TidePool, a free application from developer TidePool, Inc., provides iOS device owners with a huge number of brain training exercises which users can undertake on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. The app takes brain training to the next level, however, through its addition of Health-app integration.
You see, with TidePool users can check on their cognitive performance using the Apple-developed Health application, which shipped with the companys iOS 8 software update in September. Here, users can even compare their brain training scores with their iOS devices built-in pedometer in order to check on any potential relationships between the data stored.
Of course, Health integration isnt all TidePool has to offer. There are menory games, logic puzzles, and word games aplenty, and these are specifically designed by neuroscientists in order to boost users focus and reasoning. In theory, improved performance across these areas should filter into real life sooner or later.
To add some spice to the mix, TidePool features a secret agent story thats designed to drive users towards completing further tasks. You can also check on personalized data from inside the app itself, and the option to challenge friends is made available, too. Finally, a selection of exercises designed to examine your psychological traits can also be found in TidePool, in case users are interested in undertaking some self-analysis.
Unfortunately, all of this isnt free for some of the apps more advanced features, a $7.99 per month subscription is required to unlock TidePools pro version. This brings a more detailed breakdown of your performance in the app, as well as access to population rankings and comparisons.
The good news, though, is that new exercises are generated each and every day in TidePool, so users shouldnt grow tired of the app quickly.