This Wednesday (28), Amazon presented the Halo Rise, a new device that brings together different features to help people understand and improve their sleep. According to the company, the device will not depend on wristbands or batteries to work – just go to bed and the “magic” will happen.
Amazon claims the Halo Rise has no cameras or microphones. In fact, it uses low-energy sensor technology to detect movement and breathing patterns. It then uses machine learning to translate that data into sleep stages.
After a night’s rest, the Halo app will show how much time the user spent in each stage of sleep (REM, light and deep). In addition, it will also provide a score to assess the duration and quality of rest.
The device, however, will only track the sleep of the person closest to it. Amazon says it has tested the technology in many different settings: with two and more people in the same bed, with pets, with young, old and people of different body types.
When the user does not want their sleep monitored, there is an option to put Halo Rise on standby. Thus, the sensor used to perform the task is deactivated until it is activated again.
The gadget will also work with Alexa, and can be used with a compatible Echo device so that the user wakes up to a song of their choice or set up routines with the personal assistant — such as dimming the lights at a certain time, for example.
Minimalist design that promises efficiency
The Halo Rise is formed by a circular plastic disk supported on a stainless steel support. It has a digital clock, a small alarm speaker and a semicircle of 300 lux LEDs.
By the way, this panel works as a wake-up light. According to Amazon, it can gradually increase in the morning, simulating sunrise.
However, the buttons on Halo Rise allow you to adjust the brightness of your light, and can even start a sunset simulation, where the lights gradually dim and snooze the alarm.
Inside, it has sensors capable of measuring the temperature, humidity and light levels of a room. If he feels that a room is too hot for optimal sleep, for example, an alert will be issued.
User data privacy
As much as the device sends some of its data, such as the breathing pattern, to Amazon’s servers, the company claims that everything is encrypted and stored in the cloud.
According to the company, there is no reason to worry: everything is automatically deleted from their systems after 10 days.
The giant adds that Halo’s health data is never used for marketing, product recommendations or advertising. In addition, you can download or delete your information at any time via the Halo app.
price and availability
According to Amazon, the device will be available later this year, but only in the United States. When released, Halo Rise will cost $140. Included in this price is 6 months of Halo subscription.
This service has a library of meditations, exercise videos and healthy recipes. If the user decides not to renew the subscription after the period offered, it will still be possible to use Halo Rise and check the sleep score and stages.
With information: Amazon