Amazon Halo View is Now Available

Posted on December 8, 2021 by Paul Thurrott in Wearables with 5 Comments

Amazon’s new health tracker is now available, offering a choice of bands and a full year of the Halo subscription membership for $79.99. It joins the original Halo wearable, which was screenless and came with some quirky features.

“Customers tell us Halo is having a meaningful impact on their lives, offering important insights and tools they need to meet their health goals,” Amazon vice president Melissa Cha said when the firm first announced Halo View. “We’re excited to add even more to Halo, with new experiences to help members work out and nourish their bodies, plus Halo View, a new fitness tracker that adds a display, lowers the price, and comes bundled with a full year of Halo membership included for just $79.99.”

Halo View can be had with an Active Black, Lavender Dream, or Sage Green sport band, and additional bands are available as well. It tracks health metrics like heart rate, activity, and sleep, and offers on-demand blood oxygen levels. And you can receive text message notifications, start live workouts, and get movement reminders right on the device. Halo also provides movement assessments, daily meditations, recipes, and more through the Halo mobile app, and it works with Alexa: you can ask any Alexa-enabled device to give you your health summary, activity score, sleep quality, and more.

After the first year is up, the Halo membership with auto-renew at $3.99 per month. Obviously, this device significantly undercuts similar Fitbit devices—the similar Fitbit Luxe is $149.95—and the Fitbit Premium service, which costs $9.99 per month or $79.99 per year. Whether it can meet or exceed those offerings is, of course, unknown right now. But you can learn more from the Amazon website.

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5 responses to “Amazon Halo View is Now Available”

  1. christianwilson

    I took a leap of faith and bought one of these for my wife as a Christmas present. She wants to start paying more attention to her sleep as well as general activity. We've had Fitbits in the past but Amazon was selling these for $50 if you pre-ordered.

    I have no idea how well this thing is going to function, or if she will even like it, but the price was low enough that I figured it wouldn't hurt to try.

  2. Bart

    Amazon getting a cheap ride of the Halo Infinite release today?

  3. chrisg101

    Anyone know if it has ANT+ capabilities so it can connect with a Peloton (or alike)?

  4. beckoningeagle

    Does it come in Master Chief edition? Does it have Coop?