Be more present with your family.

Aro is the first solution designed specifically for families looking to reduce screen time and increase quality time together.

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2,301,177
Hours Unplugged

Turn mindless scrolling into timeless memories.

119,164
Screen-Free Nights

Develop the habit of sleeping without your phone.

4,353
Families Transformed

Be completely present with your family and model great habits for your kids.

What's Included

An app that guides you to healthier phone habits and pairs with a device that acts as the visual cue and the reward system for putting down your phone and being present.

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The App

The first app designed to reduce screen time by pairing with a device to help you put down your phone. Set goals, get reminders, track time away, and compete with others.

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The Box

Habit formation starts with a visual cue. The Aro box is a visual cue to take a break from your phone, a tech-packed device that gives you credit for time away, and a beautiful charging station all in one.

Aro app showing a family's phone-free time

The Plan

As the saying goes - what can be measured can be improved. Aro uses data to establish a baseline for your current phone habits, identifies your goals, and provides a plan to create new habits.

"Learning to put away my phone as a keystone habit every day has been crucial to my staying mentally healthy and present with my wife and four boys."

Justin Whitmel Earley

Justin Whitmel Earley

Author, Habits of the Household

How it works

Unlike other screen time solutions that block or limit access to apps, Aro’s unique approach to reducing screen time is centered on helping you develop the habit of putting down your phone.

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Set Your Intentions

Set phone-free goals

The Aro app aligns your actions with your intentions, whether that's being more present with your family, modeling healthy habits for your kids, getting more sleep, or simply relaxing without your phone.

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Out of Sight. Peace of Mind

Create some space

The unique part about Aro is that it rewards you for physically putting your phone away. The app automatically connects to the Aro box using Bluetooth and starts measuring the time you spend away from your phone.

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Accountability on the Go

No box, no problem

Not near your Aro box? We've got you covered. The Aro app encourages you to take breaks and uses motion sensing in your phone to track the time you intentionally put down your phone to be present.

A family's Aro time from the previous week
Turn Routines Into Habits

Make it a habit

The Aro app shows you data to improve your phone habits. Instead of feeling bad about your screen time you can feel proud about your intentional off-screen time. Plus, you can see how the entire family is progressing.

The Aro Community

Putting their families before their phones.

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"Seeing those phone-free hours add up is such an encouragement to keep prioritizing real life over screentime 🤍"
Sarah Roof
Wife | Mom of 1
"Beautiful box. Easy-to-use app. Gamifying screen-free time works."


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"When my phone is in Aro, it means that it's time for me to disconnect from technology and focus on my family."
Kyle Norton
Husband | Dad of 1
"We took our 17yo son on our quarterly date on Saturday where we ask a series of questions. One of those questions is: What’s something that is working in our family? His answer: The @goaronow, he loves getting time away from his phone to focus on homework and other things."
Jami Shull
@jamishull
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"I need a second box already!"
Daniel Shackleford
Husband | Dad of 2
“Putting my phone in Aro was truly as rewarding as I anticipated! I’m so grateful for this incredible product and amazing company that wants to make a difference, not only in my family’s lives but yours as well.”
Jess Bowman
Wife | Mom of 7
"This has been a game changer for me. In order to be a better husband and father I need be more mentally and emotionally present with my family. Aro has given that to me!"
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"Love this app and box! It's improving my quality of life!"
Ben Wilson
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"We also have our phones in Aro for meal times, especially dinner!"
Megan Lewin
Wife | Mom of 4
"Aro landed at a perfect time for us. It allows us to put our phones away with intentionality and has shaped the culture of our family in some really healthy ways.”
Taylor Jones
Husband | Dad of 2
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5 Star Rating
"My wife, daughter, and I have all found HOURS more time in our lives in just two weeks by having the Aro box. We compete against each other to put our phone down the longest. Great app, great product."
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5 Star Rating
“The Aro app makes you very mindful of how you’re spending your time. I’ve realized how often I used to scroll on social media when I should’ve been present. Aro has made a big difference in how we spend our time."
Rachel Fernandez -  Wife, Mom of 2
5 hours
Average time Aro users spend away from their phones each day.
75%
Of members use Aro to spend more time with their family.
15 days
Time regained each year by putting away your phone for 1 hour a day.

The Aro app

An app that gamifies the experience of being away from your phone so you can be present in the moments that matter

Track your intentional time
Set personalized goals for putting down your phone and track your daily progress. We all love filling in that ring.
Get the whole family involved
Turn phone-free time into a fun activity for everyone. A little competition can go a long way in helping you hit your goals.
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Receive Reminders
We are here to help. The Aro app will remind you to put down your phone in the moments that matter.
See progress
Aro will show you data to help improve your phone habits. Instead of feeling bad about your screen time you can feel proud of your intentional off-screen time.

The Aro Box

A device that measures time away from your phone, a physical reminder to be present, and a central location for the family to charge their devices

Materials

  • Durable titanium
  • PVD coating
  • Non-allergenic, non-metallic, seamless inner molding
  • Water resistant up to 100m

Weight & Dimensions

  • Width: 7.9mm
  • Length: 7.9mm
  • Height: 7.9mm
  • Weight: 4 to 7 grams (depending on size)

Battery & Power

  • 4 to 7 days of batter life
  • Full charge in 20 to 80 minutes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth low-energy (Bluetooth Smart)
  • Automatic firmware updates via Aro app
  • EMF-safe and allows airplane mode
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Membership FAQs

  • Who is Aro for?

    Aro was built by and designed for families who feel the tension around smartphones and screentime. For families with young kids, it’s built for us to model good phone behavior and maximize time together. For families with kids who have phones, it’s built to help our kids create a healthy relationship with their phones and to give us peace of mind. For relationships, it’s built to help us align our actions with our best intentions so we can be fully present with the people who matter most to us.

  • How much does the Aro membership cost?

    Annual memberships for your whole family start at $22 a month for 12 months or an upfront payment of $180 for the year (32% savings). 24-month memberships are also available for $288, or the equivalent of $12 per month. That cost gives everyone in your home access to the Aro app and Aro Home device. Select Your Membership & Get Started Here

  • How long is the Aro membership period?

    Both the monthly and annual plans are 12-month commitments, and the 24-month plan is an upfront two-year commitment.

  • Does my entire family get access to Aro?

    Yes. And we hope you do. We are all about helping families connect, so get everyone involved! You can invite them to join your account from the Aro app.

  • Why is Aro a membership?

    Aro is a platform built on the science and principles of habit formation to help you develop the habit of putting down your phone. Your Aro Membership includes access for your entire household to the Aro app which enables to you connect to the Home device, set goals, measure the time you spend away from your phone, access your data to improve your phone habits, and even compete with family to make phone-free time fun for everyone. We continue to release new features and content to help you continue to put down your phone and be present. The membership structure also allows us to constantly deliver new features, content, and benefits to help you be intentional about how you spend your time.

  • Can I purchase the Home device without the membership?

    The Aro Home device is only available with an Aro membership, and that membership provides access to the Aro app for everyone in your household in addition to the Aro Home device. The Aro platform was designed for both the app and device to work in tandem to help develop the habit of putting down your phone, and the box activates all the features within the app that drive that habit change by making it fun and easy.

  • What happens with the device if I choose not to renew?

    You do not have to send back the device if you decide not to renew your membership after your subscription period. The Aro home device will still work as a charging station if you cancel, but you lose access to the app, the ability to track time away from your phone, and the gamification features, motivational content, and habit-forming data within the app.

  • What is your return policy?

    We want you to experience the impact Aro can have on your family, so you you can try Aro for 30 days and return if for a refund if you decide it's not the right time for your family. Please note - shipping paid at time of purchase is not refundable. You can view more about our return policy here.

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