"The Beddit tracks your sleep without a wristband"
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The Beddit tracks your sleep without a wristband
It takes me on average 45 minutes to fall asleep at night.
I know this because for the past month I've been using a sleep tracker.
But it's not a Fitbit a Jawbone or any type of activity tracker.
I've been using the Beddit Sleep Monitor Classic.
This $119 sensor is placed directly on top of your mattress.
And is able to analyze your sleep at night.
There's no wristband or wearable of any sort.
The Beddit is completely wireless, and connects to your Android or iOS device over Bluetooth.
In addition to measuring how long it takes you to fall asleep, and the amount of sleep you get, it can also measure your heart rate and even your breathing throughout the night.
But it's not perfect.
You have to manually enable sleep mode each night.
And there will be a gap in your data if you roll over away from the sensor.
And say you get out of bed to go to the bathroom.
If your spouse rolls onto the sensor, it will continue recording data thinking she is you, or you are her.
But if you manage to stay on the sensor, the Beddit is capable of delivering accurate sleeping tracking an impressive amount of data.
Each morning you were greeted with a sleep score based on how you slept the night before.
Things like restless sleep or snoring, and getting out of bed take away from this score.
There's even some tips and feedback to help you improve your sleep, but they feel a bit too generic.
Things like avoiding blue light from your Smartphone before bed and trying to get between seven and eight hours of sleep.
just seemed like things everyone knows.
I was hoping for tips and coaching that was tailored for me given how much data the [UNKNOWN] can collect.
While its tracking capabilities are quite impressive, after a month of use I'm less than satisfied.
For more information, be sure to check out my full review over at cnet.com.
You can also reach out to me on Twitter with any questions or comments.
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