The best things in life are phone-free

Take advantage of the precious time together rather than spending it on your phones

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5 Star Rating

"Best moments have been when I’ve totally forgotten about my phone. Then been like, where is it? Oh, in Aro."

Keith M
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"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."

Mistye W - Mom of 4
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"It was nice that I wasn't even thinking about my phone or where it was."

Morgan A

What's Included

A technology platform leveraging the science of habit formation to help you connect by disconnecting

Aro 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.

Aro Home device

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.

Habit-changing insights

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.

How it works

The Aro app and Home device make putting down your phone easy and fun

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Step One

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.

Hand placing phone in the Aro home device
Step TWO

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.

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STEP THREE

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.

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Step FOUR

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.

5 Star Rating
“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
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.
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 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

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

Frequently asked questions

Still have some questions? Contact us.

How many phones does Aro hold?

Aro will hold, charge, and connect to five phones at once.

Will Aro fit my phone if it has a case?

Yes. We designed the smart box to fit a variety of phone sizes with and without cases. Many customers have large cases and/or card holders on their phones and they fit nicely in the slots designed to hold phones. Those slots are there for organization purposes more than anything. It's not required for your phone to be placed inside them to charge or to be tracking your Aro time.

What does "Aro" mean?

Aro is a Maori word that means “to notice, turn towards, take heed, pay attention to, or consider.”  It inspired us because we want to help you notice what’s possible when you live your life, uninterrupted. Because we know it can be a bit confusing, we also want to help you notice that it’s pronounced like you’re saying the letters “R-O” and not “arrow.”

Who is Aro designed for?

Aro is for anyone who wants to reduce their screen time but has not found a solution that works. Whether you want to focus on fun, family, work, your latest crazy hobby, or maybe want to be a little more aware of what the world around you is like when you’re not looking at your phone, Aro makes it easy for you to put down your phone.

How does my phone connect to the Aro Home device?

Over 500 electrical components and patent-pending technology allow the device to connect to the app using Bluetooth, but without a complicated pairing process. The smart box automatically detects when your phone is placed inside the box. No pairing necessary.

What is included with my membership?

Aro is more than a box for your phone. It’s 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 (required) includes access for your entire household to the Aro app which enables to you connect to the smart box, set goals, measure the time you spend away from your phone, access your data to improve your phone habits, and even connect and compete with friends and family across the Aro community. The membership structure also allows us to constantly deliver new features and benefits to our customers.

Does Aro charge my phone?

Yes. Aro will charge five phones at once with one wireless charger and four charging cables. We recommend rounding up all the charging cables around the house and using Aro as the one place to charge your phones. It will help make phone-free time a habit and also keep those phones out of our room.

Where should I put my Aro home device?

The Aro Home device is the visual cue to put down your phone, so it has to be beautiful enough to be displayed in your home. You will want to show it off. High-traffic places like kitchens, living rooms, and foyers are a popular spot because you see it and are reminded to put down your phone.

What if I have more questions?

Check out our Help Center for a full list of FAQs and ways to get in touch with us.

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