This New Smartphone Game Will Lower Your Stress
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This New Smartphone Game Will Lower Your Stress

Our brains get pretty slammed on a daily basis. We’re usually going 100 miles per minute, trying to think about how we’re going to get all our work done, what we’ll do this weekend, when we’re going to squeeze in that phone call to mom and, most importantly, how we’re going to snag a date with Ryan Gosling. One thing we don’t usually think about: breathing. But according to Zenytime, we should.

Zenytime is a breathing device that connects to your phone via Bluetooth to promote deep, rhythmic breathing. It works with a pretty little colored device called a “puck.” This is essentially a breath-sensitive game controller, which you can keep in your pocket or on your keychain. That’s right, you don’t even need to wear it. When you place your fingers on it, it monitors your heart rate and blood oxygen levels and stores that information so you can track your breathing progress.

Open up the device’s corresponding app and you can play games. All the games are controlled with puffs of air you breath into your puck. For example, there is one game where you have to elevate a ball as high as you can by breathing into the puck. The longer you breath, the higher the ball rises. Your stats are visually tracked and represented in the app. You can see how you are performing and commit to achievable objectives.

So this is all fine and dandy, but why do we need this? Our normal breathing is working out just fine, right? Well, yes and no. It’s definitely keeping us alive, but we’re all breathing more rapidly than nature intended us to and generally don’t get enough oxygen to perform our best. Zenytime promotes deep breathing, which can decrease stress, unlock natural energy, eliminate toxins, regulate oxygen flow and increase productivity. And those things are all sounds pretty great.

If you’re all about taking that deep breathing out of yoga class and into real life, go ahead and reserve one on the site for $79 ($20 cheaper than their expected retail value). Zenytime is anticipating sending out their first batch of pucks this winter. Just in time to help you deep breath your way though the holidaze.

What’s your take on this device? Would you use it? Why or why not?