Amazon Echo Buds May Soon Be Able to Track Your Workouts

Amazon Echo Buds May Soon Be Able to Track Your Workouts

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A hidden feature discovered on Amazon Echo Buds provided to CNBC for testing reveals that Amazon may be planning to add workout tracking capabilities to its wireless earbuds.

Amazon sent us a version of the Echo Buds to review a few weeks ago. While writing a review of the Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet on Tuesday, I paired the review unit Echo Buds to listen to some music. As I was moving through the Alexa app on the tablet, which is how you manage the Echo Buds connected to a device, I saw something I didn’t see when I first reviewed the Echo Buds a couple of weeks ago. Inside the Alexa app, under where you would normally manage the equalizer settings for the Echo Buds, was a whole new “Fitness” section.

The section offered the ability to set up a Fitness Profile and Track a Workout. It also revealed that you can begin a workout by speaking "Alexa, start a workout".

After activating the featuring and walking around for a short time, the Buds announced, “You’ve worked out for 1 minute and 37 seconds. You’ve logged 0.04 miles with an average pace of 44 minutes and 13 seconds per mile. You took 114 steps.” After testing the option a few times a Workout Summary appeared in the app which listed workout dates, duration, distance, and steps.

You can purchase the Amazon Echo Buds for $129.99. More details on the hidden workout feature in the full report linked below.

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Amazon Echo Buds May Soon Be Able to Track Your Workouts

Amazon Echo Buds May Soon Be Able to Track Your Workouts

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