Which sleep apps automatically track sleep?

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  1. kitenski macrumors regular

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    just looking at the many sleep apps out there but it looks like some of them require you to tell the app when you goto sleep and when you wake up.

    Do any automatically calculate when you goto sleep and when you wake up?

    Thanks,

    Greg
     
  2. FrisbeeK9 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes I just read about "AutoSleep". I bought it today and am going to try it out tonight.

    AutoSleep. Track Sleep from Watch Automatically by Tantsissa
    https://appsto.re/us/xrxBfb.i
     
  3. Bob190 macrumors 6502

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    After doing some tweaking, AutoSleep works great. it nailed my sleep/wakeup times perfectly last night.
     
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  5. paulove macrumors newbie

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    I tried that app too, but it failed bigtime.
    What tweaks did you do?
     
  6. kitenski thread starter macrumors regular

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    I think you're missing the point of this question.
     
  7. Gabrielanicolao macrumors member

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    Yes, I think you are right that I have missed the point of this question.
     
  8. Maui19 macrumors regular

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    Sleep Watch has worked very well for me in the week or so that I've had it.
     
  9. KennethS macrumors regular

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    I have been using Sleep Watch for several weeks and am quite happy with it. It does a reasonably good job of identifying my sleep and wake times and it runs automatically and syncs the data to its companion phone app (and incorporates the date into the native Health data). It is not perfect at sensing wake and sleep, but given my extremely fragmented sleep issues, it is pretty good. And I like that you can edit the wake/sleep time info to reflect each nights' actual sleep times (including wake/arousal times during the night). I am in no way associated with the makers of Sleep Watch, just a satisfied customer.
     
  10. soamz macrumors 6502a

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    gt pics ?
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    BTW, does the app automatically knows when u are sleeping, or everetime u goto sleep or wake up, u have to click a button on the watch ?

    Need something which is completely on its own and also auto sync to apple health data.
    Let me know.
     
  11. Maui19, Dec 27, 2016
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    One of the nice features of Sleep Watch is that, if you get up in the middle of the night and the app doesn't realize that you went back to sleep, it is VERY easy to adjust things to capture the times you went back to sleep.
     
  12. cmbauer macrumors regular

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    This is the issue I am having sometimes with Sleep Watch. It does a great job most of the time but sometimes it shows I only got 3 hours of sleep because I hit the can around 2am.
     
  13. Maui19 macrumors regular

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    Whoops--I should have said Sleep Watch not AutoSleep (I edited my post above). Sorry about that. SW lets you easily adjust sleep times using their "confirm sleep times" feature.
     
  14. Bob190 macrumors 6502

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    You can do the same with AutoSleep.
     
  15. BlueMoon63 macrumors 68020

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    I've tried about 5 sleep tracking apps - free and paid. Sleep Watch was ok and didn't require you to press a start and stop - like AutoSleep. It was pretty accurate, but some nights it had me sleeping 4 hours when I slept 8 without waking. Autosleep has been much better and has more information.

    He may have tweaked using the "tweak" option to set the rough estimates of when you normally sleep. I just made a wide range of 8pm to 6am as I am always up by 6am. It has tracked my sleep without running an app on the watch and it has been very accurate and adds more information about sleep quality and HR to give a bigger/better picture of your sleep.

    After trying Sleep ++, Sleep Pulse, Sleep Watch and Pillow, I think AutoSleep is the best. No question. Pillow would be second and the rest are weak at best. So inaccurate.

    You can check the app for pictures. The Tweak option allows you to set the rough time frames for sleep, sensitivity and more... I am quite impressed with AutoSleep.
     
  16. avkam macrumors member

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    That is exactly what I have discovered. AutoSleep is supraisingly accurate. Also very easy to edit afterwards. Sadly I'm getting stand hours during the night.
    (OS 3.1.1/S2)
     
  17. BlueMoon63 macrumors 68020

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    Getting stand alerts as well... sometimes just once, sometimes 3-4 times when i know I am asleep. Happened before I purchased Autosleep so I know that isn't the cause. :) Same O/S, same hardware as you.
     
  18. Trajan81 macrumors newbie

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    I really want to like AutoSleep. I use HeartWatch as well and find it to be a great app. Unfortunately, after using AutoSleep for a good solid week, I have yet for it to get my sleep right once. Each morning I have to adjust the entries it records. Some nights it has me falling asleep a few hours after i actually fell asleep. Sometimes it has me awake for a few hours in the middle of the night.

    I have tried adjust sensitivity trying to find that sweet spot but no luck. I am going to keep playing around with it in the hopes I can make it work. It is the best app I have used to date for sleep tracking from a UI and information perspective. Just wish I could get at least 1 accurate night that I do not need to edit in the AM.
     
  19. MLVC macrumors 6502a

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    I've been using Pillow for a while now, and that seems to give me the most accurate data. AutoSleep has me sleeping for like 2-3 hours, while I know it's a lot more. I have yet to get an accurate reading from AutoSleep. Pillow however seems to get it right 99% of the time.
     
  20. bob24 macrumors 6502

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    Autosleep 2.0 is now available. It mostly seems to be a UI change in terms of how you adjust settings/sensitivity and manually correct data. Slightly better but still fairly ugly looking and not super user friendly in my opinion.
     

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