This high-tech bracelet can track your emotions throughout the day - here's how it works

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Lowering stress levels and becoming a happier person overall comes down to one major strategy: tracking your emotions, and looking for patterns. 

That's what Palo Alto, California-based Sentio believes, anyway, and it's built a tool to help you do just that. 

Sentio's yet-to-be-released Feel wristband is a discreet wearable device that keeps track of your emotions throughout the day. It's designed to log how you're feeling (with the aid of a mobile app) and help you achieve your "emotional well-being goals." 

Here's how it works:

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The band is waterproof, Bluetooth-enabled, and has a USB port. The flexible material is meant to fit any wrist size.

The band is waterproof, Bluetooth-enabled, and has a USB port. The flexible material is meant to fit any wrist size.

It comes in four colors: white, black, turquoise, and fire red.

It comes in four colors: white, black, turquoise, and fire red.

Feel is equipped with four sensors on the inside of the band. Those sensors track your IMU (your movement and activity), skin temperature, electrodermal activity (what happens to your skin when you sweat), and heart rate.

Feel is equipped with four sensors on the inside of the band. Those sensors track your IMU (your movement and activity), skin temperature, electrodermal activity (what happens to your skin when you sweat), and heart rate.

Source: Sentio, National Institute of Health

The company then uses an algorithm it says can translate that bio-data for you, pinpointing all the emotions you were feeling throughout your day.

The company then uses an algorithm it says can translate that bio-data for you, pinpointing all the emotions you were feeling throughout your day.

 

But the band is only half of the equation. Sentio is also building an app that pairs with the wristband, storing your bio-data and syncing up with your calendar. The company says that feature helps you better understand what may have triggered a mood, like what you were doing, where you were, and who you were with.

But the band is only half of the equation. Sentio is also building an app that pairs with the wristband, storing your bio-data and syncing up with your calendar. The company says that feature helps you better understand what may have triggered a mood, like what you were doing, where you were, and who you were with.

Source: Sentio

The app will also provide you with meditation and breathing exercises and personalized tips based on your data, along with suggestions for how to reduce stress and stay on track with your "emotional well-being goals."

The app will also provide you with meditation and breathing exercises and personalized tips based on your data, along with suggestions for how to reduce stress and stay on track with your "emotional well-being goals."

Source: Sentio

Feel is currently available for preorder online for $149, but will eventually cost $199.

Feel is currently available for preorder online for $149, but will eventually cost $199.

You can preorder a band here

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