Sway

Sway

By PauseAble

  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Release Date: 2017-03-30
  • Current Version: 1.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 161.51 MB
  • Developer: PauseAble
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 3
3
From 34 Ratings

Description

Sway is an ‘interactive meditation’ experience. It uses your phone to track movement and provides feedback to help you gain focus and improve your attention. With six unique levels, you will learn new techniques to be mindful in everyday life situations and subtly practise mindfulness anytime and anywhere. From simply moving your phone in your hand while sitting down or lying in bed, to gently swaying your body while waiting for the bus or even walking slowly around the office – Sway is designed to help you find focus in everyday life using ‘interactive meditation’. Relying on slow and continuous motion, Sway encourages you to find your own, most effective and subtle way to practise mindfulness in any given situation. Sway is best experienced with headphones. KEY FEATURES: MINDFULNESS ANYTIME, ANYWHERE Engage in mindfulness activities everywhere with subtle body movements INTERACTIVE MEDITATION Based on a new scientific approach to meditation with motion tracking feedback LET THE SOUND GUIDE YOU Generative audio landscape supports your experience without interacting with your screen PROGRESS THROUGH SIX LEVELS Discover new techniques to be mindful in everyday life situations LONG TERM RESULTS Use Sway 20 minutes a day for maximised effect Sway is based on ‘interactive meditation’, a new approach to meditation which shows similar results to ‘guided meditation’ but is even more effective in noisy and busy environments. It’s scientific validation shows that engaging in interactive meditation daily may have long term benefits to your attention levels. Sway is a collaboration between digital product studio ustwo and Danish mental wellness company PauseAble.

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Reviews

  • Doesn’t work ever

    1
    By (*CMO*)
    I never got a chance to use the app, it never worked! And I payed for its download. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME AND MONEY HERE.
  • Neat idea, App feels unfinished

    3
    By tonkinite
    App is useful, you finish one level, you move on to the next, making mind training a kind of challenge. However, there are no real settings, the App writes Mindfulness data to Healthkit, but doesn't read it back, a shockingly common problem with Apps in this category, even the most popular ones. No way to contact the developer via the App, presumably this is possible via the developer page. Hopefully some of this will be addressed in a coming update.
  • Nags and causes its own type of stress

    1
    By NeuroWorm
    I really wanted to like this app, but I found that I ended up dreading using it. The music and graphics are beautiful. However, you have to keep your eyes glued to the screen for instructions. There's no option for customizing it to fit your needs. It also gets to the point of being really naggy in order to keep you using the app. If you miss a single day, you go back! More frustration than it's worth.
  • Wonderful idea but...

    3
    By Adoration "Key"
    This is truly a great idea, and the sounds are wonderful, but there needs to be more of a correlation between your hand movements, and the display screen. The prompting telling you that you are moving to fast or to slow, and the subtle bar at the edge of the screen is not enough. Perhaps a soft glowing light at the center of the screen gently trailing off particles of light in the opposite direction of your movements would be nice. Otherwise you feel like you're just moving your phone around for no apparent reason, and a rock would suffice. I am using an iPad and not a phone, so I might be missing something.
  • App crashed when you stop the mediation

    1
    By new users
    Don't buy until they fix the problems Seem like the developer doesn't continue fixing the problems. I bought both sway and pause but both all crashed while I was trying to stop the meditation.
  • Looks and Sounds Great... Gives me Anxiety

    2
    By ShmacksonShmerry
    I really wanted to love this app. The idea of an app where you meditate through motion rather than following a guide is great and really excited me. The audio and visual design are both fantastic. But, the app itself is nagging and ruins my meditation every time I attempt to use it. If you start going too fast or go too slow, it abruptly notifies you, bringing you out of your meditative state and forcing you to change your motion. This has condition me to feel constantly anxious rather than relaxed while using the app. Their solution to get you to keep using the app is that you must achieve a prescribed amount of meditation minutes daily or you lose a level. Decent motivation, but also figures in to the over-all anxiety inducing nature of the app. I hope they allow options in the future to accommodate people who want to move more freely during their practice. Until then, I'll stick to regular meditation and other movement practices.
  • U miss U go nack/ U don't miss the bugs still makes U go back

    1
    By sheeplvl1
    So buggy it made me lose lvls...This is aggregating like the reviwer in previous version had sad. Stupid bugs are still out there to get ur meditation lvls........ When will I ever see lvl 6 ....
  • Easily the best meditation app

    5
    By Greathera
    The meditations are so simple that they work better to clear your mind than just silence alone. The soundscapes are really good and adaptive to your pacing. Use with wireless headphones for best results.
  • Innovative

    4
    By Kay Sultao
    Sway is a great alternative to guided meditation apps.
  • Levels should be unlocked as you progress and NOT regress back!

    3
    By Bzzi
    I like Sway. Really do. But the fact that the devs literally force you to use it everyday, otherwise your progress is lost, is incredibly aggravating. And being aggravated is not in the best interest of someone trying to relax. So please, if I unlocked a level DO NOT make the user go back to the same levels as he/she already played forever in case they miss a day of Sway. This is ludicrous and do not make for a pleasant experience. And the fact that you have to wait until the *next day* to progress is an exercise in futility. DEVS: it's a paid app. We paid to have the full experience, not just the first two levels (of a mere 6) if you miss a day or two. I want to LOVE Sway, as it's unique and it really is a great experience. Just don't ram your ideas of progression down the users throats and let us Sway to the levels we like, not only the ones you think we should play. Fix this and the stars will go to 5. Thanks.

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