Calm is a web-based program and multi-platform app for mindful meditation. The home page shows a relaxing nature scene which can be customized to the user’s preference. Sections on the home page are: Music, Meditation and Sleep. The free trial version offers one meditation session per day, from 2 to 30 minutes in length, and focused music tracks set to scenic photos. Purchase of a subscription provides users with unlimited access to focused meditation programs, sleep stories, and customization options. Additional features include daily reminders to meditate and tracking of user meditation statistics. Calm intends to be flexible in order to fit into a busy schedule and be available on the go.
Overall Score: 8/14
Research Base: 0/3
Research Funding: 0/2
Proposed Intervention: 2/3
Consumer Ratings: 3/3
Clinical Input in Development: 1/1
Software Support: 2/2
Date of Rating: February 2018
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Overall Score: Acceptable
Does the app provide the option of a pin entry or log-in process to view and enter user data?: Yes
Available For: iOS 9.0 or later;Android 4.1 and up
Developer: Calm.com, Inc.
Type of Treatment: Mindfulness, Gratitude
Targeted Conditions: Mood Disorders, Stress & Anxiety
Target Audience: Not Specified, Adolescents
Designed to be used in conjunction with a healthcare professional: No
Languages Available: English
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Research on this App
There is no direct scientific research on the effectiveness of Calm
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