Tushi Pal is a fitness tracker that partners with the World fair trade Organization to provide jobs to the Mayan Artisans in the Yucatan Peninsula.
I found the app extremely easy to use and set up. I did notice the unit did have to reset itself a few times over the time I have been testing it, but that hasn’t been a big drawback for me as it hasn’t skewed my data.
The Tushi pal has an optical heart rate sensor, pedometer, calorie counter, sleep tracker and vibration reminders . The vibration reminders consist of call & message notifications, and email alerts. I turned these off since I am never too far from my phone, however, it is easy to turn them back on when you are out and about and you don’t want to be holding your phone. The app makes it extremely easy.
Tushi Pal is the only wearable on the market with “Breathing Light” technology, showing you on its touch screen in what exercise stage you’re in at any time. With this Tushi Pal you can track everything from a walk to a heavy duty workout. Im working on increasing my time, and I wont shame myself by telling you what my workouts look like currently. It’s also the only wearable that allows you to monitor the 5 stages of any workout through a one-of-a-kind“breathing light”. THIS is cool.
The Calorie counter and pedometer uses algorithms. The pedometer algorithm has been tested considering 5 factors that influence your calories burned. One of this factors is the step count. The other 4 are: gender, weight, height and stride. As you know, the stride length is measured from heel to heel and determines how far you walk with each step. On average, a man’s walking stride length is 2.5 feet, or 30 inches, according to Arizona State University Extension. A woman’s average stride length is 2.2 feet, or 26.4 inches.
Tushi also functions as a sleep monitor to track every stage of sleep. This tracks deep sleep, light sleep and awake times. This has been my favorite feature so far. Its no wonder I wake up feeling tired! I sleep the majority of my time in light sleep!
The Tushi atomatically monitors heart rate every 15-60 minutes. Since I am just getting back on track with working out. I would like to see future versions of software run this feature a bit more often.
– Remote capture for taking photos and selfies through your phone.
The strap is inspired by traditional Maya patterns. Tushi pal works with of hundreds of indigenous Mayans. Tushi partnered with Taller Maya, part of a foundation that works in collaboration with the World Fair Trade Organization, to provide employment to Mayan artisans. These skilled artisans handcraft the beautiful packaging and its GORGEOUS! Each artist proudly sign their unique handmade pieces using a unique label.