Amazon knows your shopping secrets. Now it wants to collect data on your body fat and emotional state.
The company announced the launch of a new fitness band and companion app Thursday that it’s calling. Like competitors Apple Watch and , it measures things like activity, sleep, and other health metrics. But it goes much further.
Amazon says that it can measure your body fat percentage just through photos. Using the full-body selfies you submit to the app, it can create a “3D body model” that it recommends re-doing every two weeks. That measurement will also tell you how your body fat compares to other people of your sex and age according to “medical literature.” You can use a slider to “visualize” what you would look like with more or less body fat. …
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