Amazonâs Echo Buds can now track your running workouts
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Amazonâs Echo Buds are getting new fitness features that allow the true wireless earbuds to track your workouts. According to Amazon, the Echo Buds now have the ability to track walks, runs, and other workouts, all initiated with Alexa voice commands.
The Echo Buds rely on built-in accelerometers for tracking steps, and this is used in combination with personal stats entered into a âworkout profileâ in the Alexa app for other data. Amazon says using your height and weight, in combination with the steps tracked by the accelerometer, the Echo Buds can calculate the distance of your runs and walks and the amount of calories burned. The duration of your workout is calculated using timestamps, and your overall pace is calculated by the…