Muse Brain-Sensing Headband - Black - English

  • Model #: MU-02-BK-EF
  • Web Code: 10341529
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$299.99
Take a breath with Muse

Take a breath with Muse

Muse: the brain sensing headband is your personal meditation assistant, measuring how calm or active your mind is, translating those signals into guiding sounds.

Overview

Calm your mind and guide your thoughts from active to calm with the Muse brain-sensing headband, your personal meditation assistant. It helps you to build a meditation practice so you can experience the benefits of meditation, such as relaxation, improved mood and reduced stress.

More Information

Dynamic Characteristics:
  • Measures whether your mind is active or calm, and translates your brain signals into weather sounds
  • Immerse yourself in the sounds of the beach or rainforest; when you're calm you'll hear the sounds of peaceful weather, but if your mind starts wandering the weather sounds become stronger and gently guide you back to calm
  • Comes with step-by-step instructions to guide you through fitting the headband, pairing with your mobile device and completing a focused meditation session
  • Improves your meditation practice in as little as 3 minutes a day
  • Tracks and charts your progress over time to gain valuable insights about your meditation practice every time you meditate with Muse
  • Calm App uses scientifically proven methods to strengthen and regulate skills that have an impact on emotional, physical, and cognitive health
  • Uses EEG technology, which hospitals and clinics have used for over a centures- tested and certified to meet all safety standards
  • 7 sensors detect and measure the activity of your brain during your meditation sessions
Ecosystem and Companion Apps:
  • Compatible with most smartphones and tablets
  • Connects to the free Muse app through Bluetooth to be used with a variety of Apple and Android devices
  • Muse app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store

What's in the Box?

  • Muse Headband
  • Micro-USB Cable
  • Getting Started Guide

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)

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  • Display
  • Display Technology
    Not Applicable
  • Display Colour
    Monochrome
  • Touchscreen
    No
  • Illuminated Display
    No
  • Attachment Location
    Head
  • Connectivity
  • Bluetooth
    Bluetooth 2.1
  • Wi-Fi
    No
  • USB (Data)
    No
  • NFC Enabled
    No
  • 3G
    No
  • 4G LTE
    No
  • Smart Phone Synchronization
    Yes
  • Data Syncing
    No
  • Wireless Syncing
    Yes
  • Memory Card Type
    None
  • Activity Monitoring Features
  • Calories Tracking
    No
  • Distance Tracking
    No
  • Steps Tracking
    No
  • Running Tracking
    No
  • Elevation Tracking
    No
  • Climbing Tracking
    No
  • Sleep Tracking
    No
  • Food and Drink Tracking
    No
  • Notifications & Controls
  • Incoming Calls
    No
  • Missed Calls
    No
  • Answering Calls
    No
  • Smart Phone Battery Alert
    No
  • Music Controls
    No
  • Camera Control
    No
  • Find My Phone
    No
  • Voice Commands
    No
  • Email
    No
  • Calendar
    No
  • SMS
    No
  • Facebook
    No
  • Twitter
    No
  • Instagram
    No
  • Google+
    No
  • Weather
    No
  • Silent Alarm
    No
  • Vibration
    No
  • Illuminated Alerts
    No
  • Other Notifications
    No
  • Sensors
  • Accelerometer
    Yes
  • Ambient Light Sensor
    No
  • Compass
    No
  • Altimeter
    No
  • Ambient Temperature
    No
  • Barometer
    No
  • GPS
    No
  • Perspiration
    No
  • Heart Rate
    No
  • Compatibility
  • Web-based Application
    No
  • Mac iOS Compatibility
    Yes - iPhone 4+; iPad 2+; iTouch 5+;
  • Android Compatibility
    Yes - Android 2.3+
  • BlackBerry Compatibility
    Yes - BBOS 10.3+ device that supports the Amazon AppStore; Users will need to install the Amazon AppStore on their BlackBerry device
  • Windows Phone Compatibility
    None
  • Mac OS X Compatibility
    Not Applicable
  • Windows PC Compatibility
    Not Applicable
  • Other Compatibility
    None
  • Companion App Required
    Yes
  • Software/Apps
  • Operating System
    Not Applicable
  • Preloaded Apps
    0
  • Compatible App Stores
    iTunes; Google Play; Amazon App Store
  • Approximate Number of Apps Available
    1
  • Approx Number of Compatible Apps
    2
  • Power
  • Power Type
    Battery Powered
  • Battery Type
    Internal Lithium-ion
  • Battery Life (Typical)
    5h continuous use
  • Charging Time
    2 h
  • Charging Method
    Micro-USB
  • Other Features
  • Classification
    Unisex
  • Alarm
    No
  • Designed for Sports & Fitness
    No
  • Built-in Storage Capacity
    0 MB
  • Camera Resolution (Still)
    0 MP
  • Camera Resolution (Video)
    Not Applicable
  • Built-in Speaker
    No
  • Built-in Mic
    No
  • Water Resistance
    No
  • Dust Proof
    No
  • Number of Physical Buttons
    1
  • Eco-friendly
    Yes
  • Additional Functions
    In addition to the apps that will be included with Muse, we provide an SDK (www.choosemuse.com/developers) to use to create apps yourself. We will provide both higher-level processing (which does sophisticated analysis) and lower-level processing (which simply reads raw data from the device and does some basic analysis) so you can take whichever approach fits your needs.
  • Physical Features
  • Case Material
    Plastic
  • Case Colour
    Black
  • Band Material
    Plastic
  • Band Colour
    Black
  • Band Size
    Not Applicable
  • Minimum Band Size (Circumference)
    520 mm
  • Maximum Band Size (Circumference)
    600 mm
  • Adjustable Band
    Yes
  • Removable Band
    No
  • Clasp Type
    Not Applicable
  • Case Width
    25 cm
  • Case Thickness
    10 mm
  • Width
    25 cm
  • Height
    20 cm
  • Depth
    8 cm
  • Weight
    61 g
  • Warranty Parts
    1 Year(s)

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Customer Reviews

4.3 / 5
Based on 16 review(s) More about Customer Reviews

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Positive vs. Critical Reviews

Positive 87%

14 Reviews

Critical 12%

2 Reviews

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  • from Scarborough, ON
5.0

Useful

Brain monitoring is particularly useful for beginners. It provides timely coaching. It saves a great deal of time for beginners searching the path in blind. The instructions are clear and easy to follow. It seems Muse was designed mainly for breathing meditation. It is still not suitable for certain types of Taoist meditation. But it is a very good aid in general. With Muse in use, I tend to spend more time on Anapana.


  • from Toronto
5.0

Great for its intended pupose. Excellent developer support.

Admittedly, when I first saw the MUSE, my impression was that it was perhaps an expensive meditation gimmick. I couldn't have been more wrong. What really caught my interest, though, is that there's active support - in the form of a software development kit, and other associated tools - for people, like myself, that are interested in leveraging the device for means other than just meditation. Upon learning about this, I became extremely eager to acquire one. Interestingly enough, once I purchased a MUSE, to begin working with, not only did I realize how useful it was for my intended purposes, I quickly learned how amazingly useful it is for its main purpose, as a meditation aid. I've tried a few meditation techniques, and tools (including Mitch Altman's Brain Machine kit, from Adafruit - which although the name may sound weird, the device works surprisingly well), what I've found most useful, is, that because of the integrated sensors, the MUSE and its associated app is the first tool that I've used which is capable of proving immediate feedback. And, it's in that sense, that I regard it as a true *training* tool. Something else, that I later discovered, is that it's very helpful for helping me to get my mind into a calmer state, when it's focused on other things but I should actually be sleeping. In those times, one or two brief (3-5 minutes) sessions helps to put it into a state that is more conducive to falling asleep. I'm very happy with my MUSE, in the ways that I already use it. And, I'm also very happy, knowing that I can use it in many other creative ways, via the developer tools. It's well worth the money.


  • from Ottawa
5.0

Well worth the cost

As someone who's always had a hard time settling my mind, the Muse headband has been the perfect tool. The response from technical teams has been great whenever I've sent feedback. The cost may seem steep, but it's definitely well worth the investment.


  • from Kingston, ON
1.0

VERY FEW COMPATIBLE TABLETS

I bought this Muse 16 months ago and now they issued a new APP that is not compatible with my Dell tablet. Unless you have a new model Samsung or IPad better stay away or be ready to return it. Product support is sporadic. They don't pick up calls within their hours of operation many times or return calls.


  • from Ottawa, Ontario
5.0

Love it

After a year of using another online meditation program that I really enjoyed I wanted to try another experience so I switched to Muse and I love it. The feedback is great, the process is much more disciplined and I'm much more in the zone using Muse. I also love the birds that visit you. I really find this product is effective and worth it if you want to get some daily mindfulness either at the office or at home. My only suggestion is to purchase the hard case or don't throw out the nice box it comes in as you can use that to travel with but it's a bit bulky.


  • from Toronto, ON
5.0

Mindfulness achieved.

Muse is a great product to help you focus your attention, work on your breathing, and presence in everyday life. It is the best ECG product out there compared to other brain sensing devices (especially for golf) as it reads the brain from the most sites (5), compared to other products. The app is great and challenges are helping me make Muse a key part of my routine.


  • from Toronto, ON
5.0

Very useful to a new student of meditation

The Muse headband has been an enormous help in training my mind to a state of calm mindfulness. Never thought I could do it! Thank you!


  • from Westmount, Que
4.0

Excellent product

Used it around 10 times. Think it's a great tool to help me relax. So happy I bought myself one.


  • from Toronto, ON
5.0

Fantastic purchase!

Works beautifully, great gamifiction features to keep you motivated and focused on your goals. Really happy with this purchase. Plus it's a product from here in Toronto. Nice to know I'm supporting local entrepreneurs.


  • from London, ON
5.0

It's worth the money

I've had one for a week and I love it.


  • from Sherwood Park, AB
5.0

Excellent meditation tool

I bought my muse one year ago. I have accumulated over 500 sessions- all tracked in a data base. It works better now than when I first purchased it and has no signs of it wearing out. It has enhanced my meditation practice in so many ways. I was skeptical and so I've put it to the test on many occasions and it really can sense when my mind is active versus calm. It is the most helpful wearable technology I own.


  • from Victoria, BC
4.0

I'm a believer.....Five Stars *****

I just purchased the muse yesterday morning at Best Buy after reading about the development of the device and the claims made for stress reduction. My wife was totally skeptical about it's effectiveness until we took it to the checkout and the distracted woman working there suddenly became very excited once she saw what I was purchasing. She said that it was the employees favorite device in the store and they were looking forward to having an in store muse demo station where customers could experience it. I was a little concerned about some of the negative reviews but after a couple of attempts to sync the device to my iPhone and iPad it was good to go. I have a narrow head shape and the contact with the headband sensors was as simple as the sliding adjustment.The muse audio feedback instantly alerts me when my mind wanders away from the task at hand.I also have a Small dog that reminds me to live in the present as well through her barking to play ball and face washes. I look forward to the future muse training sessions which will take over where the dog leaves off. It was more difficult to get the star rating on this website to work,hence my work around :)


  • from Etobicoke, ON
5.0

Great technology to support brain health!

I love this technology! I have been using MUSE for 2 weeks now and have noticed a real difference in my responses to stressful experiences.


  • from Mississauga, ON
5.0

Muse

I have been using Muse for about 3 weeks now and I'm extremely pleased. It works as advertised and I think it is a very good meditation tool. This is just a tool to help and guide, the rest is up to the individual to do the work of calming the mind. Highly recommended.


  • from Toronto, ON
1.0

Not impressed

I tried to be patient and see if it works, but I am not very impressed. Just another gimmick that will die out. I even tried to contact their customer service to see if I was doing something wrong and they did not even get back to me.


  • from Scarborough, ON
4.0

Brain Sensing that Really Works

Had the Muse a couple of months now and it's now part of my regular day. I do a short session in the morning and a longer one after work. I noticed a real improvement after a couple of weeks of regular use. I'm more focused and relaxed during the day and home relationships are smoother more often than they used to be. This is a great piece of wearble tech. Easy to use and comfortable to wear plus it works!


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