Amazon & # 39; s Alexa-powered Echo Buds earphones have a hidden fitness tracking feature that lets you record your workouts in the future, software reveals
- Amazon & # 39; s new Alexa Echo Buds earphones may be able to follow your training
- The Echo Buds are speech-driven, which means that users can perform various tasks
- Ultrasound earphones cost £ 119 ($ 129.99) and act as a direct competitor for Apple
The new Alexa Echo Buds earphones from Amazon, released yesterday in the US, may hide a & # 39; track workout & # 39; feature that may be announced soon.
The Echo earbuds cost £ 119 ($ 129.99) and work as a direct competitor to other popular products such as Apple & AirPods that cost £ 249 ($ 249) for a pair with similar noise canceling technology.
Among the remarkable features, including integration with the Alexa Amazon voice assistant, tech enthusiasts now believe that the tops have the ability to keep up with fitness training.
This can distinguish them from competitors as one of the first to have built-in tracking technology in earbuds.
The Echo Buds are speech-driven, which means that users can perform various tasks.
The Echo earbuds (pictured) cost £ 119 ($ 129.99) and work as a direct competitor to other popular products such as Apple's AirPods that cost £ 249 ($ 249)
Essentially all you can do with Amazon's Echo Smart Speaker can be done with the earbuds, including playing music, checking the weather and more.
They still have to be released in the UK Amazon store and do not have a UK release date, but will appear on the website with the message & # 39; coming soon & # 39 ;.
Although reports from CNBC have suggested that an update named & # 39; Puget & # 39; may contain the health and fitness tracker in the coming months, Amazon has yet to confirm its existence.
Fitbit was purchased by Google last week for a whopping $ 2.1 billion
A track workout function was discovered on a test unit of the Echo Buds in combination with the Amazon Alexa app by testers from CNBC who believe that the function is in a development phase.
MailOnline has contacted Amazon for comments.
Amazon has not yet joined the fitness monitor, dominated by Apple Watch and Fitbit, but has a team dedicated to health and well-being within Alexa.
CNBC claimed that the device had encouraged them to follow a workout with the words & # 39; Alexa, start a workout & # 39; to say.
A big selling point for the Echo Buds is undoubtedly the noise canceling function of the headphones that uses algorithms developed by Bose to block external sound.
To activate the function, the buttons can be double-taped and again to switch the function off.
This technology also helps the device to understand a user's command in the midst of ambient noise that can occur in the environment.
Apple has unveiled its long-awaited AirPods Pro earbuds with noise reduction and immersive sound functionality
& # 39; Each earphone has two outdoor microphones and an indoor microphone that work together to reduce ambient noise so that Alexa can tell you if you are walking to school, during your lunch break or traveling home on the train, & # 39; the company said in a release.
& # 39; All you have to do is ask to hear your favorite playlist, find the nearest coffee shop, or order one. & # 39;
Amazon says the tops have a battery life of five hours and charge via a mini USB. That lifespan can be extended to 20 hours with a supplied case – one that is considerably larger than a container that is supplied with Apple & # 39; s AirPods.
As noted by The Verge's Dieter Bohn, the use of micro-USB instead of USB-C could eventually become a problem for first-generation buds if the connection continues to expire.
AMAZON ECHO BUDS
- Immersive sound
- Hands-free with Alexa
- Access to other assistants, including Siri or Google Assistant
- Up to 20 hours of battery with the charging cassette
- Adjustable fit
- Exercise ready: sweat resistant
- Get guided training or order a taxi
- Available on Amazon.com
- Costs £ 119 ($ 129.99)
APPLE AIRPODS PRO
- Immersive sound
- Transparency mode
- Available in three different sizes
- Tips are designed with flexible silicone
- Sweat and water resistant
- Deliver more than 24 hours of listening time or more than 18 hours of speaking time
- Available today at Apple.com
- Cost: £ 249 ($ 249)
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