Celebrating love and connection this Valentine’s Day, Zepp has launched the Zepp Measurements of Attraction, to help people understand who really gets their heart-racing and identify the tell-sale signs of genuine attraction, even when dating virtually.

Zepp Measurements of Attraction

Zepp Measurements of Attraction

With social distancing regulations driving singles to seek more connections online, the Zepp Measurements of Attraction were developed in consultation with renowned medical expert,  Dr. Sarah Jarvis, and respected psychologist and psychotherapist, Emma Kenny, and expose five key indicators to look out for when on a virtual or physical date, including an increase in heart rate of more than 100bpm or at least 10bpm higher than your resting average, a blink rate of more than 12 blinks per minute, and the reddening of not only cheeks but also lips.

Dr. Sarah Jarvis said: “This year things may be a little different, but where your physical responses are concerned, the same principles apply. Whether you're meeting someone you're attracted to online, many of the tell-tale physical signs are the same – because your hormones are active in a virtual as well as a face to face setting.”


In partnership with Emma Kenny

Cheeks flush: Blood flows to cheeks, this is an evolutionary process to help attract a mate, it is a physical signal to express attraction

Palms sweat: Our body then automatically releases two powerful hormones – adrenalin and norepinephrine (the stress hormone). The combination of these two hormones causes your palms to sweat and your heart to skip a beat

Heart rate increases: Falling in love triggers the fight or flight reaction in the body. Epinephrine and norepinephrine are released into the bloodstream when the adrenal medulla in the brain releases catecholamines. This triggers the heart to beat faster and that is why you can feel it pumping away when you are attracted to someone. Zepp’s range of smartwatches use in-built precise and continuous heart monitoring to help users track and monitor heartrate and overall health, even when you’re on a date

Pupils dilate: Due to feeling excited, or nervous when you find someone attractive, your eyes may dilate when you see someone that you are attracted to, this is known as mydriasis. It is believed to offer a non-verbal clue as regards attraction to someone, or something

Heart beats faster: The brain sends signals to the adrenal gland, which secretes hormones such as adrenaline, epinephrine and norepinephrine. They flow through the blood and cause the heart to beat faster and stronger

Emma Kenny further commented: “Even though we may not yet be able to experience the ordinary freedoms we have been used to in previous years, we will undoubtedly all recognise how important it is to have positive relationships in our lives.”

“When individuals feel loved and cherished, they are less likely to engage in destructive relationships or habits, making them more likely to live longer. Human contact, love and connection reminds us of our intrinsic meaning, and helps us feel a sense of value.”

Prior to lockdown, Zepp sent two potential matches out for a romantic evening to put the Measurements of Attraction to the test. The light-hearted video celebrates the importance of human connection, during a time when periods of isolation have become a common development across the world. You can view the video below. In 2020, Zepp released two series of smartwatches, the Zepp E and Zepp Z, along with its Global Sleep Report and a personalized lullaby generator (www.zepplullaby.com). With the goal to become everyone's health partner at every moment, Zepp would like to accompany you on the journey toward a healthier life. 

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