Wyze announced that it is working on a fitness tracker with Alexa integration
Wyze is known for its low-cost security and home products, will this follow that trend?
Wyze, a company best known for its security cameras and smart home objects, is developing a fitness tracker with Alexa integration. There is no current release date, but it was announced in a post from Wyze discussing 2020, so it is probably safe to assume the company is looking for a 2020 release.
With Wyze ending the year with a data breach, Wyze’s roadmap obviously includes security highlight, but nestled between security news and camera updates, was the announcement the company was working on a fitness band. Will consumers turned off by the company’s security issues be willing to come back for a fitness band or will they stick to companies like Fitbit for their fitness needs?
As for features, news is pretty light, but expect a lot of basic fitness tracker features. Heart rate, step, and sleep monitoring are all included, as well as Alexa integrations that allow you to control not only your other Wyze products but anything that uses Alexa. Additional reports note that Wyze integration will be a huge aspect of the tracker, with various visuals and prompts being displayed on the tracker’s screen.
There’s currently no price on the Wyze tracker, but considering the prices of other Wyze products, it should be very affordable. It will be interesting to see where that is in comparison to something like the Fitbit Versa 2.
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Disclosure: Wyze was a past client of EZPR, a media relations firm where Kevin, KnowTechie’s editor-in-chief, holds a position. However, he did not participate in this post’s writing, editing, or publishing. He remains unbiased and independent in his role at KnowTechie.