Beddit Sleep Tracker (preview)
The Beddit Sleep Tracker will monitor your sleep, heart rate, breathing rhythm, movements and snoring
- Doesn't require battery/recharging
- Wirelessly syncs to Android/iOS app
- Smart Alarm feature
- Requires one sensor per person
- Not available until November
The Beddit Sleep Tracker claims to automatically track your sleep, heart rate, breathing rhythm, movements and snoring, and will also monitor the amount of noise and light in your bedroom.
Price$ 149.00 (AUD)
Fitness trackers seem to be exploding in popularity with the likes of Fitbit, Jawbone and Nike all in on the act. Finnish company Beddit will soon join them but its device is only interested while you're asleep, claiming to analyse your sleep and give you tips on how to improve it.
You've probably never heard of Beddit before but the company was founded in 2006 and develops and markets products for sleep and wellness tracking. It has experience mainly in the medical professional department, but is now moving into the consumer market with the sleep tracker.
The Beddit Sleep Tracker effectively consists of two parts. An "ultra-thin film sensor" is strapped to your mattress, under your sheets, and the data collected from the sensor is wirelessly sent to a dedicated app on your iOS or Android smartphone via Bluetooth. The key feature of the Beddit is the fact that you don't actually need to wear anything while you're sleeping, unlike competing fitness tracker devices.
Beddit says the sensor will automatically track your sleep, heart rate, breathing rhythm, movements and snoring, and will also monitor the amount of noise and light in your bedroom. The company is very clear that the Beddit Sleep Tracker is not a medical device, but simply classifies it as a product that can help manage your sleep.
Beddit says the Sleep Tracker uses what's called "ballistocardiography", which claims to measure the mechanical forces caused by heartbeat, respiration and movement of a person in bed. Using this data, the Beddit app will attempt to analyse your sleep and stress levels. We're a little skeptical given almost every sleep tracker product we've tried has been hopelessly inaccurate, but we're keen to put the Beddit to the test when it becomes available.
The Beddit sensor itself is constructed with a thin strip of film that has an adhesive on one side to stick to your mattress. The sensor needs to be plugged into a supplied USB power outlet when in use, but this means it doesn't need to be recharged, unlike most wearable fitness devices. Each individual person will need their own Beddit sensor, so you can't share one device with two users, even if you sleep in the same bed.
The Beddit app smartphone app for iOS and Android will display tips on how sleep can be improved, including recommending specific times to go to bed, changing the conditions of your bedroom, and allowing you to specify reasons why you may have woken up during the night. The app also comes with a smart alarm feature that can be set to wake you up in a desired time window, when you are sleeping lightly.
Beddit is launching the Sleep Tracker with a campaign on crowdfunding platform Indiegogo. The device is available to pre-order for US$99 in black and white colours, but Beddit is hoping for a full market launch in November, when it will cost $US149.
A promotional video of the Beddit Sleep Tracker can be viewed below.
Join the newsletter!
Most Popular Reviews
- 1 LG G6 Plus: Full, in-depth review
- 2 First Look: Nikon D850
- 3 OnePlus 5: Full, in-depth review
- 4 Nokia 8: Full, in-depth review
- 5 Panasonic Ultra HD OLED TV Review
Latest News Articles
- Australian startup launches Tiller Kickstarter campaign
- Anki Arrives In Oz
- Griffin's PowerMate is the Surface Dial dead-ringer that's trapped in Mac land
- Sony's Android-powered Xperia projector turns any flat surface into a touch screen
- IBM's hub for wearables could have you out of the hospital faster
PCW Evaluation Team
The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.
The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.
The biggest perks for me would be that it comes with easy to use and comprehensive programs that make the collaboration process a whole lot more intuitive and organic
I rate the printer as a 5 out of 5 stars as it has been able to fit seamlessly into my busy and mobile lifestyle.
It’s perfect for mobile workers. Just take it out — it’s small enough to sit anywhere — turn it on, load a sheet of paper, and start printing.
The HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Printer is a great device that fits perfectly into my fast paced and mobile lifestyle. My first impression of the printer itself was how incredibly compact and sleek the device was.
- Dishonored - Death Of The Outsider review:
- LG G6 Plus: Full, in-depth review
- MSI GE73 VR Raider Gaming Laptop review
- What's the difference between an Intel Core i3, i5 and i7?
- Laser vs. inkjet printers: which is better?
- FTSocial Media Executive / Specialist (Facebook) - Online PokerNSW
- FTAccount Manager (Healthcare & Aged Care)Other
- FTSenior Business AnalystACT
- FTTechnical Lead - Java DeveloperQLD
- FTTechnical WriterACT
- FTSenior Business Analyst, CX Journey Improvement, TelcoNSW
- FTPrint Sales Manager - Geelong basedOther
- FTSoftware EngineerSA
- TPInfrastructure ArchitectNSW
- FTeCommerce Integration Support DeveloperVIC
- FTSenior Unica DeveloperOther
- CCDatabase Administrator - BrisbaneVIC
- FTCore Lead ArchitectACT
- FTSenior Business AnalystOther
- FTBI - Business Intelligence, Analytics specialists & ArchitectsOther
- FTBusiness AnalystSA
- TPSenior Business AnalystNSW
- CCSenior IT Domain SpecialistVIC
- TPProject Manager & Business Analyst - eDRMS - 18+ month ContractQLD
- FTNetwork EngineerOther
- FTTraining Coordinator - Sydney CBD (Urgent!!)Other
- FTTechnical Business AnalystNSW
- FTNV1 Cleared Software Engineer - Defence Projects - North Ryde areaNSW
- FTSenior Business Analyst (Large System Transformation Project)Other
- CCIT Security ArchitectNSW