Embr Wave Personal Thermostat REVIEW

Details

The Embr Wave is a wristband — about the size of most smartwatches — that harnesses temperature to improve your overall comfort. It features a magnetic wristband, light bar, aluminum heat sink, a cooling/warming plate, and a Micro USB charging port (cable included). The concept of the Embr Wave is that it targets the temperature-sensitive skin on the wrist. In theory, the device should have the same effect on your body as when you place your hands over the fireplace in the winter or hold an ice cube on your skin during the summer. It works through conduction and direct contact with your skin. The device sends waves of warm or cool energy through the warming/cooling plate. Embr Wave is so certain that their wearable can help users with controlling their comfort that they offer a 30-day money-back guarantee. The Embr Wave was developed at MIT and is powered by patent-pending technology. The battery is said to last for 2–3 days with ‘normal’ use.

User Experience

A couple of weeks ago, we were finally able to get our spring yard clean-up completed. For us, this involved quite a bit of yard mowing, grass clean-up, weed eating, mulching, trimming of bushes and trees, and some other plant maintenance. It’s a big undertaking and unfortunately for us, it happened to occur on a very hot and muggy day. That’s how things go around here though. It goes from winter to summer in a matter of days. There is very little spring weather to speak of. So, we were faced with getting up early and working until around midday. This worked well, but when I came inside to cool off, I couldn’t. I was so overheated that I was having trouble cooling down and so my fiance grabbed the Embr Wave and put it on my wrist. He turned it to its highest cool setting and after several sessions with it, I began to feel much more normal.

Conclusions

The Embr Wave is definitely a unique device. It fits in the wearable category, but it’s not a watch or fitness band. It exists for one purpose — to comfort you. I also found the pricetag a bit on the high side considering many smartwatches start around $300. The Embr Wave works if used properly and I think with future evolutions of the device, it will be more widely used.

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