Finally, my friends! Finally. Mark Gurman (from Bloomberg), which has great sources within Apple, said the company is testing sleep monitoring at the Apple Watch. The bad part? Although the tests have been going on for a few months, Gurman said that if everything goes as planned and the feature works as expected, the company will implement sleep monitoring “only” in 2020.
I say “bad” because, the way it works today, we know that the Apple Watch is already able to perform sleep monitoring in a good way – there are dozens, hundreds of third-party apps available (like AutoSleep, above), opening precisely this gap that Apple hasn’t filled out yet. And, with the increasingly healthy bias, it is incredible to think that we are in the fourth generation of the clock and that the company has not yet implemented such a feature.
Of course, Apple will be able to use new sensors for such monitoring, but everything indicates that the biggest problem is not technology or specific sensor to monitor the sleep of users, but the bottleneck of the clock battery, which currently does not last more than two days. When using the watch at night to monitor sleep, this scenario would get even worse. So, for this to work satisfactorily, it is necessary that the Apple Watch battery gains good improvements, I imagine.
It is also worth noting that, in 2017, Apple acquired startup Beddit, specialized in sleep monitoring – Apple still sells hardware dedicated to the function, as we recently commented here on the website.
The Health application itself (Health), from iOS, has a section dedicated to sleep analysis since its launch in 2014. Currently, this data of sleeping hours is provided by the iPhone’s Sleeping Time function – not to mention, of course, the possibility of capturing such data with third party applications.
With the drop in sales of iPhones, products like the Apple Watch become increasingly important for Apple. And since Fitbit (one of Apple’s main competitors in this segment) includes such a feature in many of its products, it’s past time to have that monitoring on Apple Watches!
Apple Watch Series 4
Cash price: from R $ 3,599.10Installed price: up to 12x R $ 333.25Sizes: 40mm or 44mmMaterials: aluminum or stainless steelFeatures: GPS or GPS + CellularColors: diverseLaunch: September 2018