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Amazfit Helio Ring finally gets US release date and price

Zepp Health has set the official US launch date for the Amazfit Helio Ring as May 15th, 2024. Priced at $299.99, the ring will be available both as an independent purchase and in bundled packages with the Amazfit Cheetah Pro or Amazfit T-Rex Ultra smartwatches via the official Amazfit website. Initial inventory will have limited sizing options, with broader size availability and expansion to other markets coming soon after.

The device didn’t just appear out of nowhere. It was first unveiled at CES 2024, garnering critical praise. It has also recently received the approval from the FCC for launch in the US.

Understanding the Helio Ring’s core features

At its foundation, the Amazfit Helio Ring aims to provide a comprehensive set of health-monitoring tools. Continuous heart rate monitoring offers insights into cardiovascular health, fitness levels, and stress responses throughout the day. Blood oxygen saturation (SpO2) tracking is a valuable metric, particularly for those interested in respiratory health or who train at high altitudes.

The Helio Ring promises to provide detailed sleep analysis, going beyond simply tracking how long you sleep. It will offer insights into your sleep stages (light, deep, and REM sleep), aiding in understanding sleep quality and identifying potential issues. Additionally, the ring will include standard activity and fitness tracking features found in most wearables, such as step counting and various exercise modes.

The company emphasizes that the Amazfit Helio Ring truly shines when paired with an Amazfit smartwatch. The Zepp App will merge data from both devices, giving athletes a comprehensive, user-friendly platform for round-the-clock health and fitness monitoring. This includes in-depth recovery analysis, made even more accurate by the ring’s form factor and sensor placement.

From data to insights and action

Zepp Health’s ambition for the Helio Ring extends far beyond simply collecting health data. The company says it is aiming to translate the gathered information into personalized insights and tailored recommendations for its users. That is where the industry is moving – from merely providing data to something more comprehensive.

The focus is on empowering users with information that can directly influence lifestyle choices. The Helio Ring might identify correlations between sleep patterns and stress levels, highlight the recovery impact of different workout types, or even suggest ways to optimize dietary habits.

Stay tuned for in-depth analysis

The real test of the Amazfit Helio Ring lies in hands-on experience and long-term use. We’ll provide a thorough review and analysis as soon as we can get our hands on this intriguing device.

Quote a few smart rings are due to hit the market later this year as there are half a dozen that are being funded via various crowdfunding projects. Helio ring is the first such device from a mainstream smartwatch brand. Another one that is likely to land soon is the Samsung Galaxy Ring. Look for that one to land sometime this summer.

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Marko Maslakovic

Marko founded Gadgets & Wearables in 2014, having worked for more than 15 years in the City of London’s financial district. Since then, he has led the company’s charge to become a leading information source on health and fitness gadgets and wearables.

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