Beddit has been previously making devices like the Beddit 3 Sleep Monitor that worked with both Apple and Android, and was quite popular on the Apple Watch. These sleep-monitoring devices were thin strips that you could put under your pillow or on your mattress and your nocturnal movements through ballistocardiography, respiratory and heart rate were tracked overnight to give an overall sleep analysis.
This crucial part of health fitness technology was however missing in the Apple Watch, arguably one of the best fitness trackers in the market, and had to be utilized via third party applications such as AutoSleep, Sleep+++ and Beddit. Now, since Apple has acquired the firm, it might include the Beddit sleep-tracking technology to its devices; the Apple Watch, in particular.
Last year, Bloomberg reported that Apple has been working on an in-built sleep tracking technology, and this might just be what the reports were pointing to.
However, a cause of concern for a native sleep-monitoring technology is that the Apple Watch runs out of battery after being used the whole day and usually requires charging at night which means the Apple Watch is hardly ever worn strapped on the wrist when the user goes to sleep. The Apple Watch does support quick charging though so it might not be as big of an issue as we might think it to be.
Apple ensures that there will be no change in customer service and care and has proven that true with other firms it has acquired in the past. We still do not know if Apple buying Beddit is a step towards introducing Apple’s own sleep-tracking technology to its devices or to hire more engineers to its business as Apple has shown to do in the past. For now, it might take a while to see any major changes and we can only wait and watch what Apple plans to do with the Finnish firm, Beddit.