Wearable jewelry brand Ringly is the latest name to add a mindfulness feature to its collection of fitness trackers, with the launch of the new GO bracelet this week. For those who are interested in looking after their mental as well as physical health, here we round up a selection of other mindful wearables that can help guide your meditation practice, or simply help give you a moment of calm in your busy and stressful day.
Zensorium Being not only tracks when you are stressed, but also differentiates between good stress, which helps to motivate and encourage you into action, from the bad, which can leave you feel anxious and overwhelmed. By monitoring your heart rate and blood pressure it will tell you your mood and emotions, and provides steps for deep breathing to take you from stressed to calm.
It will also track your sleep, another important factor in managing stress levels, and can be used as a fitness tracker to measure heart rate, steps, distance, speed, and calories burned
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Spire tracks your breath in order to provide feedback on your stress levels, and what could be triggering it. When it senses that your stress levels are rising, Spire will send you a notification so you know to take some time for yourself. The app's breathing exercises and guided meditation can then be used to help you regain your calm and reduce any feelings of stress, panic, and anxiety.
Ringly's new GO Smart Bracelet offers the brand's usual fitness-tracking features, including steps taken, distance travelled, and calories burned, but now with the added bonus of guided meditation sessions to look after your mental as well as physical health. And as fans of the brand will have come to expect, it's all wrapped up in one of Ringly's designs, to offer a fashionable piece of jewelry as well as a fitness tracker.
Slightly different from a discreet wearable, the Muse is actually a headband worn around the head, which provides feedback on your meditation using different weather sounds. When your mind is calm, Muse will play calm wind sounds, however when your mind is more active, the winds will also pick up speed and blow harder.
The feedback on your brain state will help you find mindfulness and immerse yourself deeper into the experience, as well as be more aware of subtle changes in your mental state when not meditating.
The Sona bracelet helps build your resilience to stress with five meditation sessions that will help you focus and calm using the power of your breath. Designed with scientists, the sessions will help you calm both body and mind to reduce stress and anxiety and increase focus and concentration. Sona can then be connected to its app, Caeden, to provide feedback on various metrics including heart rate and daily Active Time.
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US$199 (RM850). — AFP Relaxnews