Spire's Wearable Health Tags Now Available in Apple Retail Stores

Spire, a company that makes small Health Tags that are designed to clip on to your clothing, is now selling its products in Apple retail stores.

The Spire Health Tag, available as a single tag for $50, a 3-pack for $129, or an 8-pack for $299, tracks sleep, stress, and activity. It's meant to be an activity tracker that you can forget about, clipping it onto a shirt or pajamas and then not worrying about it again.


It's sold in multiple packs so you can keep one attached to each of the clothing items that you use most often. It's small enough that it can clip into the waistband of a pair of pants or attach to the strap of a sports bra.


The Health Tags can be washed, so you can clip one to a piece of clothing and leave it there permanently if desired, for no-hassle tracking and no device to worry about. Health Tags feature a 1.5-year battery and don't need to be recharged.


Spire Health Tags measure activity, heart rate and heart rate variability, sleep quality, breathing patterns, and stress levels to offer up an overall picture of a person's health.

According to TechCrunch, Apple retail stores will be offering the Spire Health tags in one, three, and eight pack configurations, with stores set to get the new accessories soon. The Spire Health Tags will also be available on Apple's website, but aren't showing up just yet.

Apple also sells Spire's Mindfulness and Activity Tracker, a $130 activity tracker that clips to your clothing and senses respiratory patterns to detect changes in your state of mind.

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12 weeks ago
Forgive me if this looks like e-waste... not seeing the long term play here.
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12 weeks ago

Not until the 5th paragraph do they even mention what the purpose of the tags is. Even then it doesn't explain a thing about HOW they do it. Really? Horrid writing.


The very first two sentences:

Spire ('https://www.spire.io'), a company that makes small Health Tags that are designed to clip on to your clothing

The Spire Health Tag, available as a single tag for $50, a 3-pack for $129, or an 8-pack for $299, tracks sleep, stress, and activity.


Spire's site itself only refers to "proprietary sensors," so it's not like the author had a wealth of info. The writing isn't horrid; your reading compression faltered.
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12 weeks ago
Not until the 5th paragraph do they even mention what the purpose of the tags is. Even then it doesn't explain a thing about HOW they do it. Really? Horrid writing.
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12 weeks ago
You don’t have to recharge it but the battery only lasts 18 months? Seems like a pricey product to just end up throwing away next year.
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12 weeks ago
This seems asinine at best compared to other options, and very well suited for those with far more money than they know what to do with.
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12 weeks ago

This seems asinine at best compared to other options, and very well suited for those with far more money than they know what to do with.


Really? Asinine?

I’m not a fan of this per se, but a transmitting/recording tag that can be permanently attached to clothing? It’s not that hard to see the utility of this. And what happens when the form factor gets smaller and with greater features?

People claimed the 5GB iPod was also asinine. Those people are still trying to get their Archos to work.
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12 weeks ago

You don’t have to recharge it but the battery only lasts 18 months? Seems like a pricey product to just end up throwing away next year.

A $400 Apple watch works on the same principle. Okay, you'll get about 36 months out of the watch, but that still works out at:

Tag: $50/18 = $3 per month
Watch: $400/36 = $11 per month

Not bad. I think these will be popular with folks who want to keep wearing their expensive mechanical watches but also want to benefit from health tracking.

Switzerland can be a little less worried.
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12 weeks ago
I wear (wore - the face finally popped-off) my Apple v1 watch only when I leave the house. (I've ordered a V4, I won't have it for a while, because I chose the Nike, just for the band). And not even every time I leave. I especially don't like wearing the watch, because I find the band a bit uncomfortable, and especially so while I am coding.

So, my Apple Watch is useless as an overall activity tracker. I have occasionally used it during sports activities.

I think this tag is a great idea for those of us who don't wear the watch full time, and the price is quite reasonable.

Buying one for every pair of underwear is a stretch, though! I don't know why you would need an "n-pack" unless buying for the whole family.

I hope they have a good algorithm for washing-machine detection, so that they don't inadvertently give you credit for all that tumbling.
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12 weeks ago

very well suited for those with far more money than they know what to do with.

and with an environment to spare.
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12 weeks ago
This actually sounds like a cool way to track sleep while my Apple Watch is charging. Does anyone know if it integrates with the Health app? Guessing it does if it’s being sold by Apple...)
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