12 November 2019
Apple Watch doesn’t come with its own sleep tracking app or feature, but you always have the third-party apps to get started and know some stats on your sleeping habits. However, a native app could be more beneficial with its wealth of features and capabilities with the support of some better hardware.
The Apple Watch models feature quite advanced features but they still don’t have support to track your sleep. There have been reports in the past stating that the official app may arrive soon but it didn’t happen, though the most concrete bet is on the year 2020 when we could actually see it coming.
Now, a spotting of its reference is giving the speculation enough support that the feature is into the process and may debut with the new series in 2020. As spotted by a reader of MacRumors, the App Store screenshots for the Alarms app for Apple Watch includes text that simply alludes to a Sleep app. This confirms that an official Apple Sleep app for its smartwatch wearables is under development.
The UI shown in the screenshot includes a toggle for a Wake-Up bedtime alarm. Note that the Bedtime alarms can be set up on the iPhone or iPad but are not available to the Apple Watch itself.
Note that the references to Apple Watch sleep tracking features were found during the iOS 13 beta cycle as well but this didn’t take the shape into reality this year.
Apple Watch comes with the necessary hardware that helps third-party apps like Sleep ++ or AutoSleep to offer you stats on your sleeping patterns. Sensors like accelerometer, gyroscope, and heart rate help in estimating the sleep patterns during wear. These third-party apps give insightful details of your sleep, like how your last night’s sleep was or what you can do if you haven’t had a sound sleep, and tips like keep yourself hydrated, and so on. It’s suspected that Apple’s official sleep app has to do something with some hardware that's why it's suspected to debut on a new Apple Watch model only. We are unable to tell what new hardware will unlock feature in the yet-to-come Apple’s official sleep tracking app.