Breathe2Relax app

An app for people wanting to learn relaxation breathing techniques to manage stress and anxiety.

Breathe2Relax

By National Center for Telehealth and Technology (U.S. Department of Defense)

Breathe2Relax app logo Features
  • Guided relaxation
  • Education and information

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Cost

Free

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 or iTunes and for a detailed review, see Reviews.

Pros

Cons

✔  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

✘  How to breathe video tutorial can’t be stopped or paused 

✘  Not visually appealing (few graphics) 

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.

Review details

Date of review: November 2017
Platform reviewed: Android
App version: 2.9
Download size: 27.62 MB

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