Amazon adds fitness exercises to Echo speaker

Jan

4

2016

Amazon has added new features to its voice-controlled Echo speaker. It is now possible to make a seven-minute session with the fitness device, wherein Echo explains what the user must do.

The new software was announced in an e-mail to users, as noted Phandroid writer Derek Ross in a response to Google Plus. The update is automatically within the Echo when users have connected to their network and its main feature a fitness program that can be started by a voice command. For seven minutes commands are given, with the purpose to help the fat burning started.

In addition, users can now ask the Echo for financial information about companies. Using a voice command is given the latest information on share prices. Also added some minor features, including the ability to ask when the next debate before the US presidential election.

Echo came in 2014, but is currently only available for Americans. It is unclear whether Amazon Echo brings to Europe, but in recent times the company was criticized because the features of the speakers were not working properly. Among issues voice commands were not well understood. These voice commands work by calling ‘Alexa’; which is the name of the voice-controlled system that Amazon has developed. Last year gave Amazon APIs so developers can freely use the speech for their own applications.

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