Hi I'm going to honest with review , Still on the fence after week 4 of testing . do I think its mind over matter once your are wearing it ? and I'm still trying to obtain what I think the effect should be or what feelings you should be having whilst wearing ? . Niggly parts . It keeps stopping and starting and unless your into you gadgets its not an easy one to solve . connectivity is sometimes the issue , starting it up to sync to app is another issue especially if you haven't got the charging base . And on that note it is so temperamental to charge and yes I looked at all the Q & A . it just to fiddly to get it to charge it up first time while sat in base charger . so in summary a 3 star is fair to say for me at the moment
I was a little sceptical at first but I have to say I’ve been impressed. I suffer from anxiety and disassociation and it has helped lots keeping me grounded id even say a couple of times it’s warned me by picking up increase pulse rate and turning on. (I think any way)
Just a couple of issues it seems to have a issue with Bluetooth it only seems to sync when in the charger and won’t manually turn it on.
Battery only lasts a couple of days but I’m guessing it’s because it’s being used a lot.
As someone with anxiety issues I found this device to be of great use. However I think there are a few hardware issues that need to be addressed before I could recommend it to others. Especially my mum which would benefit greatly from one.
I am a bit of a tech head but found the touch interface a bit of a drawback. Having to learn the gestures was not intuitive especially as they have to be performed at a certain speed to work. I thought my device was faulty at first as I was not doing them fast enough. My mother who is in her sixtys would have no chance.
I found that when not wearing long sleeves it is very easy to inadvertently turn the device off or switch it up to the fast rhythm when it comes into contact with bare skin.
The synching to a phone to set up the rhythms seems an another uncessary complication to using it. Again my mother if she had purchased the device on her own would have no chance of setting it up.
The app as it stands is very hit and miss and you need to persist through the constant resets to set up the rhythms, I'm sure some people would think they need to keep it synched to operate, thus taking a massive hit to their phone and Dopple battery charge.
My suggestion would be to have a standalone version for the less tech savvy that has 4 old school recessed membrane buttons (could even be in the shape of the Dopple logo) 2 that speed up or slow down the pulse and 2 that vary the intensity. That way you can adjust it to suit your mood at any time without the need of a phone. This would also probably improve battery life and extend time between charges.
My final niggle is the rubber edge to the face. It's probably a vital part of the workings but grips to clothes and attracts lint and dust as does the silicon strap. If these could be coated so they are smooth it would be ideal.
If some of those points get addressed I would certainly consider buying one for my mum.
The doppel is helping my niece to cope with her A' levels. It hasn't given her the answers but she is a lot calmer ! Only issue is the re-charging is not great.
For no obvious reason, I recently started suffering from anxiety attacks (Google the symptoms - not even remotely funny). Using the Doppel is a pleasant, soothing experience and appears to be helping with my symptoms. Highly recommended.