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Beddit launches Apple Watch sleep tracking app as Smart Sleep Tracker comes to Apple Stores

Apple Watch Beddit app

Sleep tracking accessory maker Beddit is out with a new watchOS 2 app for Apple Watch today. Because Beddit offers a dedicated sensor for tracking your sleep duration and quality each night, Apple Watch is able to charge overnight as needed and still present sleep data in the morning. Thanks to hardware access granted to native software, Beddit’s watchOS 2 app lets Apple Watch double as a sleep tracker during the day for measuring naps and creating silent alarms. Just as Beddit’s watchOS 2 app is hitting the App Store, Beddit’s Smart Sleep Tracker is coming to Apple Stores around the world and for the first time starting today…

watchOS 2 lets Apple Watch apps access hardware and sensors previously unavailable to developers, and Beddit for Apple Watch uses the Digital Crown for navigating the app and the accelerometer for detecting motion. A future update will use data from the heart rate sensor to add even more data for determining sleep quality.

Apple Watch isn’t ideal for sleep tracking just yet as the battery generally needs to recharge while we rest, so Beddit’s Smart Sleep Tracker accessory takes care of that for you. When you awake, however, Apple Watch can present your SleepScore through the Beddit app and provide useful tips to improve your sleep.

Beddit’s Apple Watch app does step in to recommend and track naps during the day, however, suggesting durations for a healthy nap period while using silent alarms to gently wake you up from your rest.

If you’re unfamiliar with Beddit Smart, the sensor placed under your sheets for HealthKit-compatible sleep tracking on iOS, the hardware automatically measures sleep duration and quality and syncs the data back to your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple Watch. Quality is measured using a SleepScore based on heart rate, respiration, snoring, and sleep cycle data.

The benefit is that you can charge Apple Watch when you need to, use Apple Watch for tracking healthy naps during the day, and use Beddit Smart for sleep tracking that works with Apple’s Health app and doesn’t require starting and stopping the process each day. Then Beddit’s system recommends ways to improve your sleep quality with healthy habits throughout the day.

Package with iPhone Watch App

And as mentioned before, Beddit Smart Sleep Tracker is available at Apple Stores worldwide plus for $149.95 starting today. Beddit Smart continues to be sold at other retailers including Amazon ($149 Prime) and Best Buy ($114.99-$149.99) as well.

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  1. spencerbrown - 7 years ago

    Actually, the Apple Watch does make a great sleep tracker I have had a sleep tracker for it since July — with version 2 already done and now just waiting for Apple’s approval which brings motion tracking — watch only uses about 20%-30% and even less if you enable airplane mode.. You can follow the progress of Sleep Pulse 2 Motion here if interested.

    • aotimes4 - 7 years ago

      Well since you decided to plug your app, I figured as a user of your app I would give you some feedback.

      Your app is garbage. It has NEVER worked well and it is 4 bucks I will never get back.

      You should feel bad…..

  2. Longfei Wang - 7 years ago

    I wonder who’s gonna wear apple watch while sleeping…do you even charge..

    • mikhailt - 7 years ago

      Quite a bit of people are doing this to keep track of their sleeping habit and also to use Apple Watch as a silent alarm, it works really well for that situation.

      As for charging, you can charge it for 30 minutes twice a day. Put it on charger when you wake up and take a shower and same at night, charge it before you start the preparation to head to bed.

  3. rogifan - 7 years ago

    Um, I top off my 38mm Watch before I go to bed and wear it while I sleep every night. When I wake up in the morning the battery is around 80-85%. I stick it back on the charger while I’m in the shower and I’m good to go for the day. I wonder if some people have actually tried sleeping with their watch on or if they’re just assuming you have to charge it overnight because that’s what Tim Cook said you would do? I can do this with my 38mm Watch got to believe it would work equally well with the 42mm Watch as it has a bigger battery.

    Is this app using hardware/sensors from the Watch? Otherwise I see no point to it if you have to spend $149 for a special device you put under your sheets.

    • iphonery - 7 years ago

      I have the 42mm and I’m usually at 60% when I get home, 45% if I go to the gym. It’ll take some discipline, but that sounds like a good idea. Thanks for the tip.

  4. mlo9 - 7 years ago

    Is the one at Best Buy for $114.99 the same as the on at Amazon for 149.99 albeit potentially different colors? I just care about functionality not color

    • mlo9, there are two models, Classic (the original) and Smart. Both sensors measure and track the same data, and both work with Beddit 2.1 (iOS and watchOS 2). The primary difference is the automatic sleep mode for Smart, with Bluetooth Smart. The Classic model requires that you open the Beddit App and start the sleep function. BTW, I work for Beddit in the U.S. The Classic is still available in limited quantities in Black, Smart is only available in white.

      • Glad you posted. I’ve been hearing the same thing from Beddit since day one of the smart tracking…that “eventually” the incredibly annoying red bar across the top will be removed. Now that we’ve gotten this huge update, we STILL have that red bar. Why is it such a pain to get rid of?

  5. Erich Jurgens - 7 years ago

    Like Rofigan, I basically charge my watch over two half hour-or-so periods in the morning and evening. I use Sleep++ to track my sleep. I never run out of battery. In future models of the Apple Watch, I would like battery charging to be faster, but battery life is actually pretty spot on.

  6. Yes, this is a good product in general, but I want to use my WATCH as a tracker. It’s got all the sensors and hardware for it. All I need is a good native app using these sensors to measure my sleep and knowing when to wake me up (within a 30 min window i.e.).We’ll see which of all the sleep trackers that are out there for iPhone will be first to support those functions in the watch.

  7. Tobias (@MrMarket1988) - 7 years ago

    Anyone knows which data is exported to Apple Health?

  8. Kary Stone - 7 years ago

    Cats in bed. Seriously?


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