Sound Meditation, for the times you need a little help relaxing

Sound Meditation is one of the many health and fitness apps in the Windows Phone Store designed generate relaxing sounds. Sounds to help you chill out or fall asleep easier.

Compared to other sound generators, Sound Meditation stands out a little with the ability to create sound compilations that meet your likes or moods. The app has over thirty five sounds that can be mixed to create a sound compilation that will help you relax.

It may not be the most glamorous health and fitness app but Sound Meditation isn't a bad option to consider if you need a little help relaxing while pursuing your MobileFit goals. Moreover, it's available for low-memory Windows Phones and Windows 8 devices.

Simple layout, simple interface

Sound Meditation's layout is straightforward with main pages that include a Compilations Page, a Help Page, an About Page and a Rate & More Page. Personally, I think you could have condenses the latter three pages into one to give the app a slightly cleaner look.

The Compilations Page lists eleven pre-set sound compilations that include jungle sounds, ocean sounds, weather sounds, and more. You can create additional compilations by tapping the '+' button that sits towards the top of the page.

The page view for each compilation will display each sound type included, a mute button and sleep timer. You can adjust the volume and balance of each sound as well as deleting it or adding additional sounds from the sound library.

If you don't like the wallpaper image, you can change that as well with one of twenty-two picturesque scenes.

Sounds with Sound Meditation are grouped in two categories, endless loops and one-time sounds. The endless loop sounds are just that, sounds that endlessly loop. Such sound bites include crickets, frogs, creeks, rain, waves, wind chimes and a spaceship. One-Time sounds are played at custom intervals throughout the compilation. The one-time sounds include sounds such as seagulls, gongs and thunder.

If my count is correct, Sound Meditation includes 25 endless loop sounds and 14 one-time sounds that can be combined, mixed and matched to create a nice collection of sound compilations.

Overall Impression

Sound Meditation is a simple, straightforward health and fitness app for Windows Phone that does a nice job of letting you create calming sound collections that should help you relax.

There's really nothing to complain about with Sound Meditation other than the possibility of condensing the main pages down a tad. But even that isn't a deal killer.

Sound Meditation has a nice collection of sounds to build compilations from and you have a good bit of control over how these sounds play into the compilation (volume controls, interval controls, etc.). It may not be the most eye appealing options but if you like mixing your own relaxation sounds, Sound Meditation is worth trying.

  • Sound Meditation - Windows Phone 8 and 7.x devices - Trial / $1.99 - Store Link
  • Sound Meditation - Windows 8 - Free - Store Link (opens in new tab)

George Ponder

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.

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  • Better to have some nice music on your phone.. Preferably instrumental.. Make a playlist with soothing music and you will fall asleep within 5
  • Seems calmer.
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  • May be good to have screenshots of its Windows 8 version in the article.
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  • Wats in trial version??
  • The danger with sound based meditations are that they engaged the emotions!  To experience a deeper form of meditation beyond the emotions you need to do it without sound. The sound of your own thoughts is the best sound you can hear and this will lead you into the depths as you relax. Rajesh Ananda, Guru & Spiritual Leader @rajeshananda
  • That's exactly WHY I can't go to sleep, duh.