Difficulty level - what does it do?


#1

What does the difficulty level setting do?

I find it easier to get a high calm rating on the DIFFICULT setting than the normal setting.


#2

That’s strange. I will try normal mode to see what happens.


#3

I’m always on the difficult setting :slight_smile:


#4

Bump: Any comment from Muse on this?

Personally, I’m a bit worried that Muse has abandoned the users the Calm app. There are no new updates, none of the promised upgrades and no explanation what the settings do.


#5

Hi HongT,

Just replied to your question on this topic in this thread: http://forum.choosemuse.com/forum/main-forum/3587-where-to-get-support-for-the-calm-app

To reiterate: “The Difficulty Level controls how dramatically the sounds change with brain state. It doesn’t affect your score or number of birds, just the auditory feedback during a session.”

So it just has to do with how rapidly and intensely the sounds fluctuate, not your actual calm percentage.


#6

Thank you for your reply, it is useful to know what the sounds mean.


#7

I’m not sure I would call this “difficulty”, then. “Responsiveness” might be more appropriate. Difficulty would be needing to be even calmer to keep the winds low.