Who doesn't like to get smarter everyday?

Brain-training is hardly new, but now you can make use of your smart phone to get smarter just by playing games. Looks simple, right?

There are many brain-training apps available, but these 2 apps – Elevate and Lumosity are among the most popular ones.

Here is the detailed comparison of these two.

Elevate

  • Design 95%
  • User Engagement 90%
  • Motivating 70%
  • Training Levels 90%
  • Skills Under Test 60%
  • Subscription Friendly 60%
  • Overall 85%

Elevate - Brain Training

by Elevate, Inc.

  • Rating

  • Premiere

    22-05-2014

  • Genre

    Education

  •   FREE QR code
  • Platform

    Universal

  • Version

    4.5.1 ⋅ 201 MB

  • Additional

    InfoGallery

Elevate - Brain Training

Elevate was selected by Apple as App of the Year!

Elevate is a brain training program designed to improve focus, speaking abilities, processing speed, memory, math skills, and more. Each person is provided with a personalised training program that adjusts over time to maximise results.

The more you train with Elevate, the more you'll improve critical cognitive skills that are proven to boost productivity, earning power, and self-confidence. Users who train at least 3 times per week have reported dramatic gains and increased confidence.

FEATURES

• 40+ games for critical cognitive skills like focus, memory, processing, math, precision, and comprehension
• Detailed performance tracking
• Personalised daily workouts that include the skills you need most
• Adaptive difficulty progression to ensure your experience is challenging
• Workout calendar to help you track your streaks and stay motivated
• Play 4 additional mini-games and review your performance on your Apple Watch with Elevate Dash
• And more!

IN THE NEWS

Apple
App of the Year

CNET
"Elevate comes out ahead" in the battle of the brain training apps.

Washington Post
Elevate is a "cognitive pick-me-up" with games that are "good for mental breaks throughout the workday."

RESEARCH BEHIND ELEVATE

Elevate's games are designed in collaboration with experts in neuroscience and cognitive learning and are based on extensive scientific research. Elevate's brain training algorithms further focus the learning experience by drawing from research in memory studies to develop a personalised training program for each user.

ELEVATE PRO PRICING & TERMS
For Elevate Pro, the following subscriptions are offered:



• Yearly subscription for £29.99

Your subscription automatically renews 24 hours prior to the end of the subscription term unless auto-renewal is turned off. Subscription renewals cost the same amount as the original subscription, and your credit card will be charged through your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase.

You may turn off auto-renewal at any time after purchase by going to your iTunes Account Settings, but refunds will not be given for any unused portion of the term.

For additional information, please read our Terms of Service (http://elevateapp.com/#/terms).

Lumosity

  • Design 70%
  • User Engagement 75%
  • Motivating 80%
  • Training Levels 90%
  • Skills Under Test 95%
  • Subscription Friendly 55%
  • Overall 90%

Lumosity - Brain Training

by Lumos Labs, Inc.

  • Rating

  • Premiere

    12-06-2013

  • Genre

    Education

  •   FREE QR code
  • Platform

    Universal

  • Version

    9.18.1 ⋅ 210 MB

  • Additional

    InfoGallery

Lumosity - Brain Training

Used by over 85 million people worldwide, Lumosity offers a comprehensive brain training program with 30+ brain games. Start challenging your Memory, Attention and more today!

Here's what you'll get:
Daily workouts that draw from 30+ brain games to challenge 5 core cognitive abilities.
Workout Modes: carefully curated sets of games that use your training habits and preferences to target different ways to train your brain
Detailed Insights: analysis of your game play that sheds light on your game strengths, weaknesses and cognitive patterns — giving you a deeper understanding of your training.

THE STORY BEHIND LUMOSITY
We’re a team of scientists and designers exploring new ways to challenge the brain and push cognitive research forward.
Our scientists take common cognitive and neuropsychological tasks, or design entirely new, experimental challenges. Working with experienced designers, they transform these tasks into fun games that challenge core cognitive skills.

We also work with 40+ university researchers worldwide. We give qualified researchers free access to Lumosity training and tools — helping them investigate new areas in cognition.
As we learn more about the possibilities of brain training, we invite you to train with us, and join us in our mission to advance the understanding of human cognition.

The app is available in English, German, Japanese, French, Spanish, and Portuguese. To access the app in one of our languages, change your device setting to the desired language. English is the default language for devices not set to one of our supported languages.

GET HELP: http://help.lumosity.com
VISIT US: http://www.lumosity.com
FOLLOW US: https://plus.google.com/+lumosity/
FOLLOW US: http://twitter.com/lumosity
LIKE US: http://facebook.com/lumosity

LUMOSITY PREMIUM PRICING & TERMS
Lumosity offers the following subscriptions:
1 month: $11.99
1 year: $59.99

These prices are for United States customers. Pricing in other countries may vary and actual charges may be converted to your local currency depending on your country of residence.
Your Lumosity Premium subscription will be charged through your iTunes account. At the end of the term, your subscription will automatically renew through your iTunes account. You will be charged for the regular price of your subscription within 24 hours prior to the end of the current term. You can turn off automatic renewal in your iTunes account settings, but you must do so at least 24 hours before the end of the current term. Refunds will not be provided for the unused portion of any term.

Privacy Policy:
https://www.lumosity.com/legal/privacy_policy
Terms of Service:
https://www.lumosity.com/legal/terms_of_service

Design

I think the biggest difference between Lumosity and Elevate is in the apps’ design. Lumosity is minimal and understated, while Elevate is colorful and loud.

 

Elevate’s design looks amazing with fluid graphics which sometimes even explains the purpose of the games being played. For example, in a game where you have to perform quick divisions, the answer has to be entered by adding the stacks of different values. This serves the purpose of training your brain to visualize the division process and also the design makes it fun to play.

Lumosity, on the other hand, keeps things simple with muted colors and fewer animations. The result is that Lumosity can feel like an educational tool, while Elevate is much more like a mobile game.

Games

Though both of these brain-training apps promise to improve your abilities, the focus is different for both.

Lumosity focuses entirely on core cognitive abilities – memory, attention, problem solving, flexibility and speed. Lumosity’s games use patterns and shapes to train those skills in subtle ways. For example, in one game which is made to test the functional memory, colored tiles are displayed on a grid for 3 seconds and they disappear and now the game is to find the colored ones on the grid. The idea of this game is to help you in real world to remember patterns.

Elevate takes a different approach here. It focuses entirely on  Writing, Listening, Speaking, Reading and Math. Each category is further divided into sub-topics. Writing category has different games like spell correction, quick recalling of words etc. Reading consists of agility, comprehension, processing etc.

Subscription

Lumosity pro subscriptions :

  • Individual, Monthly – 11.95$.
  • Individual, Yearly – 5$/month.
  • Individual , for 2 years – 3.75$/month.
  • Individual, Lifetime – 299.95$.
  • Family(Upto 5 members) ,Yearly – 8.33$/month.

Elevate pro subscriptions :

  • Individual, Monthly – 4.99$
  • Individual, Yearly – 44.99$

Conclusion

Lumosity trains you by stretching your core abilities, such as paying attention to details and making decisions. If you feel that you lack in these areas, Lumosity is a pick for you.

Elevate challenges you to broaden your vocabulary, improve your grammar and writing, and shore up your reading comprehension. For anyone who doesn’t feel confident about their hold on English language, or just struggles with the grammar and spelling, Elevate comes as a saviour.

Do you train with either of these apps? What do you think about “brain training”? Let me know in the comments below.

Apps Mentioned

Lumosity - Brain Training

by Lumos Labs, Inc.

  • Rating

  • Premiere

    12-06-2013

  • Genre

    Education

  •   FREE QR code
  • Platform

    Universal

  • Version

    9.18.1 ⋅ 210 MB

  • Additional

    InfoGallery

Lumosity - Brain Training

Used by over 85 million people worldwide, Lumosity offers a comprehensive brain training program with 30+ brain games. Start challenging your Memory, Attention and more today!

Here's what you'll get:
Daily workouts that draw from 30+ brain games to challenge 5 core cognitive abilities.
Workout Modes: carefully curated sets of games that use your training habits and preferences to target different ways to train your brain
Detailed Insights: analysis of your game play that sheds light on your game strengths, weaknesses and cognitive patterns — giving you a deeper understanding of your training.

THE STORY BEHIND LUMOSITY
We’re a team of scientists and designers exploring new ways to challenge the brain and push cognitive research forward.
Our scientists take common cognitive and neuropsychological tasks, or design entirely new, experimental challenges. Working with experienced designers, they transform these tasks into fun games that challenge core cognitive skills.

We also work with 40+ university researchers worldwide. We give qualified researchers free access to Lumosity training and tools — helping them investigate new areas in cognition.
As we learn more about the possibilities of brain training, we invite you to train with us, and join us in our mission to advance the understanding of human cognition.

The app is available in English, German, Japanese, French, Spanish, and Portuguese. To access the app in one of our languages, change your device setting to the desired language. English is the default language for devices not set to one of our supported languages.

GET HELP: http://help.lumosity.com
VISIT US: http://www.lumosity.com
FOLLOW US: https://plus.google.com/+lumosity/
FOLLOW US: http://twitter.com/lumosity
LIKE US: http://facebook.com/lumosity

LUMOSITY PREMIUM PRICING & TERMS
Lumosity offers the following subscriptions:
1 month: $11.99
1 year: $59.99

These prices are for United States customers. Pricing in other countries may vary and actual charges may be converted to your local currency depending on your country of residence.
Your Lumosity Premium subscription will be charged through your iTunes account. At the end of the term, your subscription will automatically renew through your iTunes account. You will be charged for the regular price of your subscription within 24 hours prior to the end of the current term. You can turn off automatic renewal in your iTunes account settings, but you must do so at least 24 hours before the end of the current term. Refunds will not be provided for the unused portion of any term.

Privacy Policy:
https://www.lumosity.com/legal/privacy_policy
Terms of Service:
https://www.lumosity.com/legal/terms_of_service

Elevate - Brain Training

by Elevate, Inc.

  • Rating

  • Premiere

    22-05-2014

  • Genre

    Education

  •   FREE QR code
  • Platform

    Universal

  • Version

    4.5.1 ⋅ 201 MB

  • Additional

    InfoGallery

Elevate - Brain Training

Elevate was selected by Apple as App of the Year!

Elevate is a brain training program designed to improve focus, speaking abilities, processing speed, memory, math skills, and more. Each person is provided with a personalised training program that adjusts over time to maximise results.

The more you train with Elevate, the more you'll improve critical cognitive skills that are proven to boost productivity, earning power, and self-confidence. Users who train at least 3 times per week have reported dramatic gains and increased confidence.

FEATURES

• 40+ games for critical cognitive skills like focus, memory, processing, math, precision, and comprehension
• Detailed performance tracking
• Personalised daily workouts that include the skills you need most
• Adaptive difficulty progression to ensure your experience is challenging
• Workout calendar to help you track your streaks and stay motivated
• Play 4 additional mini-games and review your performance on your Apple Watch with Elevate Dash
• And more!

IN THE NEWS

Apple
App of the Year

CNET
"Elevate comes out ahead" in the battle of the brain training apps.

Washington Post
Elevate is a "cognitive pick-me-up" with games that are "good for mental breaks throughout the workday."

RESEARCH BEHIND ELEVATE

Elevate's games are designed in collaboration with experts in neuroscience and cognitive learning and are based on extensive scientific research. Elevate's brain training algorithms further focus the learning experience by drawing from research in memory studies to develop a personalised training program for each user.

ELEVATE PRO PRICING & TERMS
For Elevate Pro, the following subscriptions are offered:



• Yearly subscription for £29.99

Your subscription automatically renews 24 hours prior to the end of the subscription term unless auto-renewal is turned off. Subscription renewals cost the same amount as the original subscription, and your credit card will be charged through your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase.

You may turn off auto-renewal at any time after purchase by going to your iTunes Account Settings, but refunds will not be given for any unused portion of the term.

For additional information, please read our Terms of Service (http://elevateapp.com/#/terms).