Amazon is rounding on the competitors with a brand new line of good house and safety gadgets that takes goal at Google and Apple. Thewas stuffed with surprises on Tuesday, together with (extra beneath). Most of the new merchandise will launch later this 12 months and require an invite to preorder. Amazon’s new options and gadgets additionally embrace Halo Vitamin for the up to date , and the new visible ID and customized sounds.
We’ll additionally name out Amazon’s $250is lastly prepared for preorder a 12 months after it was first introduced. It will possibly fly deliberate routes to indicate you what is occurring at house, particularly while you’re away. (Be aware that the Ring line has been about .) And the is Amazon’s first for the Blink line.
We’ll break down what’s out there for preorder and one of the best options (to this point) that Amazon introduced. Heads up, most merchandise require an invite to preorder and can launch later this 12 months — we embrace the invitation hyperlink the place out there.
Astro is a brand new robotic that brings AI to your house. You may sign-up to request an invitation right this moment and Astro will ship later this 12 months. It is an lovable robotic that follows voice instructions and regulate your house with its periscope digicam. Astro can present a dwell view by way of the cellular app, so you possibly can verify on your house while you’re away. Astro works with Alexa Collectively and Ring Defend Professional, and comes with a six-month free trial of the latter. However Amazon would not sacrifice privateness with this house robotic. Astro comes with these options:
- No-go zones
- Don’t disturb options
- Alexa’s commonplace privateness options
Amazon partnered with Honeywell Home to create an Energy Star-certified smart thermostat that competes with Nest. Most customers may be able to get the thermostat for free after utility rebates. It’s an Alexa-enabled thermostat that supports routines and automatically adjusts temperatures. It’s available for preorder now and will ship starting Nov. 4. Here are a few of the top features you can look forward to:
- Control the thermostat using the Alexa app or voice commands
- An energy dashboard to breakdown your usage on your Echo device or the Alexa app
- Thermostat Hunches to automatically adjust the temperature
Amazon’s new Echo Show is bigger than later models. Now, it comes with a 15.6-inch display and only comes in one color — black. However, you can mount it on the wall or place it on a stand. The newest model now has facial recognition for personalized alerts and more when the hub recognizes your face, tightening the competition with Apple. It also comes with personalized to-do lists, like Google’s Hub Max. But the Echo Show 15 comes with a few highly anticipated features.
- Custom sounds that allow Alexa to listen to specific noises in your home
- Visual ID to give you more customized calendars and reminders
- Customizable Alexa widgets
You’ll need to sign up to receive an invite to preorder the Echo Show 15.
The Amazon Glow is a brand new kid-friendly smart device that’s much different from the Echo Glow. Kids can use the video screen to chat with long-distance family and friends. It includes a silicone mat to read, play and draw with loved ones. You’ll also get a one-year subscription to Amazon Kids+ for access to digital books, games and more. Best of all, the Amazon Glow comes with a 2-year worry-free guarantee if you happen to break it. You can request an invite to the Glow program today.
- Games and activities from Mattel, Disney, Nickelodeon and Sesame Street
- Pre-approved contacts using the Amazon Glow app
- Camera with privacy shutter
The Halo View is a new addition to Amazon’s Halo family. The latest Amazon fitness tracker has a few new features, including an AMOLED color display screen. Halo View users can also look forward to Halo Fitness and Nutrition services that will help with exercise and healthy eating. Plus it favors the Halo in several ways, including the movement, emotional tone and the camera’s body analyses. Plus, it still works with the original Halo band. But these new additions might be worth upgrading from Amazon’s Halo.
- 7 days battery life
- Water-resistant for up to 50 meters
- Skin and temperature tracking