Stretch Break

Stretch Break

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 3 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.6.1
  • Total Downloads:
    15,915
  • Date Added:
    March 27, 2014
  • File Size:
    27.27MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    11
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

Editors' Review

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Stretch Break is a fun and easy-to-use program that will help computer-weary users feel refreshed and avoid repetitive motion injuries. The many customizable options allow each user to create a stretching regime that is right for them.

Stretch Break's interface is very intuitive, and users should have no trouble configuring the program to their liking, but a well-written built-in Help file includes plenty of information about the program's functions. The Options menu contains everything within a single screen, making it easy to navigate. When the program is in action, an animated figure demonstrates each stretch, moving automatically to the next one. (We admit that the figures aren't the most attractive people we've ever seen, but they do their job.) It's easy to skip to the next stretch if needed. Stretch Break's features are all useful, and we have a hard time thinking of anything it lacks. The program contains 36 different stretching exercises, and users can set the number of stretches per break and select which exercises they want to use. Music can be played during or between stretches--11 relaxing .wav files are included--or turned off completely. A variety of schedules and alerts are available, so users can customize their stretching routine. Optional ergonomic tips can be shown after each stretch break to help users work more comfortably and safely.

Stretch Break has a 10-day trial limitation. It installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this program to all users.

 
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User Reviews
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3 stars

"program okay but installed tons of crapware"

September 09, 2013  |  By varvararodriques

 |  Version: Stretch Break 6.5

Pros

program works okay as a timer for breaks and shows some stretch exercises.

Cons

1) installed at least 3 different crapware programs on my computer which I had to uninstall. REALLY ANNOYING. would not use this program again for that reason.
2) WAY too expensive ($45). Will not keep it after first ten day free trial is finished. Not worth the price.

Summary

Porgram ok, but way too expensive. Installs crapware on your computer.

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5 stars

"Less expensive than even one PT appointment."

December 26, 2011  |  By leetramp

 |  Version: Stretch Break 6.5

Pros

Extremely customizable, you can select how often and what type of stretches you want.

Cons

None that I've noticed.

Summary

I tend to sit at my computer for hours. I have been using Stretch Break Pro for about seven years, and have never had any problems with it (in Windows XP, I don't notice any slowing). I find that the stretches take just a minute or two, and I know I would have been just sitting there getting stiff if I didn't have this program to remind me to stretch every so often. If I'm really caught up in a project, it's simple to either cancel that stretch (ooh, bad boy) or delay it for five minutes.

Stetches don't just include your arms and legs: Some of them are just getting your eyes to focus at different distances, which prevents eye strain.

$45 seems like quite a bit to put out for software that is this simple, but compare this to the price of just one physical therapy appointment :-)

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2 stars

"Slowed my computer drastically."

March 23, 2006  |  By RELDDAP

 |  Version: Stretch Break 6.0

Pros

Seemed to have a good variety of stretches.

Cons

Even though I liked the stretches, it slowed my PC to the point I couldn't get any work done so I had to uninstall it and am back to normal speed. It seems rather pricey for the sometimes ugly and ill-proportioned animated figures. I think I would have tired of them quickly.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.6.1
Version 6.6.1 has a visual countdown timer and revised healthy computing section.
General
Publisher Para Technologies
Publisher web site http://www.paratec.com/
Release Date January 23, 2013
Date Added March 27, 2014
Version 6.6.1
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory Health & Fitness Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows NT, Windows, Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 27.27MB
File Name stretch661eval.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 15,915
Downloads Last Week 11
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 10-day trial
Price $44.95

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