The Lumo Lift is rechargeable. It recharges to 100% in about 2 hours, after which it will operate for about 5 days, depending on how many times you change your posture, of course. The charging dock cradle only connects to a USB port, so you’ll need to plug it into your computer’s USB port or a USB enabled adapter that you can plug into an electrical wall socket. The Lumo Lift app on your smartphone shows you the percentage of battery life remaining on your Lumo Lift device, as there is no display on the device itself, but there is an LED charging status light.
The Lumo Lift is compatible with iOS 7+, including iPhone 4S+, iPod Touch 5th gen+, iPad 3rd gen+, iPad mini 1st gen+, and iPad Pro. It is also compatible with Android 4.3+, including devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S3, S4, S5, S6, S7, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, 3, 4, and 5, Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, Google Nexus 5, 6, 5X, and 6P, the LG G3, G4, G5, the HTC M8, M9, M10, and the Moto X 2nd gen, Moto X Pure, and other Android smartphones. With an appropriate dongle, sold separately, the Lumo Lift also supports Windows PCs running versions 7, 8, 8.1, and 10.
PRICING AND GENERAL AVAILABILITY
Overall, the Lumo Lift appearance, fit, feel, and productivity present smart health and wellness wearables bargain as an essential for users with existing back issues looking for a device to help them self correct, but at USD79.99, it’s price-performance point is not a win-win for the majority of the market right now.
This review’s overall assessment considers the fast pace of innovation across the entire wearables industry. So it’s difficult to imagine that a single device dependent app with good, though spotty accuracy (according to many users in the Lumo Lift community of customers) and little else in the way of compelling top-tier wearables tech features can withstand the test of the torrid pace of current wearables technology innovation as well as an unforgiving global consumer marketplace that does not like to be locked into single purpose tech platforms.
From the perspective of this review, then, Lumo Lift’s best strategic opportunities await their crafting sensible partnerships and ecosystem compatibility with the rising number of highly innovative, emerging growth smart apparel and smartwatch accessory platforms that are both presently in the industrial design and engineering pipeline or on the drawing board.
In other words, unless Lumo Lift comes out with a blockbuster next generation technology platform that dramatically expands the landscape of just the posture tracking scenarios, this review recommends they hightail it to their nearest major consumer electronics or wearables tech apparel firm in an attempt to integrate their tech into a more compellingly comprehensive and fashionably smart clothing accessory line.
Let me give you an example of a possible Lumo Lift future. Lumo Lift offers a different product, Lumo Run, which senses and tracks things such as changes in forward velocity, pelvic rotation, vertical bounce, and pelvic drop from side to side. Why do I or any other user have to buy yet another little puck of a smart device, and keep track of it and not lose it and charge it, ad nauseam.
An all-in-one Lumo Lift product, with all the multidisciplinary sensors and algorithmic intelligence built-in to support both semi-static posture at work and at home as well as during training and fitness activities is an eminently feasible solution. Especially if the Lumo Lift team hires a small coterie of high end big data analytics and university level mathematicians to figure out the next generation of artificially intelligent, neural network, deep learning ‘dynamic posture’ algorithms?
The roadmap is already there. Today’s wearables customers are getting inundated with product, with warranties, with monthly service bills, with apps, with data plans, with features, with customer service issues, ad nauseam. One sweet Lumo Lift product that does all that Lumo Lift and Lumo Run do now, plus next generation sensors and posture algorithms that are both 2x to 3x more comprehensive across the entire human body as it paces through 98% of all of life’s varied daily circumstances is not a moonshot, as they say. It’s just over-the-horizon smart design and engineering.
In the battle of the multi-sensor-enabled, multi-featured tortoise and the single purpose hare, you can bet that the entire apparel industry will start to aggressively incorporate posture tracking technologies in the smart shirts and blouses and smart pants and smart socks of tomorrow. In fact, it’s already baked in the cake with today’s level of intelligent textiles prototypes that are pushing the envelope in the highways and byways astride Lumo Lift’s current playground.
Meanwhile, if you or your loved one are concerned about your posture habits, then the Lumo Lift posture tracking platform is a good and helpful, though certainly not stellar start down the road to better overall health and wellness through smart wearables tech enabled optimal maintenance of your ongoing posture awareness.