Saturday, October 1, 2016

Lumo Lift - Posture Coach and Actiivty Tracker Review

I received product for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.
I have the bad habit of poor posture.  I slouch more often than not.  And I know that's not good on my body.  You'd think I'd pay more attention to my posture than I do.  Now that I've been using Lumo Lift, I'm more aware of when I slouch and I can do something about it.  

Lumo Lift is a small wearable piece that tracks posture, steps, distance, and calories burned. Vibrations from the sensor remind you to sit straight and stand tall to help you look and feel your best. It is white in color and square in shape.

contents of Lumo Lift

The Lumo Lift comes with the sensor itself, a charging dock, a black clasp, a silver clasp, and a bra clasp.  Set-up is fairly easy but it's important to follow the instructions step-by-step to get started and know exactly how it works.  

Before actually using the Lumo Lift, you need to charge it.  This will take about three hours.  Then you need to download the Lumo Lift app on a compatible device.  I used my iPad Mini to download the app.  In order for the Lumo Lift to properly and fully work, you will need to download the app.

the app on my iPad mini

Once you've downloaded the app, you can create and personalize an account.  After linking the Lumo Lift with the app, you can start to wear the sensor device.  There is a magnetic clasp that attaches to the outside of your clothing to keep the Lumo Lift in place.  The magnetic is strong, and I've had no problems with keeping it where it belongs on my clothing.  

To keep the Lumo Lift accurate, the company recommends aligning the device several times a day, especially when you change positions.  That in itself is somewhat of a nuisance.

You can customize how long you will need to slouch before receiving a vibration.  When you are wearing the Lumo Lift and have it linked up with the app, you will receive vibrations when you slouch for a short period of time.  The vibrations don't hurt and it's doubtful anyone else but you will notice it happening.  It will also track your steps, distance, and calories.  You can see all that info on the app.  You will also receive emails with tips, information, and reminders.

I've been wearing the Lumo Lift most often while at work.  I sit at a desk several hours a night, and wearing the Lumo Lift has been beneficial in giving a gentle reminder that I need to sit up straight.  It's helped me be more aware of alignment.

Do you have bad posture?  Would the Lumo Lift be something that could help you?


Sue Hull said...

Im 6' and I dont have good posture.I think Id benefit from something like this.I have major back issues that may affect my posture. Id like to look into this.