To use your Halo Sport, you first need to download the free Halo Sport app. The 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.
Turn on your Halo Sport headset by pressing the silver button on the right ear cup. You will see the indicator light flash green and then quickly blink green. In the Halo Sport App, select your headset from the list (Make sure your Bluetooth is turned on). Your headset will appear as ‘Halo Sport XXXXX’ where XXXXX are the last 5 digits of the serial number. Your serial number can be found on the box or behind the left ear pad. When connected, the indicator light will flash white then blink green about once every 2 seconds.
Choose your Neuropriming Session from the list on the bottom of the App. The Hands and Fingers Sessions are meant for finer motor movement and control, whereas the Legs, Core, and Arms Session is meant for more full body workout and movement. For instance, if you are practicing tennis and want to work on your grip strength and wrist control, use the Hands and Fingers Session, but if you are working on your swing and planting your feet, use the Legs, Core and Arms Session. For more information about the different Neuropriming Sessions, watch this video.
The App will show which Primers need to be installed by showing indicator bars above each part of the headset. Get your Primers and wet them. To wet your Primers, run each of them under tap water from the sink until all sides of the nibs are dark grey and very wet. The more wet they are, the better contact you will get. You can also use the included spray bottle to wet your Primers.
Place the Primers in the headset and place the headset on the top of your head. For best results, place Halo Sport directly over the top of your head as you would a normal set of over ear headphones. (To ensure maximum moisture retention of the primers, make sure not to comb the Primers through your hair as you place the headset on your head.)
Wiggle the headset down through your hair so that it is making contact with your scalp. The Halo Sport App will notify you if you are getting poor contact. When everything is ready, press Start; you will hear a beep from the headset indicating that your Neuropriming Session has started.You can adjust the amplitude by pressing the ‘+’ and ‘-’ buttons within the App depending on your desired comfort level (your training results will be about the same regardless of amplitude level).
During the 20-minute stimulation period, you want to do light warm ups - think strides, stretches or light weight lifts. Keep in mind that warm-ups involving lots of movement could cause the headset to lose contact with your head.
When the Neuropriming stimulation is complete, the headset will beep and the App will indicate that the Session is over. Now, start the intense part of your workout. 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):
During your Neuropriming Session and after, you can listen to music with the provided audio cable. NOTE: You cannot play music over the Bluetooth connection. The Bluetooth connection is just for communication from the headset to the Halo Sport App.
tags: getting started, first session, Neuroprime, Neuropriming session, stimulation, tDCS, Legs Core and Arms, Hands and Fingers