Yurij Mikhalevich
March 19, 2023

Amazon Halo Band One Year Later

It’s been over a year since I started using the Amazon Halo fitness band. It’s a good time interval to reevaluate and comment on whether my assessment of the fitness tracker made a year ago still holds.

Let’s reiterate why I chose Amazon Halo a year ago and see whether it still stands true. I needed a fitness tracker that…

…has a minimalistic, modern design

This still holds true as the Amazon Halo’s design remains one of the best in the market.

…doesn’t have a screen

Not surprisingly, this point didn’t change, too.

…has a decent battery life

The tracker lasts four-five days easily. Sometimes, I forget when I charged it last time, this is how long it last. It is worth noting that I don’t use the tone analysis feature. Enabling this feature cuts the battery life to about two days.

…has decent sleep tracking

I didn’t make a scientific comparison with other trackers, but from a subjective point of view, Amazon Halo produces accurate and detailed sleep reports.

…has basic activity tracking

It satisfies my requirements in this department perfectly. Though, it ranks my activity too high at times. Fifty points for a 3-4 hours weekend walk through the city, given that 150 points are a weekly goal? Come on; this makes fulfilling this goal very easy.

I was initially concerned about the durability of the fabric band. However, it’s still in good condition after a year of daily use — I took this post’s cover picture a few days ago. The band also survived a few swimming sessions in the Mediterranean sea — I am comfortable swimming with the band in the salty sea waters and taking it to the shower with me.

To conclude, I hope this updated review helps you make an informed decision about the Amazon Halo fitness band. It’s unfortunate to see that it has only received a rating of 3.7 out of 5 stars on Amazon. I believe more companies should develop similar gadgets.

Builds the future at Lightning AI, creator of the Move Fast and Break Things community of software engineers, DeepLearning.AI mentor, creator of rclip, writes about tech, software engineering, books, what to watch, and beyond, practices creative writing and captures moments through photography
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