Feel is a mood bracelet that wants to make you happier

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Mood rings and mood sensing apps have been around for quite a while, but they’ve never really been anything more than unreliable gimmicky fads. Now, there’s a new wearable from New York-based startup Sentio Solutions that doesn’t change color, but wants to help you improve your mood by describing your emotional state, thanks to its bio-signal-tracking sensors.

The Feel Wristband looks like a pretty ordinary, rounded bracelet, but there’s a lot going on inside it. There are four sensors that track galvanic skin response, blood volume pulse, and skin temperature. A proprietary algorithm categorizes the signals into emotions. The data is transferred via Bluetooth to the connected app, which then visually charts your emotions throughout the day. What’s pretty neat is that it shows how your mood is affected by factors, such as who you meet with, the environmental conditions of where you are, and what you’re doing.

If the sensors pick up that you’re feeling incredibly stressed, it will vibrate and the app will offer breathing and meditation exercises to help you relax. Otherwise, the app will offer brief advice to make you feel better, such as “laugh more,” or “meditate.” You can also make an emotional wellness plan to learn and keep healthy habits and stick to long-term emotional goals. The app will track and notify you real-time on how you’re doing.

Will a wristband actually be able to make you feel happier? Is this even real or is it mumbo-jumbo? At this point, it’s hard to say whether the Feel band can actually unravel your emotions with data from its sensors and algorithm. We’ll have to wait and see until we can get a hands on with one of these, which won’t be available until December, according to Wareable. We’ve reached out to the company for more info.

The company first announced the device late last year, but unveiled a prototype at CES 2016 in Las Vegas. The Feel band will come in red, turquoise, black, and white.


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