Amazon is entering the health wearable business with a fitness band which listens to a person’s voice to analyse their emotions.
The device comes part of a subscription service called Halo and has no screen and notifications like other fitness trackers on the market.
It is launching in the US initially with no word on whether it will be rolled out globally as yet.
The tech giant says the platform uses AI-powered health features and “multiple advanced sensors” that provide insight into overall wellness, viewable from a dedicated app.
These include an accelerometer, a temperature sensor, a heart rate monitor, two microphones, an LED indicator light, and a button to turn the microphones on or off.
Tone, as the voice sensoring feature is called, uses machine learning to analyse energy and positivity in the wearer’s voice, allowing them to “better understand how they may sound to others, helping improve their