“Return to the breath.” It’s the mantra of every meditation instructor and yogi on the planet. But it’s not always that easy, especially when we are stressed out or distracted. Spire is a wearable that aims to take something wearers are already doing subconsciously (breathing) and use it to track and improve their health. We talked to Spire and found out more.
Spire is a mindfulness wearable that works by sensing meaningful changes in a user’s breathing associated with changes in their state of mind: tension, focus, and calm. Spire sends this information to the user’s phone so it can bring these changes to a user’s attention therefore giving them the ability to make a change in the moment. These notifications help avoid stress before it becomes acute, grows awareness of what truly deep focus feels like, and more.
What was your inspiration behind creating Spire?
Spire was created to provide people with useful feedback that they can use to improve their state of mind as it applies to different situations in daily life: productivity, relationships, and health.
What sets Spire apart from other wearables?
Spire is unique because it goes beyond simply collecting data but takes it a step further by providing notifications and guidance to improve people’s performance and wellbeing during their day. Spire is able to do this because it’s the only device that tracks the most actionable stress-related bio-signal which is respiration. By getting feedback for something that’s so simple to change, it becomes very easy to make small changes that have a big impact.
What has been one of the most challenging parts of getting started? How did you overcome this and what did you learn?
Spire pushes the envelope with the kind of inter-device communication it is capable of, given that it is watching for meaningful changes in your day as your day happens. Pioneering the capabilities of this device came with its challenges, but we learned to simply be persistent in improving our product based on user feedback.
Where can we buy your product and what is the cost?
What can we expect next from Spire?
We’re working on some incredible app updates that will allow you to discover even more about your state of mind while wearing Spire. Stay tuned this fall!
To learn more about Spire check out their website here.
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