Breathe2Relax

Version: 3.4.4 | Cost: Entirely Free

Level 1 - Advanced Wellbeing
Country: US
Category: Relaxation Techniques, Stress and Anxiety
Released: 15/08/2012
Updated: 28/08/2018
Version: 3.4.4
Size: 28mb
Developer: T2
Reviewed On: 28/02/2020
This App achieved an ORCHA score of 74%.

It was assessed as a Level 1 App. These apps are focussed on general wellbeing but they can collect data and they are likely to have a number of more advanced features. Because they are not health focussed we only assess their compliance in the Data and Security and User Experience domains.

This App does collect data and it is therefore assessed and scored based on its performance in all the sections of our review.

Data Privacy
34.9/50
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User Experience
38.9/50
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Developer description
Breathe2Relax is a portable stress management tool which provides detailed information on the effects of stress on the body and instructions and practice exercises to help users learn the stress management skill called diaphragmatic breathing.Breathing exercises have been documented to decrease the body’s ‘fight-or-flight’ (stress) response, and help with mood stabilization, anger control, and anxiety management. Breathe2Relax can be used as a stand-alone stress reduction tool, or can be used in tandem with clinical care directed by a healthcare worker.
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We have identified that this App provides the following key features

General Information
The App provides general information or guidance
Health Tracking
The App allows users to record relevant health information either manually or automatically using connected Apps or devices
Health Tracking
The App allows users to record relevant health information either manually or automatically using connected Apps or devices
Wellbeing Tracking
The App allows users to record relevant wellbeing information either manually or automatically using connected Apps or devices
Auto Health Tracking
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Data Sharing
The App allows users to share information in the App with others or other Apps/Systems
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Data Collection

The data collected about users isn't capable of identifying that it relates to you

The type of data that it collects isn't classified as sensitive data.

Data Use

The App does state that it won't share user data in any way with other people without the user's consent.

The App does allow users to share information in the App with other Apps, systems, organisations or users.

Data Security

The App does encrypt the information it collects to make it safe from other people as it is transferred from the App.

The App does encrypt the information it collects to make it safe from other people as it is retained by the the developer.

WHAT DO WE LOOK FOR?

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Testing

It wasn'tclear from our review that the App had been through end user testing as part of its design and development.

Customisation

The App does provide customisable features.

End user capacity

The App does provide support for users with poor sight.

The App does provide support for users with hearing difficulties.

Support

The App doesn't appear to have a clear approach to dealing with user issues.

Cost

The App is entirely free to use.

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