How do I use the Apollo wearable?
The Apollo app offers goal-based programs that improve energy and focus, heighten clarity and awareness, and promote relaxation and sleep. You can select from the goal-based program menu to begin a personalized program of vibration patterns designed to restore the body’s natural equilibrium.
Once you select a program, the Apollo wearable device will begin delivering waves of vibration to the body.
You can choose how long the program lasts on the mobile app.
You can choose how intensely you feel the vibration on the mobile app as well as with the buttons on the Apollo wearable. We suggested starting the intensity low and adjusting it to where you just started to notice it. The ideal setting is to not be distracted by the vibrations - over the first few minutes you will likely forget you are even wearing it.
Users report feeling a gentle soothing feeling for calming programs and a more energetic sensation when using wakeful and focus programs.
How quickly does Apollo work?
Apollo helps the body access natural states of balance just like deep breathing and meditation. Similar to these natural techniques for improving nervous system balance, the more you use Apollo the better your results.
Preliminary results demonstrate that Apollo use helps improve Heart Rate Variability (HRV), a key metric of overall health and resilience over time. Routine use of Apollo also increases the body’s sensitivity to Apollo, taking less time to feel the beneficial effects. In controlled clinical settings, we consistently saw increased HRV in 2-3 minutes. The tools to measure biometrics that are available outside clinical settings are less precise and may not show this quick of changes.
Apollo can be used in two primary ways, and you can use it as needed to achieve your desired outcome through the modes. We recommend consistent daily use to improve your recovery — consistency is key. If you're experiencing acute stress, distractions, or anxiety — you should feel effects very quickly.
How long should I leave Apollo on?
Apollo works best to help you transition from tired to awake, distracted to focused, anxious to calm
Your Apollo experience is all about intention - Apollo works best to help you transition from tired to awake, distracted to focused, anxious to calm, and to aid in mindfulness and sleep. While you can use Apollo for as long as you like, effects occur quickly and last from 30 minutes to 2 hours after use. This means you don't need to have the device playing at all times - just when you need it most.
We recommend consistent daily use to improve your recovery — consistency is key. Routine use of Apollo increases your body’s sensitivity to Apollo, taking less time to feel the beneficial effects.
It is not necessary to use the Apollo throughout the entire night or day - you will experience benefits with shorter, 30-minute cycles. Apollo's calming effects on the nervous system continue long after a program finishes.
How often should I use Apollo?
To get started, we recommend using Apollo for a minimum of 2 hours a day for 30 days. That's 3,600 minutes if you're tracking in the app. You can use it more if you like, but remember effects occur quickly and last from 30 minutes to 2 hours after use. This means you don't need to have the device playing at all times - just when you need it most.
Please refer to this example routine to help you explore the modes that work best for you. Everyone's a little different - we recommend experimenting with the modes and intensities, to find what helps you the most.
When used consistently, Apollo helps to retrain your nervous system so you can manage stress more effectively on your own. Though many notice Apollo's effects soon after starting a mode, it can take up to 30 days of regular use to realize consistent changes in how you feel. If you track your biometrics, you may notice that your resting heart rate, Heart Rate Variability (HRV), sleep latency (the time it takes to fall asleep), and overall sleep quality reliably improve with consistent Apollo use.
Will Apollo stop working when I get used to it?
No, it’s actually the opposite. Apollo helps the body access natural states of balance just like deep breathing and meditation. Similar to these natural techniques for improving nervous system balance, the more you use Apollo the better your results. Preliminary results demonstrate that Apollo use helps improve heart rate variability, a key metric of overall health and resilience over time.
Routine use of Apollo also increases the body’s sensitivity to Apollo, with the result being it takes less time to feel the effect.
Can I use Apollo when I work out?
Apollo has been shown to improve energy and focus pre-exercise and to accelerate physical recovery in between anaerobic sets and post-exercise. Apollo has not been tested during active physical exercise. We do not recommend using Apollo during physical activity.
Can I use Apollo when I sleep?
Yes. Apollo programs can be used to help you fall asleep and to get you back to sleep if you wake up before you’re ready. You can fall asleep while wearing Apollo The app offers program timers and will end the program automatically when the program ends.
Can I use Apollo on a plane?
Yes. Apollo is a great tool for travel. It can help you fall asleep on a plane and give you energy when you get off the plane. Users report that Apollo helps reduce their jet lag. The Apollo device can be set to airplane mode so data doesn’t transmit while you’re on a plane.