Looking for a new tool to delve deeper into wellness technology? Perhaps you’ve been eyeing Amazon’s Halo Rise, slated for release in late 2022, and wondering if it’s worth your cash. Is it an exciting new device you’d love to use to track your sleep or a silly gimmick? Let’s examine Halo Rise to help you make the right call on whether to buy or not.
How does Amazon Halo Rise work?
Amazon says there are three key features that set the Amazon Halo Rise apart from other products on the market: contactless sleep monitoring using radio waves, lighting integration, and environmental data monitoring.
Unlike wearable Amazon Halo View devices, which can track movement, sleep, and even the tone of your voice, the Amazon Halo Rise automatically starts tracking your sleep as soon as you get into bed. gives. It uses radar – a no-contact, low-energy sensor that emits and receives low-power radio signals – your movement and respiration to determine when you’re in bed Track and monitor patterns. The device also uses sensors to measure movement and distance.
However, the use of radio waves for motion monitoring is insufficient to determine how well you are sleeping or when you should wake up to feel as rested as possible. So Amazon has gone a step further. Halo Rise not only monitors the rise and fall of your body during sleep, but also sleep stages throughout the night by leveraging a large clinical data set to analyze breathing patterns along with sleep stages tracks.
It’s important to remember that the Halo Rise is only designed to track one person’s sleep. The device will only detect you if your dog jumps on the bed or if you share your bed with another person. However, it is possible to use two devices to track different people in the same bed.
You may be skeptical about the accuracy of sleep tracking based on radio waves. Amazon’s press release claims that its machine learning algorithms have been trained and validated against polysomnography, a type of sleep study and a diagnostic tool used in sleep medicine that measures brain waves, blood oxygen levels, and blood pressure. Records levels, heart rate, breathing, and eye and leg movements. Electrodes are placed on a person’s head.
Halo Rise seeks to replicate this data depth using ambient sensors at home, potentially making this type of information more accessible and usable by more people.
Halo Rise Smart Alarm & Wake-up Light
Other features of Halo Rise include the device’s Smart Alarm, which monitors your sleep stages throughout the night and is designed to wake you up at the ideal time – when it will be easiest for you to wake up.
Smart Alarm works differently than most other alarms. Instead of beeping, ringing, or playing your favorite song at a specific hour and minute, the device senses when you’re in the lightest stage of sleep within a set “wake window,” which starts 30 minutes before the scheduled alarm. It happens. This maximizes the time you’re able to spend in bed, while giving you the opportunity to wake up when your body and mind are most ready to wake up.
To improve the waking up experience, the smart alarm is supported by the device’s built-in wake-up light, which Amazon says simulates the colors and gradual brightness of a sunrise. This creates a natural and smooth waking up experience that leaves you feeling refreshed and ready to start the day. For those extra heavy sleepers, there’s even an audible smart alarm just in case.
As soon as your sleep is complete, Halo Rise will provide a detailed sleep summary. Summary includes a visual representation of the time spent in each stage of sleep—REM, light, and deep sleep—as well as a proprietary sleep score and information about your sleep environment including temperature, humidity, and ambient light.
These details provide a glimpse into the conditions that lead to your deepest and most restful sleep, helping you identify which environmental variables you need to change to improve the quality and duration of your sleep. Can
Unsurprisingly, Amazon’s new smart device is compatible with many of the company’s other smart home products. By connecting Hello Rise to a compatible Echo device, you can ask Alexa how well you slept. You can sync Halo Rise with Alexa to wake you up to your favorite song or turn on other smart lights in your living space.
Amazon’s approach to privacy
Smart home technology can present security risks, so privacy should always be a concern when devices in your home collect personal information. Amazon says that privacy is a key pillar of the Halo Rise experience.