Alex Wearable Posture Tracker Review
The Alex wearable tracking device is a wearable tracker I backed on Kickstarter in early 2016. Its promise was to improve posture and help reduce neck pain, especially from poor phone and computer habits. As someone with 5 of 7 bulging discs in my neck as well as a mild case of spinal stenosis, the Alex wearable posture tracker is something I sorely needed. Find out if the Alex works as promised in my review.
Here’s the description from their Kickstarter campaign page:
End neck and back pain with ALEX!
ALEX is your wearable posture coach and posture tracker. It’s the first wearable to accurately measure the angle of your neck and the position of your head, so you can put an end to neck pain.
Thoughts on the Alex Wearable Posture Coach
I even backed their latest, second-generation version of the Alex on Kickstarter. It failed to achieve its goal, however, and announced that it does not plan to try again. I was kinda bumbed about it but also kinda glad. I was bumbed because I really wanted a version of the Alex posture coach that actually worked. But I was relieved because that means I won’t have to pay for a product that may or may not work and live up to my expectations. That’s kinda where I’m at with the Alex posture coach. It sorta worked, but not really. At least, not the way you would want a posture coach to work. Calibration was finicky, and to get it to vibrate you basically have to put your chin to your chest and hold it there for a few seconds. Not many people have posture that bad! From my experience, poor posture is usually much more subtle than that, and for this reason, the Alex isn’t a good product for me. I have since backed the Upright Go which I’ll write about in the future and almost backed another project, both related to improving posture. In my opinion, there’s definitely a need for products like these as we continue to chain ourselves to our desks and mobile phones more and more and poor posture becomes more common.
Alex Wearable Posture Tracker Review Conclusion
Overall, the concept of the Alex is an important one, but the product fails to deliver on the goods. It is simply not sensitive enough to give you fair warning and nudge you when you need it most. While it is lightweight and unobtrusive, it simply isn’t effective or useful. I would not recommend the Alex Wearable Posture Coach. Should you ignore my advice, you can buy it here.
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