Zensorium tinké

Macworld Australia Staff
5 July, 2013
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Zensorium tinké

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Portable; quick; beautifully designed app


Fits 30-pin devices; expensive



There is a huge array of health attachment devices for iOS devices and Zensorium’s tinké is a useful tool for measuring a few basic health signs.

The small device, available in white, black, pink and blue, is designed to measure a person’s blood oxygen level, heart rate, heart rate variability and respiratory rate.

The tinké features the out-dated 30pin iOS dock connector, but works work with an Apple 30pin to Lightning adapter.

Measuring 42mm x 32mm x 7mm, the portable device weighs a miniscule 10.7 grams and doesn’t require an external power source or battery to run.

Unlike the majority of health and fitness devices on the market, the tinké asks you to sit down and remain still while testing. An idea we can get behind.

There are two tests users can take. The first is the Vita Index, a personalised fitness score based on your resting heart rate, blood oxygen level and respiratory rate, while the second is a Zen Index, which measures your stress levels with 60 second breathing exercises. Results from both tests can be displayed on a colourful, easy-to-read chart that documents changes to the results over time.

The accuracy of the tests is impacted by a number of variables, and Zensorium does state the “tinké is not a medical device”, but for those seeking to improve their health and well-being, the results are sure to motivate. Who doesn’t want to see positive change?

If you feel your family or friends need to know your results, the tinké app can share to social media and allows users to invite others to view and comment on the results via the tinké network.

Bottom line.

The portable tinké is a useful motivational tool for iOS users looking to improve their health. The accuracy of the tinké in measuring your stress levels is debatable, but we certainly felt more relaxed after testing our Zen Index.

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