Flowtime Biosensing Meditation Headband: Wearable Stress-Relief That You Might Want to Try


Ahem. We all have stress issues. I was talking to my therapist the other day about just how much the Plague Year increased the stress levels of everyone in general. So what do you do to cope? Meditate? Yoga? Dig into a big bag of weed? Well, being nerds here, maybe you need a gadget and an app, right? Maybe you should try the Flowtime Biosensing Meditation Headband.

Flowtime Biosensing Meditation Headband

It’s no news these days that wearables are all the rage. The Apple Watch is, of course, the most well-known, but if you’re a regular Gear Diary reader, you know we’ve told you and reviewed plenty of other wearables here.

And for those who suffer from stress (Doug raises hand), the Flowtime Biosensing Meditation Headband might be something you’ll want to check out. It’s a lightweight headband that tracks brainwaves and heart rate in real-time during meditation to help strengthen long-term meditation training and improve stress resilience.

Flowtime Biosensing Meditation Headband

The Flowtime headband uses two-channel EEG acquisition technology to monitor brainwaves, heart rate, breathing, and attention and relaxation changes. It interacts with the app to provide both guided and guided meditation for both newbie and experienced meditators. (Is that a word? You know: People who meditate regularly.)

Flowtime Biosensing Meditation Headband

As you would expect, the Flowtime app stores and compares your meditation progress, provides detailed biometrics, gives you access to more than 100 sessions of meditation less, and is compatible with existing meditation apps such as Calm and Headspace. It also can link in with music player apps with a timer mode.

Flowtime Biosensing Meditation Headband

The Flowtime Biosensing Meditation Headband is available on Amazon for $198; it includes a gift card with a three-month membership for premium lessons.

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About the Author

Douglas Moran
Born in New England, as a Navy brat I traveled all over the NorthEast before settling in the California East Bay for 6 years, followed by planting deep roots in the city of my collegiate alma mater: The beach town of Santa Cruz, of all places. But Navy brats don’t usually have hometowns per se, so I get to pick mine and I choose the ‘Cruz. Make of that what you will. A nerd of long-standing, I took my first computer programming class on a Commodore Pet (2K of RAM!) in 1978 and have never looked back. I have built a solid, creditable career as a technical writer, information architect, and web site manager at companies large and small, from start-ups you’ve never heard of to places like Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, & IBM. And at the same time I’ve been putting forth my opinions every place I can get an audience, from the letters columns of Newsweek, various newspapers, and NPR, to online places like Salon.com and my own blogs. Not forgetting my lengthy side-career of posting tech reviews, news pieces, and opinions at the wonderful tech site Gear Diary. In my spare time I write fiction and publish it on Wattpad; learn Lindy Hop and West Coast Swing; take Tai Chi; and spend entirely too much time reading and watching science fiction.

1 Comment on "Flowtime Biosensing Meditation Headband: Wearable Stress-Relief That You Might Want to Try"

  1. Scott Herder | August 26, 2021 at 3:11 am |

    This sounds very interesting. Meditation apps aren’t really able to gather this information to provide help, so it would be a good way to give guidance for those who have trouble setting their minds to meditation.

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