Apple Watch sleep tracking feature coming according to report

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks concerning the Apple Watch throughout Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California, June 3, 2019. REUTERS/Mason Trinca

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Apple will launch a brand new sleep monitoring feature for the Apple Watch referred to as “Time in Bed tracking,” according to 9to5Mac. The firm has not but supplied a first-party manner for Apple Watch homeowners to monitor their sleep, however might lastly be prepared to after buying a sleep tracking firm named Beddit in 2017.

The report mentioned it is unclear if customers will want to purchase a brand new Apple Watch to use the feature, referred to as “Burrito” internally, or if it’ll work with older fashions, too. Apple is predicted to introduce new Apple Watches throughout its iPhone occasion on Sept. 10.

Apple will inform customers how properly they slept contained in the Health app on an iPhone, with information pulled from sensors on the Apple Watch that detect motion, noises and a wearer’s coronary heart price, 9to5Mac mentioned. Other wearables, akin to these from Samsung and Fitbit, already present sleep tracking capabilities. The feature may assist Apple take gross sales away from rivals who’ve supplied the choice to monitor sleep.

Apple Watch homeowners sometimes cost their units at evening, however the report mentioned it’ll remind customers to cost the watch earlier than mattress in order that it does not run out of battery.

Apple was not instantly obtainable to touch upon the report.

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