Turn mindless scrolling into timeless memories.
Develop the habit of sleeping without your phone.
Be completely present with your family and model great habits for your kids.
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.
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.
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.
As the saying goes - what can be measured can be improved. Aro shows you data on how intentional you've been with time away from your phone to make it a habit.
"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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Get the whole family involved
The Aro Home device
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
12.5” x 8” X 5.5”
Holds up to 5 phones
Sustainable bamboo lid
Fabric wrapped exterior
Includes either 4 USB-C or 4 Lightning cables.
USA power adapter
- 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
- Bluetooth low-energy (Bluetooth Smart)
- Automatic firmware updates via Aro app
- EMF-safe and allows airplane mode
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.