- Dimensions: 1.89 x 1.1 x 0.35 inches
- Weight: 0.353 ounces
- Compatibility: Android, iOS
Posture trainer company Upright is back and has created a new wearable that will help people who work from home to have proper posture while out of their usual office domain. The Upright Go S will remind you to sit up straight with gentle vibrations, as well as tell you when it is time for a break.
The Go S is the latest addition to the sleek and stylish Go line of posture correctors. It looks set to replace the original Go ($99.95), which launched back in 2017, and will sit alongside the more expensive Go 2 ($99.95). The new Go S offers a cheaper way of getting into the posture correction game, with pricing starting at $59.99.
With the exception of some subtle differences in hardware, the Upright Go 2 and Go S are essentially the same. They will both help you prevent muscular pain and aches by training yourself to sit with good posture.
The Go S is a wearable that can be worn on the back or as a necklace to stay aesthetically pleasing. It detects when you’re slouching with a single smart sensor, and vibrates in a unique pattern to remind you to strengthen your core. The idea is to create long-term changes and develop muscle memory to get you into better habits – instead of slouching, for instance.
To make the device work, it’s important to download the companion app (available on Android and iOS) and calibrate your individual device to your specific height for accurate readings. The app also showcases stats from your progress and programs that help maintain healthy posture habits.
You don’t need to wear the device the entire day, but it is important to wear it for a set amount of time each day. The app suggests 60 minutes, which is not required to be worn consecutively. You can opt to wear the device for smaller segments of time instead.
The Go S stores up to seven days of data without being plugged in, has a battery life of up to 2.5 days, and comes with 5 hypoallergenic adhesives. The Go 2 offers more advanced features such as 2 multi-movement sensors and 5 days of battery life. This is a great option for people who want to track their movement in more detail and want to have more than a week’s worth of data offline.
Is The Upright Go S Worth It?
The Upright Go S is less expensive than its older brother. This little device can send a vibration to your skin when it senses you slouching, reminding you to hold yourself up. This can help people become more aware of their posture and potentially change it over time by creating muscle memory.
In my opinion, the Upright Go S worked fine, but it was not as sensitive as the Go 2. In other words, the sensor did not tell me when I slouched as much as I hoped it would. The Go S design and weight got a thumbs-up from me, but I also think there is some value to wearing a sensor that can help correct posture. I just wish the Go S had more sensitivity so that I could know when I’m slouching.
If you’re looking for a posture corrector and have a low budget, the Go S might be worth checking out. The five adhesive stickers that come with it are enough to get started. If and when they run out, you can purchase some more or you can buy the necklace holder for $19.95. And since there can only be one device connected to the app at one time, you’ll have to choose which one you want it to work with.