Apple may have discontinued production of Beddit sleep monitor

According to the official online store, Apple has apparently discontinued the distribution of Beddit sleep monitors.

The Cupertino outfit purchased the Finish-based sleep tracking company back in May. At the time it seemed like a logical acquisition considering Apple does not have proprietary software for tracking sleep on its smartwatch. After the acquisition, Apple continued its sales and integrated the Beddit support into its regular support.

If you check Apple’s website now, the Beddit 3 Sleep Monitor has been listed as “Sold Out”. The same message appears on the Amazon listing suggesting that it has perhaps been quietly discontinued. Beddit’s own website offers no clue and still points to Apple’s page.

If this is indeed the case, a question mark remains on what Apple is intending to do with the sleep hardware. With battery life lingering around the 24 hour mark, it is unlikely the technology will make it into the Apple watch. More likely, Apple may opt to use the technology to come out with its own sleep tracking device, or perhaps it may just us it for research purposes.

Beddit turns your bed into a smart bed and gives you insight into your sleep. Utilising Bluetooth 4.0 and Apple iBeacon it enables totally automated sleep measurement. Now on its third generation, the device uses ballistocardiography, to measure nighttime activity.

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Thin as two sheets of paper, the sleep tracker is unnoticeable. All you need to do is place the sensor under your bed sheet. Located where your heart is, Beddit measures the person who’s physically on top of it. In the morning, you can check your sleep time, sleeping patterns, resting heart rate, breathing frequency and snoring time.

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