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The manufacturer InteraXon, known for its Muse meditation aids in the form of headbands and the corresponding app, has presented a new model. The Muse S. differs from its predecessors in its design as a headband - among other things, the Muse 2 still had to be tucked behind the ears like glasses. But the Muse S is not only made for people who wear glasses and for a larger head circumference, it also brings more battery life and, in addition to exercises for meditation, a sleep aid. Further details and a comparison to the previous model can be found below.
According to the manufacturer, the elastic headband or headband made of plush material should be comfortable to wear, so that you quickly forget that it is there at all. In addition, this structure supports different head sizes. The bio-sensors in the area of the forehead and temples are similar to the Muse 2, but now most of the technology, including the battery, can be removed. This also makes replacement easier in the event of a defect or dwindling battery life.
Here are the most important technical data of the Muse S at a glance:
The Muse S can currently only be pre-ordered in North America (USA and Canada). But it will surely come onto the German market soon. In addition, it is already in American Amazon store listed by the brand. in the German equivalent not yet. In the following you will find a comparison of the Muse S with the Muse 2 (here is my contribution to it). This way you can find out more quickly whether you want to wait for the new model or buy the available predecessor.
|Muse S (2020)||Muse 2 (2018)|
|Portable like ...||Headband or headband||Glasses with ear hooks|
|Battery life||10 hours||5 hours|
|Sensors||EEG, PPG, pulse oximetry, gyroscope, accelerometer|
|send email now||Bluetooth 4.2||Bluetooth 4.0|
|Price at the manufacturer||379,99 €||229,99 €|
|Muse shop||View here|
All functions, the headband in action and screenshots of the Muse app can be found in the official video that introduces the Muse S. You can do this on YouTube as well as here as an embedded element.
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.