- Great for budget-minded fitness enthusiasts
- Light and comfortable to wear
- Accurate pedometer
- Some issues with sleep tracking, but overall a good product
- Replacement bands are plentiful and cheap
- Great for overall health and actionable insights
- Music is a nice addition
- 2042 and Halo have performance issues on launch
- Matt Booty is garbage at management
- Shame that Halo is the only new 1st party game releasing this entire year
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One of the primary drawbacks from the Active was the short battery life. Having to take off your smartwatch and charge it every day or so makes it hard to get into the habit of actually wearing the darn thing. If you don't use the Tone feature (more on that in a moment), the Halo lasts a good 3-4 days per charge. That's fine, but with no display of any sort, no GPS, and a lack of other common sensors, it seems as though Amazon's engineers should have been able to get a week out of this thing, at least
As a basic movement and sleep tracker I found it operates on par with similar devices
Also you can not stream the labs to a TV, so watching them on your phone sucks to be honest. Also the workouts in the labs you can probably find for free on youtube if you really wanted to.
I think one design improvement is to have a swap-able battery so you can charge one and have one on the band. Although this is not a huge deal for me as the charging is pretty fast but some might find it important
Other sleep stuff:
I’m a good sleeper already, so I don’t pay a ton of attention to the sleep aid stuff they have, but my husband uses it when he can’t fall asleep even though he doesn’t wear the band! Seeing the sleep stats each morning is pretty interesting to me though, and I look them over when I eat breakfast.
I don’t like smart watches, and I don’t want a watch face.
Other negative things I’ve seen claim it’s bulky and has to be worn super tight or it clanks around. Absolutely not true
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