Apple Buys Beddit Sleep Tracking Company

Posted: May 10 2017, 5:06am CDT | by , in News | Apple

Apple Buys Beddit Sleep Tracking Company

There is no word on how much Apple spent at this time

Apple has spent some of its legendary cash reserves to buy a Finnish company called Beddit. This company first showed up at CES several years back and builds sleep tracking hardware that works with the iPhone and Apple Watch. The Verge reports that the purchase has been confirmed by Beddit posting a note on its website confirming the acquisition and confirming that consumer data recorded by its device is subject to Apple's privacy policy.

The Beddit hardware that is available now is a $149 Beddit 3 Sleep monitor that is sold in the Apple Store. It's a strip of material that has sensors inside slide under the sheets of your bed. The tracking strip then tracks your movement at night using something called Ballistocardiography.

The big benefit to this tech and the product Beddit designed is that the Beddit 3 Sleep monitor does not require people to wear a device on their wrist to track sleep habits. Rumors have swirled that Apple has plans for adding sleep tracking to the Apple Watch. Since the Apple Watch has to be charged at night it has offered no sleep tracking capability to this point.

The mystery that remains with this deal is what exactly Apple plans to do with the acquisition. The sleep tracking hardware Beddit makes might be something of a stop gap to make up for the lack of sleep tracking that Apple has in the Watch. This might also not be at all about the Beddit hardware and only about wiring up some or all of Beddit's engineers. Buying a company is often about nothign other than hiring talent.

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