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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Credibility

Overall Score: 2.50/5.00

Total score: 7/14

subscores
Basis of research: 0/3
Source of funding for the research: 0/2
Specificity of proposed intervention: 2/3
Number of consumer ratings: 3/3
Product advisory support: unknown
Software support: 2/2

date of rating: June 2016


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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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Transparency

Overall Score: Acceptable

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

Overall Score: Questionable

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More Information

Available for: iOS 9.0 or later, Android 4.1 and up, Web Browsers
Company: Calm.com, Inc.
Type of Treatment: Mindfulness, Gratitude
Targeted Conditions: Mood Disorders, Stress & Anxiety
Target Audience: Adults and Adolescents
Designed to be used in conjunction with a healthcare professional: No
Where to get it: iTunes or Android
Cost: Free with in-app purchases