PALO ALTO, California and HELSINKI, October 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Today, Beddit® released its first Apple Watch® app that integrates with its sensor device, Beddit Smart™, to provide around-the-clock sleep tracking, personalized coaching and convenient glances with information on sleep quality. Starting today, Beddit Smart is available in Apple Stores worldwide and through apple.com.
Beddit makes any bed a smart bed by combining an ultra-thin sensor placed under the bed sheet with the Apple Watch and an iOS device (iPhone, iPad or iPod touch). There is nothing to wear and nothing to do but go to sleep. Sleep tracking begins automatically at bedtime, tracking heart rate, respiration, movement, snoring and sleep cycles. In the morning, a personalized SleepScore™ indicates overall sleep quality and delivers tailored coaching for better sleep in the future.
Tightly integrated with Apple's HealthKit, iOS 9 and watchOS 2, the new Beddit Apple Watch app extends Beddit Smart's night time tracking with daytime alerts and information. The new Nap feature helps people address their sleep deficit, improving overall health and wellness. The Beddit Watch app uses new features in watchOS 2 to create an enhanced sleep and nap experience using the Digital Crown and Accelerometer on Apple Watch.
- At night, Beddit Smart automatically logs and compiles sleep data. To ensure a better start to the day, the smart alarm monitors sleep patterns and awakens the person when they have achieved the optimum duration of sleep and are in a light stage of sleep.
- In the morning, an intuitive SleepScore is instantly available on Apple Watch and iPhone.
- During the day, do more with the Beddit app and Apple Watch. Track a nap for a well-timed rejuvenation. Using Apple Watch, set the duration of the nap and choose how to be awakened. Now it's easy to catch up on any sleep deficiency with a short nap and see the benefit reflected in the SleepScore.
"A great day starts with a good night's sleep. Anyone who wants to achieve more recognizes that poor sleep saps their energy and concentration. Finding Beddit Smart in an Apple Store can be the first step in understanding and taking control of their sleep," said Lasse Leppäkorpi, CEO of Beddit, from the Sleep Technology Summit and Expo and Health 2.0 Conference in Santa Clara. "And now, with Apple Watch, we provide around-the-clock, accurate sleep tracking, to encourage better sleep patterns for a more rewarding day. It's an important and effortless tool for developing a deeper understanding of personal sleep patterns."
"Looking forward to the holiday season, people are seeking new ways their devices can improve their health, fitness and quality of life. Beddit addresses a great untapped path to self-improvement - better sleep - with a proven product that couldn't be easier to use," says Sami Inkinen, founder of Trulia, top triathlete, and Beddit board member. "The Apple Store provides a perfect setting for people to find and buy Beddit Smart, getting more out of their Apple devices, their sleep and ultimately, their lives."
"Health and fitness technology has progressed exponentially in recent years, thanks in large part to the wide deployment of sensors and ubiquity of smartphones - and the advancement of sleep technology is no different," said Shawn DuBravac, Ph.D., chief economist and senior director of research, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). "Joint research from CEA and the National Sleep Foundation shows sleep technology in its various forms is having a positive impact on users' sleep with almost half of owners that say they feel healthier since using the technology."
With Beddit Smart, sleep tracking begins automatically at bedtime. The sensor rests between the mattress and bed sheet, sending data on movement, breathing and heart rate to an iOS device via Bluetooth. Beddit automatically collects and analyzes sleep related data with clinical accuracy. A patented design and proprietary manufacturing process results in an ultra-thin piezo sensor film technology that automatically detects when a person is in the bed, creating a completely ambient experience. Beddit's data is shared with Apple's Health App and Beddit Family, the companion web app for families, groups or teams, with in-depth historical data results.
Beddit Smart is $149.95. The required iOS app is available in the App Store at no charge.
Beddit uses ballistocardiography, through an ultra-thin force-sensing strip, to measure nighttime activity without any wearable sensors. The science underpinning Beddit's sleep tracking and scoring system was developed in partnership with the Helsinki Sleep Clinic, VitalMed Research Center and professor Markku Partinen, MD, a leading authority on sleep research. Beddit's data accuracy and patented sleep tracking methodology have been clinically validated and published in peer-reviewed scientific articles. Beddit is available online, at Apple Stores, Apple.com, and other select retail and online outlets.
Beddit Ltd is a fast-growing Finnish company founded in 2006 to offer sleep tracking solutions for both consumers and professionals. Beddit Inc, a fully owned U.S. subsidiary, was incorporated in 2013. Sleep professionals and scientists in more than 20 countries have used Beddit products and Beddit's home system has been used in more than 100 countries. More information is available at http://www.beddit.com.
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