It seems like 2020 is going to be the year for sleep tech, and brain-sensing headband brand Muse is back with the Muse S – a sleep focused device.
The first Muse headband was designed to guide you through meditation by offering feedback on when your mind was clear and you were effectively putting yourself into a positive headspace.
But now it’s targeting sleep – specifically guiding you to drift off using Go-to-Sleep Journeys. It’s much like the guided meditations found on the previous Muse app, but with the aim to get you off to sleep.
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The Muse S itself is a fabric band, much like something you’d read your blood pressure with. It straps around the head to read movement, brain activity and your heart rate. Just pop in some headphones and fire up the app. You can put your phone away, as the guided sleep journeys are all done by audio, which is good for staying away from blue light.
When you embark on a sleep journey (yes we know how that sounds), the journey you hear is impacted by the biometrics observed by the headband. That all happens in real time, so it’s more than just listening to a flat MP3.
But here's what might keep you up at night: The Muse S costs a nightmare-inducing $350 –but the guided sleep journeys are free. $13 a month will unlock the other guided meditations.
It's available now in the US, and we'll update with more territories as they're announced.
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