The Amazon Astro is a smart home device that helps you monitor your home environment, referred to as a robot. This robot by Amazon is beneficial for tasks and security reasons for your home. The reason why this is called a robot is because it is built in a robot-like form. This means the Amazon Astro can move around the house to perform its tasks or functions.
Want to know more amazing things about this robot by Amazon? If yes, you should stick with us till the end of this write-up. We will also be providing you with details on how to set up the Astro for your home environment.
What is Amazon Astro used for?
The Amazon Astro is a robot device with a monitor screen and a security camera that is used to monitor your household without the need to be in the room or the house physically. With the help of Astro, you can monitor any part of your home without getting up or even when you are away from home.
This device is probably best for old people who can’t always move around the house for any suspicious act in the household. However, younger people can also make good use of this device. If you also feel that you are always out of your house or you travel away from home and you want to have full access to monitor your home, then you should get the Amazon Astro also.
For those who want to purchase the Astro, there are certain important things to be aware of before buying one for your home. One of which is that the Astro will not be able to move upstairs or downstairs. So let’s say you own a house with an upstairs, if you want to have the Amazon Astro upstairs you will have to set it up there and use it. Mind you it will not be able to come downstairs. The general rule is that it can move around on a single floor.
Another important feature of the Astro you must not is its distance coverage. That is, it can only cover areas up to 3,500 square feet. Therefore, if you have a very large home, you should be aware that the Amazon Astro will not be able to cover up all the areas of your home.
How Much Does it Cost?
The price of the Amazon Astro is quite expensive, so this may not be something everyone can buy. At the start, the initial price of the Amazon Astro was worth a whopping $1,000 which is not anymore. The price now has added significantly from the latter. However, if you want to get the best prices on the Amazon robot, you should visit top online stores like Amazon, and eBay.
How Long Does the Amazon Astro Battery Last?
The battery capacity of the robot is quite okay. When it is fully charged, you can use it for several hours. Even though this may look not sufficient, the charging speed is fantastic. It can charge from a low charge to a full charge in just 45 minutes. However, that all depends on how regularly you make use of the Amazon Astro.
Does Astro Have an App?
The Astro has a mobile app which is available to both iOS and Android users. This is the app where you use to monitor your household. You can get a clear view of your rooms and other spaces in your home through the Astro app. You can get this app from your App Store or Google Play Store.
Cool Features of Amazon Astro
In this part of the article, we shall provide you with some of the cool features of the Amazon Astro. If you still don’t see any purpose in buying the Amazon Astro, then you should take a good look at its cool features which we will list down. Below are some cool features of Amazon Astro.
- Built-in Alexa voice assistance.
- Make video calls through the Amazon Astro.
- Built-in cameras and speakers for monitoring your home.
- The Amazon Astro can also entertain you by playing music, and podcasts.
- Can control compatible smart home devices.
- You can control the Astro from anywhere.
From the above list, it combines features from products like the Alexa, Echo Show, and Echo Show all in one device with the ability to move on wheels, isn’t that cool? This alone should encourage one to also get the Asto for themselves.
How to Purchase the Astro
If you are interested in buying the Astro and you don’t know how to go about it, then its write up is for you. Follow the steps belwow to purchase an Amazon Astro.
- Visit the eBay offcial online store.
- Cick on the search button, and search for “Amazon Astro”.
- Scroll thorught and look for the one with the best offer and quality.
- Once you have a pick, click on it to make your purchase.
- Follow the on-screen instructio to complete your purchase.
Note, there are also other online store that sell the Astro like Amazon onine store. If you have another one in mind you should also check it out to get a better offer.
How to Set Up the Amazon Astro
If you already own an Amazon Astro, then this write-up is for you. We will provide information on how to set up the robot device. To complete your setup on your Astro device, you will have to complete the 3 setup steps which are “Meeting Astro”, “Getting to know you” and “Learning about your home”. Follow the steps below to fully set up your Asto device.
- Plug in the Charging dock to a power outlet.
- Now, perfectly place the Astro on top of the charging dock.
- Your Astro should now turn on (If it doesn’t then you should press and hold the “camera off” button)
- Set your current time zone and tap on “Continue”.
- On the Astro setup screen, tap on continue.
- Then, follow the on-screen instructions to complete the 3 setups which are “Meeting Astro”, “Getting to know you” and “Learning about your home”.
Once you are done with the 3 Astro main setups, then you should be ready to start using the Amazon Astro fully. However, these setups will take you about 60 minutes to complete. So, you should start the setup in your free time to be able to do it in the right. Now that you have the Astro fully set up, you can monitor your rooms, kitchen or other areas in your home without having to move around yourself. The Asro will do that job for you excellently.