evg916's Review of Universal BreathingReviewed on 8/12/18 9:35 PM
Bought app to practice breathing exercises. Was able to set up custom exercises. Not able to get music or sound to work.
tridoc99's Review of Universal BreathingReviewed on 11/12/19 1:22 PM
I like the app but once it is open on my iPhone X it won’t close. A bit of bother. Fix it and it will rate 5 stars.
Balanced Butterfly's Review of Universal BreathingReviewed on 11/12/19 1:22 PM
This app is great for teaching and guiding breathing for health. Pros: It has a ton of settings, so any level user can begin the app and work up to advanced breathing. There are 3 levels. Each level has 3 stages and each stage has 2 options for a total of 18 preset programs. Even better, these preset programs can be played for 5-60 minutes, your choice. You can also customize a program. The customization allows a lot of user control over the features: time, inhale length, exhale length, and hold lengths. It also allows you to set progressive increments of programs. I do this to build up to the advanced levels of breathing in a single session. There is also a lot of concise educational information right here in the app with links to more. Cons: I wish I could give it 4.75 stars because my con list is not worth a full star deduction. Here are the cons: 1. The app pauses if it is sent to the background. It needs to be able to run in the background. 2. It would be great if it could be programmed to open several times per day. 3. The tracking feature is off by one, so it tracks the wrong data. It also does not track 9 of the preset programs and it should. 4. There's no way to track customized sessions. This feature should be added, especially when the customized breathing programs follow the ratios from the standard preset programs. 5. There's no contact information in the help section.
MateoHalcon's Review of Universal BreathingReviewed on 11/12/19 1:22 PM
I originally heard about this app from Commander Mark Devine and the box breathing he teaches. It works great. With the full version of this app you can adjust the settings and label custom exercises. I set it to inhale 6 seconds; sustain (hold) 6 seconds; exhale 6 seconds; sustain 6 seconds. I labeled it “box breathing” and set the timer for 20 minutes as Devine suggests 5-20 minutes a day. It has a different tone for each portion of the cycle. As you get used to the different tones you can close your eyes and still stay on track with the cycle. I like to do this exercises sitting in the dark with my eyes closed. By now I know what part of the cycle I’m on based on the tone that it makes. I like to flip my phone upside down as the screen is really bright. (I suppose that would be my only suggestion to the developers is that you could turn the screen off while using this app.) After the 20 min of box breathing I follow up with a 15 min gratitude meditation from a different app. It is a bit time consuming but well worth the effort. It is a game changer when facing the day with clarity. Because I’m in a calm present state, over time it has significantly reduced anxiety and helped me connect and communicate with others. After I enjoyed the app for a while I explored it deeper and read all the suggestions for better breathing techniques. I have integrated these techniques into the “box breathing” with even better results. Thank you for this app!
Tashchen's Review of Universal BreathingReviewed on 11/12/19 1:22 PM
pemba_72's Review of Universal BreathingReviewed on 11/12/19 1:22 PM
Would be glad if included sound cause I like it with eyes closed
FYI716's Review of Universal BreathingReviewed on 11/12/19 1:22 PM
This app used to be great... I say used to be because now there is no sound what so ever. Highly disappointed
Jjrahm's Review of Universal BreathingReviewed on 11/12/19 1:22 PM
I’ve use this app for years, and recommended it to many friends. However, when I bring it up now it freezes my phone. Still works, but I can’t get it off the screen without shutting down the phone. This is an XR with the latest iOS. Please fix!! The developer meanwhile has frozen his contact options, you cannot get to him to ask for help in any way as far as I can tail.
MooMooBuckaroo0908's Review of Universal BreathingReviewed on 11/12/19 1:22 PM
This app cured what mooed me. The graphics are very sharp, but the sounds are really where the difference comes in. Sometimes I become too relaxed and fall asleep - any time of the day! Buckaroo.
tzachyb's Review of Universal BreathingReviewed on 11/12/19 1:22 PM
Relaxing and good for beginners. Unfortunately unable to create a cleansing breath between reps.