Halo Sport 2: An Affordable Brain Zapping Headset That Boosts Athletic Performance

Halo Sport 2
Image: Halo Neuroscience

After a successful launch of Halo Sport, San Francisco-based human performance company Halo Neuroscience recently launched a fully upgraded Halo Sport 2 at a price that makes neurostimulation more accessible to all.

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Halo Sport was originally released at CES 2017, which earned them a Fast Company Award for “Most Innovative Companies” in Fitness. Now, they are unveiling the newest version of Halo Sport at CES 2019.

“In the new Halo Sport, Bluetooth audio is now integrated for an entirely wireless experience, and audio quality is in line with high-end headphones. We also revamped the Primer form factor to make Neuropriming as easy as possible, and the Halo Sport app to feature tracking, reminders, and new content,” said Halo Neuroscience CEO and co-founder, Dr. Daniel Chao. “From the beginning, we’ve been committed to making Neuropriming accessible to everyone, so Halo Sport 2 will retail for $399 — the same price as a pair of Beats Pro.”

Halo Neuroscience’s partners include the Berklee College of Music, U.S. Olympic teams, Titleist Performance Institute, and U.S. Naval Special Warfare. In addition, Halo Sport is trusted by teams and athletes from the U.S. military, Olympics, MLB, NBA, NFL, NCAA, and more. The company is backed by TPG, Andreessen Horowitz, Jazz Venture Partners, and Lux Capital.

Image: Halo Neuroscience

Halo Sport 2 is a pair of smart headphones that deliver an electrical current to the motor center of your brain to help you learn new skills. The headset uses transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) to send weak direct currents (below 2-3 mA) for a few minutes over the scalp, reported MedGadget.

Using this headset 20 minutes before workouts or practices can help athletes achieve gains in strength, skill, and endurance substantially faster than they would on their own. The device excites the tissue in your brain artificially, basically improving your capability to learn and embed new movements.

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The goal of Halo Sport 2 is to provide the same benefit to all athletes, musicians, and gamers as it has for elite athletes: the ability to do more in less practice time and reach higher levels of performance, the company said.

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