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Amazon planning Alexa earbuds with fitness tracking - reports

Tech giant Amazon.com Inc. is developing a new pair of Alexa-powered wireless earbuds that would also serve as fitness tracking devices, CNBC reported on Monday citing sources familiar with the matter.

The new earbuds, codenamed "Puget," are expected to be fitted with built-in accelerometers and will be able to keep track of things such as distance run, calories burned and pace of running, according to the source. The source added that Amazon was separately working on a larger Echo speaker that would have better sound quality. The company did not provide any comments on the matter.

The reports come ahead of Amazon's next hardware event scheduled to be held on Wednesday. The company said that it would "share some new things from the Amazon Devices and Services team" during the event.

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