Halo View is Amazon’s new wearable fitness band with a screen

A year ago, Amazon announced its first fitness wearable, the Amazon Halo, and now it is expanding on that market with the new Halo View. Unlike the first Halo product, the Halo view has a color AMOLED display and doesn’t have any voice capabilities.

Halo View monitors the usual assortment of biometric data, including heart rate, blood oxygen level, and temperature. It can also do sleep tracking if worn at night and, of course, step counting. When paired to a phone, it can also silently alert you of notifications by way of its haptic feedback motor.

Amazon says its battery will last 7 days on a full charge. That full charge will take only 90 minutes to top off from dead. It comes with a 12-month subscription to Amazon’s new Halo fitness membership service, which will normally cost $3.99 per month. The service provides advanced features like body composition scanning, activity points system, sleep analysis, and more.

Halo View will cost $79.99, but it is not yet available to pre-order. A release date has not been given but Amazon says it will arrive before the holidays. it comes in two band sizes and there will be several band colors and materials to choose from.

3 comments
  1. Zeric says:

    I’ll be interested in the details of what it can do without a subscription as ~$4/month is a bit much.

    Hopefully the functions that most people use don’t require the subscription. Prime members should get the advanced functions at a significantly reduced price (like $15/year).

    • Zeric says:

      I got one, tried it for a month and returned it. Numerous issues. It has issues syncing and always took multiple tries. The app was not well planned and was not configurable on how data is displayed. There is an option to download the raw data so you can write your own post-processing, however they email you a like hours later with the data. I could never get the link to work. There is no way to access the data through a PC app which I would much prefer. It does a terrible job tracking sleep if your sleep schedule in not typical, it produced completely bogus results. It turns on the display far too often when you move your wrist and causes a lot of battery drain, at least you can disable the function so it won’t turn on the display with movement. It counts steps, but can’t determine distance, and even the step count seems off by some margin. Nice idea, but it’s only half baked, maybe in a couple years there will be a 2.0 version.

  2. Beckie says:

    I am very interested in this as I have been putting off upgrading my cracked-screen-broken-Bluetooth Fitbit Charge 2 due to the expense.

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