The device can monitor movement, noises, and even user’s heart rate.
Apple will go ahead with the launch a new sleep monitoring feature for the Apple Watch, tentatively titled “Time in Bed tracking,” according to 9to5Mac.
It is currently unclear if users will need to buy a brand new Apple Watch to use the feature, or if it will also work with older models, but the launch is expected to be officially announced during Apple’s iPhone event on Sept. 10.
The idea for a sleep monitoring feature had been mooted for some time but may finally become a reality after the tech giant acquired a sleep tracking company named Beddit in 2017.
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Apple competitors Samsung and Fitbit already provide sleep tracking capabilities, yet the popularity of the Apple Watch could see them take sales away from competitors.
The company will tell users how well they slept inside the Health app on an iPhone, with data pulled from sensors on the Apple Watch that detect movement, noises, and a wearer’s heart rate, 9to5Mac said.