Updated: June 21, 2016 1:04:15 pm
Fitbit has released a set of sleep tools to help users improve their sleep consistency. The new Fitbit feature called Sleep Schedule is available for free starting today. It is compatible with all Fitbit devices that track sleep.
Fitbit Sleep Schedule feature has personalised sleep goals based on users sleep data. It also comes with customised bedtime, and wake-up targets for sleep consistency. The reminders in Sleep Schedule app help users stay on schedule. It also shows a sleep schedule history to chart sleep progress.
Fitbit has made the tool in collaboration with sleep experts that including Dr Michael Grandner at the University of Arizona, Allison Siebern at Stanford University, and Michael Smith at Johns Hopkins University.
“If you’re constantly changing your sleep routine, it can have the same effect as giving yourself jetlag because you are continually changing your circadian rhythm, also known as your internal clock, which can negatively impact your health and wellness,” says Michael Grandner, PhD, MTR, CBSM.
“What’s great about the new Fitbit Sleep Schedule feature is that it looks at your sleep data from your Fitbit device you’re wearing day and night, analyzes it for patterns and creates a personalized schedule just for you,” said Tim Roberts, Executive Vice President, Interactive at Fitbit.
Following are the tools of the Fitbit Sleep Schedule:
Sleep Goal: It gives personalised recommendations based on a user’s sleep data from Fitbit tracker.
Bedtime and Wake Up Targets: The app recommends target bedtime and wake up times, based on sleep goal and past sleep behaviour from Fitbit tracker.
Bedtime and Wake Up Reminders: Users can enable push notification reminders on their smartphones. Silent wake alarm can also be set on Fitbit tracker based on wake up target.
Sleep Schedule History Chart: The feature tracks sleep consistency over time to determine if a user is meeting goals.
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