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 apple.com for the first time starting today…
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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.
And as mentioned before, Beddit Smart Sleep Tracker is available at Apple Stores worldwide plus apple.com 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.