So much for phones ruining our sleep - Apple acquires sleep tracking tech maker Beddit

So much for phones ruining our sleep - Apple acquires sleep tracking tech maker Beddit

Apple likes to buy smaller companies from time to time, and its choices are always interesting. This time, it acquired Beddit, maker of the sleep monitor going by the same name. It's probably the most technologically advanced of its kind, employing ballistocardiography techniques to measure the mechanical activity of the heart, lungs, and other body functions. With it, the device is able to track each individual heart beat and respiration cycle through the night and provide detailed analysis.The tracker is also sold in Apple stores, clearly indicating strong rapport between the two companies.

So much for phones ruining our sleep - Apple acquires sleep tracking tech maker Beddit
The acquisition suggests Cupertino is looking to expand its devices' sleep tracking capabilities, perhaps integrating Beddit's developments into the Apple Watch and adding sleep monitoring features to iOS. Currently, tracking sleep is a possibility only with third-party apps or add-on devices on both platforms. Compared to Beddit's approach, the methods they employ are fairly imprecise.

It makes sense that Apple is looking to build a native solution, as sleep monitoring is a popular use case for wearables. The company would like to capitalize on the consumer interest while contributing to better sleeping habits and overall well-being. We'll see what will come out of Beddit's acquisition when the time comes.

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12 Comments

1. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1511; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

I was tracking my sleep with a Samsung smart watch in 2015...and S health has tracked sleep for a couple years as well. But I guess it's a gimmick when Samsung does it but amazing innovation when Apple follows.

2. cmdacos

Posts: 3814; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

2014 for me. Seems like this should have been enabled long ago.

10. nikhil23

Posts: 414; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

I use Shealth with sleep as droid. Works lika a charm

3. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

4. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

charge your phone on your bed? that's not a good idea..

5. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Learn to read noobcake. You need your iPhone charging "by" your bed. Maybe a nightstand? Do you guys have those in your poverty country?

6. Unordinary unregistered

They sleep on clay

11. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

lol.. as expected from brainless sheeple... that dev said "Sleep Cycle monitors your movement during sleep using the extremely sensitive accelerometer in your iPhone" how can it's accelerometer detect movement if you place it on bedside table, lol... check "recommended placement" picture in this articlehttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/12/sleep-cycle-app-beauty-rest_n_3720216.html

7. cmdacos

Posts: 3814; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

You've been sleeping alone since then? That's very sad. Sorry to hear. That app is garbage when you have a partner sleeping with you.

12. TBomb

Posts: 1106; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

good one with the baaaahddit line hahaa

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