Aura Strap 2: Apple Watch strap measures additional body data

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The Aura Strap 2 is a strap for the Apple Watch that comes with its own sensor to measure body data that the Apple Watch itself doesn’t collect. The measured values ​​are transmitted wirelessly to the Apple Watch in the Aura app using Bluetooth 4.2. The bracelet measures muscle and fat percentage as well as body water.

Measurement Procedure Manual Only

While measurement via the bracelet doesn’t happen automatically in the background, the wearer has to call up the app on the watch and touch the two sensor surfaces with the heel of the hand on which the Strap 2 isn’t worn. Establish a connection through the body. Only after this the values ​​​​are set, which according to the first test reports from the United States should take about half a minute. With all ledge With all Engadget Consider the measured values ​​to be reasonably reliable and accurate. According to Aura, the accuracy is 95 percent compared to professional device DEXA-scans.

Button cell and single loop in 4 sizes

The Aura Strap 2 uses a button cell (CR1632) that cannot be recharged. Battery life is said to be around 6 months, depending specifically on the number of scans performed each day. The wristband’s design is based on Apple’s Solo Loop, but is said to be narrower to fit more securely on the wrist. The Aura package includes four different sized straps. However, the two sensor surfaces that face the Apple Watch and sit in the middle of the strap are thicker and wider than the strap.

aura strap 2

aura strap 2

aura strap 2

aura strap 2

aura strap 2

aura strap 2

aura strap 2

aura strap 2

With Aura Plus, the manufacturer also offers a $10 per month or $80 per year subscription, which provides additional fitness tips and analysis. A six-month free trial is offered with the purchase of Strap, but a subscription is not required to use Strap 2.

Strap 2 $149 . sells in

that aura strap 2 Should be available soon in the United States and costs US$149 before taxes there. No prices and dates for Germany yet. The bracelet is compatible with all Apple Watch models of Apple Watch 3.

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