I’m looking for a wrist-based tracker that can help me with stress management.
I’m mainly looking for two features:
Quick stress assessment: With a glance at my wrist I’d like to see how I’m doing and if it’s time for a brake or a mindfulness exercise. If I can get my stress level quantified in this way I’d also get feedback if the brake was helpful or not by comparing values before and after the brake.
Notifications: Similarly it would be nice if the tracker itself could tell me when it’s time for a brake.
I tried out a tracker with a Heart Rate Monitor for a week, and found it very helpful. Watching my heart rate while not moving got me a sense on what was low and high for me. Helped me with #1 above.
The new watchOS for Apple Watch offers notifications when you are not moving and have a higher heart rate than usual. This sounds as a solution for #2. Does anyone know of other trackers with this feature?
The Garmin Vivosmart 3 offers stress tracking, but they don’t disclose how it’s calculated more exactly, so I can’t be sure how good it is. HRV, for example, is mostly not very well calculated for wrist-based trackers.
Are there others solutions I haven’t thought of? What do you think about the alternatives I found so far? Thanks in advance!