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Amazon's weird Halo band is now available if you want to pay $4/month for fitness tracking

Amazon's weird Halo band is now available if you want to pay $4/month for fitness tracking

Fitness trackers have been around for a while now, but Amazon started testing its first fitness-focused wearable earlier this year. It can measure body fat percentage, analyze the tone of your voice, and it's available now for an initial $99.99 along with a $3.99 monthly fee — but the real cost might be your privacy.

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Amazon's new Halo fitness tracker can use your phone's camera to measure body fat percentage, and tell you if your 'tone' is negative

Amazon's new Halo fitness tracker can use your phone's camera to measure body fat percentage, and tell you if your 'tone' is negative

Though it's a bit late to the party, Amazon is entering the competitive fitness tracker space with its new Halo Band wearable and corresponding Halo app — complete with a subscription service, because you need another one of those. Amazon's version takes a decidedly low-tech angle compared to other options on the market, skipping the screen for a bunch of sensors, a benefit that provides up to seven-day battery life. It'll even use a microphone to record your "Tone" throughout the day and determine the "energy and positivity in a customer’s voice," and the app can use its camera to measure your body fat percentage.

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