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Breathing Zone app review: start to reduce stress and anxiety, and improve your mood within just five minutes



As featured in The Huffington Post, Lifehacker, and the Harvard Medical School's Harvard Health Newsletter, this iPhone and iPad app features clinically proven therapeutic breathing exercises that are designed to decrease your heart rate, and with daily use can help manage high blood pressure.

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I’ve come across countless apps that are aimed at helping people to de-stress and relax, as well as meditative aids and sleep aids. The genre as a whole seems to be rather hit and miss, with many developers simply throwing together a bunch of white noise and calling it a “scientifically proven” relaxation aid.

Breathing Zone definitely appears to be a deviation from this rather irritating trend, in that it offers some truly effective content which is based on actual science as recognized by many reputable bodies. This app is well worth checking out if you’re looking for a way of reducing stress in your daily life.

Breathing Zone - Mindful Breathing


Relax, Don't Do It!

Breathing Zone - Relaxing Breathing Exercises has been developed to not only help you to relax, but to do so in an easy and convenient manner.

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This is great because the last thing you want is to use a relaxation app that ends up making you want to pull your hair out in frustration because the interface or general layout are so badly designed. This definitely isn’t an issue with Breathing Zone.

The breathing exercises all come accompanied by voice instructions that are clear and concise, and incredibly easy to follow. This means that you can simply sit back, relax, and allow the app to work its magic.


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In addition to the voice instructions, there is also an animated breathing guide for the more visual learners amongst you, and you’ll find a total of five guide sounds to provide a bit of variety from time to time.

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What’s more, you can use the integrated Breathing Analyzer to measure your respiration rate, which I think is a great way of measuring the efficacy of this app over a period of weeks and months.


Breathing Zone - Mindful Breathing


Pros and Cons


  • Enjoy a variety of breathing exercises to help you relax and reduce your stress levels
  • Featured in The Huffington Post, Lifehacker, and the Harvard Medical School's Harvard Health Newsletter
  • Exercises come accompanied by voice guidance
  • Choose from five different guide sounds
  • Use the integrated Breathing Analyzer to measure your respiration rate
  • Timed sessions range from five minutes to one hour



  • There is nothing negative to say about this app


Final Words

Breathing Zone - Relaxing Breathing Exercises is definitely a very well-developed iPhone and iPad app, so just to reiterate, this app definitely receives a very strong recommendation and is very well-suited to those of you who live a high-stress job and need a way of winding at the end of each day.


Breathing Zone - Mindful Breathing

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Mark is an opinionated writer who loves to review apps. In 2012, he started reviewing Apple apps on a regular basis and wonders how he survived up to that point without these apps.