Apple Watch's Sleep Tracking Feature To Be Announced Next Week

Posted: Sep 2 2019, 10:45pm CDT | by , in Technology News

 

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Apple Watch's sleep tracking feature to be announced next week

The project is internally called "Burrito."

Apple is currently developing a sleep monitoring feature for the Apple Watch, with an announcement expected to be made as soon as next week.

According to a report by 9to5Mac, which cited sources from within Apple, the company is working on a sleep tracker after it acquired Beddit, the maker of the Beddit Sleep Monitor product and its companion app, in 2017.

Bloomberg News first reported about Apple’s plans to integrate Beddit’s technology into the Apple Watch in February. At the time, people familiar with the project told the news outlet that the feature could be available in the 2020 Apple Watches. However, the company did not confirm the rumors.

Most recently, 9to5Mac said Apple could announce it on September 10 at Apple’s event where it is also set to announce the new iPhone 11 series.

According to the website’s sources, the project is internally called “Burrito,” but could be named “Time in Bed tracking” when it finally launches.

Currently, there’s a bunch of sleep trackers that are available for download on the App Store such as AutoSleep, Sleep++, Pillow, HeartWatch, Sleep Watch, Sleep Pulse 3, Sleep Tracker by Sleepmatic and even Apple’s own Beddit Sleep Monitor. However, Apple’s own sleep tracker that’s currently under development could offer a more extensive analysis of a person’s sleep.

The rumored feature would let users wear the Apple Watch as they sleep to allow the device to track the quality of their sleep using sensors and inputs. Among other things, the sleep tracker would monitor the person’s movement, heart rate, and noises, and transmit the data through the Health app and a new Sleep app for the Apple Watch.

9to5Mac said Apple will also introduce a new feature that will remind users to charge their Watch before bedtime so they can use it at night.

What’s exciting about the rumored feature is that it automatically turns off a user’s alarm when the user wakes up before the alarm goes off.

Apple is expected to make an announcement about a week from now, so we can only wait to find out if the Apple Watch Series 2, Series 3 and Series 4 will have the sleep tracking feature.

The report comes just weeks after 9to5Mac also reported about Apple’s plan to bring back the ceramic version of the Apple Watch, in addition to introducing a new titanium built.

Additionally, Apple’s rivals in the smartwatch space are already offering their own versions of sleep trackers. On Amazon.com, there’s a wide range of smartwatches that already offer the service, such as the following:

- Amazfit Bip Smartwatch by Huami with All-Day Heart Rate and Activity Tracking, Sleep Monitoring

- Fitbit Versa 2 Health & Fitness Smartwatch with Heart Rate, Music, Alexa Built-in, Sleep & Swim Tracking

- Garmin vivofit 3, Activity Tracker with 1+ Year Battery Life, Sleep Monitoring

- Fitbit Versa 2 Special Edition Health & Fitness Smartwatch with Heart Rate, Music, Alexa Built-in, Sleep & Swim Tracking

- Samsung Galaxy Smartwatch with Sleep Cycle Tracking

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