Friday, February 25, 2022

Terms of Service

Terms & Conditions Terms & Conditions

By downloading or using the app, these terms will automatically apply to you – you should make sure therefore that you read them carefully before using the app. You’re not allowed to copy or modify the app, any part of the app, or our trademarks in any way. You’re not allowed to attempt to extract the source code of the app, and you also shouldn’t try to translate the app into other languages or make derivative versions. The app itself, and all the trademarks, copyright, database rights, and other intellectual property rights related to it, still belong to Trex.

Trex is committed to ensuring that the app is as useful and efficient as possible. For that reason, we reserve the right to make changes to the app or to charge for its services, at any time and for any reason. We will never charge you for the app or its services without making it very clear to you exactly what you’re paying for.

The Paced Breathing app stores and processes personal data that you have provided to us, to provide my Service. It’s your responsibility to keep your phone and access to the app secure. We therefore recommend that you do not jailbreak or root your phone, which is the process of removing software restrictions and limitations imposed by the official operating system of your device. It could make your phone vulnerable to malware/viruses/malicious programs, compromise your phone’s security features and it could mean that the Paced Breathing app won’t work properly or at all.

The app does use third-party services that declare their Terms and Conditions.

Link to Terms and Conditions of third-party service providers used by the app

You should be aware that there are certain things that Trex will not take responsibility for. Certain functions of the app will require the app to have an active internet connection. The connection can be Wi-Fi or provided by your mobile network provider, but Trex cannot take responsibility for the app not working at full functionality if you don’t have access to Wi-Fi, and you don’t have any of your data allowance left.

If you’re using the app outside of an area with Wi-Fi, you should remember that the terms of the agreement with your mobile network provider will still apply. As a result, you may be charged by your mobile provider for the cost of data for the duration of the connection while accessing the app, or other third-party charges. In using the app, you’re accepting responsibility for any such charges, including roaming data charges if you use the app outside of your home territory (i.e. region or country) without turning off data roaming. If you are not the bill payer for the device on which you’re using the app, please be aware that we assume that you have received permission from the bill payer for using the app.

Along the same lines, Trex cannot always take responsibility for the way you use the app i.e. You need to make sure that your device stays charged – if it runs out of battery and you can’t turn it on to avail the Service, Trex cannot accept responsibility.

With respect to Trex’s responsibility for your use of the app, when you’re using the app, it’s important to bear in mind that although we endeavor to ensure that it is updated and correct at all times, we do rely on third parties to provide information to us so that we can make it available to you. Trex accepts no liability for any loss, direct or indirect, you experience as a result of relying wholly on this functionality of the app.

At some point, we may wish to update the app. The app is currently available on Android – the requirements for the system(and for any additional systems we decide to extend the availability of the app to) may change, and you’ll need to download the updates if you want to keep using the app. Trex does not promise that it will always update the app so that it is relevant to you and/or works with the Android version that you have installed on your device. However, you promise to always accept updates to the application when offered to you, We may also wish to stop providing the app, and may terminate use of it at any time without giving notice of termination to you. Unless we tell you otherwise, upon any termination, (a) the rights and licenses granted to you in these terms will end; (b) you must stop using the app, and (if needed) delete it from your device.

Changes to This Terms and Conditions

I may update our Terms and Conditions from time to time. Thus, you are advised to review this page periodically for any changes. I will notify you of any changes by posting the new Terms and Conditions on this page.

These terms and conditions are effective as of 2022-02-25

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Privacy Policy

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Trex built the Paced Breathing app as an Ad Supported app. This SERVICE is provided by Trex at no cost and is intended for use as is.

This page is used to inform visitors regarding my policies with the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Information if anyone decided to use my Service.

If you choose to use my Service, then you agree to the collection and use of information in relation to this policy. The Personal Information that I collect is used for providing and improving the Service. I will not use or share your information with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy.

The terms used in this Privacy Policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, which are accessible at Paced Breathing unless otherwise defined in this Privacy Policy.

Information Collection and Use

For a better experience, while using our Service, I may require you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information. The information that I request will be retained on your device and is not collected by me in any way.

The app does use third-party services that may collect information used to identify you.

Link to the privacy policy of third-party service providers used by the app

Log Data

I want to inform you that whenever you use my Service, in a case of an error in the app I collect data and information (through third-party products) on your phone called Log Data. This Log Data may include information such as your device Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, device name, operating system version, the configuration of the app when utilizing my Service, the time and date of your use of the Service, and other statistics.


Cookies are files with a small amount of data that are commonly used as anonymous unique identifiers. These are sent to your browser from the websites that you visit and are stored on your device's internal memory.

This Service does not use these “cookies” explicitly. However, the app may use third-party code and libraries that use “cookies” to collect information and improve their services. You have the option to either accept or refuse these cookies and know when a cookie is being sent to your device. If you choose to refuse our cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of this Service.

Service Providers

I may employ third-party companies and individuals due to the following reasons:

  • To facilitate our Service;
  • To provide the Service on our behalf;
  • To perform Service-related services; or
  • To assist us in analyzing how our Service is used.

I want to inform users of this Service that these third parties have access to their Personal Information. The reason is to perform the tasks assigned to them on our behalf. However, they are obligated not to disclose or use the information for any other purpose.


I value your trust in providing us your Personal Information, thus we are striving to use commercially acceptable means of protecting it. But remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and reliable, and I cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Links to Other Sites

This Service may contain links to other sites. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that site. Note that these external sites are not operated by me. Therefore, I strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of these websites. I have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services.

Children’s Privacy

These Services do not address anyone under the age of 13. I do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 13 years of age. In the case I discover that a child under 13 has provided me with personal information, I immediately delete this from our servers. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact me so that I will be able to do the necessary actions.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

I may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. Thus, you are advised to review this page periodically for any changes. I will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page.

This policy is effective as of 2022-02-25

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Friday, April 3, 2015

How to use Paced Breathing

Welcome to Paced Breathing!  Below is a quick look around the app:

What is this app?
A utility to let you improve your breathing technique.  You simply set your inhale, exhale, and hold times to whatever you want, and this app will give you ques of when to start inhaling and exhaling.

Is this app safe to use?
The key to breathing is to not force yourself, you should never be straining yourself during your sessions- the point is to relax.  If you find it hard to complete a session, please please please stop the session and readjust your times.  Also, if you have any health issues, especially lung related issues, make sure to check with your doctor and to pay especially close attention to what your body is telling you.

I just want to get started!
Just click on "Press to Start" to begin a session.  You'll hear a sound right away, just follow the instructions on the screen.

How do I stop the session?
Just click anywhere on the graph

The times are too fast (or slow)!
No worries, simply click on the top half of the screen (on the graph) to stop the current session.  Now press on one of the inhale, exhale, or hold times.  You'll see a menu pop up over the graph.  You can scroll through this menu and pick the right time for you.  Adjust all your times to what you feel is comfortable and start again.

Step 1: tap a time Step 2: Choose a duration Step 3: See the change

How can I improve my breathing with this?
You can either use the app daily and adjust your times as your pace improves or you can use the ramp feature.  With ramp Paced Breathing will change your breathing times during a session for you.  For example, you can start with a regular breathing rate, and over the course of 10 minutes progress to a very slow relaxing pace.  Check this page out for an in-depth look at ramping, or just click on "Off" to the right of "Ramp" to turn it on.

I want to do a 10 minute session
Just click on "Off" to the right of "Timer" and select 10:00.  Your session will stop automatically 10 minutes after you start it.

I don't like the sound!
You can click on the sound icon in the lower left hand corner and change the sound.  There are a few different options.

I don't want sound, but I still want feedback!
We have haptic (vibrate) feedback too.  Just turn off the sound from the sound menu and click the vibrate icon (the icon to the right of the sound icon).

Can I multitask?
Yes, you can open other apps and your session will continue.  To get back, just click on our notification.

The screen keeps turning off!
Just click the icon to the right of the vibrate icon to keep your screen awake while the Paced Breathing app is open

I want to switch between different sets of breathing times!
Just click on the + icon in the upper right hand corner (if you see no + icon, go to your menu and click on "Create Profile").  Enter a name for your new profile and click create.  You'll see your new profile now, just set your new times and go!  No need to worry about saving, everything autosaves!  To switch profiles, just swipe left or right.  If you get a new phone and install Paced Breathing on it, your profiles will even be restored!  If you are having issues, check out this page for more details on profiles.

I want more stats/info!
Below the graph, to the left you'll see BPM which shows you how many breathes per minute you're taking with the current pace.  To the right you'll see Clock, which shows you how long your current session has been going on for.  We are working to add session logging so you can see your history as you've progressed, so stay tuned!

Can you suggest some good settings to get the most out of the app?
This is actually pretty tricky to do because peoples' breathing is so different and so are their goals.  Here are the times we've personally used to help us get going every morning.  Even with a relatively short 5-10 minute session you should notice you're more relaxed throughout the day, and in general have a more positive outlook on your day!  Remember, the key is to not force yourself, you should never be straining yourself during your sessions- the point is to relax.  If you find it hard to complete this or any other session, please please please stop the session and readjust your times.

Ramping: 8:00, Timer: 10:00
Start:   inhale 4.0s, hold 1.5s, exhale 4.0s, hold 1.5s
Finish: inhale 8.0s, hold 2.0s, exhale 8.0s, hold 2.0s

Sound: binaural beats (use w/ headphones)
Vibrate: off
Screen awake: on

I found an awesome way to use Paced Breathing
We'd love to hear from you!  Comment on this post or post on our group page!  We'd love to share your positive experience with others.

-Breathe Easy

What's new in Paced Breathing 2.0?

Paced Breathing 2.0 is here!  We've made a lot of improvements to the free version, including:
  • Improved UI
  • Profile backup (when you replace your phone and reinstall Paced Breathing, your profiles and purchases will be restored automatically)
  • Clock feature (see how long a session has been ongoing)
  • Breathes Per Minute feature (BPM) (see how many breathes you take per minute with your current breathing times)
  • New Male Sound (Breathe in! Breathe out!)
  • Auto Profile saving
  • Easier Switching between profiles
  • Sound, vibrate, and screen awake settings are now saved per profile
  • Improved handling of changing breathing times mid-session
  • Tons of bug fixes
In the menu you'll also find an "Upgrade..." option.  There you will find the option to go ad-free.  You can also upgrade to our Pro Package.  With this package you will get these features:
  • Bonus Sound
  • Alternate Color Theme
  • Unlimited profiles (free is limited to 2)
If you are permission conscious or want the smallest app possible, you can instead switch to the Paced Breathing Pro app.  This version will never have ads, never require additional permissions, never get bloated, and will always have all of our features*. 

* = Profile backup couldn't be added to the pro app because it would require internet permissions

-Breathe Easy

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Paced Breathing Massage

We recently heard from a user who told us she uses Paced Breathing when she gives massages.  In this post we're going to cover how you can easily incorporate Paced Breathing into a massage to enhance relaxation for your massage partner.  The concept is quite simple: your massage strokes go in rhythm with the breathing of your massage partner.

First off, make sure you have a quiet and comfortable setting.  It also helps if you have massage oils or lubricants.

We're going to teach you about the most basic massage stroke called the effleurage.  Effleurage is a French word meaning "to skim" or "to touch lightly on".  This stroke is used heavily at the beginning and end of a massage because it helps keep the entire back warm and helps the masseuse spread massage oils over the back.

If you are standing, to perform a basic effleurage start from the top of the back, near the shoulders, and stroke down with both hands until you get to the small of the back.  If you are on top of your partner, start from the small of the back and stroke up to their shoulders.  Once you finish the stroke, slide your hands back to your starting position down the sides of the back and repeat.  Start gently and apply more pressure with each stroke, but be sure not to over do it.  Here is a short youtube tutorial showing you how to perform this technique.

To incorporate Paced Breathing, tell your massage partner to inhale when your hands are sliding down the sides of their back, and exhale when your hands are effleuraging over their back.  We've set Paced Breathing to a 3:00 minute timer, 2:00 minute ramp, starting from 3-1-3-1 (inhale-hold-exhale-hold), and ending at 5-1.5-5-1.5, but you should experiment to see what works best for you and your partner.  Make sure the sound and vibration features are off to avoid creating distractions; just watch the screen to time your massage strokes.

This same concept can be used with other massage strokes to greatly enhance a massage.  You can find more tutorials (with video) on a variety of massage strokes here.

-Breathe Easy

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Become a beta tester!

We're getting ready to push a new version of Paced Breathing, and we're looking for beta testers for this new version and all future versions!  To get the latest and greatest betas all you have to do is:

1. Join this Google group
2. AFTER joining the group, visit this link to opt-in!

That's it! You should get an app update shortly if there is a beta available.  We'll be sure to send out an email to the beta testers Google group to give you guys a heads up when we're pushing a new beta (don't worry it won't be too often).

And if you ever change your mind and don't want to be a beta tester any more you can just use the same link from step 2 to opt-out.

-Breathe easy

Monday, February 3, 2014

Binaural beats!

With our update in late January we introduced a binaural beats option.

What are binaural beats?

When using headphones, if you have one frequency of sound playing in one ear, and another frequency in another ear you'll experience an auditory hallucination: you will hear as if there is a third frequency playing at the difference between the frequencies in your left ear and right ear.  Here is an example:

left ear sound: 196Hz
right ear sound: 200.5Hz
hallucinated sound: 200.5Hz - 196Hz = 4.5Hz

Since this hallucinated sound is a low frequency we interpret it as a beat; hence the name: binaural beats.  Your brain's neurons also fire in rhythmic and repetitive patterns, and these are classified as delta, theta, alpha, beta, or gamma brainwaves.  Many believe these different brainwaves correspond to different moods.  Below is a table taken from wikipedia showing the different brainwaves:

Frequency rangeNameUsually associated with:
> 40 HzGamma wavesHigher mental activity, including perception, problem solving, fear, and consciousness
13–39 HzBeta wavesActive, busy or anxious thinking and active concentration, arousal, cognition, and or paranoia
7–13 HzAlpha wavesRelaxation (while awake), pre-sleep and pre-wake drowsiness, REM sleep, Dreams
8–12 HzMu wavesMu rhythmSensorimotor rhythm
4–7 HzTheta wavesDeep meditation/relaxation, NREM sleep
< 4 HzDelta wavesDeep dreamless sleep, loss of body awareness

What are they good for?

Many people believe that different binaural beats are able to stimulate our brainwaves to mimicking those same frequencies and therefore move us more towards that state of mind.  For example, listening to a beta binaural beat may make you want to be more active.

Figure 1

How do I use them in Paced Breathing?

Plug in a pair of good headphones into your phone and turn on binaural beats in Paced Breathing by clicking on the sound menu (Figure 1) and selecting Binaural from the menu.  Make sure the volume is set low; the sounds aren't any more effective the louder they are, so there is no sense in straining your ears.  We've actually found the beats quite soothing at low levels, but quite maddening when turned up too loud.

What frequencies does Paced Breathing use

Paced Breathing normally plays a combination of 196Hz (G3) and 392Hz (G4) sounds in mono when inhaling, and 261.63Hz (C4) and 523.25Hz (C3) sounds  when exhaling.

When you switch to binarual beats mode we play those frequencies in your left ear and in your right ear we play those same frequencies at a 4.5Hz  higher frequency; meaning we play a binaural beat of 4.5Hz which is classified as a Theta wave.

How can I change the frequencies

As of today, you can't.  However, we will add the ability to change your binaural beat frequency in the future.

-Breathe Easy