Posture Pal helps you improve your neck and shoulder posture by using the motion sensors in your headphones. Improve your neck, shoulder and back posture without having to purchase a separate tracking device. Just use your AirPods*.
Start a Posture Session and Posture Pal will keep track if your neck tilt and will alert you in the background.
- Set a daily goal and work on your posture every day
- Use timers to improve your posture for short periods of time (5 - 60 minutes)
- Works in the background
- Three different sensitivity levels
- Shortcut support
- View detailed information about your posture sessions, including average pitch, roll and yaw
- Visual alerts when bad posture is detected
- Sound alerts when bad posture is detected
- Phone vibration alerts when bad posture is detected
- Receive notifications (also on your Apple Watch!) when bad posture is detected
- Choose what sound alert you want to hear when bad posture is detected. More coming soon!
Posture Pal Pro
- Custom colors and theming*
- Custom sensitivity*
- 12 different app icons*
- Choose from three Posture Pals; Rafi, Haru and Paca!
- Posture Pal supports AirPods (3rd Generation), AirPods Pro, AirPods Max and Beats Fit Pro. Other headphones that can send motion data to your iPhone can also work. ** Posture Pal Pro required
Origin of the app
"A few years back I bought a hardware tracker to improve my posture, which required me to stick it to the back of my neck. After a few days of feeling like a cyborg I stopped using it. When I came across the motion detection API I realized I would be able to create the same posture tracking experience but in a much less obtrusive format. A lot of people have their AirPods in their ears the entire day, so they won't have to adjust their lifestyle as much." - Jordi Bruin
Rafi, the first Posture Pal
"My little cousins always ask me if I can also make video games as a developer. I wanted to make something fun together with them, which is why I came up with the concept for Posture Pal where there are animated characters that inform the user about their posture. The first Posture Pal is Rafi the Giraffe! 🦒 Users can interact with Rafi and they will hopefully make the experience a bit more playful for people." - Jordi Bruin
Motion Data from AirPods
In iOS 14 Apple introduced an API that allows developers to read the motion sensor data in newer AirPods. This same motion data is used for the Spatial Audio feature on iOS. Developers have access to tilt, attitude and x, y and z rotation which allows for interesting new applications such as Posture Pal.
Thanks to friends from all over the world, Posture Pal has already been translated into 18 languages, including: English, Dutch, German, Danish, French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese (Simplified & Traditional), Bulgarian, Turkish, Croation, Portuguese, Korean, Hungarian, Polish, Vietnamese, Norwegian and Afrikaans.
Posture Pal has been optimized from the start to be as accessible as possible, with full support for Dynamic Text, Reduce Motion and Voice Over.
Posture Pal is free to download from the App Store. Users can track their posture for up to ten minutes at a time and can adjust the colors in the app until they relaunch the app. There's a one time payment for $2 (or equivalent) that removes the time limit, adds more customization for the posture tracking sensitivity and the theming of the app.
The proceeds of the first week of sales will be send to the families of our friends that have fled Ukraine in the last two weeks.
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