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An upcoming version of the Apple Watch will finally get built-in sleep tracking.
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This is according to a Bloomberg article which quotes Apple insiders close to the project. The Cupertino-based outfit has apparently been testing the feature for several months in its headquarters.
Built-in sleep tracking will launch on the sixth-generation of the Apple Watch in 2020. Currently, users who want to monitor sleep from their wrist need to rely on one of a host of third-party apps. The other options are standalone devices or one of the rival companies fitness bands and smartwatches.
Getting enough quality sleep is important. It plays a vital role in good health and well-being throughout your life. It can help protect your mental health, physical health, quality of life and safety.
The biggest stumbling block to implementing built-in sleep tracking in the Apple Watch is battery life. Users are currently forced to recharge their device almost every day. The 2020 version of the Apple Watch will sport a bigger battery or add a low power setting for sleep mode according to insiders.
In 2017 Apple acquired Beddit sleep tracking technology. But apart from selling it on their website, it has done little with it since then. Having said that, it did launch a new iteration of the Beddit sleep monitor in December. Version 3.5 comes with slight design tweaks and an updated app.
Apple didn’t respond to requests for comment on the company’s plans.
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