Amazon introduced a new 15 inch smart display that can hang on your wall today, along with a new robot that’s basically a smart display on wheels, and a weird new thing that kids can use to make video calls while playing games at the same time, or something. But that’s not all. The company has also introduced a new $80 fitness tracker called the Halo View that has an AMOLED display and support for sleep tracking and blood oxygen measurements.

In other recent tech news from around the web, Fairphone, a company that makes repairable phones using ethically-sourced materials, is launching a new phone this week and details keep leaking ahead of schedule. And Wendy’s also seems to be launching a phone… albeit a limited edition one that seems to be part of a publicity stunt.

Amazon launches Halo View fitness tracker (and new fitness and nutrition services) [Amazon]

Amazon Halo View is an $80 fitness tracker with a display (unlike the last one). It has an AMOLED screen, up to 7 days battery life, BT 5.0, swim-proof design, and support for sleep scores & blood oxygen levels. A $4/month subscription is required for some features, but customers will get a 1-year subscription for no additional charge. 

Amazon and Disney Introduce ‘Hey, Disney!’ [Amazon]

Amazon and Disney introduce “Hey, Disney!” voice assistant. Coming in 2022, it’s basically a Disney version of Alexa that offers “over 1,000” interactions with Disney characters using an Echo device.

Fairphone 4 specs leaked [WinFuture]

More Fairphone 4 details leaked: a 5G phone with 6.3 inch, 2340 x 1080 pixel IPS LCD HDR-capable display, Snapdragon 750G, 6 to 8GB RAM, 128GB to 256GB storage, microSD support, dual 48MP cameras (primary + ultrawide) & removable 3905 mAh battery.

The Wendy’s Phone [@WendysCanada]

So, umm… apparently the Wendy’s Phone is a thing. Probably a limited edition thing just made for the purposes of this contest/publicity stunt. But still a thing. With a 6.4 inch display, 3 rear cameras and “Hey, Wendy” hotword for the voice assistant.

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2 replies on “Lilbits: Amazon’s new fitness tracker, Wendy’s new… phone?”

  1. Ok. I want the Wendy’s phone. One more reason to regret not moving back to Canada sooner. Finally, a digital assistant with the sass of a real one “hey Wendy, what’s the weather like?”

    “Why don’t you find out for yourself on the way to Wendy’s?”

    Plus the fact that they only commit to is a HD+ screen and having multiple cameras with more pixels than bacon in the baconator (plus being able to make calls and text), this sounds like a fun kitschy low end device that you enjoy having for the sake of having it.


    Just say “Hey, Wendy” and you can set an alarm, get directions, even ask Wendy to tell you a joke. And if she feels like it, she might even do it!

  2. Halo View is very underwhelming when looking at competing products. Amazafit Band 5 has more sensors, 3x better battery life and is half the price. Amazafit also has magnetic charging cable connection and Alexa voice support (microphone only, no speaker). A day late and a dollar short.

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