HeadTrainer by HeadTrainer, Inc (Universal)
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Released: Jun 14, 2015
Version: 1.2
Size: 334 MB
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HeadTrainer

HeadTrainer, Inc
HeadTrainer is a brain training app designed specifically to help athletes improve cognitive functions in an effort to enhance athletic performance. HeadTrainer is a fun, engaging way for kids and young adults to train their brains. Regardless of age, sport or talent level, HeadTrainer was developed to help all kids better enjoy sports by sharpening their cognitive functions. At HeadTrainer, our motto is “Train Smart. Play Smart.”

Designed and developed in careful coordination with a team of neuroscientists and sports psychologists, HeadTrainer is a series of ever-changing mental workouts that take place in sports-themed, digital environments or have sports components. The workouts are designed to help assess and improve cognitive skills in five key areas: Focus/Concentration, Visual-Spatial Awareness, Decision Making, Memory and Processing Speed.

The games provided in the workouts are designed to correlate as close as possible to “real-world,” sports situations. HeadTrainer features robust audio components with both instructional and distractive audio to help mirror an authentic sports environment and enhance the focus and concentration component of the training.

Training games are presented to the player as a “daily workout”. Each game (exercise) is scored and the results are categorized by each of the five skill areas of the brain. Once a sufficient number of games have been played, each player will get a baseline score that is then compared to the overall database of player scores and the player can see where he/she falls within their age group. Players are assigned a HeadTrainer IQ (HT IQ) level that is based upon where their score falls within the overall bell curve of scores for their age group. As the player improves his/her scores relative to all other players in the age group, the player moves up through the HT IQ levels. The HT IQ Levels are:
•\tRookie
•\tPro
•\tAll Star
•\tSuper Star
•\tLegend

A key aspect of the HeadTrainer app is that the player also has the ability to compare where he/she would rank in any other age group. For example, if an 11-year-old wants to see where he/she would rank upon turning 12, the player can select to compare scores with all 12-year-olds.

As a motivational aspect of the app, messages and/or videos from elite professional athletes are delivered to a player upon reaching significant training milestones – such as achieving a new HT IQ Level. Links for the videos are delivered to the players via email or text and the videos are streamed to the players outside of the app itself. Encouragement and motivation is a fundamental aspect of the overall training approach.

In addition to the workouts, the HeadTrainer app allows users to invite friends and teammates through social media, build up “experience points”, win virtual trophies and compare scores and accomplishments with other players.

Meet Team HeadTrainer:

Jose Bautista
Alana Blanchard
Dale Earnhart Jr.
Rickie Fowler
Alex Morgan
Richard Sherman
Caroline Wozniacki

So get your head in the game now by downloading the app and training yourself to become a Legend!

“Train Smart. Play Smart.”

What's new in version 1.2
In this latest version, we added the capability of posting to Instagram from within the app. Graphics adjustments were made to the games to reduce their size so the games will perform better on devices with smaller available memory.

We fixed a key issue related to sound management for games that require sound to be present for verbal instructions.

Miscellaneous bug fixes, error message improvements, and usability improvements,
Our verdict: Good
  • + HeadTrainer is a highly rated app (4-star).
  • + The app is free.
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