By Jan Luther
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Top 5 in Germany / Top 10 in Sport Apps in Australia, UK and France
Here’s the perfect app to help you improve your breathing technique and let you stay underwater even longer on your next diving vacation.
Imagine seeing large, colorful fish swimming 6 meters below the surface while snorkeling at sea. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to dive deeply with one big breath and take incredible pictures for your friends at home? The Apnea Trainer makes it possible! By using it to train three times a week, you can quickly double your underwater time.
This is the same training principle used by apnea divers. It’s based on a yoga technique which strengthens the diaphragm muscles allowing you to fill your lungs with more oxygen and releasing more carbon dioxide while exhaling. The system is relatively simple and depends on finding the right time intervals which are provided by the program, thus letting you relax and concentrate on your breathing. This will guarantee maximum training success.
The program will also come in handy just before the actual dive since a pranayama mode is already included. The Apnea Trainer will help you keep your whole body calm and give you the perfect preparation for those amazing, long-lasting dives.
+ Training to improve free diving time
+ Pranayama mode to calm your body before diving or snorkeling
+ Custom time settings for pro divers
+ Optical and Audio instructions
+ Easy to use interface
Updated user interface with the help of Bjoern Maser by www.minimalist.ch.
What's New in Version 4.1.2
Small bugfix: Goal Face does not move anymore on touch gestures.
When using the session timer, you now will hear a gong sound at the end of the training session.
Gets the job done, but worth the $???
First, I don’t free dive but needed something that would give me focused breath control practice.
This app is pretty simple but gets the job done. For my purpose, at least. I use it for a guided relaxation breathing practice because I’m lousy about doing it on my own.
It does have a couple quirks:
1. The timer isn’t labeled so you have no idea that the left number is HOURS and the right is MINUTES. And for some reason, it defaults to 17:05:00.
2. The instructions for the app are lacking and some of the App Preferences (AM/PM time) have no explanation of what they do so you have to toggle them on/off and “search” for what change took place.
Overall, don’t know that’s its worth $2.99 though.
I bought this app to help with my physical performance. It is great to use as a timer for the breathing protocols. I believe I originally heard it mentioned by Tim Ferriss or Gabby Reese in a podcast or interview. It does everything I need it to.
- Category: Sports
- Updated: Sep 15, 2017
- Version: 4.1.2
- Size: 29.7 MB
- Languages: English, German, Italian
- Seller: Jan Luther
- © Jan Luther
Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.