Neuropriming Best Practices:
During the 20-minute stimulation period, you can do light warm ups. Involving too much movement could cause the headset to lose contact with your head.
The Halo Sport app is required to start a Neuropriming session, but once the session is in progress, your device does not need to be in range of your Halo Sport to continue and complete your Neuropriming session. (Please note that the Bluetooth audio has a limited range, and if you go out of this range you will lose the audio connection).
When the Neuropriming stimulation is complete, your headset will beep and the app will indicate that the session is over. Now, start the intense part of your training. Following the stimulation period, you have an additional hour of hyperplasticity during which you can choose to remove the headset or keep it on (this is purely personal preference and will not affect your results).
Halo Sport 2 training results are best when the training period is paired with focused, repetitive movements for the specific skill you are trying to improve. It's also important to focus on proper form, because Halo Sport 2 accelerates the development of muscle memory.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Before Neuropriming, please make sure that your headset's firmware version is up-to-date. To learn how to check for & install the latest firmware update, click here.
Before beginning a Neuropriming session with Halo Sport 2, you'll need to establish good contact between the headset and your head. The video below describes the basic steps needed to get good contact.
For more detailed instructions, we recommend reading pages 8-12 of the Halo Sport 2 Owner's Guide.
Halo Neuroscience may release free feature enhancements, bug fixes and other updates for your headset through regular firmware updates. Some firmware updates are optional, but we highly recommended installing them to have the optimal Halo Sport 2 experience.
When a firmware update is ready, the Halo Sport app will show a small red dot next to the ‘Settings' tab at the bottom of the screen:
Note: If you don't see a red dot, make sure your app version is up-to-date and then try restarting the app.
Before beginning a firmware update, make sure that
To install the update, go into the Settings tab and tap 'Update':
The update process takes about 8 minutes to complete.
Halo Sport 2 focuses on the part of the brain called the motor cortex. This area of the brain is both mission control and the battery that fires your muscles - ie, it's critical for both athletic skill, strength, and fine motor skills. Importantly, the motor cortex is not a cognitive center, ie, it's not involved in attention, concentration, cognitive memory, learning, focus etc.
This guide contains everything you need to know to use Halo Sport 2, including:
It usually takes about 2 weeks or 8-10 Neuropriming sessions to see results from using Halo Sport; sometimes it can take more time. Below we have listed our top tips for getting the most out of Halo Sport:
1. Take advantage of the hyperplasticity period.
Using Halo Sport is all about timing. A training session with Halo consists of 20 minutes of Neuropriming, followed by about 60 minutes of hyperplasticity or "hyperlearning":
The brain best responds to athletic training during the hyperplasticity period following the Neuropriming session. Halo Sport's benefits are at their maximum when those 60 minutes begin, and the benefits taper off over the course of the 60-minute period. So as soon as you remove the headset, you'll want to be ready to dive right into your training.
2. Turn up the amplitude.
If it's comfortable for you, try turning up the amplitude to level 8, 9 or 10. If you find the higher settings to be too intense, getting really good contact with your head can help to reduce the sensation of the stimulation.
3. Focus on repetitive training for the skills you're trying to improve.
We've seen that Halo Sport training results are best when the training period is paired with intense, repetitive movements for the specific skill you are trying to improve. It's also important to focus on proper form, because muscle memory is developed more quickly with Halo Sport.
4. If possible, track your results.
Methods for tracking progress will be different for different activities. For example:
It's also important to choose the correct session type for your specific activity.
Halo Sport is designed to be used up to once per day. We recommend pairing Halo Sport with your most intense and focused workouts, and using it as often as possible (but not more than once per day).
If you are having trouble connecting Halo Sport 2 to your iPhone via Bluetooth, the following steps will give you a fresh start and should help you to connect successfully:
If the steps above do not get you connected, please check to make sure that your iOS Device and Operating System are supported. You’ll also want to make sure that you have the latest version of the app. (App store → Updates (lower right) → see if Halo Sport is listed. If it is, select ‘Update’.)
Setting up wireless audio
To listen to music wirelessly with Halo Sport 2, your headset needs to be on and the audio function must be connected through your iPhone or computer’s Bluetooth settings. To do this, open the Bluetooth settings on your phone or computer and look for the “Halo Sport 2 XXXXX (Audio)” listing. Select the listing to connect. You may need to change the settings in your music application to select your headset as the audio source. You’ll know that your headset is connected to an audio source when the light on the headset is flashing green (a blue light means that audio is not connected).
Switching between music sources
If you want to switch between music sources (for example, controlling music from your computer instead of your phone), you’ll first need to disconnect your headset’s audio from the current music source. You can do this by going into your device’s Bluetooth settings, locating the “Halo Sport 2 XXXXX (Audio)” listing and disconnecting that listing.
You’ll know that your headset is ready to pair to a new audio source when the headset’s light is flashing blue. You can then go into the Bluetooth settings of your desired audio source device (smartphone or computer), locate the “Halo Sport 2 XXXXX (Audio)” listing and connect.
Controlling your music with the headset’s buttons
On the back side of your headset’s right ear can, you will find a set of three buttons located underneath the power button. The raised +/- buttons can be used to control music volume, and the center button (between the volume controls) can be used to either play or pause your music.
If you’re not hearing music through your headset, please try the following steps to get your audio connected:
If you are having trouble connecting Halo Sport 2 to your Android device via Bluetooth, the following steps will give you a fresh start and should help you to connect successfully:
If the steps above do not get you connected, please check to make sure that your Android Device and Operating System are supported. You’ll also want to make sure that you have the latest version of the app (Play Store → Menu → My apps & games → see if Halo Sport says "Update." If it is, tap Update).
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