The Inner Balance™ is based on years of scientific research and is designed to teach you how to shift your emotional state in the moment – so you feel better and think more clearly.
Learn how to synchronise your heart, mind, and body to reset your composure and inner clarity, calm reactive emotions, and neutralise stress. This creates an inner state called coherence.
With practice, you’ll feel calmer, more centred and focused – and enjoy a ‘carryover effect’ into your next activity. You will access more intuitive discernment to make better decisions.
Transform Stress – Boost Resilience – Empower Performance
The Inner Balance Lightning Sensor for Apple iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) is an innovative approach to improving wellness and performance through monitoring and self-regulation of thoughts, feelings and physiology. It helps you change your reaction to stress, gain insights in your shifting moods and create a more positive outlook on life. You can track your progress, journal your accomplishments, achieve awards and share your sessions with others.
Simply connect the Inner Balance directly into your Apple device’s lightning port (the same port you plug your charger into) and connect the ear clip to your ear lobe. Start a session and follow the breath pacer and the prompts to help you moderate your breathing, activate a positive, renewing emotion and restore your Inner Balance. The Inner Balance app will give you real-time feedback on your state and will help you learn how to create more coherence within your heart rhythms and nervous system. With practice you’ll get better and faster and you’ll really notice the difference in your thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
Backed by 25 Years of Research
HeartMath has been a pioneer in Heart Rhythm (HRV) research and emotional self-regulation training for over 25 years. Over 400 independent peer-reviewed studies have been published on HeartMath technologies and methodologies. Visit the Science of HeartMath page to learn more about how the Inner Balance technology can train you to self-generate a coherent state, which helps us increase emotional composure and clearer reasoning.
Inner Balance Trainer Sensor: FAQs
How does it work?
The Inner Balance App uses an ear sensor to capture your Heart Rate Variability (HRV) Coherence data. Coherence is increased order and harmony in both our psychological (mental and emotional) and physiological (bodily) processes. Simply put it is an optimal state.
The data from the Inner Balance sensor and app gives highly accurate, in-the-moment readings of your heart rhythm patterns and displays how coherent or chaotic the rhythms are. You can use this data to practise increasing your coherence which in turn enables you to regulate your emotional state and to develop your mental, emotional and physical resilience. On screen prompts, scores and rewards help you to learn and improve.
Is the Inner Balance hard to use?
The Inner Balance is easy to use. Simply attach the Inner Balance heart sensor to your ear, pair it with the Inner Balance app and start a session!
Lightning or Bluetooth?
Most people choose our Inner Balance Bluetooth sensor because it is compatible with Android and iOS mobile phones and tablets. Our Lightning wired sensor only work with iOS devices (the Lightning sensor does not work with Android devices).
How do I see my results from the Inner Balance™ sensor?
Once you have the Inner Balance™ sensor, download the Inner Balance app, pair your sensor with the app and start a session to see your real-time feedback within moments.
What is the Inner Balance app?
The Inner Balance™ app takes the information from the Inner Balance pulse sensor and translates it into real-time feedback on your Heart Rate Variability (HRV). In the App, you can also track results, and utilise the library of guided Techniques and Exercises. It is an innovative approach to improving wellness through training, education and self-monitoring. The app helps you track your progress in the journey of learning how to manage stress, shift your moods and create a more positive outlook on life.
Do I need the Inner Balance App to learn and use HeartMath?
No – but it helps! HeartMath Techniques are easy to learn and use. We encourage everyone to use these techniques throughout their day. The Inner Balance provides you with real-time Coherence scoring so that you can understand what Coherence feels like and learn how to become more and more coherent. The higher the score, the more coherent you are. You might want to check out The HeartMath Experience to learn the techniques.
How long and how often do I need to practice?
We recommend using the Inner Balance for 10 minutes a day for 6 weeks to reset your baseline response to stress. The Inner Balance is also designed to train you how to get into coherence without the App so that you can do this at any time during the day.
Do I have to wear the ear sensor all of the time?
The sensor is designed to be worn when you are practising the HeartMath coherence techniques. You do not need to use the ear sensor if you want to make notes in the journal or to review your progress. The techniques you will learn can be used at any time, regardless of whether you’re wearing the sensor or not. In fact that is what practising on the Inner Balance is designed to do – enable you to achieve coherence whenever and wherever you need to, even under unexpected and very challenging circumstances.
You can also use the sensor when you are not consciously practising the techniques, for example when you are working, travelling, meeting with people or just relaxing at home. You can then review the data to see how coherent you were (or were not!) and to measure changes in your baseline coherence over time. Please note that the sensor is not designed to be used when exercising.
How long does it take for me to see or feel results?
HeartMath Techniques and the Inner Balance are designed to help you shift your emotional state in the moment. You will likely feel better after your very first session. With regular practice, you will start to reset your baseline response to stress which will leave you with more energy throughout the day. You should start to see this type of impact after using the Inner Balance for 6 weeks.
Does the Inner Balance app save my sessions? Can I delete sessions?
Your sessions will be automatically saved to your HeartCloud account so you can easily track your progress and return to past sessions to add notes in your journal. You can also delete sessions.
What is the difference between the Inner Balance and the emWave Pro?
The Inner Balance is a single user device designed to be used by all.
Both products use the same Coherence measurement algorithm. The Inner Balance is designed for mobile phones and tablets. The emWave Pro is designed to work with desktop computers and allows you to create multiple user profiles and track the progress of each individually, which is a feature that health professionals use. Tracking can also be achieved remotely (via the HeartCloud) if a client is also using one of the Inner Balance or emWave devices.
The emWave Pro Plus includes the ability to do HRV Assessments which is a feature typically only used by Health Professionals and Researchers. The emWave Pro Plus also includes two HRV assessments – a one minute assessment of the range of vagally mediated HRV and a 2-99 minute assessment of HRV using standardised measures.
Additionally, the system has several applications to help you learn to sustain coherence such as games and visualisers. The software can also be used in combination with the additional coherence games: Dual Drive and Tropical Heat.
Apple iOS 11.0 or newer. Works with iPhone 5 and newer, iPad 4th generation and newer, and iPad Pro 1st & 2nd generation.
The Inner Balance app is free of charge at the Apple App store. The app will only function with the Inner Balance Sensor.
Phone/Tablet not included.
12 month warranty against faults and 30 day money back guarantee so long as the product and packaging is in excellent condition.
emWave® Pro is a scientifically validated hardware/software system that teaches techniques to help you create an optimal state in which the heart, mind and emotions are operating in-sync and balanced.
emWave Pro Plus comes with all emWave Pro features, and includes 2 HRV Assessments. emWave® Pro Plus is a scientifically validated hardware/software system that teaches techniques to help you create an optimal state in which the heart, mind and emotions are operating in-sync and balanced.
emWave technology is an innovative approach to improving wellness and facilitating personal growth based on learning to change your heart rhythm pattern to create coherence.
The Inner Balance Bluetooth® Sensor For Android and iPhone is an innovative approach to improving wellness and performance through monitoring of your heart rhythms and self-regulation of thoughts, feelings and physiology.