For 7 years, I've been practicing different types of mindfulness and meditation.
I'm not an expert or a meditation coach. So this review talks about my personal experience.
Everyone should practice some type of mindfulness or meditation. It has many physical and mental benefits.
How does it work? (The technology and science behind Synctuition)
Synctuition is a meditation tool that uses binaural sounds, brain entrainment, and 3D sound technology.
You listen to their audio tracks using headphones. This is very important. You must use headphones or you won't get the desired effect.
You hear two different frequencies of sound. One on each ear.
Your brain harmonizes the frequencies and enters into a state of deep meditation. This is the same mental state that experienced meditators achieve with practice.
With 3D sound technology, brain entrainment, and binaural beats you can do it. You don't need meditation skills. In fact, it's a good introduction to meditation and a shortcut to getting the desired results.
Now that you understand the technology, let's go over some details.
What is Synctuition Meditation?
Synctuition is an App that you can install on your iPhone or Android.
It comes with a free version that you can use as long as you wish.
How to use it
You can start here. After downloading the App you will be asked to record your voice.
This is optional. You will get the benefits of 3D sounds, entrainment frequencies, and binaural beats even if you don't record your own voice.
According to synctuition's official website:
"The voice personalization adds a subliminal touch in the frequency of your own voice to help you breathe and relax"
The first thing you should do is go over the free meditation tracks. You can do this before you start your free trial.
Yes. This can be a bit confusing so I will clarify:
You can use Synctuition's free tracks for as long as you want. They don't expire and you will never have to pay for them.
However, if you want to give the full version a try... you will have to start your 7-day free trial. Then... you will have 7 days of free access to all Synctuition content.
If at the end of the 7 days you want to keep using it, you'll have to upgrade to premium.
What makes Synctuition special?
Synctuition technology helps you get to a deep meditation state in a fraction of the time it would take otherwise.
To me, that makes it special.
Because anyone can meditate or practice mindfulness. You don't need any type of technology. And you can do it for free.
Sit down, close your eyes, and focus on your breathing.
But you and I know how many distractions we have in the modern world.
Why Synctuition and not Headspace?
I am a long term user of Headspace. I have a family plan on it and I got my wife and kids using it.
What I like about Headspace are the guidance and educational aspects. It's what defines the Headspace experience. What makes it so useful as an introduction to mindfulness.
Synctuition is a little lighter on the guidance side of things. At the beginning of each "sound journey", they have words that help you focus your mind on what matters.
But all in all, Synctuition is more about the actual deep meditative experience.
Headspace is more of a coaching tool for you to find your own deep states.
Synctuition pretty much "blasts" you into deep state.
Both Apps are useful and you can use both in combination. They do different things.
How much does it cost?
If you want to unlock all the "sound journeys", plus more than 20 hours of deep relaxation, and other features, you can upgrade to Premium.
They have a few different payment options.
You can pay $15.99 per month.
Or one annual payment of $95.99 (which is $7.99 per month.)
Is it worth it?
The answer to this question is unique to you.
It might or not be worth it for you.
It's worth it for me because:
- Even though I've been doing mindfulness for years sometimes it's too easy to fall out of habit. Synctuition is an effortless way of getting into that deep mental state fast.
- I find it easier to go deeper than with Headspace. Don't get me wrong, Headspace is awesome and I still use it. Especially because of the insights and guidance. But I find Synctuition more efficient to get me to the desired state of mind.
- With Synctuition it's very easy to go to sleep. You can use it to fall asleep easily and to have great recovering long nights.
The brain is our most powerful tool. I find it surprising that people spend all types of money on their bodies and almost none on their brains.
Even if it means that I'll be 1% more focused and efficient during the day, it would make it worth it.
(But it does more than that.)
If you do give it a try, please come back to this post and leave your comment so that you can share your experience with other users 🙂