Apple has revealed its first sleep tracking device, after buying apps and sensor maker Beddit earlier this year.
The new $149 Beddit sensor, released today, uses a 2mm mat placed under a mattress to track sleep.
It learns user’s sleep patterns and can even tell people the best time for them to go to sleep and wake up.
What is beddit?
Beddit is an app and device combination that learns about the user’s sleep patterns and connects daily habits to their sleep in order to help them get a better night’s rest.
The ultra-thin film sensor is placed on your mattress and is plugged into a regular low voltage USB power supply.
The sensor measures your presence in the bed (sleep rhythm) and your movements (actigraphy) during the night and also the movements of your heart (heart rate) and your breathing movements (breathing rhythm and snoring).
It then sends this data to a special app via bluetooth, where it is analyzed as a sleep report shown.
Beddit made its debut in 2014 with a new gadget that can turn any mattress into a smart bed capable of analyzing your sleep.