Wow. What a great product. I sit 9 hours a day 5 days a week at a desk for work where it's so easy to slouch down in my chair and I'm always complaining about pain in my shoulders and lower back. The Upright has not only helped me to fix my posture but after a few weeks the pain is totally gone. I'm walking and sitting upright all the time now. And the device is so small that I forget that I'm wearing it and it always stays on. I'd definitely recommend it! 5 stars. Easily.
I definitely notice a difference in my posture when I wear this. What's even better is that when I take it off I still pay more attention to my posture than if I never used it. It's great for wearing all day in "tracking" mode as it will buzz after a minimum of five minutes of prolonged slouching. If you are using the "training" setting it has enough flexibility that it can be as annoying or passive as you like. However, if you do wear it all day every day you will have to charge it every day.
I have been using the device for 3 weeks and find that I catch myself remembering to straighten my posture even when I am not wearing the device, without a painful reminder from my neck and back. Slow progression of the training is important. I noticed if I leave it in the training mode, it does the job, but, apparently, I was not ready and the back started to ache a little from doing too much of a good thing.
I'm very tall and tend to lean head forward as a result. I tried a number of solutions to improve posture (essentially look ahead as opposed to down) with no real success. I figured I'd give it a shot and to my surprise it works well and is easy to use. The posture improvement is noticeable with my wife commenting. The training effect does hold up even when you aren't wearing it or using it in training mode. Provided you keep the skin clean and dry as well as wiping the adhesive pad with alcohol prior to each application the pads last weeks- even for someone with oily skin and who sweats a lot from exercise (be sure to take it off before the workout and completely cool-down before reapplying). I'm extremely impressed that such a simple product is so easy to use and works so well.
Well...I will say that I was super skeptical when I first saw the advertisement. I had been looking for something to help me with my posture when I found this. I figured I would be sending it back. Well..the product REALLY does work. I would definitely recommend starting off slowly and just wearing it a few hours at a time to start...because I work it for several hours and man...the next few days I was so sore. It gives you a gentle buzz on your back - when you slouch - to remind you to sit up straight. The only difficulty I had with it was putting it on myself. I just couldn't reach- so I had to have help with that. Otherwise GREAT product!
This is a fantastic device. Im really impressed with it. Please keep in mind, this thing constantly watches your posture with a light buzz and sound. It will not let you slack. The easily annoyed and those who are not into discipline may not like it. It also brings awareness to the issue so you will eventually fine yourself working on your posture when its not on you.
I enjoy using my Hipee Smart Posture Corection Device. I'm a consultant that works long days at a laptop from coffee shops. Now fixing my posture is a game I can play at work. It's more effective for me than trying to remember on my own or do stretches every day. It does slide off my back when I sweat, hot days, or when I sling my bag over my shoulder, but I've always noticed and recovered it. A cool gizmo and worth it for the value of helping to form a healthy habit.