Amazon starts notifying early access users for its fitness band Halo

Amazon Halo

Users who signed up for the new Amazon Halo fitness band on the day of the announcement are receiving notifications today to order their Halo device.

If you were selected for the early access program, you can now buy the new Amazon Halo for $64.99 + tax. The 35% discount from its original price of $99 is only available for a limited period.Amazon Halo early request notifications


This price does not include the cost of the monthly membership costs. 

Membership includes body composition, tone of voice analysis, sleep & activity tracking, and more which is free for 6 months. After the initial 6 months period, it auto-renews at $3.99/month + tax.  

The Amazon Halo product launch has been plagued with many criticisms around concerns around privacy, particularly with the body composition and voice analysis features.

According to Amazon, If you choose to enable Tone, a voice profile is required and helps Halo analyze only your voice. You can turn off the mics at any time with the mute button on the band. And your speech samples are deleted automatically after being processed so no one ever hears them.

The company also adds that user’s Body Composition images are processed in the cloud then automatically deleted so no one but the user sees them. Bottom line, you can disable both these features if you have privacy concerns and still take advantage of the numerous other health monitoring and fitness offerings that Amazon is gearing up to provide via its Halo band.

One would assume that the 100+ expert developed programs offered via reputable providers such as Mayo clinic and American heart association justify the monthly subscription cost of the platform.If you choose not to continue your membership, you’ll retain access to basic sleep time, heart rate, and step tracking which is not a bad deal for $65.

UPDATE: Amazon no longer supports Halo products, including the Halo Band, Halo View, and Halo Rise. Beginning on August 1, 2023, these products and the Amazon Halo app won’t work.

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Sudz Niel Kar
I am a technologist with years of experience with Apple and wearOS products, have a BS in Computer Science and an MBA specializing in emerging tech, and owned the popular site AppleToolBox. In my day job, I advise Fortune 500 companies with their digital transformation strategies and also consult with numerous digital health startups in an advisory capacity. I'm VERY interested in exploring the digital health and fitness-tech evolution and keeping a close eye on patents, FDA approvals, strategic partnerships, and developments happening in the wearables and digital health sector. When I'm not writing or presenting, I run with my Apple Watch Ultra or Samsung Galaxy Watch and closely monitor my HRV and other recovery metrics.


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