Stressed out? Can’t sleep? Life getting you down? There is no need to panic just yet because the Spire Health Tag has your back. Billing itself as “the world’s smallest wearable for your vital signs,” the nifty device has been specifically designed to track your activity and stress levels, so you can stay on top of your well-being. More specifically, it shows you the amount of time you have been focused, calm or tense each day—a breakdown that can help you take action to improve your well-being.
Made from soft material on one side and an adhesive that sticks to clothing on the other, the Spire Health Tag is very discreet. In fact, it is so discreet that it is almost invisible. It is also waterproof in case you get caught in the rain or forget to remove it from your clothing before a wash. If you buy multiple tags, you can simply leave them on the items of clothing that you wear most often such as underwear and bras. To cut a long story short, you will only ever need to remove the tags once the battery runs put, which is around every one and a half years.
“The tiny device comes with multiple sensors that monitor your respiration, sleep patterns (light sleep, REM Sleep and periods when you are awake) and heart rate (with daily maximums and minimums), alerting you to any potential problems,” highlights Klaus Peters from the wellness platform thecbdscouts.com, adding that staying on top of your health stats is important, particularly in countries such as Germany which has been experiencing a drastic rise in the prevalence of anxiety and depression.
If you want to track your physical activity, the device also acts as a pedometer, tracking your steps, calories burnt and distance covered. It also shows the amount of time you have been sedentary, so you know when you need to increase your level of activity.
Prior to use, the gadget needs to be paired with a smartphone app. If you invest in multiple tags, you will only need to pair one and the rest will pair automatically. The app will initially ask you for basic information such as weight and height. Once paired, the tags will deliver your health data straight to your phone for easy access.
The app displays real-time data in the form of a wave that shows peaks and troughs in your breathing rate, with green indicating that you are calm and red that you should definitely be trying to take things easy. You can also access a guided breathing mode that can help you to slow down when stressed.
The LiveInsights part of the app gives you sleep, stress and activity advice based on your measurements. To make things easier, the app can also send you alert notifications. In addition, accessing your stats can give you an idea about calm and tense minutes within a 24 hour period. The app can also show you the times of day when you are the most stressed. And if you happen to lose one of the tags, the app will help you locate it by making the little gadget vibrate.