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This Crystal Necklace Doubles as a Stress and Health Tracker

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Between our smartphones and our fitness trackers, we’ve got a pretty good handle on our physical health these days — but what about our emotional health? Suffice it to say, the state of our mind isn’t quite so easy to measure. But the wellness gurus over at Bellabeat have managed to figure out a way to do just that, creating a tracker that’s not only capable of monitoring our resistance to stress, it serves as a pretty crystal accessory (From $104.55, Originally $139.99, Amazon), too!

Designed to connect to the Bellabeat app, this do-it-all jewelry tracks the same metrics you’d get from your smartwatch — think steps, distance moved, calories burned, sleep habits, and reproductive health — but can also calculate a “stress prediction” based on your current lifestyle habits.

Your sleep, pregnancy status, activity, and menstrual cycle will all be analyzed on a regular basis to determine periods of high stress. If a change should be predicted, you can help to lower your stress levels before they begin to spike with guided meditations and breathing exercises that are available through the app.

As for the necklace itself, it’s made from natural crystals (choose from rose quartz to promote self love or black onyx for power and protection against negativity), hypoallergenic stainless steel, and a wood composite.

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You’ll never need to charge it, since it works with a replaceable coin cell battery, and it’s water-resistant, so you can even track your stats in the shower (should you so choose). It can be worn on the included chain or as a clip on your shirt, bag, or pants.

If you’re more of a bracelet type of gal, you can also opt for the brand’s “Urban” design (from $113.46, Amazon) that will allow you to convert your Bellabeat into a traditional wrist piece.

Customers are loving it for its attractive aesthetic, which gives it an edge over the competition. Reasoned one buyer, “ I chose the Bellabeat Leaf Urban over other similar devices solely based on aesthetics. It’s pretty. If I’m going to wear it every day, it may as well be pleasing to look at.”

Others love it moreso for its wellness capabilities, with one woman explaining that it helps her to remember to take time for herself. “I cannot explain how much this little guy does for the days when my life is hectic [and] remembering to take care of myself goes out the door,” she wrote. “Having a reminder to mediate (there these amazing guided meditations that take a few minutes but are incredibly centering), to move, and sleep goes a long way. Additionally, it lets me know now about how susceptible I am to stress during the day and how I can take care of myself. It’s worth the price and time to use it, personally I wouldn’t go with any other brand. For anyone who wants a little bit more this is the tool to use.”

Agreed another: “The mediation tracker is a GREAT feature there are ao many different mediations to choose from, whatever is stressing you there is a special mediation especially for it!!!”

We’re feeling calmer already.

Where to buy: From $104.55 (Originally $139.99), Amazon

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