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ReachOut Breathe Review

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1.33 / 5.00

Overall Score: 4/15

Consumer Ratings: 0/2
Proposed Goal: 2/2
Evidence Based Content: 1/1
Software Updates: 1/2
Clinical Input in Development: 0/1
Research on Development Process: 0/1
Efficacy of Other Products: 0/1
Research Independence and Review: 0/2
Research Base: 0/3

Rating Date: August 2020

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User Experince

User Experience

3.54 / 5.00

Engagement: 3.10 Functionality: 3.31 Aesthetics: 4.33 Information: 3.43 Subjective quality score: 2.81 Perceived impact score: 2.63 Rating date: December 2018 Rated by: PsyberGuide

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ReachOut Breathe is an app created to help users learn controlled breathing to address anxiety, panic, or stress. ReachOut Breathe provides users with a visual aid to guide users during their breathing. Users can customize important features, such as such as breathing intervals or duration, to match their current abilities and tune these features as they become more proficient at deep breathing. ReachOut Breathe also measures users’ heart rate with via a smartphone’s camera. By tracking heart rate before and after a round of deep breathing, as well as between sessions, users can see the effects of their practice. ReachOut Breathe is also optimized for use with the Apple Watch.

Technical Details

Available for: Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Developer: ReachOut Australia
Type of Treatment: Mindfulness, Symptom Tracking/Self-Monitoring
Targeted Conditions: Stress and Anxiety, Sleep
Target Audience: Adults, Not Specified
Designed to be used in conjunction with a professional? No
Languages Available: English
Cost: Free
Get it on: Apple App Store

Research on this App

There is no direct scientific research on the effectiveness of ReachOut Breathe

Click the links below to learn more about the treatment types used in this app.
How Symptom Trackers Work
How Mindfulness Works

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