21 ‘Lumosity.com’ Reviews
I enjoy the games, keeping in mind this isn't intended to be the next Diablo game, it's brain training. I was interested enough in the free 3 days that I bought a year over a month ago, and I don't regret it yet. I suspect that by the time the year is up my scores will have improved significant'tly, but I question if that means I will have gained legitimate mental capability or just gotten better at these specific mental tasks. Does practicing remembering a window and letter sequence actually make it easier to remember people's names at work? Does quickly deciding if a triangle is not a square make me faster at work? I hope so, and I put money down on it because I think it'll work, but I'm not sure. I read the studies, but am not really convinced. I do like Lumosity better than their rather weak competition.
Please improve this website, very frustrating when I cannot continue a training session, this occurs usually in the mornings before 12:00
also please post my training session s at 9:00am. thanx
I am enjoying this brain train program immensely, very pleased with the results. it does work
My cynicism about this site began shortly after signing up for the free version on Chrome.
My initial scores were pretty high (compared to the averages[?]), even though i did not quite feel like i had the hang of the games and felt kinda meh about my performance. However, as i began to get how they worked and started doing much better, my scores decreased and they really started pushing the paid membership to improve my cognitive capacity.
I began to look into the site and found that the research showing these games could improve your mental ability were all conducted by Lumos, the corporation running the site. How convenient.
i also was shocked by the lofty pricing for a website that lets you play rather unoriginal games.
The real slap to the forehead was the "Lifetime Membership" option offered by a website that has only been around for a very short time. This might seem like a "good deal" if they had been around for a decade or so, but i have only heard of these guys in the last year and their website does not give information on how long they have existed.
I found an article expressing skepticism like mine about the outfit on a British publication's website from 2009, along with a myriad of BAD reviews about the site on forums around the net. The REALLY interesting part about that was that there was almost always someone from Lumosity refuting or attempting to resolve these issues on those forums.
This is very strange to me that Lumosity actually has employees canvassing the net for bad reviews so they can address them. Veeeeeeery sketchy,
I purchased the online access a year ago and paid full with my credit card. I used it for a few times and find it very boring. It was what happened the next (and next...) that's outrageous:
I deactivated my credit card but I guess it was on file at Lumosity so the company promptly blocked my access, even though that I paid for a full year's access. I sent an email to inquire but got no response.
I later activated my credit card, so I just saw from my credit card statement that Lumosity promptly charged again for another year's service, without any notification.
How outrageous is that? I can't believe this company could be legal for these practices!!!
I purchased a full family membership, however the other members cannot log on to Lumosity. I have sent 2 written complaints through their website, only to be told that they were really busy and will get back as soon as they can. This has been going on for over 3 weeks.
I like Lumosity, I really do. I played their games and really did feel challenged by the exercises. I think it's great that they are bringing awareness to brain health to the general public.
However, after a little bit of time I got quite bored by their games. They really are quite dry and eventually the training becomes a chore.
There is no lack of brain training choices out there so I started using Fit Brains (www.fitbrains.com). It's quite similar to Lumos but the games are way, way better.
These days I visit Fit Brains all the time just to play Wild Word Garden or Paradise Island. The fact that I'm exercising my brain while I am having fun just makes me feel smug! :D