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Amazon's Halo fitness band can now share your heart rate with third-party devices

Starting today, you can choose to let the wearable fitness tracker share your live heart rate data with supported third-party apps and devices.

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Update, Sept. 28, 2021: Amazon announced several new Echo and Ring devices during the annual fall product launch event. We also got a first look at several new health-related products, including the Halo View fitness tracker and two health platforms: Halo Nutrition and Halo Fitness. Original story follows.

Amazon's Halo fitness band is a wearable that's designed to track everything from your movement and sleep patterns to your body fat and tone of voice. The Halo tracks your live heart rate, too -- and starting Thursday, you can choose to share that live heart rate data with supported third-party apps and devices, including fitness gear from NordicTrack, Openfit and Clmbr.

Connections like that should allow you to display your live heart rate on a supported machine while you get in a workout, or track your heart rate over time in a supported fitness app. It's another step toward expanding the Halo's versatility; earlier this summer, Amazon added a new phone camera-enabled movement tracker designed to analyze your flexibility.

To enable heart rate sharing, open the Halo app on your Android or iOS device, head to Settings > Heart Rate Sharing, and while wearing the Halo, turn the heart rate setting on.

The information contained in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as health or medical advice. Always consult a physician or other qualified health provider regarding any questions you may have about a medical condition or health objectives.