|Breathe2Relax||By National Center for Telehealth and Technology (U.S. Department of Defense)|
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What does the app do?
This app begins with a video explaining diaphragmatic breathing. When stressed or anxious users can start the breathing tool which has both a visual and audio component guiding them through 16 deep breaths. The app allows users to rate and keep track of their stress levels over time. The app has a ‘learn’ section which includes information on the biology of stress, the effects of stress on different parts of the body, and diaphragmatic breathing. For a more detailed description of the app, see Google Play(external link) or iTunes(external link) and for a detailed review, see Reviews.
✔ App allows customisation such as setting the inhale and exhale length, selecting background music and scenery
✘ Users have to agree to very wordy terms and conditions at start
Privacy and security
The app is not password protected. Users do not need to log on. No personal information such as name and email address is collected via the app. The app license states that the user is responsible for protecting data captured by the app. Read more about things you can do to improve your safety and security when using apps.
Date of review: November 2017
Platform reviewed: Android
App version: 2.9
Download size: 27.62 MB
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Other useful resources
This app has been reviewed by other independent websites.
- Breathe2Relax – A professional review(external link) One Mind PsyberGuide
- Mani M, Kavanagh DJ, Hides L, Stoyanov SR. Review and Evaluation of Mindfulness-Based iPhone Apps(external link). JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2015 Aug 19;3(3):e82.
- Coulon SM, Monroe CM, West DS. A Systematic, Multi-domain Review of Mobile Smartphone Apps for Evidence-Based Stress Management.(external link) Am J Prev Med. 2016 Jul;51(1):95-105.
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