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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.

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Overall Score: 2.85/5.00

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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User Experience

Objective Quality Score: 4.17/5.00

Subscale scores:
Engagement: 3.60
Functionality: 4.88
Aesthetics: 4.50
Information: 3.70

Subjective quality score: 3.00

Perceived impact score: 2.50

Rating date: August 2016
Rated by: Queensland University

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Overall Score: Questionable

Overall Score: Questionable

Does the app have a privacy policy?: Yes

Does the policy describe the information storage and sharing procedures related to user entered information?: Yes

Does the app/server encrypt OR de-identify the entered data?: Yes

Does the app require a pin entry or log-in process to view and enter user data?: Yes

Can users use the app without entering identifiable information?: No/Can’t Tell

Can users delete entered information?: Yes

Can users edit entered information?: Yes


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More Information

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
Cost: Free
Get it on: Google PlayiTunes, Online

Research on this App

There is no direct scientific research on the effectiveness of Calm

Click the links below to learn more about the treatment types used in this app.
How Mindfulness Works