Bottom line: Effective—but only if your computer is compatible, so
check out the system requirements before purchasing.
The StressEraser ($299, stresseraser.com): Slip your index finger into the
sensor of this portable device and it measures your pulse, then displays waves
on a screen that represent your heart rate. Your part? Breathe slowly until
your pulse slows and the waves flatten out.
Our experience: "The waves look like an EKG reading, so it
stressed me out," said one staffer.
Bottom line: Monitoring your pulse with your fingers can provide a
similar read on your heart rate—without the hefty price tag.
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