I’ll admit I like gadgets and tech of many kinds. I’m even trying to figure out which smartwatch – or wearable depending on who you are – to get. I’m torn about the Apple Watch. I’m a big fan of Apple, but damn that thing is pricey!
Recently, Amazon introduced a new wearable to the market called Halo.
When I saw what this thing is being advertised to do? I immediately questioned things. Most importantly, I asked, “How far is too far?”
Call me a conspiracy theorist, but in all honesty, do we not have enough products around us at all times that are constantly listening and collecting massive amounts of data?
Enough of that; what about that new Amazon Halo wearable?
Here’s a list of features if you will:
- No screen but does have LED lights and 2 microphones
- Water resistant
- It tracks motion, heart rate, sleep phases and skin temperature while sleeping
- Battery that is designed to last up to 7 days
- Only available as part of a subscription service
This wearable is all about health. Despite the minimal monthly subscription cost for the app, the features being touted are pretty rich.
But the part that is concerning to me is that it is always listening. The Halo is trying to listen to your mood to help track them. I’ve had a few reservations about how many Amazon devices are around that are listening.
Amazon is all about data collection. I get that.
Am I crazy for asking, “How far is too far?”