Muse 2: The Brain Sensing Headband
With everything I've got going on, it's a challenge to carve out time to take care of my mental and physical health. About three months ago, I began experimenting with meditation to help prepare for my day, relax, and breathe. I wasn't sure how I felt about the Muse 2 Brain Sensing Headband ($250) at first, but it's quickly become one of my go-to gadgets.
As you meditate, the app provides real-time feedback about how you're doing. If your mind is wandering (the headband tracks your brain electrical activity by measuring your brainwaves) it will provide an audio notification to help you refocus which I find to be extremely helpful.
At the end of each session, you can see your meditation data and see how your focus changed throughout the session. It also tells you how many minutes were spent in the active (wandering attention), neutral (your mind is in a natural resting state), and calm (deep focus on breath) states.
If you're like me and sometimes struggle to stay focused while meditating, I definitely recommending testing this headband out.