Wearable technology is an exciting prospect, especially when it’s created to make everyday processes easier. The common trend in various wearables is the ability to monitor and track a user’s health, allowing a user to see how their health improves over time.
One downfall about wearable technology is that these devices need to be periodically charged, and it’s not long before they are left to the side in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, gathering dust in the sock drawer.
More than that, while wearables are capable of gathering a lot of data, they often don’t relay what this data actually means for your health and how you can improve it.
This is all until the new Spire Health Tag came into fruition.
The Spire Health Tag is one of the latest wearables to hit the market: a device that aims to reshape the way we use wearable technology. It’s an inobtrusive device that is soft to the touch, designed to be attached to the inside of a user’s clothing or underwear. The tag is thin and made to be shorter than the length of a thumb. Its adhesive back allows it to clip easily within a user’s pyjamas, underwear, bra or shorts, and it is built to withstand the temperatures and nature of washers/dryers, so it doesn’t have to be removed from clothing items.
The revolutionary tag will be available to purchase in packs of three, eight or fifteen (depending on the number of clothing items users would like to tag). Whilst the adhesive is semi-permanent, a user can peel off the backing after it expires and choose to clip it to something else.
The tag itself works unnoticeably, tracking your heart rate and its variability, as well as your respiration rate, physical activity and mindfulness. Its accompanying app only notifies the user when they are straying from their pre-identified goals. Of the goals in the app, you can choose from programs designed to help reduce stress, improve fitness, stay calm, stay active or improve heart health.
The app itself uses AI technology to decide exactly what to recommend to you and when would be the best time to suggest the recommendations. For example, if the user starts to show signs of stress, the app will chime in with a message to the extent of: “We realise that you are stressed, take the time for a deep breath or a walk”. If the user is on the right track, they may not see any notifications from Spire for a few days.
The tag itself does have a shelf life, with its non-replaceable battery dying after roughly 18 months. After this, a user can return the tags to Spire, and the materials and components will be recycled and reused. The replacement tag (currently) will be discounted.
The Spire Health Tag is changing the way that wearable technology is seamlessly included into our everyday life. It crosses the threshold from an accessory to another part of users’ clothing, and could go unnoticed until a message appears on their smartphone. With no need for charging and being soft enough to feel like fabric on the skin, it is the new form of wearable tech that we need. Pair it with the company’s mission to recycle the devices, and the Spire Health Tag is a hot contender in the tech market.
For those that are looking for a way to elevate their health in every way, Spire may be the tag for you.