Personal cooling devices include everything from ice packs and cooling wraps to portable fans worn around your neck. While these devices may help ease discomfort from things like hot flashes and stress, most are problematic outside of the home or for working professionals. You probably wouldn't want to give a presentation with a melting ice pack strapped to your chest. When chairing a board meeting, you can't stop to change into a cooling vest as you feel a hot flash coming (if it's even something you're willing to wear with your work clothes). And pitching a client with a noisy portable fan wrapped around your neck isn't really in the cards.
That's where Embr Wave comes in. The Wave® is a personal cooling system that's packaged in a sleek and stylish wristband, delivering instant, on-demand cool relief that won't get in your way or draw unwanted attention.
Embr Wave: a personal cooling system on your wrist
Embr Wave looks a bit like a piece of jewelry or smartwatch. It's worn on the inside of your wrist where thermoreceptors in your skin are highly sensitive to temperature changes. Housed within the Wave's elegant exterior is a powerful thermoelectric heat exchanger that can generate waves of soothing warmth or cooling that are felt against your skin. These thermal sensations stimulate a natural connection to your brain, tapping into your body's ability to rebalance your perception of temperature to help you feel better.
How can sensations on the wrist keep the body cool?
Your body has an innate ability to find all-over comfort from local thermal sensations. Think of how splashing a bit of ice water on your face can help your entire body cool down on a hot summer's day, or the full-body warmth you feel from wrapping your hands around a mug of hot cocoa. Embr Wave allows you to generate a little bit of cooling in the right place at the right time to quickly and conveniently improve your comfort level in moments where you feel too warm.
Comparing personal cooling systems
Embr Wave offers a host of unique advantages over other personal cooling systems.
Ice packs and refrigerated cooling wraps
Many personal cooling systems must be constantly re-refrigerated or refrozen. This creates a complex routine of making sure that devices are ready when you need them, and that there's a refrigerator close by wherever you go. And if they lose their chill when you're on the go, you're out of luck until you can find some place to cool them down (and then wait for them to reach the right temperature). In contrast, Embr Wave needs no refrigeration, has a long battery life, and can generate immediate cool relief with the press of a button or a tap in the mobile app.
Personal fans and wearable AC units
Some personal cooling systems involve handheld fans or wearable AC devices that are worn around your neck and blow cold air on your skin. These devices are distracting, conspicuous, and noisy—not ideal for use in professional situations. Worn on your wrist, Embr Wave is completely silent and delivers cool, discreet relief without anyone else needing to know what's going on.
While there are other personal cooling systems designed to be worn on the wrist like Embr Wave, most of these devices are clunky and unsightly, or you need to add water or refreeze them to be effective. Embr Wave is an attractive, minimalist wearable that can easily pass for a smartwatch or bracelet. The only maintenance it requires is to be recharged every two or three days.
A smart personal cooling system
In contrast to most personal cooling systems, Embr Wave is a smart device that gives you precise control over temperature and can be managed from a mobile app. The Embr Wave 2 app, available from the iOS App Store and Google Play, lets you access a variety of thermal sessions for increasing comfort, reducing stress, enhancing sleep, and managing hot flashes. With the app, you can edit and rename these sessions, setting the temperature level and choosing your duration, from 5 minutes up to 9 hours. The Embr Wave 2 app also lets you reprogram the buttons on the device to create shortcuts to your favorite sessions, and download improvements and updates for the Wave.
Improve sleep. Control comfort. Reduce stress.
As a personal cooling system, Embr Wave offers benefits in many areas of thermal wellness.
Manage hot flashes
The Wave assists women managing hot flashes in early pregnancy or menopause, providing cool relief on demand that can reduce the severity and duration of episodes.
Sleep more comfortably
Because temperature and sleep are so intimately connected, there are two types of sessions on Embr Wave that are specifically engineered to enhance the quality of sleep. Fall Asleep sessions are designed to lull you to sleep faster and have been shown in studies to reduce sleep onset latency by 28%. All Night sessions produce soothing waves of cool or warm comfort to keep your body balanced at the level that's just right for you, helping you rest easily throughout the night. The ability to enhance sleep has made the Wave a popular choice for women seeking menopause or perimenopause insomnia treatments.
Take control of comfort
With Embr Wave on your wrist, you have control over your relationship with temperature no matter where you go or who's in charge of the thermostat. Studies have shown that people using the Wave for just three minutes were able to feel up to 5°F warmer or cooler on average. Women noticed even greater benefits—the Wave helped female participants feel up to 9°F cooler and up to 6°F warmer.
Get thermotherapy on demand
The warm or cool sensations generated by the Wave can help to reduce tension by tapping into the natural connection between temperature and stress. Like taking a hot bath to unwind or getting a breath of cool air to calm down, specially designed thermal sessions for stress relief send a feel-good signal to the brain that helps to ease anxiety and relax your body.
What is a personal cooling system?
Personal cooling systems are products that provide cool sensations when you feel overly warm. A personal body cooler can provide relief for overheating in men and hot flashes in women, as well as for medical conditions like hyperthyroidism that cause problems with thermoregulation.
How do personal cooling systems work?
Some personal cooling systems are cooled in a refrigerator or freezer and then placed on the skin to provide relief. Other products use fans to blow cool air against the skin. More advanced technologies include products like Embr Wave that use a compact heat exchanger to apply warm or cool sensations that are felt on the skin.
How does Embr Wave keep you cool?
Embr Wave is a smart wristband with a thermoelectric heat pump that generates soothing warming or cooling on the sensitive skin of the inner wrist. These sensations tap into the body's natural ability to use temperature as a way of restoring balance and feeling better.