Meditation is a proven way to help mental well-being, but sometimes it can be hard to stick to a routine or dedicate to the practice if there’s no one to hold us accountable. If you’re nodding your head in agreement, Core might appeal to you. Founded by Sarah McDevitt and Brian Bolze, Core is a mental wellness program that’s powered by the signature Core Meditation Trainer, a sleek device that tracks your heart rhythm and heart rate variability (HRV) to give you real-time feedback on your meditation sessions. Like training any muscle in your body to improve your physical health, Core helps you train your brain like a muscle to improve your mental health.
So how does it work? Through a subscription, Core provides content created by the instructor team, notable musicians, and other guests to give your a complete, immersive meditation experience. This includes original soundscapes, breath training tracks, and meditations led by coaches to help guide you through your practice. Sessions are added frequently so that your practice doesn’t get stale or repetitive. As you go through the content, the Core Meditation Trainer rests comfortably in your hand to track your heart rate variability (HRV), which is a leading indicator of stress, and your heart rate, which is an indicator of your cardiovascular health and stress level. This biometric data is a differentiator from other meditation programs and gives you a rounded analysis of your progress.
The Core Meditation Trainer is available for $169 and a subscription ($9.99/month or $59.99/year), exclusively on hellocore.com.