Breathing apps

Breathing apps to assist with breathing exercises.

Simple breathing exercises and deep breathing techniques can be helpful for mental and physical health, including sleep, anxiety, stress and blood pressure. Diaphragmatic breathing can help strengthen your diaphragm, an important muscle that enables you to breathe. Here are a few breathing apps to guide you on breathing exercises.  

App  Features Clinical review

  • Visual counter on graph
  • Auditory sounds
  • Available from Google Play
  • Cost: Free
  • Read more about Breathe

  • Guided breathing
  • Education and information
  • Available from Google Play and iTunes
  • Cost: Free
  • Read more about Breathe2Relax

  • Breathing techniques
  • Education and information
  • Tracking and reminders
  • Available from iTunes
  • Cost: Free 4-day Breathing Basics Course; see different payment options
  • Read more about Breathesimple
Paced Breathing
  • Custom breathing profiles
  • Adjustable session times
  • Audio, visual and haptic (vibrate) cues
  • Available from Google Play
  • Cost: Free
  • Read more about Paced Breathing