Wyze known for its cheap cameras and smart Home gadgets (and also an unfortunate host breach last year), is likely several new products for 2020, including the Wyze Band. Part fitness tracker, part smart home controller, the Wyze Band will possess built-in Alexa capabilities, according to a blog article from the business . Dave Zatz gave some deeper insights on ZatzNotFunny with data gleaned from an Federal Communications Commission filing along with a publicly available beta app (via Engadget).
The band has Fitness tracker, according Zatz: it offers weather, alerts, a running program, step counter, sleep tracker, and heart rate sensor. In which a side-mounted mic array will listen for your voice control alexa can be triggered by a long press on the touchscreen. The touchscreen also lets owners control Wyze smart home devices to do things like toggle lights on and off or record a video from a Wyze camera. The band has a customizable clock faces and backgrounds and looks capable of displaying smart phone notifications and fitness badges.
There is no indication yet just how much the ring will cost, though it’s expected to cost less compared to Alexa-enabled Fitbit Versa 2, which provides similar performance for $200, as noted by ZatzNotFunny. There’s no date for when customers are going to be able to get their hands on it, but Wyze states in its product announcement that the band is in beta, and it expects to start preparing for an early accessibility launch”shortly”
The Wyze Band will be joined by The Wyze Cam Outdoor, Wyze Scale, Wyze Person Detection, Wyze Doorbell Cam, and also the Wyze Lock, according to a blog post from Wyze co-founder Dongsheng Song. Just the lock is in early access; the remainder are in various phases of development and testing.
One thing Song doesn’t mention in the blog post is the massive security breach that the company experienced in December when an unsecured server exposed information from 2.4 million customers for about three weeks. The company attributed the flow to a worker error.