29 March 2019
The latest Apple Watch Series has ECG and irregular heart-rate monitoring features, also, even the upgrade brought the fall detection feature that initiates SOS if you take a hard fall and don’t seem to move. But the Apple Watch Series 4 doesn’t have sleep monitoring feature, though a third-party option was always available, but, the built-in function isn’t there.
Now, according to a new report from Bloomberg citing its reliable sources, Apple is finally baking this sleep-tracking feature into its Watches by default and we may soon see it coming as well. Report claims, however, this possibility will only come by 2020. The report sheds no light on the functionality of this new feature and we can’t comment at this moment how this feature will make itself stand out from the rest.
The third party app called the Sleep Watch by Bodymatter automatically registers the sleep duration and rest patterns which help you understand why you’re so tired all the time and what you can do about the same. So, we are eager to know what Apple will offer over such apps and how it’s going to be different.
The report claims that the Cupertino-based company has been using this sleep tracking feature several months with testers at secret sites around its Cupertino, California headquarters, according to the people familiar with the work.
To its competition comes the smartwatches like the Samsung Galaxy Watch, Galaxy Watch Active, Fitbit Versa, and more like them have this indispensable feature already enabled.
It should be noted that while the Watch Series have never had this feature before, Apple actually entered into this foray a good time ago. In May 2017, Apple acquired a Finnish startup Beddit, which makes a sleep-tracking sensor trip. Apple has been selling this product via its website under the Beddit brand already.
The future watch which is expected to make the debut of this sleep tracking feature could be the Apple Watch Series 5 but again, this is too soon to comment.