Elevate brain training app won Best App of 2014 and Editors’ Choice award by Apple. It was one of the top downloaded apps. There are many brain training apps: Lumosity, Fit Brains, MindGames and many more. All are designed to give your brain some exercise in a wide variety of mental areas – decision making, retention, recall, etc. The concept is, we exercise our body muscles but we don’t ofter do repetitive exercises for our brains. Each of these apps takes a unique approach to exercising the brain in hopes of gaining both short term and long term cognitive benefits.
Elevate approaches brain training in a fun and creative way with over 25 games. After taking an initial assessment test, Elevate personalizes a daily training plan for you. Each of the exercise plans are based on unique games designed to challenge you at a level that is right for you. You can see your progress and choose to do more if desired. A typical recommended daily training plan is about 3-5 mins long. According to Elevate, users who perform these brain exercises at least 4x a week “… have reported dramatic gains and increased confidence.”
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Additional features of elevate include detailed performance tracking, daily reminder for workouts, difficulty progression, repeats exercises as needed.
In my personal experience, I found that in daily work tasks I was more aware of some of the decisions I made, due to the exercises I have done with Elevate. This is currently a short term benefit and will be interested to see if there are long term benefits as well.
Elevate offers a free version of the app, which is excellent. To get the full experience with more games and options a Pro version is available on a subscription basis.
Elevate is available for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone users. I feel this is a must have app for anyone of any age.
- Base version: Free
- One month of Elevate Pro: $4.99
- 1 year of Elevate Pro $44.99
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