You will need to wear the wearable device (on and off your journey*) throughout the research. The wearable device will be synced to your Android phone, and on there you will need to download the Rail Life mobile app to log your experience on your Northern journey.

At various points in the research period (for a few weeks at a time between April and November), you will receive notifications on the app which prompt you to input your experience at least once on your journey each day (you are free to input as many or as few times as practically possible during the trial period!).

The app will not ask you to log your experiences when you are not taking a journey on the Calder Valley route or the Bolton area – we will use GPS to only send log requests during your journey. You are free to interact with the app and log your experiences when not on a Calder Valley or Bolton area train journey, but this isn’t the core purpose of our research.

*so we can determine your resting heart rate.