Lumo Lift – Wearable Posture Sensor [Review]

Another gadget that I played with in my Lumoid box was the Lumo Lift. It’s a little clip that hooks onto your shirt and tracks your posture. When you slump, it sends you a little vibration to wake you up so you stand up properly again.

Inside the box: you get the device, a charging base, a couple of magnet clips and a bra strap clip.

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The first day I tried using it on my bra strap, thinking to myself “This is great because it puts the entire thing hidden out of site! Nobody knows I’m wearing wearable tech this way!” But it kept buzzing me, even when I felt like I was sitting up straight. I finally figured out the problem as I was pulling my bra strap up as it buzzed me.

AH HA!

Maybe it’s just me, but I have a hard time with bras and they always fall off my shoulders. That’s an entire topic that could be covered in a post (or a multitude of posts) separate from this. So to sum that up quickly for this topic… ill-fitting bra means no solid measurements from Lumo Lift.

So I watched their little video about how to wear it, to make sure that I had it positioned properly.

Once I figured that out, it was easy to clip into place. The silver clip would be less noticeable with this shirt, but I wanted to make sure I got a photo that kind of showed the scale of the clip when it’s attached to your shirt.

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Sitting at my desk, I had few to no alerts telling me to straighten up. Playing with my daughter I got a lot of vibrates. Apparently it doesn’t recognize crawling on the floor, climbing up ladders and going down slides as good posture.

It charges easily via the USB charger. And the charging was pretty fast, I’m pretty sure it was just a couple of hours to charge it all the way.

There is an app available so you can set goals for yourself. Maybe a goal for 2 hours straight of good posture. You can also change the interval at which it bugs you about bad posture. So maybe for playing with my kid a longer interval would be smarter than the interval for when I’m at my desk.

Also, it’s important to note that it can be used as a daily activity tracker. Like any other tracker, don’t use it in conjunction with another step counter and expect them to match, especially given that this one is worn in a very different place than other wearables. (wrist vs. collarbone)

It was fun to play around with it for a few days, but I don’t see a need for it long-term for myself. But if you have posture struggles, this could be a handy little tool. Particularly if you’re in the same spot for long hours (desk work!), it will keep you in check.

They’re available for order via Amazon for $79.99.

Disclaimer: I bought the Lumoid box myself, nobody asked me to post anything this was all my own interest. Opinions here are always my own.

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