Straighten Up: How the Upright Go Can Fix Your Posture

What It Is: Have you stood up straight lately? No really, I’m asking. With many of us stuck sitting behind a desk all day, many of us are experiencing back pain and a curved spine. Not only is this not that comfortable, it’s not particularly attractive either. Enter Upright Go, a nifty little device that you place between your shoulder blades to gently remind you (via vibration) to stop slouching. This wearable gadget transmits data to an associated app as well, so you can see how your posture is progressing over time – hopefully to a more straight and comfortable position! Now that’s a gift idea I can back.

Who It’s For: Your chronically slouching coworker. Your chronically sore parents. Your chronically addicted to screen time teen.

What It Costs: $69 USD

Where It’s At: Today’s the last day of Kickstarter week on my blog! You can nab this cool gadget at Kickstarter right now for less than the regular retail price right here.

Nab an extra entry into last week’s Joe Fresh nail polish giveaway by leaving a comment below telling me what you think of this cool idea!

37 Responses to “Straighten Up: How the Upright Go Can Fix Your Posture”
  1. janicour says:

    Not a bad idea. I know a few people who may benefit from this.

  2. I need this badly! Great idea.

  3. aketch says:

    A great idea if you cannot improve your posture by any other method.

  4. Heather Swanson says:

    great for the office worker

  5. katydidit21 says:

    I really like this idea. I need it. I am always having to remind myself to sit up and relax my shoulders, usually when it starts to hurt.

  6. Debra says:

    Good reminder for those of us who slouch, unintentionally. 🙂

  7. Aimee says:

    I’m going to buy this for my teenage son, who is a sloucher. I am a subscriber

  8. Sherry Kinnear says:

    I like this, I might give this a try.

  9. Lori says:

    The Upright Go is just what I need – my bad posture is pretty bad!

  10. Lindsey says:

    this would be great for me! I have terrible posture!

  11. intensev5 says:

    I could use this! I have bad posture!

  12. cookie3 says:

    this is a really good idea. There are so many health benefits from good posture.

  13. Judy says:

    Looks like a good idea, not something I need.

  14. Joan G. says:

    I wish I could try it – if it works, I would buy,

  15. Mary Danieli says:

    I would love to try it – I am trying to improve my posture. My mom could use this too.

  16. Giselle says:

    If it works I’d love to try it.

  17. Kelly H says:

    I could use. I’m always slouching

  18. dabrowne says:

    I am already showing signs of permanent postural issues and am constantly reminding myself to sit up straight, this gadget would be awesome!

  19. Chanel says:

    I’m not sure I believe that this would work but I would be interested in reading any research

  20. Vivian Dionne says:

    I think this would be a good idea; I would like to see how it works.

  21. Alison K says:

    BONUS Joe Fresh ENTRY : I think I need this cool idea in my life – I have terrible posture from sitting in front of the computer all day, every day.

  22. Alyssa says:

    Cool idea but a bit expensive!

  23. Kim K says:

    I know a few people who would benefit from this technology.

  24. Donnas says:

    This gadget is something I could use. I do tend to slouch a lot. A co-worker had a similar device but she didn’t wear it between her shoulder blades. She wore in on her shirt collar, and it vibrated too, if she wasn’t sitting properly.

  25. I think I need this have terrible posture

  26. angela eagle says:

    This is something I would benefit from as I am a chronic sloucher

  27. jared says:

    seems too gimmicky, but would need to try it first.

  28. This sounds like it might actually work! I tried a posture brace after three compression fractures in my thoracic spine. The braces are really uncomfortable under your arms…so of course I stopped wearing it. Thank you so much for the recommendation!

  29. Carol Oddy says:

    I know that I slouch all the time when sitting down, just never think about it. I would love to win one of these gadgets to alert me when I am slouching.

  30. beewbedard says:

    its not a bad idea

  31. Anne Derkat says:

    I certainly think it’s worth a try and I’d certainly be willing to try it out.

  32. Denae Boucher says:

    I’d be interested in trying this as I have bad back pain.

  33. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    Awesome idea for anyone with developing back problems

  34. kj crummey says:

    I love the idea of Upright Go! Many of my older female relatives suffer from “rounded back” in their later years. As I fear this might also be my fate, I’ve tried elastic posture correctors but found them very uncomfortable. This gizmo looks like it would suit me perfectly. No bulkiness to it at all. I would love to win this!!!!

  35. Victoria Ess says:

    I’ve wanted this for a long time!

  36. Susan says:

    As someone who suffers from back problems, I think this is a great idea!

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