- Of all the health tech gadgets I’ve ever owned, one of them has been life changing for me, a meditation device called Muse.
- I’ve been using the new version, Muse 2, for a few months. It offers more types of meditation: mind, heartbeat, breath and stillness.
- This device taught me how to go from anxious to relaxed and sleepy in less than 10 minutes.
I love health tech gadgets. But my infatuation typically fades when the novelty wears off (looking at you, Fitbit).
There’s one device I’ve been using for almost three years that has truly changed my life. And the company recently released a newer version with more features.
It’s called Muse. It’s a meditation sensing device. Muse uses audio feedback to guide you into a super calm, focused state. As you quiet your mind, the feedback — wind/weather sounds — grows quieter until you hear birds chirp.
The updated device, Muse 2, has added a bunch of new forms of meditation: body movement, heart rate sensing, breath sensing. Each one is better than the last.
This device and its accompanying app has taught me how to become truly calm on command, teaching me to go from anxious to settled, still, calm, focused, relaxed and then to sleepy — often in less than 10 minutes and sometimes in less than 5.
I not only sleep better, I sleep better when traveling or in noisy conditions. I can also calm myself if I feel panicky which happens when I’m stressed or overtired.
I’ve been using Muse 2 for a couple of months and I’ve found a whole new level of mental peace.