CATEGORY: Electronic Posture Trainer, Posture Reminder, Posture Gadget, Wearable Posture Device/Aid
TYPES: Audio, Vibration, With/Without Strap, Clip On, Some Include an App
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- There are lots of favorable buyer reviews of BackPal online (and some unfavorable).
- Affordable compared to other posture reminders/beepers.
- Relies on mental conditioning to correct posture, instead of addressing the root cause (muscle imbalance).
- Alarm may be embarrassing in public.
- Needs to be worn all the time for maximum effectiveness.
- In spite of being lightweight, it does not include free shipping if you decide to return it.
Why BODY-ALINE is Better for Your Posture:
The BackPal beeper can certainly improve posture while being worn, but it does not incorporate any form of the targeted stretching & strengthening exercises that are necessary to permanently rebalance postural muscles.
What is a better, more practical solution for correcting your poor posture?:
Permanently reblancing your muscles with targeted exercise?
Relying on an external biofeedback mechanism that needs to be worn all the time for maximum effectiveness?
Or, think of it another way, would you rather balance a wobbly nightstand by constantly being reminded to hold it in place -or- by making the legs even? The choice is obvious.
The BODY-ALINE permanently retrains your postural muscles into perfect balance every time you use it, which makes it the ideal permanent solution for ensuring good posture. Many have asked the questions: "Do posture reminders work?" and "Are posture gadgets effective?" This analysis summarizes why, in our opinion, the BODY-ALINE is a better overall posture solution compared to even the best posture reminder devices & gadgets, like the BackPal.
A Personal Review of BackPal from Robert Gearhart JR., Co-Inventor of the BODY-ALINE...
"In theory the BackPal beeper makes sense as long as you're willing to be subjected to the annoying beeps in public. But that's why it works right? Because no one wants the embarrassment of others looking at you & wondering why you're beeping. Depending on how trainable you are, most people eventually fall back into their old bad posture habits when the beeper's not around to correct them. A more substantive & sensible approach to better posture is to retrain your body from the inside out by realigning all your postural muscles - not just your mind. This is a far more sensible & lasting solution. The BackPal Beeper is a gimmick aimed to train you like one of Pavlov's dogs. The BODY-ALINE is based on solid science that achieves permanent results."