Now you possibly can ask Amazon's Echo about your Fitbit stats
It was solely a matter of time till somebody built-in a health gadget with Amazon’s Echo — we should always have guessed that Fitbit can be first. Beginning at present, you’ll ask any of Amazon’s audio system about your Fitbit efficiency with a brand new Alexa talent. As soon as enabled, you possibly can say “Alexa, ask Fitbit how I am doing at present” for a primary overview of your exercise. However much more intriguing, you possibly can ask Alexa issues like how you’ve got slept, or how a lot exercise you’ve got tracked, for any of the earlier seven days.
Positive, it is fairly straightforward simply to look down at your Fitbit system, however the capability to ask about much more complicated stats makes this a reasonably compelling Alexa talent. Amazon’s digital assistant will even take the position of a coach with encouraging and inspirational feedback, all of which can take the time of the day under consideration. Asking about your step rely within the morning, for instance, may get Alexa to say “you have to begin someplace.”
“As we take a look at how this integration might evolve sooner or later, there’s an infinite world of prospects from health teaching and vitamin ideas, to steerage earlier than bedtime that will help you get a extra restful night time’s sleep,” Tim Roberts, government vice chairman of interactive at Fitbit, stated in a press release.
I have never had an opportunity to check out Fitbit’s Alexa talent but, however on paper it looks like the right use of Echo’s voice smarts. It is a lot simpler to ask about one thing like the quantity of energy you burned yesterday and get a fast reply, slightly than open your telephone, discover the Fitbit app, and drill right down to the suitable display. It is much more helpful than the voice-powered meals and exercise logging that Fitbit delivered to Microsoft’s Cortana final yr.