Cooling bands

Cooling bands

Comparing cooling bands

Cooling bands can be a lifesaver. Whether you suffer from severe hot flashes, hyperthyroidism, or you just feel constantly warm, a cooling band can deliver fast relief and keep you feeling comfortable throughout the day and night.

There are a wide variety of cooling bands on the market. Some bands look like bracelets while others wrap around your neck or head. Many must be refrigerated or frozen, adding a level of complication to your efforts to cool down. Others require water to be added every so often. And most of these personal cooling devices are pretty clunky or conspicuous—in other words, they're probably not something you'd want to wear while leading a board meeting or pitching a client.

That's why Embr Labs has developed the Embr Wave®. The Wave is a sleek, stylish wristband that instantly delivers cool relief at the press of a button. Best of all, it's easy to use and ultra-discreet, allowing you to manage your hot flashes, medical conditions, or general comfort without anyone else needing to know.

Embr Wave: temperature relief on your wrist

Embr Wave looks like an elegant smartwatch that's worn on the inside of your wrist. Packed within its compact exterior is a thermoelectric heat pump that generates a series of warm or cool sensations on the skin of your inner wrist, which is especially sensitive to temperature. Lasting from 5 minutes up to 9 hours at a time, these thermal sensations tap into your body's natural ability to rebalance your sense of temperature and help you feel better fast.

This powerful cooling band takes advantage of a physical phenomenon you're already familiar with. Think of how, on a blisteringly hot day, splashing a bit of ice water on your face can make you feel cooler all over. Or how holding a mug of hot coffee in your hands can bring warmth to your entire body. Studies show that applying these small amounts of targeted warming or cooling to the right spot at the right time can change the way you perceive temperature throughout your body.

The Wave harnesses this innate ability to draw comfort from local thermal sensations and gives you the power to use it in a precise and controlled way. When the device warms or cools the skin on your wrist, it sends a feel-good message to the part of your brain that's in charge of regulating temperature as well as emotion, pleasure, and stress. In response, your brain recalibrates your experience of temperature, giving you greater control over your comfort level.

Benefits over other cooling bands

Embr Wave offers some big advantages over other types of cooling bands. Some bands must be frozen or refrigerated, making them more difficult to manage and have ready when you need them most. Plus, these cooling bands eventually thaw out and can make a bit of a mess. The Wave, on the other hand, is clean, convenient, and easy to use. It goes wherever you go, and it instantly starts cooling with the press of a button or a tap in the mobile app. When you're wearing Embr Wave, you have relief right at your fingertips.

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Cooling bands that wrap around your neck or head might be useful at home, but these products are likely too cumbersome or unsightly to use in professional settings. Other cooling bands are worn on the wrist like the Wave but are so large or futuristic looking that they draw attention to themselves. Embr Wave is a small, stylish wearable that can pass for a smartwatch or bracelet, letting you manage your comfort and experience with temperature in private.

The Embr Wave 2 app
While you can control Embr Wave with buttons on the side of the device, you'll unlock more features and settings when you connect your Wave with the mobile app. Available from the iOS App Store and Google Play, the Embr Wave 2 app lets you personalize your thermal experiences and take advantage of sessions that are specially optimized to manage comfort, stress, hot flashes, and sleep. You can edit and rename any of these sessions, setting your own temperature level and duration. You can even reprogram the device's buttons to create shortcuts to your favorites. The app also allows you to track your usage to gain insights from your patterns, and it gives you access to downloadable improvements and updates for the device.

Better nights. More comfortable days.

As an alternative to traditional cooling bands, Embr Wave provides benefits for a wide range of temperature-related conditions.

Relief for hot flashes
Women with hot flashes in pregnancy or menopause can use the Wave as a safe, hormone-free option for quick relief, lessening the severity and duration of these episodes.

Easier sleep
Embr Wave offers thermal sessions specially engineered to help you fall asleep faster and rest easily through the night. Fall Asleep sessions are designed to lull you into slumber more quickly, while All Night sessions feature soothing waves of steady warming or cooling to keep your body balanced and sleeping comfortably all night long. These features have made the Wave a favorite among women seeking perimenopause insomnia remedies.

All-day comfort
With Embr Wave on your wrist, you have the power to control your experience with temperature all day long, anywhere you go. A UC Berkeley study found that participants who use the Wave for just three minutes were able to feel 5°F warmer or cooler on average, with female participants feeling up to 9°F cooler and 6°F warmer.

Less stress
Embr Wave allows you to tap into the body's innate connection between temperature and stress—which you may already use more than you realize. Just think of how you might relax with a warm bath or decompress by stepping outside for some cool air. The Wave's thermal sensations are optimized to deliver soothing warmth or cooling that can help to alleviate tension and keep you calm during difficult moments, anytime you need it.

Why choose Embr Wave?

A natural way to cool down
Unlike many conventional remedies for treating hot flashes and other temperature-related conditions, Embr Wave works with your body's natural response to local thermal sensations to bring instant relief when you're feeling overly warm. It's a totally non-invasive solution, with no drugs or hormones.

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FSA-eligible
The Wave is an approved expense in many Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs). Contact your employer or FSA administrator to see if it's covered under your plan.

Financing with Affirm
When you buy your Wave with financing through Affirm, you can spread out your payments over 3, 6, or 12 months or more.

Free shipping
Free shipping to any address in the U.S. is included with every purchase of Embr Wave.

Free returns
If you're not satisfied with the relief the Wave provides, you can return it within 30 days for a full refund.

FAQs

What are cooling bands?

Cooling bands are a category of products designed to provide comfort from hot flashes or other conditions that cause the body to feel overheated. Most cooling bands are worn on the wrist, around the neck, or as a headband. These products generate cool sensations in one of two ways: they must be refrigerated or frozen before use, or they use advanced thermal technology like a heat exchanger to create cool sensations.

How does Embr Wave keep the body cool?

Embr Wave is a thermal wristband that uses a compact thermoelectric heat pump to generate pleasing warm or cool sensations that are felt on the sensitive skin of the inner wrist. These sensations stimulate a natural brain pathway that changes how you perceive temperature, helping you feel more comfortable within seconds.

What are the benefits of Embr Wave over other cooling bands?

Unlike products that must be constantly refrigerated, frozen, or refilled with water, Embr Wave is clean, fuss-free, and easy to use. And where many cooling bands are bulky, cumbersome, or unsightly, the Wave is an inconspicuous and elegant wearable that allows you to manage your experiences with temperature privately, without anyone else needing to know what's going on.

Woman adjusting the rose gold Embr Wave 2 on her left wrist.

Menopause relief you can take anywhere.

(Especially on those occasional nights when you can't seem to get back to sleep.)