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As a part of the Amazon fall event hosted by the tech giant earlier today, Amazon has announced a new generation of Halo Watch: the Halo View.
The new iteration of Amazon’s wearable device features a plethora of upgrades, namely that integrated AMOLED touch screen which will show the user tracking features such as heart rate, intensive workout tracking, and time. In addition to these features, the Halo will also monitor sleep tracking and blood oxygen levels, as well as show notifications on the screen. It will also include waterproofing for optimized fitness use.
Similar aesthetically to the Fitbit Charger line, its price point is cheaper than Fitbit and the original Halo Watch at $80. While it’s only been announced in three colors so far, consumers can expect a host of other colors in the silicone wristbands and will include leather and metallic options in the future.
In conjunction with the wearable, Amazon also announced a series of apps that will collaborate with the device’s tracking features to boost health benefits. Amazon also announced Halo Fitness, and will include studio workouts that coincide with the workout tracking. Users can also expect Halo Nutrition to drop sometime in early 2022. similar to Halo Fitness, Halo Nutrition will help monitor the user’s nutrition in conjunction with Fitness to ensure that on top of a healthy activity level, the user’s nutrition is monitored to boost health benefits.
It’s also important to note that the Halo View will require a Halo subscription program in order to function at its full capability. Without it, users can expect to record activity sessions, steps, heart rate, and calories burned. More in-depth analysis of movement score, body composition, and sleep scoring will require the subscription. Amazon announced today that with the purchase of a Halo consumers will receive six months of Halo subscription for free. After that, according to the Halo Watch page, the subscription is $3.99 monthly.
Announced last year, the first iteration of the Halo Watch focused on targeting health and fitness goals without a touch screen, and retailed for $99. The new model is expected to release in time for the holidays.