Amazon Unveils Bedside Device That Tracks Sleep Patterns – Morning Journal

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NEW YORK (AP) — Soon, your bedside Amazon device may know if you’re asleep.

The e-commerce and technology giant announced Wednesday that it will launch a device that tracks sleep patterns without a wristband later this year.

The device, called Halo Rise, uses contactless sensors and artificial intelligence to measure a user’s movement and breathing patterns, allowing the device to track sleep stages during the night, the Seattle-based company said. rice field. According to Amazon, the device “does not include a camera or microphone.” The price is $139.99.

Halo Rise will be the latest device in Amazon’s Halo line, which includes a fitness tracker that can track physical activity and sleep patterns. According to Amazon, the device can connect with virtual assistant Alexa, allowing users to wake up to their favorite songs and a light that “simulates the colors of a sunrise and a gradually increasing light.”

The new device highlights the company’s constant move to integrate its technology into consumers’ lives and extend its reach into wellness. The company’s healthcare ambitions have grown over the years, most recently with his plans to acquire primary care organization One Medical for $3.9 billion. The transaction is currently under review by the Federal Trade Commission.

Amazon, which faces scrutiny over how it handles consumer data, was quick to ensure information on Halo Rise devices was kept safe on Wednesday, saying, “Health data is encrypted in transit and stored in the cloud. increase”.

“Amazon Halo health data is not used for marketing, product recommendations, or advertising and is never sold,” the company said.

Separately, Amazon said it will release a new Kindle Scribe. This is the first Kindle consumer burnable product. We also plan to add more features to our Ring doorbell camera, home robot Astro, and release new Echo devices.

https://www.morningjournal.com/2022/10/08/amazon-unveils-bedside-device-that-tracks-sleeping-patterns/ Amazon Unveils Bedside Device That Tracks Sleep Patterns – Morning Journal

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