Paced Breathing

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About this app

Paced Breathing helps you improve your breathing by giving you visual, audio, and haptic (vibrate) breathing cues.

This isn't just useful for yoga and meditation, but intense exercise training too.

Just pick a comfortable starting point and start improving your breathing!

Included Features:
* Adjustable Session Times (inhale, exhale)
* Ramping Times Up or Down
* Visual, Audio, and Haptic Cues
* Custom Breathing Profiles
* Tons of sound choices, like Binaural beats (use with headphones)
* Breathes Per Minute (BPM) Tracker

Regular breathing practices, such as those done with the Paced Breathing Trainer, can:
* Improve your cardiovascular health [1][2][3]
* Help you relax [2]
* Reduce your body’s stress response [1][4][5]
* Improve your mood [1]
* improve your attention [4]


In-App Purchases:
* Ad-free upgrade
* Advanced upgrade, includes:
* unlimited profiles
* additional sound (female voice)
* additional color theme (dark)

Helpful Links:
* Have a question? Post to our subreddit:
* Looking for more details on the benefits of paced breathing? Look at:
* Want a walkthrough? Check out our tutorial:
* Want to get updates? Follow us on Facebook:

* [1] A study published in Front Public Health (2017) shows that slow rhythmic breathing decreased blood pressure response to stress and improved mood. (Source:
* [2] Study published in PLOS ONE (2019) shows that slow paced breathing can improve relaxation and cardiovascular function. (Source:
* [3] A study published in the American Journal of Cardiology (2002) shows that slow, paced breathing can significantly reduce blood pressure in hypertensive patients. (Source:
* [4] Research published in Frontiers in Psychology (2017) demonstrates that diaphragmatic breathing improves attention, reduces negative affect, and lowers stress in healthy adults. (Source:
* [5] A study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (2005) highlights the benefits of Sudarshan Kriya, a specific yogic breathing practice, in treating stress, anxiety, and depression. (Source:

IMPORTANT HEALTH NOTE: Paced Breathing is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any medical conditions, and you should consult a healthcare professional before starting any new breathing practices, especially if you have any pre-existing health conditions.
Updated on
Sep 30, 2023

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Ratings and reviews

1.68K reviews
Andria Gardella Henderson
April 26, 2023
Happy to hear this app will get an update! I was having problems with the app quiting when the screen turned off on my new phone, but now it seems to be working. Being able to run a session with the screen turned off is one of the great features of this app. The other two I utilize are the ease with which you can toggle sound and vibration on and off, and the ease with which you can change the duration of a session. On all other apps I've tried (many!), making those changes is a hassle.
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Paced Breathing
April 25, 2023
Hello! An update is coming soon! (I'm rewritten the app so it's modern and there is just one codebase for Android and iOS. I have the basics done, now I'm just adding all the extra features like profiles, then Android will get an update)
A Google user
September 22, 2018
Great app. One of the best I've tried. I rely on the vibrate feature. (The voices and sounds are otherwise very distracting). The vibrate is not working on my pixel 2 xl anymore. Not sure if it was an update from you or something else but without the vibrate feature working I can't really use it anymore.
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Paced Breathing
June 13, 2023
Just released an update, vibrate should work now!
A Google user
April 22, 2019
Works very well for HRV biofeedback paced breathing. Simple and easy and the visual and sound cues are crisp and make it easy to know exactly when to start and stop each inhale, exhale and pause. The only issue is the blue color which can interfere with sleep. A warmer color scheme would also be easier on the eyes at night.
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What's new

Changed the normal sound back to the original sound and replaced the male voice