How it Works
The Inner Balance™ Trainer is an innovative approach to improving wellness through training, education and self-monitoring. Inner Balance shows you your heart rhythm pattern (HRV) and a breathing pacer to go along with your heart rhythms, training you how to change your heart rhythm pattern to a healthier, coherent state. Inner Balance Trainer works exclusively with the one of a kind HeartMath iOS connector that attaches to your iPhone or iPad and your earlobe and feeds your heart rhythms into the app. No technology on the market today tracks at the high level of the HeartMath iOS connector.
iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S, 5*; iPad 1, 2, 3, 4*, and Mini*; iPod Touch 3, 4, and 5*
* indicates the latest generation iOS devices that need the Apple Lighting to 30-Pin Adapter.
Inner Balance™ FAQs
- What is the Inner Balance app?
The Inner Balance™ app is an innovative approach to improving wellness through training, education and self-monitoring. It helps you change your reaction to stress, gain insights in your shifting moods and create a more positive outlook on life, while tracking your progress, journaling your accomplishments and sharing it with others.
- How does it work?
Simply plug the Sensor for iOS® onto your iPhone®, iPad® or iPod® Touch and connect the ear piece to your ear. Tap in the space below the breath pacer to start your session. Follow the pacer and the prompts below to help you moderate your breathing, activate a positive emotion and restore your Inner Balance.
- What devices does the Inner Balance App work on?
The Inner Balance App works on iPod Touch (3rd & 4th Generation), iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, IPhone 5 (requires the Lightning adaptor), iPad, iPad 2, IPad 3rd Generation and iPad Mini.
- When will this App be available on Android?
Do stay tuned as we will have an Android version that we’ll offer next year. If you don’t have an iOS device remember we do have excellent products that we continue to offer, the emWave2 and emWave Desktop are available, affordable and easy to use. To find out more about these scientifically validated products, give us a call at 1-512-656-4822
- Why do I need to use an ear sensor?
The Inner Balance App uses an ear sensor to capture your Heart Rate Variability (HRV) data. This data gives the most accurate, in-the-moment reading of your heart rhythm patterns.
- Do I have to wear the ear sensor all of the time?
You do not need to wear the ear sensor all of the time just when you are running a session. You do not need to use the ear sensor if you want to make notes in the journal or review your progress.
- What is the difference between the emWave2® and the Inner Balance app?
The Inner Balance is an app that is specifically designed for the iPhone, iPad or the IPod Touch. The emwave2 is a portable, handheld device that gives you the capability to run as well as record sessions. It includes a software component that can be used on both Windows and Mac platforms. In addition to tracking your progress, the emWave2 offers you several applications to help you sustain coherence. The software can also be used in combination with the additional coherence games: Dual Drive and Tropical Heat.
- Can you download sessions into your computer?
No, not at this time. If you would like to use our products on your computer, we suggest you try the emWave Desktop or emWave2.
- What is the difference between Inner Balance and the emWave Desktop?
The emWave Desktop is the complete computer software version of the emWave technologies. It allows you to create multiple user profiles and track the progress of each individually. Additionally, it has several applications to help you learn to sustain coherence. The software can also be used in combination with the additional coherence games: Dual Drive and Tropical Heat.
- Does the Inner Balance App save my sessions? Can I delete sessions?
Your sessions will be automatically saved so you can easily track your progress and return to past sessions to add notes in your journal. You can also delete sessions.
- Can I share my sessions with my friends?
Absolutely! You can share aspects of your session, but not all of the session data.
- What should I feel? Or ‘what does coherence feel like?
Coherence is a state of internal synchronization between the heart, breath and the head. People experience coherence as a sense of inner calm and balance, an increased focus, while others experience coherence as a more relaxed state.
- How long do I practice before it has any effects?
While everyone is different and some people have more inner stress than others, most people experience some results within the first couple of weeks of regular practice. The effects of coherence will increase the more often you use your Inner Balance Trainer.
- Why should I get the emWave2/Desktop if I have this App?
The emWave2 and the emWave Desktop provide more detailed graphical HRV information as well as several applications to help you sustain coherence. They can both be used with the additional coherence games: Dual Drive and Tropical Heat.
- Can I use the camera instead of buying the ear sensor?
The camera does not work on the Inner Balance App. You will have to purchase the sensor in order to pick up your pulse and run sessions.
- What is the science behind the Inner Balance App?
Synchronizing your breathing with your heart rhythms while focusing on positive emotions has been shown to reduce the negative effects of stress, improve relaxation, and build resilience with just a few minutes of daily use. The Inner Balance app incorporates our emWave technology to show your heart rhythm pattern (HRV). This, along with a breathing pacer and other feedback, train you to change your heart rhythm pattern to a healthier, coherent state.