How to Make Mindfulness a Habit With the Spire Fitness Tracker

by Dagmar Bleasdale on August 25, 2016

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Would you like to know how to be more mindful? How to feeling less overwhelmed or stressed out?

Life is such a rat race sometimes that I don’t even remember what I ate in the morning.

How is it possible that I don’t remember? I find it a bit alarming how fast time just races by.

I have been wanting to be more mindful for some time now, to make more time for myself, and to simply find ways to slow down — to be more present.

Now that it’s going to be fall soon, my favorite season, I plan to enjoy our porch with a coffee and just be still and listen to the birds for a few minutes at least once a week. Baby steps.


Changing a habit takes months. That’s why I jumped at the opportunity to try out something new, and I can tell you that it has taught me how to be more mindful:


Make Mindfulness a Habit With the Spire Fitness Tracker

The little Spire Mindfulness + Activity Tracker is paired with an app on your phone and let’s you know when you are tense, and how to breath more regularly.

Make Mindfulness a Habit With the Spire Fitness Tracker

After you charge it on its round charger, you clip it on your bra or pants and forget about it while it tracks your breathing. You’ll download the app, and it walks you through breathing more deeply and slower.


Breathing is incredibly important for our health, and can be used to calm our nerves and focus.

Here is the Spire on its charger.

Make Mindfulness a Habit With the Spire Fitness Tracker

Spire Mindfulness + Activity Tracker’s benefits of mindfulness include:

  • Acts as your “trainer” for more mindful and focused living
  • Creates mindfulness about the importance of your breathing in order to better understand your state of mind. This can be tied to stress management and meditation, or your yoga routine.
  • Spire is an activity tracker: it’s also measuring calories, activity, and steps.

Spire’s Mindfulness + Activity Tracker companion app has deep API integrations and has integrated calendar, location and photos. I personally didn’t turn on any of those option because I don’t need the app to know where I am at every moment.

What I find a lot more helpful is turning on the option for the Spire to buzz when I am tense for more than two minutes, and when I have been sedentary for over 50 minutes. I know I sit and work without breaks too much, and this app is a good reminder to stretch my legs every hour.

I set my Activity Step Goal to 10,000 steps a day, and I now know that I’m only hitting 6,000, on a good day.

Spire Mindfulness + Activity Tracker companion app

It has been so interesting to find out when I am tense and not breathing well: I’m naturally a pretty calm, even-tempered person who can deal with being under pressure and thrives on deadlines, but the Spire buzzed and reminded me to take a deep breath when I was worried about having to wait at a restaurant for a while to get a seat, and when I got a call from my financial advisor.

Make Mindfulness a Habit With the Spire Fitness Tracker

Spire makes mindfulness more attainable by alerting you when you are tense and suggests breathing exercises and meditations to lead to a calmer state, or encourages to be more active.

When Spire can’t detect a deep breath, it asks you to follow a ball on the screen on your phone to get back to deep breathing.

Spire fitness tracker app

Spire also provides a series of mindful exercises/meditations in the app from partners like Deepak Chopra.

Spire app

The shortest one is 30 seconds long, and some are 7+ minutes long. Who doesn’t have 30 seconds to get inspired to be more mindful and focused, for example while eating lunch?

There is even a one-week course about guided meditations on mindfulness.

Spire has definitely increase my mindfulness in my everyday life. I’m making mindfulness a habit.

The Spire Fitness Tracker is a helpful device in our fast-paced world.

  • Do you think it could help you to be more mindful, more (in)spired?
  • What would you like to learn about your stress level or activity level?

{I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.}

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