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totom_

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Am I blind or is there no way to enable sleep tracking/sleep mode unless you set an alarm? Can I somehow get sleep tracking without setting my schedule, as I have no alarms on the weekends for example?
 
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waw74

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I use autosleep also, it's pretty good about just detecting when you're asleep as long as you're wearing the watch.
it will even pick up those quick on the couch naps that sometimes happen.
 
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totom_

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Not with the native app, so far as I am aware. if I am wrong, hopefully, someone will correct me.

You could use the app “AutoSleep.” It can do what you like.

I use autosleep also, it's pretty good about just detecting when you're asleep as long as you're wearing the watch.
it will even pick up those quick on the couch naps that sometimes happen.


Thanks guys! I just saw it syncs the info to Apple Health. I will try it!
 
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Pink2

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I also use AutoSleep, and love it. To turn off alarm that you are referring to you should be able to turn it off in the clock app. I have mine set to have separate sleep schedules for week days and weekends but no alarm on either.
 

Night Spring

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I also use a 3rd party app (Sleep++). But you can set a sleep schedule in the Health app, and the watch will track your sleep without having to set an alarm. However, if you fall asleep outside the time set in your sleep schedule, it doesn't register. So overall, 3rd party apps are better.
 

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Am I blind or is there no way to enable sleep tracking/sleep mode unless you set an alarm? Can I somehow get sleep tracking without setting my schedule, as I have no alarms on the weekends for example?
There is a choice for no alarm. You must set a time schedule but I make wakeup later so it does not even jiggle as it turns off sleep focus.
 

azhava

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I have my sleep schedule set from midnight - 7:00 am, with no alarm. I activate Sleep Focus on my phone (mirrored to my watch) when I go to bed, and it either turns off automatically at the end of my sleep schedule (7:00 am), or if I get up earlier than that I turn off Sleep Focus manually. It tracks my sleep fine every night doing it that way.
 
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papbot

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As mentioned above setting a schedule will initiate tracking, no alarm necessary. Or manually activating the sleep focus from the watch’s control center will initiate tracking without a schedule.
 

Hankster

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Am I blind or is there no way to enable sleep tracking/sleep mode unless you set an alarm? Can I somehow get sleep tracking without setting my schedule, as I have no alarms on the weekends for example?
No, the watch needs to have a schedule to know WHEN to track your sleeping. You don't need to actually SLEEP and WAKE per the schedule. The schedule is to tell the watch to begin tracking. Also, the alarm is not required. It is optional. I've been using the Ultra for sleep tracking since launch. No Focus. No Alarm. I set it to start at 11pm and end at 8am. I sleep well after 11pm and wake up well before 8am, but it starts tracking and shows the timeline throughout the night.

However, the alarm on the watch is very nice. It doesn't trigger the iPhone and starts with vibrating on your wrist slowly then harder. It also has several nice tones to choose from. I greatly prefer it over the iPhone alarm which is WAY too loud. I've used the watch alarm several times and it doesn't wake my spouse. It's perfect IMO.
 
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papbot

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The alarms do work well, but I’m retired so rarely if ever use them. Sleep focus is turned on automatically when you‘ve set a schedule or without a schedule can be initiated from control center on the watch. Either way tracking will occur.
 
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