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Calm - Meditate, Sleep, Relax

Calm - Meditate, Sleep, Relax

Calm.com, Inc.

Join the millions discovering the life-changing benefits of meditation with Calm

4.6 Ratings 2M+ Reviews 10M+ Downloads

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  • img Community
    some other test here, you will add your self
    img by Aubrey
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    I like this, I think this app is very helpful
    img by Aubrey
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    When l need to unwing, there is nothing better than a guided meditation. This app helps me to feel refeshed and renewed in 10 minutes.
    img by Aubrey
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    it is the best app for creating a natural environment around yourself with the help of various sound effects for getting escaped from the daily hectic lifestyle.
    img by Aubrey
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    This is good app to relaxing
    img by Aubrey
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    When I need to unwind,there's nothing better than a guided meditation. This app helps me to feel refreshed and renewed in 10 minutes.
    img by Aubrey
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    I'm using this app regularly. This app helps me to sleep better as well as provides me relax time. I like it's nature sound feature mostly.
    img by Aubrey
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Treating your insomnia is one thing but getting your restless kids to bed is a whole different ball game. A good bedtime story is the tried and tested solution but, if you don't always have time for it, Calm can help both you and your restless kids to hit the bed.
    img by Antonio
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Moving to a new location where you have to adapt to the new weather is stressful. It could take you more than 2 weeks to adapt, and along with it are sleepless nights where you just couldn’t find those Zzzzs. Calm is one of the apps that can help you adapt easily.
    img by Cao
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Life won't always be a bed of roses. When you're on call 9-5 every day, 7 days a week, you've got to take out time to attend to your mental health. Your mind is as important as the body and needs all the mental support it can get. This will help.
    img by Sharon
    1 year ago
  • I am a teenager Jun 16, 2021

    By #Princess 👑
    I am a teenager who would go to sleep after staring at the ceiling for about 30-45 minutes. I heard from somebody that I look up to that meditation was really good for you and that it helped her. Well for me I no longer just lay looking at the ceiling for more than half an hour. I did the sleep meditations and they really helped me and those are what I started with which is probably not how you’re “supposed” to do it but there is no wrong or right way. I then got a little tired of the sleep meditations because I’d done them so much so then I used the soundscapes. I put a soundscape on every night before I go to sleep. I love them and love the fact that there is a sleep timer so that I can set a timer for like an hour which is well over the amount of time it takes me to fall asleep now but it’s nice to fall asleep to the sound and not have to worry about turning it off. I am also all about a healthy mindset and self care haha. So I did so many of the meditations on the little self care area (Which I love that they have that). I just recently started the “how to meditate” just to further understand what I’ve been doing. I love it so far. I 1000% recommend this app for sleep problems or even if you’re bored in the summer and want to learn how to do something beneficial and something that could definitely help you in the long run. This was kinda a whole story but whatever hahaha. Anyways yea totally recommend this app!!!
  • Ummm Dec 6, 2020

    By IamSporkette
    I updated the calm app and just out of curiosity I read some of the reviews. I have been using the app for a while off and on, and love it. I was curious what other people thought, and I don’t understand the critical apps. Most are complaining that there is ‘no free content’ and you have to pay to get anything. So I looked at the website without logging in just to see, since I’ve been a paying customer for several years. Nothing personal reviewers, but that’s just not so. There are at least 4 series that you can do, some of which I’ve done and found very good. There are a smattering of sleep stories, some music, and I gave up after looking at master class and finding them all unlocked. Yeah, there is a lot that is locked, but there is more than enough to get the experience, and no reason to look at it and say it stresses you out because it’s all behind a paywall like so many of the critical reviews say. It’s a very well done app. I’ve been using it for several years and still have barely scratched the surface of what’s available, and there’s always new stuff, and a new daily calm every day. Yeah... it costs a bit, but it averages out to about 5 dollars a month, and you never run out of content, and it’s good quality. Isn’t that worth it? I think so.
  • Calm Review Sep 21, 2020

    By YourLocalCalmUser
    I really don’t like how you have to pay to get good stuff. That makes me stressed which takes away the purpose of the app Calm. Now, I understand that, with all of the items this app has, it has to cost money, but maybe, you could make more stuff free, like maybe a seven day program or something. Maybe that would hook more users and convince them to pay for the rest. Just a thought. Without paying, the only things you really can do are the daily check ins, the little reflection thing, and a timed meditation. Once someone gets bored of that, they’ll probably delete the app. You need a better way to get their attention. For example, I got the Sleep Cycle app, and I am very happy about it. It does have things that cost money, but not nearly as much money, or as many things that need money as Calm does. Most of the things in Calm cost a lot of money, and the things that are free are the things that aren’t the most helpful. Maybe this is an advertisement tactic? I’m not sure. However, in the Sleep Cycle app, the only thing that costs money is the Statistics which, honestly, I probably wouldn’t use that much. Also, it’s a lot cheaper. The things you can do without money are really cool; download the app to check it out! Over all, I have to give Calm three stars because of this, and it’s not just because it costs money, but also because of the amount of things that cost money and how much it costs. Sincerely, your local Calm user
  • Jul 16, 2021

    By Karla Clippinger
    I've had this for awhile now and just started using it. It seems like a nice app. my therapist and Kaiser Permanente gave it to us for free. they felt it might help those of us going through an anxiety and depression class. I find it helpful to add the notes. it's like keeping a journal. the sounds are calming while I type and I haven't gotten into the meditation yet tho. I will start tonight tho. I wish it would capitalize a new sentence tho it bugs me that it doesn't. this doesn't either. why?
  • Ad Recommendation Dec 8, 2020

    By UnluckyLadybug
    I just wanted to leave a recommendation. There was an ad I got where you seemed to be walking down a hall that always turned right. The walls seemed really close on both sides. That is terrifying. In fact, people purposely do that in horror games to create terror. Just want to let you know, and this is coming from a psychology student. I seriously thought something was gonna pop out at me and when I heard it was an app called “Calm” I was worried you guys knew nothing of the sort. Terror is suspense, terror is build-up and a feeling that something is there. That’s what makes good horror games. But not an ad to help with anxiety, I can tell you that much. It made me so scared! Haha. When I checked your app, I loved the aura. I loved the colors. But I also have to say this. If you’re gonna add all these extra expenses, just put it out for that amount. If you make this downloadable on different consoles and platforms, you have more excuses to put it out for an amount too. Some consoles and platforms have all their apps at an expense. I can appreciate your business and understand if you want a profit (who doesn’t.). Just, being up-front is better than saying “Unlock this app you just downloaded” basically. I know nothing of business, though. I just know that I’m cheap. The free trial is a good idea, but understand people have other options, and everyone is struggling during this time with money, too.
  • Jul 23, 2021

    By Andrew Pelletier
    7/22/21 SOLVED: Recently got the animations on scenes working. There is an Animated Scenes toggle button which somehow was switched OFF; sliding back ON, scenes "work" 😁 Maybe an update failed to preserve my settings. Occasional UI lag now only issue and even with app closed, start/stop bluetooth headset will start app last operation: minor issue --- Background videos haven't been playing since about March 2021. Sounds come through but streams, lake, rainfall... All are static "pictures" now
  • So relaxing and amazing Apr 11, 2020

    By calm girl10
    I absolutely love love love this app!!!!♥️ once I could not go to sleep so I turned on some of the calm music and I fell asleep 10 minutes later. I was amazed. I have been getting better sleep since than. Also whenever I am feeling stressed or anxious about someone or something, I listen to one of the daily calms or the next day on the meditation trial. Right away it’s as if you were brought into some beautiful relaxing world where there are these voices saying “It will be ok no matter what. This will pass.” And it does its amazing how calming and peaceful this app is. Next, mood check in. The mood check in helps me express and release good and bad feelings and thoughts. Enjoy the good ones and let go of the bad ones. It even gives you a chance to write a little about them. It’s like your own personal diary, but way better. Last but definitely not least, I Believe this app can make you a better person. To be happier, to live life longer. It can be a real life changer. And just know that it’s never to late to start fresh again. It’s never to late to change yourself. But most of all, it’s never to late lo be the big change in the world, that you have wished for. And calm can help with all of that. This is a total recommendation for anyone.
  • Sleep, anxiety, & life saver all in one app May 24, 2020

    By CaylieHan
    Honestly, I had come to a point in my life where I insomnia and anxiety were at an all time high , I was on anxiety meds, sleep meds, anything they could do to try & get my anxiety and insomnia under control & even when the pills weren’t really helping, I decided to try this app out because even doctors had recommend it, while yes- price tag can seem like a lot, BUT I used this one night while my anxiety was setting in and I was asleep half way through the sleep story and when I woke in the morning I was in disbelief. Nothing, I mean nothing had helped me until I found this app. The meditation & sleep stories are amazing. I am so grateful for this app. Now, the only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars would be due to a recommend I have for the creators, they should create a watch or something that can track your sleep & in the morning provide meditations, music, sleep stories that reflected how you slept the night before. For example, if someone woke up a lot, or of people were waking up frequently and having a hard time going back to sleep & maybe making suggestions for a meditation they could choose that one as more personal, or for anxiety with sleep or sleeplessness, things like that. I don’t know that would be my only recommendation, but overall and amazing app that’s worth the price.
  • Jul 21, 2021

    By Joanne Savvidis
    I loooooove this app. I've never understood or been interested in meditation, however with so many guided sessions it's perfect for beginners like me. There are also have sleep stories, sleep sounds, calming music and breathing exercises which have helped me immensely. I used to have trouble sleeping and would always grind my teeth. After 2 weeks of exploring this app, my sleep quality has improved and I'm no longer grinding my teeth. I highly recommend this app!
  • Great but needs more voices Dec 3, 2020

    By nmbr1sk8r
    I love this app and use it all the time. Loads of new content added constantly. The length of the meditations is perfect. I love the series like 7 days of calm, 7 days of sleep, etc. the breathing exercises are so helpful. One area for improvement would be that currently most of the meditations, especially new content, is narrated by the same woman. It would be really helpful if these same sessions were recorded with a male voice, so listeners could have an option. It would also be helpful if there were a more diverse selection of voices throughout the meditations. (This is done in the master classes and sleep stories, but I’d like to see it in the meditations too). A second area would be a review of the content of the gratitude meditations, which make assumptions and are therefore injurious for some listeners. For example I am in the middle of fighting a long term disease. Suggestions like you should be grateful for your health are not helpful and actually harmful for me. I’d really like to cultivate more gratitude but I can’t get through any of these meditations without being triggered. A review by someone working with diverse populations could help this. Other than this, I love the app. It has been designed so well and my mental health has improved dramatically since starting to use it. Highly recommended!
  • Jul 27, 2021

    By Shalki Shrivastava
    I like the sessions themselves, but the UI is horrible. You should take inspiration from the UI of down dog yoga/meditation app by Yoga Buddhi Co. to see what an elegant, clutter free UI looks like. When I am opening this app to meditate, I am not looking to get overwhelmed by a zillion options for every permutation and combination of the options available. It has the absolute opposite effect of calming me down and defeats the very purpose of meditation.
  • Jul 13, 2021

    By Nathan Sterbenz
    Garbage. That temporary subscription is a clever way to steal money from people. I know I should've paid more attention, but taking the money out of my account for a ONE YEAR subscription ($85) in the middle of the night for this app is ridiculous. 1 month wouldn't have pissed me off so bad. The name of the app is CALM!!! Why would you do something that upsets people like this?
  • App is in accessible for blind user, buttons unlabeled Apr 29, 2021

    By Apelli0727
    Hello, I really like the content on your app and it has really helped me to develop my practice. However because of the issues described in the title I probably will no longer subscribe to calm next year. I am blind, and use the screen reader voiceover. I can play the videos for the content well enough with play pause, fastforward but the biggest barrier I am facing is that the mountains which you tap on in the for you tab to bring up the settings are unlabeled. I was trying to turn off the babbling Brook sound, accessible apps need to have text labels to accompany any clickable items. I would love to resubscribe once you have resolved these issues, buttons for the mood check-in feature are also unlabeled or nonexistent. The box breathing technique does not speak anything aloud or refresh on its own. A better way to accomplish that might be to use a metronome with 44 times signature. I am happy to speak to a developer more about my feedback and suggestions for how to resolve these issues, but I think that especially since healthcare providers are starting to recommend your service to their users, many of them who use Medicaid and Medicare and are disabled the app absolutely should be more accessible. Thank you for your timely consideration and namaste. I look forward to working with you in making the meditation community more inclusive.
  • Jul 6, 2021

    By Manuel Garcia
    Not very good with there subscriptions they assured me that it was canceled and would not be charged for the whole year because I canceled within minutes of the free trial ready to end. But low and behold I wake up to negative 180$ something which screwed me so I try talking to them and my wife tried talking to them but they told my wife that they would return the money. Google said they couldn't help what so ever said it was out there reach which was a surprise never had problems with Google.
  • Jul 7, 2021

    By aida cisneros
    Why only a yearly option? 7 days isn't enough to know if I like my toilet paper; 30 days would be helpful. I'm sure you'd get a lot more happily paying customers. Getting roped into a yearly subscription is a VERY disturbing business tactic. There ARE other options out there; you lose "Calm". No thank you. Hard pass.
  • Jul 27, 2021

    By Dee Sa
    There's nothing wrong with this App. However I was charged$79 automatically for a subscription that I did not authorise. It could have been my baby who played with my phone or it's just a mistake. I recently changed my phone so not sure what went wrong. :(
  • Jul 14, 2021

    By Lucas Silveira
    The app always starts itself and appears in my notifications when my phone reboots. It also will randomly do this when Bluetooth is turned on and off, and then take priority over other apps that may have been playing audio. Edit: I shouldn't have to email your support team for an intrusive aspect of the native app. The issue is not on my side.
  • Jul 10, 2021

    By RasCloud
    If you trust you service /product, then offer a monthly/weekly subscription. Your trial period offers very limited content while all appealing content is for premium. How do you expect people to pay for something straight for a year without really knowing exactly what they get. And yeah, if you say 7days trial, then why do you want to charge at the start of the trial? Look at any really good subscription, and they give clear weekly,monthly sub coz thier service is good.
  • Not great for the chronically ill Nov 10, 2020

    By straea
    I downloaded this app when Apple recommended it. I have tried several guided meditation apps and am always open to the possibility of finding another one to add to my options for meditating alone. I could not open the app the first time without agreeing to be charged a subscription at the end of a one-week free trial. The app then asked me a few questions to try to determine what to recommend — how familiar I am with meditation, how often I meditate, and what I’d like to focus on in guided meditation. It then recommended I try a one-week course on stress. I figured I would give it a try, but I did not make it 60 seconds into the very first lesson before the person leading the meditation falsely claimed that a variety of physical chronic illnesses are *caused by* stress, the same utter garbage that some people claimed to me way back when I was diagnosed over 20 years ago. I immediately stopped the course but decided to try something else before giving up on the app. I tried a few of the daily meditations, but like another recent reviewer, I found the style of the person who always leads them doesn’t really mesh with my style. Then I had an anxiety attack and only later realized that I had forgotten this app was on my phone when doing things to calm myself. At that point I finally deleted it.
  • Most meditations guided by the same person Aug 6, 2020

    By Madelyn Michelle
    After having calm for several months now, I’ve enjoyed exploring to the variety of content from masterclasses to music to meditation. I also like the approach calm takes in encouraging you to develop your own daily practice of mindfulness. However, the main reason why I purchased calm was for the large library of meditations. However the bulk of new meditations come from the daily meditation which is always guided by the same person, Tamara Levitt. She also guides many of the meditation series they have available. Unfortunately I don’t enjoy how Tamara does her meditations and I find them more distracting than helpful. Because of this I find myself avoiding her meditations and whenever there is a choice for another voice I’ll pick it, but there are only so many of these. And, if you’re not doing the daily meditations, it doesn’t take too long before you feel like you’re running out of content. Calm is great if you enjoy Tamara’s meditations, but your kind of out of a deal if you don’t. I just think its unfortunate that there isn’t more variety in the voices available and authors coming out with new content. My wish would be for calm to at least have a second choice for the voice of the daily calm.
  • img Community
    some other test here, you will add your self
    img by Aubrey
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    I like this, I think this app is very helpful
    img by Aubrey
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    When l need to unwing, there is nothing better than a guided meditation. This app helps me to feel refeshed and renewed in 10 minutes.
    img by Aubrey
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    it is the best app for creating a natural environment around yourself with the help of various sound effects for getting escaped from the daily hectic lifestyle.
    img by Aubrey
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    This is good app to relaxing
    img by Aubrey
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    When I need to unwind,there's nothing better than a guided meditation. This app helps me to feel refreshed and renewed in 10 minutes.
    img by Aubrey
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    I'm using this app regularly. This app helps me to sleep better as well as provides me relax time. I like it's nature sound feature mostly.
    img by Aubrey
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Treating your insomnia is one thing but getting your restless kids to bed is a whole different ball game. A good bedtime story is the tried and tested solution but, if you don't always have time for it, Calm can help both you and your restless kids to hit the bed.
    img by Antonio
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Moving to a new location where you have to adapt to the new weather is stressful. It could take you more than 2 weeks to adapt, and along with it are sleepless nights where you just couldn’t find those Zzzzs. Calm is one of the apps that can help you adapt easily.
    img by Cao
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Life won't always be a bed of roses. When you're on call 9-5 every day, 7 days a week, you've got to take out time to attend to your mental health. Your mind is as important as the body and needs all the mental support it can get. This will help.
    img by Sharon
    1 year ago
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  • img Expert
    1. Customize your experience! An enormous variety of relaxing sessions ranging from 3 min exercises or unguided timed meditations
    2. Daily Calm provides you with a soothing 10-minute exercise to prepare your mind & body for the day ahead
    3. Get the most out of sleeping! Sleep Stories for adults help you fall asleep in the most relaxing way possible

    Reviewed by Antonio Rozich on March 2, 2018

  • I am a teenager Jun 16, 2021

    By #Princess 👑
    I am a teenager who would go to sleep after staring at the ceiling for about 30-45 minutes. I heard from somebody that I look up to that meditation was really good for you and that it helped her. Well for me I no longer just lay looking at the ceiling for more than half an hour. I did the sleep meditations and they really helped me and those are what I started with which is probably not how you’re “supposed” to do it but there is no wrong or right way. I then got a little tired of the sleep meditations because I’d done them so much so then I used the soundscapes. I put a soundscape on every night before I go to sleep. I love them and love the fact that there is a sleep timer so that I can set a timer for like an hour which is well over the amount of time it takes me to fall asleep now but it’s nice to fall asleep to the sound and not have to worry about turning it off. I am also all about a healthy mindset and self care haha. So I did so many of the meditations on the little self care area (Which I love that they have that). I just recently started the “how to meditate” just to further understand what I’ve been doing. I love it so far. I 1000% recommend this app for sleep problems or even if you’re bored in the summer and want to learn how to do something beneficial and something that could definitely help you in the long run. This was kinda a whole story but whatever hahaha. Anyways yea totally recommend this app!!!
  • Ummm Dec 6, 2020

    By IamSporkette
    I updated the calm app and just out of curiosity I read some of the reviews. I have been using the app for a while off and on, and love it. I was curious what other people thought, and I don’t understand the critical apps. Most are complaining that there is ‘no free content’ and you have to pay to get anything. So I looked at the website without logging in just to see, since I’ve been a paying customer for several years. Nothing personal reviewers, but that’s just not so. There are at least 4 series that you can do, some of which I’ve done and found very good. There are a smattering of sleep stories, some music, and I gave up after looking at master class and finding them all unlocked. Yeah, there is a lot that is locked, but there is more than enough to get the experience, and no reason to look at it and say it stresses you out because it’s all behind a paywall like so many of the critical reviews say. It’s a very well done app. I’ve been using it for several years and still have barely scratched the surface of what’s available, and there’s always new stuff, and a new daily calm every day. Yeah... it costs a bit, but it averages out to about 5 dollars a month, and you never run out of content, and it’s good quality. Isn’t that worth it? I think so.
  • Jul 23, 2021

    By Andrew Pelletier
    7/22/21 SOLVED: Recently got the animations on scenes working. There is an Animated Scenes toggle button which somehow was switched OFF; sliding back ON, scenes "work" 😁 Maybe an update failed to preserve my settings. Occasional UI lag now only issue and even with app closed, start/stop bluetooth headset will start app last operation: minor issue --- Background videos haven't been playing since about March 2021. Sounds come through but streams, lake, rainfall... All are static "pictures" now
  • So relaxing and amazing Apr 11, 2020

    By calm girl10
    I absolutely love love love this app!!!!♥️ once I could not go to sleep so I turned on some of the calm music and I fell asleep 10 minutes later. I was amazed. I have been getting better sleep since than. Also whenever I am feeling stressed or anxious about someone or something, I listen to one of the daily calms or the next day on the meditation trial. Right away it’s as if you were brought into some beautiful relaxing world where there are these voices saying “It will be ok no matter what. This will pass.” And it does its amazing how calming and peaceful this app is. Next, mood check in. The mood check in helps me express and release good and bad feelings and thoughts. Enjoy the good ones and let go of the bad ones. It even gives you a chance to write a little about them. It’s like your own personal diary, but way better. Last but definitely not least, I Believe this app can make you a better person. To be happier, to live life longer. It can be a real life changer. And just know that it’s never to late to start fresh again. It’s never to late to change yourself. But most of all, it’s never to late lo be the big change in the world, that you have wished for. And calm can help with all of that. This is a total recommendation for anyone.
  • Jul 21, 2021

    By Joanne Savvidis
    I loooooove this app. I've never understood or been interested in meditation, however with so many guided sessions it's perfect for beginners like me. There are also have sleep stories, sleep sounds, calming music and breathing exercises which have helped me immensely. I used to have trouble sleeping and would always grind my teeth. After 2 weeks of exploring this app, my sleep quality has improved and I'm no longer grinding my teeth. I highly recommend this app!
  • Worth so much more than I ever imagined May 26, 2019

    By rknaakable
    This app has had an incredible impact on my mental health and overall quality of life. It has changed my perspectives and state-of-mind in ways that have been beneficial to every aspect of my everyday life and well-being, in a countless number of ways. By committing to the habit and genuine effort to a mere 10 minutes of meditation a day, I have observed a significant change to the way my brain works and handles day-to-day tasks and situations. I have gained peace-of-mind, appreciation, more quality and meaningful time spent with my family, the ability to approach things in ways that are more practical and productive and less stressful.... And this is just to name a few ways meditation has been useful and life-changing. My 10yo son insists on using it before bed every night in order to help him unwind and get a better night’s sleep. I use it for tension relief and to soothe migraines, or to calm myself down when I’m angry or upset. The mind is so powerful and can truly enhance one’s quality of life and well-being in ways you could never imagine possible. By obtaining a better mindset and maintaining the ways in which your brain works and thinks, you can come to realize what sort of impact it can make on your overall health, happiness and life.
  • Jul 21, 2021

    By Alexey Krasheninnikov
    Until I switched to my new smartphone I had had no issues with the application. But then some functionality has stooped working. My request raised in November is 561855. I was told that the developers would be notified. After that is silence. That's why I lowered the rating to attract some attention. How long will take you to solve it or give me some workaround?
  • Helping High School Students Stay CALM Jan 27, 2020

    By amberkaymccoy
    I am a high school teacher at a high preforming high school in my area. My students are often so stressed out and sleep deprived I feel so helpless to help them. This year I decided to dedicate one day a week to meditating before we started class. We do this every Thursday for the first 10-15 minutes of class. The response has been so positive from my students I am thinking of doing it two days a week next year. The students LOVE Thursday!! They have told me it’s the favorite part for their week. Some students have even gotten the app for themselves. I have heard so many times this year, “I needed that!” or “I needed to hear that today.” After on session one of my boys said, “Man I was so upset about losing those 5 points on my English test and now I have let it go. This really works. What did you all think about?” You know you are doing something right when teenagers open up and start talking. Thank you for this product and allowing me the opportunity to give my students at least 15 minutes a week to destress, calm down, learn to love themselves and just breath! Can’t wait to see what the future has in store for me and my students as we take this CALM journey.
  • Review of Calm Oct 8, 2020

    By SweetnessandLight
    I really am indebted to Calm for working in my life during this pandemic helping me w my emotions, sleep help and maybe keeping me at a level arresting the memory decline that seemed to be coming on w it’s debilitating force. (I don’t use words like fighting it because most things should not be put into adversarial roles) I wish I had more from our guide Jeff on how to meditate. I really relate to his presentation because he seems quintessentially California to me. I’ve been meditating since I was 6 or so, brought up Vedantist Hindu, born Jewish and am now a ChristianI am an aging hippie. I meditate w my cat on my lap, I simply press my hands on her sides and she grounds me and then is the anchor; her occasionally purring. I love the pictures and the nature scenes. By the way I have been meditating every single day since November. If I might be of assistance, I’m not sure how maybe I could do a Spark or something. I wish there were Something way to dialog - I have been on the site. Maybe I could look more deeply into community of Calm. Thanks for saving my life as a process. This is one place I like to be every single day (sometimes night) contact me if you are interested in my story of success.
  • Jul 21, 2021

    By Katrine Thomass
    I have been using this app for two years. And have never had a problem with it other than how much more it helps me sleep, lol. Its so hard to turn off my calming muisic when it's time to wakeup. This app has helped me so much when it comes to sleeping I totally recomend.
  • Jul 16, 2021

    By Karla Clippinger
    I've had this for awhile now and just started using it. It seems like a nice app. my therapist and Kaiser Permanente gave it to us for free. they felt it might help those of us going through an anxiety and depression class. I find it helpful to add the notes. it's like keeping a journal. the sounds are calming while I type and I haven't gotten into the meditation yet tho. I will start tonight tho. I wish it would capitalize a new sentence tho it bugs me that it doesn't. this doesn't either. why?
  • Sleep, anxiety, & life saver all in one app May 24, 2020

    By CaylieHan
    Honestly, I had come to a point in my life where I insomnia and anxiety were at an all time high , I was on anxiety meds, sleep meds, anything they could do to try & get my anxiety and insomnia under control & even when the pills weren’t really helping, I decided to try this app out because even doctors had recommend it, while yes- price tag can seem like a lot, BUT I used this one night while my anxiety was setting in and I was asleep half way through the sleep story and when I woke in the morning I was in disbelief. Nothing, I mean nothing had helped me until I found this app. The meditation & sleep stories are amazing. I am so grateful for this app. Now, the only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars would be due to a recommend I have for the creators, they should create a watch or something that can track your sleep & in the morning provide meditations, music, sleep stories that reflected how you slept the night before. For example, if someone woke up a lot, or of people were waking up frequently and having a hard time going back to sleep & maybe making suggestions for a meditation they could choose that one as more personal, or for anxiety with sleep or sleeplessness, things like that. I don’t know that would be my only recommendation, but overall and amazing app that’s worth the price.
  • Great but needs more voices Dec 3, 2020

    By nmbr1sk8r
    I love this app and use it all the time. Loads of new content added constantly. The length of the meditations is perfect. I love the series like 7 days of calm, 7 days of sleep, etc. the breathing exercises are so helpful. One area for improvement would be that currently most of the meditations, especially new content, is narrated by the same woman. It would be really helpful if these same sessions were recorded with a male voice, so listeners could have an option. It would also be helpful if there were a more diverse selection of voices throughout the meditations. (This is done in the master classes and sleep stories, but I’d like to see it in the meditations too). A second area would be a review of the content of the gratitude meditations, which make assumptions and are therefore injurious for some listeners. For example I am in the middle of fighting a long term disease. Suggestions like you should be grateful for your health are not helpful and actually harmful for me. I’d really like to cultivate more gratitude but I can’t get through any of these meditations without being triggered. A review by someone working with diverse populations could help this. Other than this, I love the app. It has been designed so well and my mental health has improved dramatically since starting to use it. Highly recommended!
  • Sleep Stories are AMAZING! Nov 20, 2019

    By TinySenshi
    This App is my absolutely favorite to use when I’m going to sleep. I got it solely for the sleep stories and I’m absolutely obsessed. It’s like being a kid again and getting a beautiful story read to you by a soothing voice. While I use the app mainly for sleep stories I’ve used the meditation, background music, and breathing exercise options on the app as well. I used to use Headspace for a lot of my meditation sessions but with Calm having so many additional features I switched over fairly quickly. The only problem I have with this app is that I can’t set up a playlist/cue of the stories I want to fall asleep to. Sometimes I can’t fall asleep right away so I have to go through the process of unlocking my phone, setting up another story, and trying to settle down once again just to set up another story to be read. It quickly becomes irritating, especially on nights when I can’t fall asleep easily and have to go through the process of setting up an additional three stories and eventually giving up in the end. So if that can somehow be added then it’ll get my full 5 stars. But having nights where I’m on and off my phone throughout the night definitely makes me feel frustrated enough to keep it at 4 stars.
  • My opinion about the calm app. Mar 24, 2021

    By nehdhdhennej
    Dear-Publisher,I have had this app for year and I love it so much, it helps me a lot but I deleted the app and downloaded it back and I’m glad I did. I know you may not have the some opinion as me but I think this app is outstanding. If the creator or person that published this app sees this, I just wanna tell how thankful I am that you made this all because it helps a lot. I know that some of the stories cost money but it’s still worth downloading the app. I recommend listening to “sleep paws” and “the secret lagoon” they are both amazing bedtime stories for all ages! There is no age policy for this app if you ask me I just think that there is only one thing that could make the app better which is making the stories a lower price or just making it cost 0 dollars itself because some of the stories look very interesting but I cannot read them because I have to do a trial and that’s the reason why umm giving this app 4 starts! So if the person who published this app sees this review I just wanna say thanks for making my life so much more easier but please Mack some of the stories more reasonable of price because I have read all of the stories which are the ones that don’t cost money.
  • helps u sleep, app needs options for personalization Oct 22, 2019

    By Sellsews
    I have had this app for more than a year and have very much enjoyed listening to many stories, perfect for lulling you off to sleep. I enjoy/prefer non-fiction stories and have heard all offerings multiple times. I find the whispered stories super creepy… But maybe thats just me. I haven’t listened to any music selections. For the high subscription price though, the app should be nearly perfect, when in fact there are features missing. First, I wish that they would allow you to remove the stories that you don’t care for from the “playlist” so you wouldn’t have to sift through them each time you look for something you want to listen to. Additionally they are EXTRAORDINARILY SLOW to add new stories so consequently I have listened to the same “favorite” stories many many many times. I wish also that there were an option to list stories by “newest” so if they do add a new one it will readily be evident. The “nap” stories should not be listed with the “sleep” stories, since those have a “wake up” feature at the end. With a few minor tweaks to allow a user personalize their preferences and more frequent content updates, this app could be exceptional.
  • Pretty cool app Apr 13, 2020

    By Mr brake your back
    This app was created to help people who are struggling with anxiety, daily stress, sleeping problems, or even depression. The app has many different resources and techniques given to help people. It has breathing exercises which can help people who are dealing with anxiety or stress. These breathing techniques are proven effective by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques. The app has calming music to listen to while doing work or to help fall asleep. For someone who is struggling with depression the app gives many tips with the focus on mental health. These tips are how to maintain a strong mental health. I downloaded this app since I saw a lot of advertising for it. My first impressions of the app were just okay. Once I figured out how to navigate around the app and use all of the features I began to enjoy it more and more. One of my favorite features about the app is the stories to help you fall asleep. One of the parts of the app that I did not like very much is that you have to pay to get a majority of the features. Although they do have a free 7 day subscription, I feel that you need to use it longer to get a good effect from the app. Overall I think that app is pretty cool and interesting.
  • Should not claim to support Family Share Jun 2, 2020

    By bbrockit
    Like many expensive subscription apps Calm claims to support Apple Family share. However, In-app purchases and subscriptions cannot be shared, so no, your purchase of Calm cannot be shared. Only the free portion (accessible for 1 week) can be shared—which is of course unnecessary since family members don’t need family share for something that is already free. Family members would actually be better off downloading it directly because the free access only lasts one week so they’d at least get their own trial period instead of whatever remains of a family member’s. There is fine print in the App Store which says that Family Share does not support in-app purchases and subscriptions, but nothing in the app itself will tell you that your $70 one year subscription cannot be shared with a family member or significant other. It would be simpler and more honest if Calm would opt-out of Family Share so it would not display that capability on their App Store description as Family Share is only relevant and useful for one-time paid apps. You have a very nice app otherwise.
  • Amazing but.... Feb 9, 2019

    By Avasherry234
    Okay, I will be honest this app is so relaxing. At first, I thought that it would be some kind of boring app that wouldn’t have any use— well I was wrong. This app is so good. There are different types of meditations that you can do for seven days, sleep stories that will make you fall asleep, classical music, relaxing backgrounds that you can change anytime, yoga lessons, and to just breath normally. I started about a week ago, and I have been so relaxed after that. I don’t get as mad when my lil sis hides in my room and steals things, I don’t get as frustrated when my parents ask me to do double chores with no extra allowance. But there is something that I will have to point out before you download this app— most of the things are NOT free! Most sleep stories are not free, most meditation thingies are not free (you can only have one sample then every other day is locked, ask of the relaxing music costs money, it is the same for the yoga. You need to buy a year’s worth of unlimited pro, month, or week. To me it is kind of unfair, but they still allow a few sleep stories and I can get relaxed even without the pro needed.
  • More narrators please Mar 18, 2019

    By Dia diamonde
    This app has been incredibly helpful for me; the focused texts are simple enough to be absorbable / not distracting in a state of meditation, when you need it most. The 7 days series is excellent. The texts themselves are poignant with the exception of some cultural references Ive heard (honestly, I don’t think this is any place to mention what Amanda Palmer from Dresden Dolls thinks) - trying way too hard with that. My main issue which has kept me from being able to use about 50% of the guided meditations, including Daily Calm and most other practices, is that I just can not bear the speaking voice of Tamara Levitt. I’ve tried & tried and i just can’t. It it is probably just me but she really rubs me the wrong way in how mushy and drippy her voice is...it comes across as disingenuous but I realize that the intention is exactly the opposite. It would be really nice to have at least one other choice for each program - ideally the other one would be more neutral. It’s a pity because I like the content very much, but otherwise, with no adjustments of added narrators it will probably keep me from renewing my subscription.
  • Calm Review Sep 21, 2020

    By YourLocalCalmUser
    I really don’t like how you have to pay to get good stuff. That makes me stressed which takes away the purpose of the app Calm. Now, I understand that, with all of the items this app has, it has to cost money, but maybe, you could make more stuff free, like maybe a seven day program or something. Maybe that would hook more users and convince them to pay for the rest. Just a thought. Without paying, the only things you really can do are the daily check ins, the little reflection thing, and a timed meditation. Once someone gets bored of that, they’ll probably delete the app. You need a better way to get their attention. For example, I got the Sleep Cycle app, and I am very happy about it. It does have things that cost money, but not nearly as much money, or as many things that need money as Calm does. Most of the things in Calm cost a lot of money, and the things that are free are the things that aren’t the most helpful. Maybe this is an advertisement tactic? I’m not sure. However, in the Sleep Cycle app, the only thing that costs money is the Statistics which, honestly, I probably wouldn’t use that much. Also, it’s a lot cheaper. The things you can do without money are really cool; download the app to check it out! Over all, I have to give Calm three stars because of this, and it’s not just because it costs money, but also because of the amount of things that cost money and how much it costs. Sincerely, your local Calm user
  • Ad Recommendation Dec 8, 2020

    By UnluckyLadybug
    I just wanted to leave a recommendation. There was an ad I got where you seemed to be walking down a hall that always turned right. The walls seemed really close on both sides. That is terrifying. In fact, people purposely do that in horror games to create terror. Just want to let you know, and this is coming from a psychology student. I seriously thought something was gonna pop out at me and when I heard it was an app called “Calm” I was worried you guys knew nothing of the sort. Terror is suspense, terror is build-up and a feeling that something is there. That’s what makes good horror games. But not an ad to help with anxiety, I can tell you that much. It made me so scared! Haha. When I checked your app, I loved the aura. I loved the colors. But I also have to say this. If you’re gonna add all these extra expenses, just put it out for that amount. If you make this downloadable on different consoles and platforms, you have more excuses to put it out for an amount too. Some consoles and platforms have all their apps at an expense. I can appreciate your business and understand if you want a profit (who doesn’t.). Just, being up-front is better than saying “Unlock this app you just downloaded” basically. I know nothing of business, though. I just know that I’m cheap. The free trial is a good idea, but understand people have other options, and everyone is struggling during this time with money, too.
  • Jul 9, 2021

    By Claire & Josh Abanto
    I really enjoy the stories & the readers. There are a few that are my favourites to fall asleep to, but the meditation & yoga sections are stale & there are other apps that cost far less & give you more options (like building your own white noise mixes in Relax Melodies). The subscription cost just keeps getting higher & higher when other apps are offering more variety for less. I'm torn between 2 & 3 stars - the stories are great, but the rest of the app isn't really engaging me for the $$$.
  • Jul 19, 2021

    By Anja Woods
    I've been using this for a while, issues keep popping up. 1) App keeps locking my screen every 3-5 seconds, not useable. 2) I so wish i could make sleep stories play slower, a playback speed of 0.75 times the normal speed would be really helpful to go to sleep to 3) the reminders don't work & then pop up all at once when you open the app 4) a playlist for after the sleep story would be great 5) downloded content takes up space on phone, but is then not playable. Hope you can fix these.
  • Pls read Jun 24, 2020

    By a ds42gme
    Dear calm, I have had your app since my middle school years. I’ve got to say, your app was AMAZING with 15 sleep stories and 2 and 1/2 meditations, this wasn’t a problem for me because I also use headspace. Yes, they're your competition but I wasn't choosing sides. Anyways, over time you guys added feature that you really focused on for 2 weeks at a time and just gave up on it. Next, you decreased the amount of sleep stories which was ha a huge problem for me because I was NOT getting enough sleep to keep my grades up. It got so bad that I stole my mother's phone just to sleep (she Had the Premium subscription). So I was like, ”ok, I'll just use headspace ONLY for sleep and calm for meditation. Then, you took away the 7 days of calm AKA: YOUR MAIN TRIAL AND ONLY TRIAL MEDITATION LEFT after you premiumfied the 7 days of something (forgot). I mean like BRU, I have other options. I started using headspace which is a great alternative if you don't have much money. I recommend bringing back some stuff from premium and reduce the price. To counteract this, put one 15 second ad at the beginning. Of every session of meditation for people without premium. Therefore, there is more than one reason to get it and it's CHEAPER. That's a win-win situation. I hope you come to the right decision. Whatever it is, I probably wouldn't stop using the app. Thank you for your time.
  • Free features aren’t bad, but a few issues. Jan 31, 2019

    By Alice Valkyrie
    I recently re-downloaded this app and like the free features (when I downloaded it years ago one of my favorite features was “Scenes,” so as long as I have access to those for free, this app will stay on my phone). However, it’s a bit annoying that I now have a “Daily Calm Perception” notification on my screen that is locked and that I can’t remove. I don’t purchase app subscriptions, though I would be more than willing to support this app by individually buying content I was interested in as one-time purchases). If you don’t plan on allowing users to buy content separately, can you please at least give us the option to only view non-subscription content if we wish (with no content we can’t access clogging up the screen)? I read another review stating that some of the music was available to non-subscribers. It all appears locked for me. Can you clarify please? Also, are all 7 days for any of the meditations unlocked for free users? I just listened to the first day of “7 Days of Calming Anxiety” but I don’t think I can listen to the second one (or even repeat day one w/o subscribing, which is a bit ridiculous IMO). Please consider alternative payment models in the future. I’d love to support the app, just not with a subscription.
  • Jul 14, 2021

    By Jeffrey Ignarro
    The app is okay, I suppose they are trying to be the Apple of relaxation apps by charging the most and having celebrity curated items. They messed up the billing for my new year which inspired me to shop around for other apps. I found one that allows me to create my own sound mixes and length of play time which is exactly what I need.
  • Great, but limited content, needs more Nov 25, 2018

    By bioeric
    This app has really changed how well I sleep. And for that I am truly grateful to the developers. They definitely deserve all the accolades the app has been receiving. I do have one major criticism thought that I wish I could get them to pay attention to at this time. They apps content is very limited in comparison to other similar apps. The major area of limitation is the sleep stories section. There are only a handful of sleep stories that can not even get you through a month of nights without having to listen to the same stories over and over again. Many users I know are focusing in on the sleep stories section because they work. However, all have the same complaint as I do; just not enough stories and having to listen to the same stories over and over again. Hey for little kids, this particular flaw is fine. Heck, I have read the Fantastic Mr. Fox to my youngest literally over a 100 times to get him to sleep. For us adults, the developers of calm need to realize we need more variety in our sleep stories. If this app only had more, I would be elated to change my rating to 5 out of 5 stars without a days hesitation.
  • The app is wonderful, but lacks variety. Sep 8, 2020

    By AJayneDyer
    I got a year of premium on this app and absolutely adore it. The depth, care, and detail that went into making this app the best of its kind are not at all lost on me. It’s been very helpful to me with managing sleep and anxiety, really to life-changing levels. But I find my biggest complaint and the thing that makes me go through bouts in which I stop using it altogether is the lack of variety in narrators. Tamara Levitt is used to narrate a very large number of exercises and while her voice is positive and upbeat—she really is lovely, I’m sure!—it’s not AT ALL relaxing and totally grinds on my nerves. I literally cannot listen to any audio that she does in this app and as I said, there are many. It’s really disappointing. I’ve found the male narrators, specifically Elisha Goldstein, have a slower cadence and a much more relaxing tone that allows me to decompress and stop my anxiety attacks or drift off to sleep. But repetitive listening of certain audios can lead me to memorize it, which I find has me anticipating the words rather than absorbing them. I would really appreciate more frequent updates to the “cast” in these audios, especially ones for sleep and anxiety management.
  • Pretty awesome Oct 26, 2020

    By TetonRyder
    I am an insomniac and pay for this app to help me fall back asleep when I wake up in the night. I have found about A dozen stories on here that really work well for that. Those are the only ones which have soothing and not annoying voices, enjoyable content, and are written for adults.I wish there were more like this but this many are truly awesome and help me fall asleep when I wouldn’t have a chance without it. The other drawback to the app is that when your story ends you can’t just play it again without activating your brain much because it is always suggesting other stories or asking you to check in, it would be a lot better if it would just stay on the screen you’d chosen and all you would have to do is press play. Also I work in the wilderness during the summer so there’s no service at all. Sometimes I’m able to play the stories I have downloaded, but other times for some reason they all vanish from my liked page and some or all of them will not be playable from the all page either.
  • Jul 27, 2021

    By Shalki Shrivastava
    I like the sessions themselves, but the UI is horrible. You should take inspiration from the UI of down dog yoga/meditation app by Yoga Buddhi Co. to see what an elegant, clutter free UI looks like. When I am opening this app to meditate, I am not looking to get overwhelmed by a zillion options for every permutation and combination of the options available. It has the absolute opposite effect of calming me down and defeats the very purpose of meditation.
  • App is in accessible for blind user, buttons unlabeled Apr 29, 2021

    By Apelli0727
    Hello, I really like the content on your app and it has really helped me to develop my practice. However because of the issues described in the title I probably will no longer subscribe to calm next year. I am blind, and use the screen reader voiceover. I can play the videos for the content well enough with play pause, fastforward but the biggest barrier I am facing is that the mountains which you tap on in the for you tab to bring up the settings are unlabeled. I was trying to turn off the babbling Brook sound, accessible apps need to have text labels to accompany any clickable items. I would love to resubscribe once you have resolved these issues, buttons for the mood check-in feature are also unlabeled or nonexistent. The box breathing technique does not speak anything aloud or refresh on its own. A better way to accomplish that might be to use a metronome with 44 times signature. I am happy to speak to a developer more about my feedback and suggestions for how to resolve these issues, but I think that especially since healthcare providers are starting to recommend your service to their users, many of them who use Medicaid and Medicare and are disabled the app absolutely should be more accessible. Thank you for your timely consideration and namaste. I look forward to working with you in making the meditation community more inclusive.
  • Not great for the chronically ill Nov 10, 2020

    By straea
    I downloaded this app when Apple recommended it. I have tried several guided meditation apps and am always open to the possibility of finding another one to add to my options for meditating alone. I could not open the app the first time without agreeing to be charged a subscription at the end of a one-week free trial. The app then asked me a few questions to try to determine what to recommend — how familiar I am with meditation, how often I meditate, and what I’d like to focus on in guided meditation. It then recommended I try a one-week course on stress. I figured I would give it a try, but I did not make it 60 seconds into the very first lesson before the person leading the meditation falsely claimed that a variety of physical chronic illnesses are *caused by* stress, the same utter garbage that some people claimed to me way back when I was diagnosed over 20 years ago. I immediately stopped the course but decided to try something else before giving up on the app. I tried a few of the daily meditations, but like another recent reviewer, I found the style of the person who always leads them doesn’t really mesh with my style. Then I had an anxiety attack and only later realized that I had forgotten this app was on my phone when doing things to calm myself. At that point I finally deleted it.
  • Most meditations guided by the same person Aug 6, 2020

    By Madelyn Michelle
    After having calm for several months now, I’ve enjoyed exploring to the variety of content from masterclasses to music to meditation. I also like the approach calm takes in encouraging you to develop your own daily practice of mindfulness. However, the main reason why I purchased calm was for the large library of meditations. However the bulk of new meditations come from the daily meditation which is always guided by the same person, Tamara Levitt. She also guides many of the meditation series they have available. Unfortunately I don’t enjoy how Tamara does her meditations and I find them more distracting than helpful. Because of this I find myself avoiding her meditations and whenever there is a choice for another voice I’ll pick it, but there are only so many of these. And, if you’re not doing the daily meditations, it doesn’t take too long before you feel like you’re running out of content. Calm is great if you enjoy Tamara’s meditations, but your kind of out of a deal if you don’t. I just think its unfortunate that there isn’t more variety in the voices available and authors coming out with new content. My wish would be for calm to at least have a second choice for the voice of the daily calm.
  • Great app but lots of $ Jan 1, 2020

    By penguino🐧567986543
    I love the app! But that’s a lot of money. I think there should be an app that thinks about the people using it more, because some people can’t afford this including me. I’m trying to look for a app that helps with my anxiety and this app is great but I don’t have the money to get what I need on this app. This seems like a little much to charge $70. This helps people’s stress, anxiety, depression, and more. There are a ton of options you can use which is great if you have $70. You should have more free things and give more price options. Like you could have a certain amount of money for a week or a month or even even a few months, not just charge to only get it for a year. And you could lower the price for a year even if it’s just by a few $. This might attract more people to the app and you would make more money. You would probably get better ratings too. If you have the $ to spend on this app spend it! It’s not going to be a waste of your $. This has sleep stories for people of all ages including kids, it has all different kinds of sounds, it has meditation, and it has breathing exercises. GET THIS APP if you have the money to spend for it. It won’t let you down.
  • Too many locked things Dec 30, 2019

    By 🌺🐘Elephants4Ever🐘🌺
    Today I found myself in a EXTREMELY stressful situation and I needed to be calmed down. I decided to download this app because I couldn’t take it anymore. I read the reviews and a lot of people were complaining about the locked features. I thought it couldn’t be that bad. I was wrong. Almost everything helpful is locked. I found myself not only stressing out about the situation I’m going through but this app. Now I know it’s not a lot of money but even if it’s like a couple cents a month, I stress about it. I’m not poor or anything it’s just that I have a lot of anxiety. I mean a lot. This isn’t a very helpful app if almost everything helpful is locked. All the music is locked which would help me the most. Very disappointing but I gave it an extra star because if we had some helpful things, it would be an amazing app. I saw a response to a review like mine saying that they make it so expensive so they can keep building the app. Omg these people who made this aren’t very smart. Have you seen all the 5 stars? If you make it cheaper, there will be more people buying the app and then the reviews won’t be as bad and you’ll have even more money. $70 is just outrageous.
  • Love it but... Dec 31, 2020

    By kat2x2
    I’ve really enjoyed this app for the Rain On Leaves soundtrack and Sleep stories, these really work! When I finally tried the premium version I was mostly looking forward to being able to explore all the recordings in Meditation, which are focused on interesting and helpful topics like relationships, anxiety, confidence, etc. Unfortunately, a lot of these are narrated by Calm’s Tamara Levitt, and if I can be honest, I find myself switching her off a lot and trying a different topic simply because her voice was unpleasant to listen to. So it’s a bummer that I’m missing out on all the content recorded by her, but I am still getting a lot of use out of the app anyway. Narrating is a talent, and although not everyone is a natural at it or blessed with a soothing voice, it can be improved on with proper training, and talented narrators work on their ability to even out/lower their pitch, and avoid raspy breaking in their tone as these are the most bothersome sounds to human ears. Def important if you’re wanting to lead someone in a meditation or narrate and they are paying such close attention to the sound of your voice.
  • Charging me premium twice despite requests to stop Jan 25, 2021

    By mandifa419
    My toddler likes the Thomas the tank meditations. I got the premium subscription for $70 a year out of desperation to get my kiddo to sleep. Apparently I was pretty sleep deprived myself because I bought it twice, as explained by the company representative. One under the App Store and one online with an email. When I asked if she could stop one of them, she ghosted me. I still can’t seem to cancel one of them, and the other had been paid for the year anyway. It was one day until the free trial ended, and the rep refused to help me. Regardless of the content, which I don’t personally find helpful, I think ethically the company should not take advantage of people like that. I’ve led groups on mindfulness meditation for years as a therapist, and I think this content is just okay. Search for mindfulness meditations and lots of free videos will pop up. Or try reading or listening to real mindfulness like jon kabat-zin. Glad some people find this app useful, but I wish I’d never signed up. Paying for two premium subscriptions I barely use (and the one I can’t find auto renews!), feeling duped.
  • Jul 13, 2021

    By Nathan Sterbenz
    Garbage. That temporary subscription is a clever way to steal money from people. I know I should've paid more attention, but taking the money out of my account for a ONE YEAR subscription ($85) in the middle of the night for this app is ridiculous. 1 month wouldn't have pissed me off so bad. The name of the app is CALM!!! Why would you do something that upsets people like this?
  • Jul 6, 2021

    By Manuel Garcia
    Not very good with there subscriptions they assured me that it was canceled and would not be charged for the whole year because I canceled within minutes of the free trial ready to end. But low and behold I wake up to negative 180$ something which screwed me so I try talking to them and my wife tried talking to them but they told my wife that they would return the money. Google said they couldn't help what so ever said it was out there reach which was a surprise never had problems with Google.
  • Jul 7, 2021

    By aida cisneros
    Why only a yearly option? 7 days isn't enough to know if I like my toilet paper; 30 days would be helpful. I'm sure you'd get a lot more happily paying customers. Getting roped into a yearly subscription is a VERY disturbing business tactic. There ARE other options out there; you lose "Calm". No thank you. Hard pass.
  • Jul 27, 2021

    By Dee Sa
    There's nothing wrong with this App. However I was charged$79 automatically for a subscription that I did not authorise. It could have been my baby who played with my phone or it's just a mistake. I recently changed my phone so not sure what went wrong. :(
  • Jul 14, 2021

    By Lucas Silveira
    The app always starts itself and appears in my notifications when my phone reboots. It also will randomly do this when Bluetooth is turned on and off, and then take priority over other apps that may have been playing audio. Edit: I shouldn't have to email your support team for an intrusive aspect of the native app. The issue is not on my side.
  • Jul 10, 2021

    By RasCloud
    If you trust you service /product, then offer a monthly/weekly subscription. Your trial period offers very limited content while all appealing content is for premium. How do you expect people to pay for something straight for a year without really knowing exactly what they get. And yeah, if you say 7days trial, then why do you want to charge at the start of the trial? Look at any really good subscription, and they give clear weekly,monthly sub coz thier service is good.
  • It’s a great app but... Nov 18, 2020

    By canarylarry
    This is a really great app and I absolutely love how it greets you and has a daily check in thing. But I wish everything didn’t need premium!!! I mean I get it. You have to make some money out of it...but everything being locked just adds more stress (which defeats the purpose of the app :/). I have deleted this app numerous times because of this reason and every time I redownload it more things are locked. And I was really upset when I saw the Winnie the Pooh thing was locked 🥺😔This is a great app....to the ppl with premium :| So therefore I came up with a few suggestions ^•^ My first suggestion is to have it to where you can watch an ad and that meditation session is unlocked or everything is unlocked for however many hours. Honestly I would rather have an ad after every other meditation than have all of them locked. Another suggestion I have is for if you didn’t like the first one; just have like maybe half of the meditations locked and a few of the free ones has like half of their sessions locked. Also I would really like it if some of the music was unlocked (being a musician myself I love listening to calming instrumental 🥰) Please consider my suggestions and thank you for taking time to read this, have a great day!! ^•^
  • Price!!! Nov 13, 2020

    By Bethangelbug
    Why do you have to charge $70? I loved it two years ago when it was cheaper. I got sick and had to let it lapse and now I go back to get back to the app to find it’s now so expensive. You won’t even look at my comment because you’ll see all the other comments and skip mine because it’s solely about money in an already greedy world. You don’t even offer a monthly plan. Otherwise, I would have given a five star!!! But the cost turns my stomach on principle! There are many people with high anxiety and insomnia that this app might reach and help, and you’d be doing such a great thing for those people if this wasn’t so expensive all upfront! I thought that was what Calm was all about....helping! I’ll look for another 5 star app! I will be deleting this app. You even took away the content I downloaded from when I had paid!!! I know you have to make money, but $70 and no way to do a monthly plan means you’re going to loose people. But with all the 4’s and 5’s, you won’t care about and comments that have to do with pricing as I’ve seen your stock answer to the other complaints about the same issue!! So people who can’t afford don’t count to you! Until they do, you’ve lost my business!!
  • Letdown Aug 3, 2020

    By rytheguy420
    I have insomnia, and a friend suggested I try Calm. I figured no harm no foul, worst case scenario it doesn’t help at all. So I’m all excited to maybe get more than the usual hour or two of sleep, I download the app. And boom, I’m supposed to pay $70 for a subscription just to sleep better. As someone who struggles with a sleep disorder, this just seems like being taken advantage of so someone can sit back and make their money. Also, with COVID-19 going on and so many people such as myself out of work, the least you could do is offer a promo, or something more enticing than 7 free days. A week is literally nothing when you have to pay a YEARLY, not monthly, subscription, especially for the price. I just don’t understand how someone’s well-being and mental health can have a price tag, much less how anyone could exploit that for their own gain. Extremely disappointed, but also not trying to change anyone’s mind. Try it for yourself, and if you have the money to spend, it appears that the app works judging off of other comments I’ve read. I just think the app could be even more accessible with either a lower subscription price, or the ability to listen to some of the stories without having to buy premium.
  • Very poor performance Mar 30, 2018

    By Caw-
    I’ve had this app for about 2 months and absolutely loved it until recently. When I purchased it something happened and they charged me twice for the app. There wasn’t a way to contact them so I asked my credit card company to reverse the charges and they did. Coincidentally at almost the exact time that the charge was reversed my app started performing horribly - it started killing my battery, literally to zero, after only playing 1 story. For example, reviewing the battery usage indicator on my iPhone 10 says I’ve used the app for 1 hour and used over 80% of my battery. I have restarted my phone numerous times, loaded all the Calm updates, and have reported the issue to them via their help center. I don’t believe in coincidences - I haven’t seen any reviews here that indicate this is an issue with anyone else. This app developer must be a rouge programmer in his/her garage - scary stuff. I’m going to get another refund if this performance problem doesn’t magically disappear. And then I’m going to develop an app just like this to sell for a much cheaper price and compete with this product. Shame on the price they charge for this app - that I have read in the reviews.

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