Frequently asked questions


What is the emWave® Pro?

The award-winning emWave Pro system is a software and hardware program that collects pulse data through a finger or ear clip sensor that plugs into your computer. The software then translates the information from your heart rhythms into user-friendly graphics displayed on your computer monitor allowing you to watch in real time how thoughts and emotions affect your heart rhythms. emWave Pro is based on hard science and incorporates the same patented HRV measurement and coherence scoring process as the Freeze-Framer system and is being used by ten's of thousands of people in over 50 countries.


With emWave Pro Stress Relief System you can:


  • Watch your heart rhythms in real time.
  • See how emotions affect your heart rhythms.
  • Discover which emotions you can activate to more effectively manage stress and boost vitality.


emWave Pro helps you:


  • develop real-time stress solutions.
  • promotes emotional self-regulation.
  • encourages a positive outlook—feels good to use.
  • combines well with other programs that you are using.


Quickly and easily install the software, plug in the sensor and start to have fun with this new and unique interactive ability to see and control your body's most powerful system—the heart.


What is emWave Pro used for?

What would you like to improve? Your work performance; your school work; your golf game; your creative efforts; your health; your fitness; your work, home or social relationships; your peace of mind?

The overwhelming pace and intensity of life affects all of these things today. The emWave Pro technology can help you break through stress that's preventing you from feeling good, being in control, and achieving your goals Find out how global companies use emWave Pro to retain key talent, strengthen customer relations and improve employee health and performance.


What is included in the purchase price of emWave Pro?

Package Includes:


  • emWave® Pro 2.2.7 software CD
  • In-depth computer-based tutorial
  • USB Module
  • Ear Sensor
  • Free technical support


What are the minimum system requirements in order to run emWave Pro?

System Requirements:



  • Microsoft W s® XP SP3 or newer operating system
  • 1.0 GHz or faster processor - recommend Intel® Core TM2 Duo at 2.0 GHz or faster
  • 1 GB RAM - recommended 2 GB or more
  • 32 MB of Video RAM (required for use of Emotion Visualizer™)
  • CD-ROM drive (for installation)
  • One available USB port (USB 1.x or 2.0)
  • Internet access recommended (Ethernet or WiFi LAN card) 



  • MAC OS® X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or later
  • 1.0 GHz or faster processor - recommend Intel® Core TM2 Duo at 2.0 GHz or faster
  • CD-ROM drive (for installation)
  • One available USB port (USB 1.x or 2.0)
  • Internet access recommended (Ethernet or WiFi LAN card) 
  • If you are using a Mac PowerPC, emWave Games and Tutorials are not supported


Does emWave Pro run on Mac computers?

Yes, emWave Pro does run on Mac computers as long as the minimum system requirements are met.


How do I purchase emWave Pro?

The link below will take you to our HeartMath Store site where you can purchase emWave PC online via our secure online ordering system.
Click here to purchase emWave Pro.


Do you ship emWave Pro internationally?

Yes, HeartMath can ship emWave Pro anywhere in the world.


Is the emWave technology like biofeedback?

This technology is a heart rhythm coherence feedback system. It is important to understand that there are many types of biofeedback which all feed back different aspects of physiological changes in our body. The simplest form of biofeedback is looking in a mirror and making different faces.

emWave program is quite different from other forms of technology-based biofeedback such as heart rate, skin conductance or brain waves. emWave Pro is an educational tool that provides feedback of a person's heart rhythm patterns which, in turn, allows them to see and better understand how stress and different emotions are affecting their autonomic nervous system dynamics. It does this by measuring the naturally occurring changes in beat-to-beat heart rate, which is called heart rate variability (HRV) analysis, or simply, analysis of the heart rhythm. Whereas common methods of HRV analysis typically quantify the amount of variability in a given recording, additional information can be gained by heart rhythm pattern analysis, which is unique to the patented technology in the emWave Pro.

Research has shown that sustained positive emotions lead to a highly efficient and regenerative functional mode associated with increased coherence in heart rhythm patterns and greater synchronization and harmony among physiological systems. The patented emWave Pro system monitors heart rhythm patterns and helps people develop skills to maintain states of increased physiological coherence. The use of pulse wave sensors makes this technology extremely versatile, time-efficient, and easy to use in a wide variety of settings.

As people practice coherence building techniques, they can readily see and experience the changes in their heart rhythm patterns, which generally become less irregular, smoother, and more sine wave-like as the individual enters the coherent mode. This process enables individuals to easily develop an association between a shift to a more healthful and beneficial physiological mode and the positive internal feeling experience that induces such a shift. The emWave Pro system also analyzes the heart rhythm patterns and calculates a coherence ratio for each session. The coherence level is fed back to the user as an accumulated score or success in playing on-screen games designed to reinforce coherence building skills. The software also includes a multi-user database to store results and track one's progress.

Heart rhythm feedback trainers are currently utilized in medical, mental health, corporate, sports, and academic settings to reduce stress and improve performance and outcomes. This technology holds promise as a powerful and practical tool for the enhancement of health and human potential. Don’t see an answer for a question listed here?  Please email your question/s and we will send you back an answer, send an email to: