It’s a fact that standing is better than sitting so we’re not surprised to see many standing tables popping up all the time. The fanciest such product out there is the Stir Kinetic Desk, which comes with a number of power and USB ports to solve the “cable conundrum,” and twin motors for raising and lowering its stance from standing to sitting positions. In addition, this table also has a Wi-Fi radio, 4.3-inch touchscreen, and a thermal sensor to detect when you’re standing or sitting.
The Stir Kinetic Desk can connect to Fitbit to feed with the number of calories the desk estimates you’ve burned in real time.The Stir Kinetic Desk goes for $3,890, hinting us that some folks are willing to pay a (hefty) premium for a table that will help them improve their posture.
The “problem” owners of this expensive table have is that they don’t know how standing (versus sitting) affects their well-being. No more – the Stir Kinetic Desk can now connect to Fitbit to feed it with the number of calories the desk estimates you’ve burned in real time. Paired with other data Fitbit is collecting and you’ll get a more complete picture of your personal activity.
According to Stir, standing for four hours a day has the calorie equivalent of completing a two-mile run. That’s a lot of calories but it’s also a lot of standing.