Upmood Watch: make tracking your daily emotional health a no-brainer

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As we go about our day we experience the world around us. Some days are great, others not so much. All this can take toll on our wellbeing. This is why its important to monitor your stress and emotions.

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The appropriately named Upmood Watch is a new wearable that continuously monitors your biodata to figure out how you’re feeling. The gizmo detects your stress levels, vitality levels and emotions. The Hong Kong startup says it can do this by keeping tabs on your heart rate and heart rate variability through a PPG sensor with an unprecedented level of accuracy. Algorithms then turn the raw pulsewave data into actionable analytics.

All this essentially allows you to understand yourself on a deeper level. The 11 emotional states that are tracked include anxious, calm, challenged, confused, excited, happy, tensed, pleasant, sad, unpleasant and zen. Knowing this in real-time can potentially help you identify triggers.

The stress tracking display places you in one of four categories: Low, Mild, Normal and High. The app also features and music player that selects optimum sounds for boosting productivity, focus, relaxation and more.

Other than that, there is basic fitness and sleep tracking.  You can connect with loved ones via the accompanying smartphone app and view their mood or share your updates within the ‘mood feed’. The app also tracks your vitals over time, empowering you to take better care of your health.

The wearable sounds very much like SenceBand, another crowdfunded emotion-tracking wearable. It also reminds a bit of the recently announced Amazon Halo. But that one will listen to the tone of your voice to figure out social and emotional wellbeing.

The wearable has been some two years in the making and was showcased at CES 2020 in January. If all goes well with manufacturing, a $90 pledge is what it takes to have one of these on your wrist at the end of the year.

Price: $90 and up

Funding open:

$16,456 raised out of $5,160 goal
35 days to go

Estimated delivery: December 2020

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Marko Maslakovic

Marko founded Gadgets & Wearables in 2014, having worked for more than 15 years in the City of London’s financial district. Since then, he has led the company’s charge to become a leading information source on health and fitness gadgets and wearables.

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