How different is Amazon’s Halo View from the Fitbit Charge 5?

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Amazon’s upcoming fitness tracker will arrive later this year

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If recent headlines were any indication, Amazon’s fall hardware event was all about Amazon’s upcoming home robot, the Astro, and its new home surveillance drone. Buried in the flood of announcements, however, was the Halo View, an $80 fitness tracker that bears a striking resemblance to the recently released Fitbit Charge 5. The similarities become more apparent when you consider the View’s new display and your ability to track. Heart rate and sleep quality. In many ways, it looks like Amazon has created a Fitbit Charge 5-like wearable at a price point that makes it more accessible. or did?

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We analyzed both to find out. we have yet to test it hello seeNote, however, that the comparison below is based on the View’s specs and our practical review of the Fitbit Charge 5. We’ll dig even deeper once we get our hands on the new wearable.

Fitbit Charge 5 vs Amazon Halo View

Specification fitbit charge 5 amazon hello view
Specification fitbit charge 5 amazon hello view
cost $179.99 $79.95
maximum battery life for seven days for seven days
Shape 35.8mm x 22.7mm x 12.5mm TBD
weight 28 grams Small band and capsule: 20.6 g, Large band and capsule: 21.85 g
device compatibility iOS 12.2+ or Android OS 8.0+ iOS 12.0+ or ​​Android OS 7.0+
display type amoled amoled
display size rectangular rectangular
Display Size 21.8mm x 14.7mm TBD
always on display Yes No
band color steel blue / platinum, black / graphite, moon white / gold Active Black, Lavender Dream, Sage Green
band size Small: Fits Wrist 129.5mm – 170.2mm, Large: Fits Wrist 170.2mm – 210.8mm Small/Medium: 129.5mm to 195.6mm, Medium/Large: 160mm to 226.1mm
haptic feedback Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes yes bluetooth 5.0
GPS Yes No
SMS notifications Yes Yes
contactless payment Yes No
water resistant yes, up to 50 meters yes, up to 50 meters
accelerometer Yes Yes
heart rate monitor Yes Yes
SpO2 Monitor Yes Yes
ECG Monitor coming soon No

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Fitbit Charge 5 (left) and Halo View (right).
Image: Amazon / Fitbit

A (minor) difference in design

Like the Fitbit Charge 5, the Amazon Halo Band’s follow-up is essentially a bracelet with a rectangular body and a color AMOLED display, equipped with haptic feedback. However, the scene also has a digital home button. It’s something the Fitbit Charge 5 lacks, which my colleague Jay Peters found making the return to the homescreen particularly challenging. Amazon hasn’t revealed specific dimensions for the View yet, but we do know it’s slightly lighter than the Charge 5. The smaller band and capsule weigh 20.6 grams, while the larger band and capsule weigh 21.85 grams. In contrast, according to Fitbit, the Charge 5 weighs 28 grams and is 10 percent thinner than its predecessor. Amazon hasn’t revealed how thin the View is or the size of its screen, however, we do know that the Charge 5 has a 21.8 x 14.7-millimeter display, which we found to be too small.

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