What is the Cove Relaxation Index?

During each session, heart rate and accelerometer data are collected by Cove’s sensors. When sessions are synced to the Cove app, a sophisticated AI algorithm uses this data to create a graph showing how you relaxed during a session.

The CRI provides a snapshot of your relaxation response to Cove during each session. For most, your CRI will trend upward reflecting an increase in relaxation.

Fluctuations during a session are expected and usually correspond to variations in physical or mental activity.

Reflecting on the graph can help you identify behaviors that are most relaxing. For example, moments of stress during a session (e.g., physical exertion) can result in the CRI dipping, whereas periods of increased relaxation (e.g., quietly reading) can cause the CRI to increase.

Understanding Cove Relaxation Index

The CRI is relative to the current session: it will vary based on what happened during the session. Variables like motion, heart rate and mental activity will impact the score.

The graph represents a timeline of a session; so, it is possible to isolate specific behaviors that lead to increases or decreases in your relaxation.

Accessing the Cove Relaxation Index

CRI will only become available once a session is completed and synced to the Cove app. If available, your CRI can be found on the History tab, and is represented with a graph icon.

Note: in order to build the graph of your CRI for a session, Cove must capture a complete set of sensor data.

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