I’ve been quite happy with these review series where I’m testing out a lot of apps for you. I’ve had some really nice feedback from you, which keeps me going. These “honest review” series are completely unaffiliated, so I’m going completely unbiased in all of these great apps that you can find on the internet.

This time I’ll be doing a Headspace app review. Another marble when it comes down to overall mindfulness and relaxation. You can compare it a little bit to the Calm App that I wrote about a couple of weeks ago but with some other things.

This isn’t going to be a comparison, but both apps are different in certain points that I’ll be talking about more in this article.

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Headspace meditation App Review

For those who’ve been following the whole series, you know how the format goes. For those who are new. It’s quite simple. I just go over some general pro’s and cons. And I’d always like to mention that what makes it good for me, doesn’t always mean that it makes it good for you, or vice versa. Make sure to try to read this article from a distance, this way you can decide whether the app is good for you or not.

Pros headspace meditation app

I’ve tested the headspace meditation app a couple of times in their free trial. Therefore, I’m not biased when I was testing it.

In general, I really liked the app a lot! It’s really stylish and it’s amazing to get you started with meditating and general mindfulness.

The Headspace team really has done its best to make sure that not just the sound is amazing, but also the visuals are.

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And the latter I’d really like to talk about. The visuals are absolutely stunning. You might say: Why bother with the visuals if I’ll be keeping my eyes shut anyway? Well, there are a couple of exercises that are focused on keeping your eyes open.

For example, there’s an exercise where you can follow a balloon inflate and deflate to make sure you can focus on your breathing. This technique was absolutely stunning to observe and even participate in me. Even as a more practiced meditator, I felt the benefit of it.

Their library is really expansive and there are a lot of amazing collaborations included. They, for example, have a collab with the guys from ‘Yes Theory’ on Youtube! I haven’t done that one myself yet, but it is amazing that they have a wide range of content available.

cons headspace meditation app

That said, I also had to look at a bit of cons when talking about the app. There aren’t that many, and just like the Calm Meditation App, I’m being a bit nitpicky as both apps are absolutely stunning.

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So, once again, not a comparison, both apps are really amazing (although the Calm app has my preference).

That said, there were a couple of things, that I wasn’t bothered by, but rather things that weren’t really my cup of tea.

Like I said, there are a lot of collaborations with the app and it’s really widespread as a mindful and meditation app. For me, however, that isn’t what I’m looking for. There is so much press and talk about this app that it wasn’t that interesting to me. I’m glad a lot of people are finding their way to meditation and mindfulness, but the popularity of this app brings me to the next point.

And the next point is that it’s a great opening to people who haven’t gotten an expansive repertoire of meditations just yet. Very often I didn’t really get what I was aiming for because the meditations didn’t go deep enough. They are great, don’t get me wrong, but I always felt they were more to gain some general relaxation, rather than to go deeper into certain topics.

So, this is basically where I’d prefer the Calm app instead. But as I said, this is completely my preference and you have to decide for yourself what is best for you! Both are showing worth for their bucks!

How does the Headspace meditation app score


Around 70 US$ is quite an alright price and they are in line with all of the other apps we’ve seen so far. However, they are often having good promotions, so if you can take it down 10 to 20 dollars, it would even be better! 


For those who are starting out their meditation practice, this app is absolutely amazing. And for that, I’d give it a five. However, for me personally, it wasn’t the best that I’ve had. The content is great and visually attractive. But I felt there is a lack of depth. I love deeper talks and people share their experiences. 


I didn’t talk about the application in my review, but there’s also not that much to talk about. It’s a great-looking app, simple, yet easy to browse through. You can even switch to your browser if you’d like. 

This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Kelly

    Thank you for this review of Headspace. I tried it about a year ago and then got busy, so I forgot about it. I wasn’t aware they had the visual meditations either, which is cool. One of the things that could help is working on breathing while watching the balloon inflate and deflate. (very interesting concept). Is the teen app much different than the regular app?

    1. Virendra

      Hi Kelly,

      Thank you for taking your time to leave a comment on my article! I’m glad you are excited about this meditation app. Regarding your question, I have to be honest that I didn’t test the teen app, so I can’t give any feedback on that part of the app, unfortunately (yet).

  2. Garen

    I have been using Headspace for several years and absolutely love it! The meditations are truly amazing. I have always had a hard time with meditating, but their guided visualizations are the best.

    I really do like how Headspace keeps you accountable so you can pencil in at least 5-10 minutes a day of meditation. It’s very hard in this fast-paced world to make sure you are doing it every day.

    1. Virendra

      Hi Garen,
      Thank you for your comment! I’m glad you are liking the Headspace app! It is hard these days to get a steady practice, but there are so many opportunities where you can just take 5 minutes to do a little meditation. For example, when you are in line at the supermarket, when you are waiting for the train, and so on!

      Have a great meditation practice!

  3. Alex Chivers

    Hi Virendra, I looked at both Calm and Headspace a few years back. Never pursued either bit found they are good for commuting.

    Not sure what’s changed since I looked last but nice review thanks for sharing.

    1. Virendra

      You are welcome Alex and thank you for your comment!

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