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We started Aro for our own families and we want to help yours.

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It’s no secret that screen time is one of the biggest issues facing families today. And we’re not just talking about the kids! Joey and I both struggle with this amazing, captivating, infinitely-powerful tool that we call a smartphone.

We knew something had to change. We wanted to be better for our families and we wanted our families to be better.

So we created Aro. Aro leverages the science of habit formation and motivational design to ensure parents and kids don’t miss out on what’s most important by helping reclaim time spent on their phones.

We've seen the benefits in our own families, and now we want you to experience Aro in yours.

Sincerely,
Heath Wilson & Joey Odom

devious Semikoli

We started Aro for our own families and we want to help yours.

It’s no secret that screen time is one of the biggest issues facing families today. And we’re not just talking about the kids! Joey and I both struggle with this amazing, captivating, infinitely-powerful tool that we call a smartphone.

We knew something had to change. We wanted to be better for our families and we wanted our families to be better.

So we created Aro. Aro leverages the science of habit formation and motivational design to ensure parents and kids don’t miss out on what’s most important by helping reclaim time spent on their phones.

We've seen the benefits in our own families, and now we want you to experience Aro in yours.

Sincerely,
Heath Wilson & Joey Odom

"I love the mission behind this product, these guys are the real deal, and this product will be so helpful to so many people! "

Jamie Ivey

Podcast Host, Wife, Mom
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The Inspiration

Two dads who realized their phones were getting in the way the important things in life and set out on a journey to solve it for other families as well.

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Heath Wilson

Heath lives in Knoxville, TN with his wife, four kids, and two dogs. Prior to founding Aro, Heath was a co-founder of the fintech company, eVestment. Later in his time at eVestment, Heath realized his relationship with his phone was negatively impacting his relationship with his family. He wasn't present with the most important people in his life and he was not modeling good behaviors for his kids.

He's famous for saying, "I'm going to solve this problem for my own family, and I know if I can solve it for mine, I can solve it for others."

Oh yeah, and he hasn't slept with his phone in his bedroom for years. He is pretty proud of that.

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Joey Odom

Joey recently relocated to Knoxville, TN from Atlanta with his wife and two kids. Prior to founding Aro, Joey was an executive in commercial real estate, and like Heath, realized his phone was distracting him from the most important thing in life - his family.

He's famous for saying, "When you change your relationship with your phone, you change your relationship with everyone around you, including yourself."

Joey is the heart behind Aro, and we can't call it a work day if he hasn't cried or made someone else cry.

If you’re here,
you get it.

We all wish we could take a break from our phones. So we created the most effective way to do it.
91
1

%

of adults keep their phones within an arm’s reach all day

63
63

%

of global phone users are trying to limit their usage

0
0

%

of people can use their phone when it's not in their hand

Obviously
A phone showing the Aro app is leaning against an Aro.
Sometimes we need a break, even if just for a few minutes, to truly notice the world around us.

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