Amazon is updating its Echo Buds with new fitness features that will enable Amazon’s truly wireless (TWS) earbuds to track fitness activities.
Before this latest update, the earbuds gave a hands-free experience to listen to music, make voice calls, play Audible audiobooks, and get voice-guided directions. The Echo Buds also supports access to Siri and Google Assistant along with the support feature of Alexa.
The support page explained, the Echo Buds can track workouts such as calories burned, workout distance, average pace, step count, and overall time spent during an exercise. Users can start their workout tracking by using the Alexa app or merely saying, “Alexa, start a workout.” Once completed, you can end tracking workout by asking, “End my workout.”
The Echo Buds employ the built-in accelerometers and personal stats recorded in the ‘Workout Profile’ section of the Alexa app to track fitness activities.
The update will allow the Echo Buds to grant you begin a workout by saying, “Alexa, start my run” or “Alexa, start my walk.” Users will also view the progress by asking, “Alexa, how far have I run?” or “Alexa, what’s my pace?”
Amazon is not offering fitness tracking features on the Echo Buds at launch and is rumored ahead of its debut.