Image source: Beddit

Apple acquires Beddit sleep monitoring device

Apple has acquired the sleep-tracking hardware company Beddit. The Finland based outfit has updated the privacy policy on its website to confirm that it has been acquired.

“Beddit has been acquired by Apple. Your personal data will be collected, used and disclosed in accordance with the Apple Privacy Policy.” it reads.

The policy also goes on to say that you can use Apple HealthKit to connect the Health app to the Beddit mobile app. Connecting the Health and Beddit apps is optional, and you control what data flows between the apps.

Apple acquires Beddit sleep monitoring device

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. It doesn’t touch your skin and once installed, requires no further hassle. 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. It covers a measuring area of 75 centimeters.

In the morning, check your sleep data from your smartphone. Beddit tracks your sleep time, sleeping patterns, resting heart rate, breathing frequency and snoring time. The tracker also looks at all the important elements of your sleep and summarizes them into one simple number – the SleepScore. Reaching the green-zone means you’ve had a good night’s sleep.

Apple acquires Beddit sleep monitoring device
Image source: Beddit

Apple Watch users are still patiently waiting for a native sleep tracking app. Beddit’s hardware and app may serve as workaround, or as something that would enhance future versions of the device.

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Ivan Jovin

Ivan has been a tech journalist for over 7 years now, covering all kinds of technology issues. He is the guy who gets to dive deep into the latest wearable tech news.

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