LUMO BodyTech are well known for their first posture corrector – the LUMO Back which launched with Kickstarter support back in 2013. Since then, the team at LumoBodyTech have not been idle. Their latest product, the LUMO Lift, is now starting to ship and we are excited to see what they’ve come up with. There are 16 000 pre-orders so we’re not the only ones keen!
LUMO Lift – the new way
The LUMO Lift, like the original LUMO Back, is designed to correct the wearer’s posture. It is worn on the upper body, for example on your collar or shoulder.
It has two parts, one being the actual sensor and the other being a small magnet. You simply “sandwich” an item of your clothing between the two and you are good to go. The device is very small (under 2″ long and 1/4″ thick) and discreet. It can be completely hidden under clothes, or worn as a fashion accessory if you wish.
The Lift detects the curvature of your upper body (spine), which is a very good indicator of your total spinal posture – if you correct the top of your back’s alignment, you also correct the mid and lower sections. Using the LUMO Lift, when your spine moves out of alignment, you get a small buzz that gives a gentle reminder to straighten up. Very simple and very effective.
Advanced Features – the Lumo Lift not only corrects your posture, – it can also track physical activity including steps and calories burned. There are several other products currently available that do this too, but the ability to monitor and track body positioning is unique to the LUMO Lift. Its advanced software is the key to LUMO BodyTech’s continuing success in the posture corrector market.
How Does Lumo Lift Work?
Once you’ve attached the Lumo Lift to your upper body using the magnetic clasp, it immediately begins monitoring your posture. The built in lithium battery lasts for around 5 days and recharges in 2 hours.
The Lift can be used in two different modes:
1. Monitoring – in this mode it silently monitors and records your posture and activities. It is paired which an iOS device like an iPhone and the data can be reviewed and analysed. (It currently works with the following devices: Apple iPhone 4S, 5, 5S, 5C, iPod Touch (5th gen), iPad (3rd and 4th gen), iPad mini, iPad Air.) Lumo BodyTech are developing both android and desktop apps. Get the Apple app. (Get the Android app for LUMO Back.)
You can set targets, earn rewards, and get actionable recommendations straight from the app. Over time, it plots whether you are making gains in your postural alignment.
2. PowerUp – in this mode the Lift gives you gentle vibrations when you slouch or get lazy. You can turn this feature on and off as you wish. This direct feedback is unique to the Lumo BodyTech devices and actually “trains” you to hold a good posture.
Awesome Tech, But What Can LUMO Lift Do For Me?
Well, for starters, you can wear it everyday with no hassle and no effort. This is a crucial point for all posture correctors because if they are hard to use, most people won’t persist. You won’t even know you are wearing this one (unless you slouch and it buzzes!).
However, the biggest selling point of the Lift is that it is that it helps you correct, or maintain, your posture with no limits on your movement. This degree of movement is simply not possible with traditional back braces or posture correctors. The only other comparable product is its sibling, the LUMO Back. And they are quite different.
LUMO Lift compared with LUMO Back
Well, for a starter LUMO Lift is targeted at your upper body, whereas Lumo Back is worn on a belt around your lower back. It vibrates when you slouch to remind you to sit straight and stand tall. Lumo Back is great at helping to encourage you to move more throughout your day by tracking the amount of time you spend sitting and standing each day, as well as the number of times you stand up. It also tracks the number of steps you take, the distance you walk and run, and the calories you burn each day.
LUMO Lift is a small sensor that you can clip anywhere on your chest and shoulders using an interchangeable magnetic clasp.It focuses on improving how you hold your chest, shoulders, and upper back. Based on your profile and behavior, Lift provides data and recommendations to help you improve posture and fitness. You’ll also earn badges and awards as you reach targets.
LUMO Lift is Starting to Ship Now
The Lumo Lift is still available as a pre-order at this point. The team at LUMO BodyTech are limiting pre-orders so that their first customers get the product in a timely manner. There are now over 16 000 ordered and you will have to move quickly if you want one of the first run. Be mindful that your credit card will be charged as soon as you put your name down (that’s how they fund the manufacturing!). However, you do get their excellent 30 day right of return warranty in case it doesn’t live up to your expectations for any reason. As a new product, they have come up with some sweet deals such as limited edition versions and significant discounts