"In the first week using Aro, my phone time went down 25%!"
"Aro told me that I’d regained 1 hour and 4 minutes. I was so proud of myself. I was a tiny bit giddy. I did it."
"It feels really good when there's like a, you saved 22 hours this week of time away from your phone."
A technology platform leveraging the science of habit formation to help you connect by disconnecting
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.
Aro Home device
Habit formation starts with a visual cue. The Aro Home device 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.
"The nudge to just put my phone in that space has been far more powerful for me than just turning it off an hour a day"
Justin Whitmel Earley
How it works
The Aro app and Home device make putting down your phone easy and fun
Install the Aro app
Aro is the first app that pairs with a device to help you put down your phone. It helps reduce screen time by gamifying the experience of being off your phone.
Drop your phone in the Aro Home device
The app automatically connects to the Aro Home device and starts measuring the time you spend away from your phone. No pairing necessary.
Engage in real life
Now the good stuff. Go enjoy intentional time with loved ones, focus on work, or unwind from a busy day. Aro will even charge your phone while you recharge.
Feel proud of yourself
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.
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”
Sustainable bamboo lid
Fabric wrapped exterior
1 Wireless charger
4 USB-C to 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 $18 a month for 12 months or an upfront payment of $180 for the year (17% 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 risk-free for 30 days.