The Inner Balance Sensor for Android
is an innovative approach to improving wellness & performance 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.
Simply plug the HeartMath Sensor for Android® onto your phone 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.
Research has shown that focusing on positive emotions like appreciation can greatly reduce the effects of stress and deliver you to a more calm peaceful state.
This sensor is exclusively for Android smartphones/tablets which use the latest USB-C port. **It will not work with older micro USB Android devices, nor with Apple USB-C devices**. Prefer Bluetooth? Don’t have an Android? We also have a Bluetooth version compatible with both Android and Apple smartphones/tablets here.
Here’s an in-depth review and walk-through of Inner Balance Trainer.
Inner Balance Trainer Sensor from HeartMath South Africa: FAQ
How does it work?
The Inner Balance App uses an ear sensor to capture your Heart Rate Variability (HRV) Coherence data. Coherence is increased order and harmony in both our psychological (mental and emotional) and physiological (bodily) processes. Simply put it is an optimal state.
The data from the Inner Balance sensor and app gives highly accurate, in-the-moment readings of your heart rhythm patterns and displays how coherent or chaotic the rhythms are. You can use this data to practise increasing your coherence which in turn enables you to regulate your emotional state and to develop your mental, emotional and physical resilience. On screen prompts, scores and rewards help you to learn and improve.
Is the Inner Balance hard to use?
The Inner Balance is easy to use. Simply attach the Inner Balance heart sensor to your ear, pair it with the Inner Balance app and start a session!
Bluetooth or wired?
Most people choose our Inner Balance Bluetooth sensor because it is compatible with Android and iOS mobile phones and tablets. But if you prefer to avoid Bluetooth then we have wired versions for both Apple (Lightning connection) and Android (USB-C connection only).
What does the Inner Balance app do?
The Inner Balance™ app takes the information from the Inner Balance pulse sensor and translates it into real-time feedback on your Heart Rate Variability (HRV) Coherence. In the App, you can also track results, and utilize the library of guided Techniques and Exercises. It is an innovative approach to improving wellness through training, education and self-monitoring. The app helps you track your progress in the journey of learning how to manage stress, shift your moods and create a more positive outlook on life.
Do I need the Inner Balance App to learn and use HeartMath?
No – but it helps! HeartMath Techniques are easy to learn and use. We encourage everyone to use these techniques throughout their day. The Inner Balance provides you with real-time Coherence scoring so that you can understand what Coherence feels like and learn how to become more and more coherent. The higher the score, the more coherent you are. You might want to check out The HeartMath Experience to learn the techniques.
How long and how often do I need to practice?
We recommend using the Inner Balance for 15 minutes a day for at least 6 weeks to reset your baseline response to stress. The Inner Balance is also designed to train you how to get into coherence without the App so that you can do this at any time during the day.
Do I have to wear the ear sensor all of the time?
No. The sensor is designed to be worn only when you are practising the HeartMath coherence techniques. You do not need to use the ear sensor if you want to make notes in the journal or to review your progress. The techniques you will learn can be used at any time, regardless of whether you’re wearing the sensor or not. In fact that is what practising on the Inner Balance is designed to do – enable you to achieve coherence whenever and wherever you need to, even under unexpected and very challenging circumstances.
You can also use the sensor when you are not consciously practising the techniques, for example when you are working, travelling, meeting with people or just relaxing at home. You can then review the data to see how coherent you were (or were not!) and to measure changes in your baseline coherence over time. Please note that the sensor is not designed to be used when exercising.
How long does it take for me to see and feel results?
HeartMath Techniques and the Inner Balance are designed to help you shift your emotional state in the moment. You will likely feel better after your very first session. With regular practice, you will start to reset your baseline response to stress which will leave you with more energy throughout the day. You should start to see this type of impact after using the Inner Balance for 6 weeks.
Does the Inner Balance app save my sessions? Can I delete sessions?
Your sessions will be automatically saved to your HeartCloud account so you can easily track your progress and return to past sessions to add notes in your journal. Your HeartCloud account can also enable you to download all of your session data to your new smartphone/tablet. You can also delete sessions.
What is the difference between the Inner Balance and the emWave Pro?
The Inner Balance is a single user device for smartphone/tablet designed to be used by all. The emWave Pro is a computer based multiuser device primarily aimed at professional use.
The emWave Pro Plus includes the ability to do HRV Assessments which is a feature typically only used by Health Professionals and Researchers. The emWave Pro Plus also includes two HRV assessments – a one minute assessment of the range of vagally mediated HRV and a 2-99 minute assessment of HRV using standardised measures.
Additionally, the system has several applications to help you learn to sustain coherence such as games and visualisers. The software can also be used in combination with the additional coherence games: Dual Drive and Tropical Heat.
Is there a user manual available?
Yes. Video tutorials and a Help function are available within the app and a manual is available within the HeartCloud function too.