10% Happier: Meditation
- Last update: 4 years ago
- Version: 4.7.2002
- Size: 107.1MB
- Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Author: 10% Happier Inc.
- Languages: English
Please note: to download the app, you will get links to the Official Website and/or official digital sources.
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10% Happier: Meditation: Inhale, Exhale, Feel Better Review
10% Happier: Meditation is the app for guiding your meditations. No matter if you are experienced at mindfulness, or just begin your exploration: there is something new to learn for everyone. Download 10% Happier: Meditation for better sleep and deeper feeling of your body and your mind.
First of all, the app is a library of videos on mindfulness and meditation, made by recognized specialists. With these videos and audio instructions you can start mastering meditation and thus reinvent your relations with your own body and your surroundings. The app focuses on better sleeping and breathing that are the core of feeling good; but it covers topics from general anxiety and depression to narrower ones, like parenthood, job, sports, and so on.
The design of this app is nothing mystical. It’s just a catalog of videos and audios that either guide your meditations or tell you what it is. The playback can be controlled from the app or your smartwatch, as well as with Siri. The colors are calm and bright, making the texts easily readable. But you will have to watch and listen more than reading.
In the beginning, you tell the app a bit about your lifestyle. Share your problems (stress, insomnia, depression, or what bothers you). Tell how experienced in meditation you are (especially if not at all). Select the time you can schedule your sessions at. Then create your account with email, Facebook, Apple or Google.
There are video and audio instructions recorded by gurus like Joseph Goldstein, Sebene Selassie, Jeff Warren, and others. Each of them can be unlocked gradually, lesson by lesson. As you finish with one stage, you unlock another. But it goes on slowly, at one lesson a day. Many users will be good with this. But if you’re hungry for knowledge, you better accelerate it with a subscription.
There are many slight details like smartwatch integration, reminders about scheduled sessions, and also videos and audios for the situations you don’t feel like meditating but rather about learning new things and embracing them with your mind. But the most useful of them is probably the sleep section with meditations that foster good sleep.
Cross-platform use 5/5
This app is available for Android and iOS. In both versions it contains the same contents and gives access to the same fragments of the course. The pricing is also identical. As for iOS, it benefits strongly when together with Apple Watch, but you need watchOS 5.0 and iOS 12.0 (or higher). Android requirements are way more loyal due to a variety of phones and smartwatches around, but it needs at least 5.0. Switching is easy if your account is email- or Facebook-connected.
Though basically the app is free, the content is restricted and revealed by small portions. To unlock all the possibilities of meditation with 10% Happier, you’ll need a subscription. Pricing varies: a month will cost you $9.99, a year $79.99, and a lifetime subscription (if you hope the app lasts) is $399.99.
The Bottom Line
10% Happier is a popular, award-winning meditation app that features various styles of meditation, a lot of theory, and practical instructions by acclaimed masters. Of course, it makes much more sense if you get access to all the content, but practicing and comprehending is what you can’t get for the money: it’s pure mind work, and the app delivers assistance.
With this you can discover meditation as a useful method of self-control. Download 10% Happier: Meditation as a key to a new way of life.
Pros : Easy interface;
Videos generate the effect of the master’s presence;
Free mode with limited access;
Integration with wearables;
Content constantly adding.
Cons : Subscription is not that cheap;
Cannot start trial without entering your card.
Cross-platform use 5