Spire Mindfulness and Activity Tracker Review

Spire Mindfulness and Activity Tracker Review


While most fitness devices these days are based on activity tracking throughout the day to make you more active. SPIRE, does almost opposite by by reminding you to calm down in your tense moments. It does it via sensing your breathing rate, and the intervals in between them. I have been using this for over two weeks now and and my experience is kind of mixed bag. Its a small pebble shape device that goes on your waist and stay very discrete and its also water resistant. When I first received, I almost though it will be uncomfortable to wear, but the texture outside is very smooth and unless you are sitting very low or like a squat position, it won’t get in your workflow. The way it works is you wear it on your waist, and using movement of your stomach, it builds up a graph of your breathing pattern to show different state of your mind. Which is quite interesting. It will also notify you via gentle vibration or on phone if it finds you in tense, calm or focus condition, based on your breathing. You can set the time period to receive notification, based on your need from two to ninety minutes. It will also store the activity time, location and sync it with your calender to show when and where that happened and build a profile of your entire day. And if it is not connected, it can store up to six hours of data and sync it back once you pair your device. Pairing is done via bluetooth and you can only connect one device at a time. As far as the activity tracker, it will track your steps and if you permit location to app, it will also store in your profile where you were active. But it doesn’t define them as walking or running, and it doesn’t store any movement other then the steps; such as taking stairs or biking. Also it is defined only two stages in app, that is active or sedentary. And it will send you a notification if you are inactive for longer periods. Now when I received this device, it rarely alerted me for being inactive for longer period; but after the recent updates, it is working very efficiently and send notification every time. That said, it will be great to monitor your mental health and take a break when needed; the reason I said my experience with the device was mixed bag because it did not work as accurate. It send frequent alert about I am being tensed and need to take break where I wasn’t it even sent when I was running once, but it never surprised me when I was actually tensed. Even after brief walking where your breathing gets little highter then the natural, it considered me as a tensed. Count steps are almost accurate but you have to make sure to reattach it to your clothes every time you change. There is no integration with Google Fit as of now, but you can connect with apple health for your daily step count and breathing pattern. Besides that it also comes with nice packaging with Charging pad which adds up in the looks and wirelessly charge the device within two or three hours. And it lasts about four to five days on a single charge. I still believe its a good and novel idea and I won’t even say its a pre-production model but either an app or device or both needs update to include more rather then just a standalone breathing device. Because for little more money, You can buy much better fitness tracker which won’t track you breathing but will do many more things then that. I hope that was helpful, If you have any question regarding the product or any suggestion for me write in the comment section below, subscribe and as always thanks for watching.

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