Does Spire have an Android App?

Absolutely!! We launched the android app in the Summer of 2016.

Spire is compatible with both iOS and Android mobile devices. On iOS, you will need to be running iOS version 8.2 and newer. Spire is compatible with the following Apple devices: Apple iPhone 4S and newer, iPod Touch (5th gen and newer), iPad (3rd gen and newer), iPad mini, iPad Air, and iPad Pro.

On Android OS based phones, Spire requires OS 5.0 (Lollipop) and newer and a screen size smaller than 7".

What Android / iOS devices is Spire compatible with?

Phone’s running Android 5.0 that were manufactured during and after 2015 should be compatible with the Spire app. Phone’s manufactured prior to 2015 will most likely not be compatible. To confirm that your phone is compatible with the Spire app, kindly check your phone's Google Play Store for the Spire app to see if you can download the app to your phone prior to purchase. The Spire app should be labeled as: “Spire - Mindfulness + Activity Tracker.”

What is the warranty?

Spire has a 1 year hardware warranty. If your Spire suffers hardware failure during the first year, we’ll replace it for you.

If you're not satisfied with your purchase of Spire, you can return it for a full refund in the first 30 days. Just email hello@spire.io with your order number or proof of purchase. If it isn't too personal, we would love to know why. We're always trying to improve!

Does metal from the device touch my skin?

The metal from the device does not touch the skin. It should be facing outward when wearing it, therefore, you will find it extremely comfortable to wear throughout your entire day.

Is the Spire stone water-resistant?

Yes. Spire is sealed and will not be adversely affected by accidental splashes and moisture from everyday use. We've also found that Spire is able to withstand accidental trips through the washing machine. However, it is not recommended that you swim with Spire as pool water may be potentially corrosive to the metal clip and the Spire stone may be prone to slipping off of swimming attire when wet.

Does Spire monitor heart rate?

We built Spire explicitly to capture breathing patterns. The current version does not sense heart rate. While heart rate, respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA), heart rate variability (HRV), skin conductance, body temperature, and pupil dilation are rich sources of information about your body and state, Spire focuses on breathing patterns for several reasons.

  • Respiration is an information-dense data stream: it has many components to it such as rate, depth, inhalation-to-exhalation ratio (IER), durations of inhalation, retention, exhalation, and hold, consistency, smoothness, transition, and so on.

  • Better breathing is easy to apply in our lives. It's useful all the time and can be done without special activity. Feedback about our breathing can strengthen our innate awareness of our own breath to help us become more self-aware and effective at work and in life.

  • We have all taken a deep breath when we were worried - and have felt the effects. Spire helps remind you to take such a breath, especially when you are stressed.

What is Spire made of?

Spire's exterior shell is constructed from an assortment of durable plastics. The clip is fabricated from surgical grade stainless steel, which is both durable and easy to keep clean. Spire does not have to touch your skin and is hypoallergenic.

What does the name 'Spire' mean?

Spire is a play on the Latin "spirant" which means "to breathe" and is the root of the word "respiration" as well as "spirit". It is also the root for "inspiration" and "aspire", which all come from the same root. In many diverse cultures around the world, the word "breath" and "spirit"/"life energy" are the same word.

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