Amazon Halo View goes for $79.99, adds fitness, nutrition services

Amazon's Halo View is an upgrade for the fitness tracker, but the real focus for Amazon is offering more health services.

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Amazon is rolling out its next phase of being a health wearable player with Halo View, a fitness tracker with a display, as well as a series of services for workouts and nutrition.

A year ago, Amazon launched Halo with a $3.99 monthly subscription with programs, workouts, meditation tools and tracking. The first Halo band was built to be distraction free, but it has added a screen.

Halo View has a display to metrics, live tracking, 7-day battery life and sports band colors and options. Halo View will run for $79.99 with a year subscription.

Amazon is also launching Halo Fitness for workouts. Halo Fitness along with Halo View will be available later this year. Amazon is also launching a Halo Nutrition service that will be included in the Halo membership.

I was a customer of the first Halo and found it interesting. I noted it was sometimes delightfully creepy and even a work tool.

The catch is that it wasn't interesting enough to warrant wearing two devices or replace my Garmin Fenix. With workouts and a nutrition service, the Halo subscription will offer more value. Amazon's challenge is that there's only so much room on the wrist for fitness trackers. Amazon's workaround is offering a compelling $3.99 a month set of services to get you into the Halo fold.

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Key points about Halo View include:

  • AMOLED color display.
  • Halo Fitness and Halo Nutrition, available in January 2022, bundled into Halo membership.
  • Optical sensor for heart rate and blood oxygen monitoring.
  • Integration with Alexa.
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