In this fast-paced digital era, time has become the ultimate luxury. And while we love our tech gadgets, there is no denying that they can easily consume too much of our (precious) time.
Over the past few years, big tech companies have invested more resources behind features that help their users better manage how they spend time online. Apple and Google started including weekly insights into iOS and Android respectively, while Instagram now lets you set time limits in their app.
But for users who want to go a step further and fully take control of how they spend time on their mobile devices, more advanced support is required. That’s where apps such as Moment truly shine.
People check their phone 47 times per day on average. In total, we spend nearly 4 hours per day staring at our phone screen.”
Created in 2014 by software developer and designer Kevin Holesh, Moment’s single purpose is to help you better manage the time you spend on your phone. With help from CEO Tim Kendall, former President of Pinterest and Director of Monetization of Facebook, Holesh has given 7 million people their time back thanks to Moment.
People check their phone 47 times per day on average. In total, we spend nearly 4 hours per day staring at our phone screen. Interestingly, we also significantly underestimate the amount of time that we spend on our phones. New users of the app find that they underestimate their phone usage by 45% on average.
That’s understandable, of course. Smartphones make our life easier. They help us connect with the people we love and care about. They help us work on the go and organise our life. But phones can also easily distract us and prevent us from living in the moment with our friends and family.
With Moment, you can get your time back. Thanks to short, daily exercises provided through Moment Coach, the app helps you use your phone in a healthier way so that you can be present for the parts of life that matter most.
And it works. People who use the app’s coach reduce their phone usage by over 1 hour per day on average by following simple strategies designed to help users reimagine their relationship with their phone.