Beddit’s makes a $150 (or approx Rs. 9693) sleep monitor that one can place underneath your bed sheet on the top of a mattress. It basically collects and analyses sleep-related data like sleep time, snoring, movement, room temperature, and room humidity. All that data can be made available iPhone using an app. In addition, Beddit also has a watchOS companion app. The sleep monitor can be purchased from Apple.com.
The acquisition suggests Apple is keen to expand the wearable’s sleep tracking capabilities, perhaps the reason why it acquired Beddit. Currently, sleep tracking is possible on the Apple Watch, but users have to rely on third-party solutions such as Beddit to track the sleep. With watchOS 4 likely to be unveiled at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June, the company might be thinking to add advanced sleep tracking features in some form.
Last week, CEO Tim Cook announced that sales of Apple Watch has doubled year-over-year during the company’s first-quarter earnings, but did not exactly shared the exact numbers for the smartwatch.