Ever feel like you spend far more time on your smartphone than you should? A new app called BreakFree measures how much time you spend on your phone and warns you when you’re going overboard.
According to BreakFree’s research, the average smartphone user checks his phone 110 times a day. That’s once every 13 minutes. You might not realize just how much time you spend on your device, but having this app will definitely put it into perspective.
The app analyzes your phone usage pattern and calculates an “addiction” score. Users can track their progress with graphs that can be provided on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. It will monitor your usage and let you know when you’ve been on the phone too long or too often. It gives you the option to reject phone calls, turn off the Internet and send auto text messages to help control your addiction.
Ironically, you need to get on your phone to do this.
BreakFree includes a parental control option for people with young smartphone users in their household. If you are worried about your son or daughter being on the phone too much, this app could give you a way to prevent this.
The BreakFree app is priced at $1.99.