition of your body: the photos will be analyzed using computer vision and machine learning. The result is a 3D model of the body with the percentage of fat and body mass index.
In addition, the AI will be able to assess your voice in terms of energy and positivity. This way you will be able to understand how your voice sounds to others and when you are rude without noticing it.
Amazon Halo also offers workouts and recommendations. All data is confidential and will be deleted from the company’s servers after analysis and receipt of the result.
The bracelet is protected from water, withstands dives to a depth of 50 meters. One charge will suffice for 7 days of operation with the voice recognition function disabled or for 2 days with the function enabled. It takes about 90 minutes to fully charge.
Initially, Amazon Halo will cost $ 65, over time the price will rise to $ 100. This price includes a six-month subscription to Amazon Halo, after which membership is automatically renewed for $ 4 per month. Without a subscription, access to the features will be restricted.
The bracelet will be available in three sizes and three color versions of the capsule (Onyx, Silver, Rose Gold). So far, there are three colors of straps to choose from, but then add new colors. Fabric straps can be purchased for $ 19.99, silicone — for $ 15.99.