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  • Headspace partners with Meta and Nexus Studios to create Headspace XR, offering a customized extended reality experience.
  • The XR app provides immersive guided practices by mindfulness instructors in metaverse-style environments using devices like Meta Quest.
  • Headspace opts for a one-time fee of $30 for Headspace XR, diverging from the subscription model prevalent in the mindfulness app industry.

Mindfulness and meditation apps can greatly benefit from extended reality technology. Devices like Meta Quest and Apple Vision Pro provide immersive experiences that can enhance these practices, making it easier to start and maintain them.

A collaboration between Headspace and Meta makes perfect sense. They have partnered with Nexus Studios to create a customized experience for extended reality headsets.

Headspace XR offers guided practices by mindfulness/meditation instructors Dora Kamau and Kessonga Giscombe. If you're familiar with apps like Headspace or Calm, you'll recognize the techniques such as breathing exercises, body scans, and mood tracking that help users refocus.

Different advantages:

1. Mood tracking and similar tools are designed to help users refocus their attention. 

2. These features are presented in colorful, metaverse-style environments where users can interact and play games. 

3. These tools also include a community aspect for those who need external encouragement to maintain a consistent practice. 

Headspace is choosing to charge a one-time fee of $30 for their app, rather than offering a subscription model like many others in the industry. The app can be downloaded on Meta Quest 3, Meta Quest 2, and Meta Quest Pro.

Edited by Shruti Thapa