Apple Acquires 'Beddit' iPhone-Connected Sleep Monitoring System

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    Apple recently acquired Beddit Sleep Monitor, an app and sleep system designed to monitor daily sleep habits through the iPhone, according to an updated privacy policy posted both on the Beddit website and in the Beddit app when creating an account. A link within the app also directs to the Apple Privacy Policy.

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    As of May 8, the Beddit privacy policy says the following:
    The Beddit 3 Sleep Monitor, which can be purchased from Apple for $150, is a thin, flexible sensor that's designed to be placed under the sheet on the top of a mattress. It collects and analyzes sleep-related data like sleep time and efficiency, heart rate, respiration, movement, snoring, room temperature, and room humidity.

    All of the data collected by the Beddit Sleep Monitor is then made available to iPhone users through an accompanying Beddit iPhone app, which provides "personalized insights" and "customizable sleep coaching" to help users improve their sleep habits.

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    According to the Beddit website, the device uses ballistocardiography (BCG) to measure the mechanical activity of the heart, lungs, and other body functions. When the heart beats, for example, the Beddit sensor can measure the mechanical impulse generated by the acceleration of the blood through the circulatory system.

    Based on the changes to the Beddit privacy policy, it appears Apple may have plans to continue selling the device and collecting health-related data from it, which could potentially be used to enhance future versions of products like the Apple Watch.

    Article Link: Apple Acquires 'Beddit' iPhone-Connected Sleep Monitoring System
     
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    I thought this was a headband for a second, but wasn't surprised; just assumed it was another great new apple design :D
     
  3. andy.ringwood Suspended

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    Sleep tracking in watchOS 4/ Apple Watch Series 3 confirmed.
     
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    Interesting. I just bought a Fitbit Alta HR and really like the sleep tracking function.
     
  5. nutmac macrumors 68040

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    I am getting incredibly accurate results with AutoSleep, a $2.99 app that uses health data from Apple Watch (without needing to install an app on the watch) to track your sleep pattern.
     
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    Yah I'm curious if it will stay alive independently like beats.
     
  8. DMVillain macrumors 6502a

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    I love Sleep Cycle, but I'm excited to see what Apple does with Beddit.
     
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    They bought the company so presumably yes.
     
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    Has anyone here used this? If so how is it? I'm using auto sleep at the moment so would be interested to hear people's experience.
     
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    Don't give this to the workers at Foxconn. Wouldn't want them finding out the truth.
     
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    It doesn't need the watch, all sensors aside from snoring are in the band that lays across the bed, got one for my mother at xmas who loves it.
     
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    A small point but your post came across a bit creepy :p
     
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    I always have a trouble sleeping and I hope we will have a native app for sleep tracking soon!
     
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    It'll take them far far longer to build that in. watchOS 5 if we're lucky. Even then it's likely to be after that.
     
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    Apple has become so boring they are putting fans to sleep so this is a fitting acquisition
     
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    So once again Apple's privacy stance is exposed for the mullarky it's always been.
     
  19. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Uh. How?
     
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    You'll probably get better sleep if you just remove all electronic devices from your sleep area and forget about them until morning. :)
     
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    Can someone explain to me why we need to track our sleep? If you can't catch up on sleep, what's data after the fact usable for?
     
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    Great new Apple design? Bawhahahahah
     
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    Nearly a third of adults are afflicted with a chronic sleep disorder. If you aren't one of those you probably won't have much use for tracking your sleep. Of course you could have a sleep disorder and not know it.
     
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    You read it here first!

    Take that Amazon Alexa!
     
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    Glad you got the joke
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    Fitbits tracking is still very good. Good app UI too.
     

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