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This Thanksgiving, I want to tell you why I am grateful for my Spire.

Spire is a company and a product that works with its customers to get healthier. The tagline that got me interested was: the FitBit for mental health. The FitBit is already an intriguing idea of keeping track of all your activity and varying levels of health, but then Spire came in. They wanted a better calculation of health, one that included mental health. By tracking your breath, the Spire stone can keep you aware of what level your brain is working at before you even realize what’s going on.

The product intrigued me and as well as the responses people were having to it. So I decided to try it out. And after having mine for three months, I think it’s time to share my experience.

So here are my top 10 reasons that I am thankful for Spire:

 

1.     Spire does the thinking for me.

I don’t have to be hyper-aware all the time, putting myself on edge, trying to avoid anxiety or tension. My Spire is set so that if I am tense for 5 minutes or more, my stone vibrates and I get an alert on my phone letting me know that I am tense. It even suggests a meditation to calm me down.

2.     Built in meditations.

Spire has mediations on the app so that you always have an option, even if it’s just a two-minute window. I can put in my headphones and listen to the meditation and just breathe. Yes, the calming meditations actually do work. And they add more all the time.

3.     Spire is discreet.

Even when the Spire stone does vibrate, it’s not enough for anyone to tell and you cannot hear it. It’s a secret message whispered just to you in order to make sure you can handle the situation you are in. Plus, it’s visually discreet. No one has to know you are wearing it.

4.     Spire is customizable.

Each alert is decided by me and for me. I only have two alerts built in for myself: one for my level of tension, and another to let me know if I’ve been sedentary for 60 minutes or longer by telling me that it might be time to stretch my legs. The latter alert is very important for those of us who are writers and artists. We get in the zone and need a gentle reminder that says, “hey, don’t forget to take care of your body and your mind!” Creatives and non-creatives need those reminders.

5.     Still want to count those steps, calories, and exercises? Done.

The Spire still continues to track your activity, on top of the work it’s already doing to help you with your mental health. No need for another gadget to wear. Plus, since it is keeping track of your breath it helps the step calculations to be very accurate.

6.     The ability to look over time.

The app keeps all the data for every day logged so that you can see what happened on each specific day you’ve worn it. Over time, you can see how you’ve improved or what area you might want to work on.

7.     No connection? No problem.

Even if you are not connected with your phone all the time, that’s ok. The Spire stone can hold 6 hours of data and fill your phone in when you get back to it. It’s nice that my technology does all the talking for me and I don’t have to translate any information.

8.     This is a company that works hard.

Spire is a hard working company that wants to help its customers in every way possible. They continue to work on ways to perfect their awesome product and provide updates for what people have already purchased. They are a company of integrity and that means something to me.

9.     Spire cares what I have to say.

Spire listens to their customers; they want to help them and do right by them. They respond to the people that ask them questions and write reviews, always looking for ways to help the people they believe they were put on this earth to help.

10. Finally, I am grateful for no more panic attacks.
I have had my Spire stone since September and even though I usually average at least one panic attack per month, I have yet to have one while using Spire. That’s 3 whole months that I have been panic free, my friend. And if that isn’t something to be thankful for, I don’t know what is.

 

Thank you, Spire for all that you do. You are greatly appreciated. Happy holidays!

P.S.

In case you were wondering, I am writing this review of my own volition. I had never heard of Spire before I saw the ad on Facebook that got me interested and I am writing this review because I want people to know that there are answers to struggles with mental health. Developments in technology do happen for those of us with mental health issues, but we don’t always hear about them right away because they don’t get talked about as often. Please pass this information along to people so that someone can get the help they need this holiday season.  Thank you. 

For more information, go to www.spire.io

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