There are so many fitness trackers out there and we’ve definitely covered a few, however, one thing we haven’t done is a fitness tracker that actually also covers mindfulness. Sounds a bit… dubious, doesn’t it? Perhaps a little, but it’s a unique idea and does pretty much all the same things as a fitness tracker, but with a little something extra, so it’s definitely worth talking about.
We all have those days where we feel stressed out or can’t calm down or just get too caught up in life and drama and work that we get all bend out of shape. This affects not just your mental health, but your physical health as well, so while it’s important to track your fitness, tracking mindfulness is actually equally as important. That’s exactly what this little device does: the Spire Mindfulness and Activity Tracker.
This device is relatively sleek looking, but is also meant to essentially be invisible, allowing you to clip it to anywhere you can from your shorts, inside a jacket pocket or anywhere else you may find convenient. Like any other fitness tracker, it can track your calories burned and your daily steps, but it has some extra features that make it unique.
It measures your breathing and tension and when your breathing indicates stress or any other kind of tension, it will send a gentle notification to remind you to take a deep breath. Sometimes we get worked up over something that isn’t important at all and this little reminder can actually make us take a second to think about it and realize taking a deep breath and moving forward calmly is the best way to fix it.
The tracker comes with an app that can give you free breathing and physical simple exercises or mini meditations to help increase your focus, calmness and overall productivity.
While it may sound a bit odd, so many of us act stressed without even realizing it and this mindfulness device can actually help you realize when you’re doing it and change your behavior for a healthier life both physically and mentally.
The device has a seven day battery life and can be charged wirelessly; even better it’s water resistant. Compared to the Fitbit Charge, the Fitbit only counts calories and steps and has a seven day battery life, whereas the Spire has mindfulness notifications, calm, focus and tension tracking, breathing rate and patterns analysis, breathing exercises and meditation techniques.
At only $129.95, this device is great value and gets incredible reviews from the people who use it. Ultimately, your mental health is just as important as anything else, so if a little tiny unobtrusive device can help you achieve that, why not?