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14. November 2017

Study Suggests Apple Watch Heart Rate Monitor Can Detect Hypertension and Sleep Apnea

The Apple Watch may be able to accurately detect hypertension and sleep apnea, according to a new study published today by the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and Cardiogram, a company that’s developed an app that breaks down heart rate data collected by the Apple Watch.

Using data collected from 6,115 Apple Watch owners and interpreted by Cardiogram’s deep neural network „DeepHeart,“ the study found that the neural network was able to recognize hypertension (aka high blood pressure) with 82 percent accuracy and sleep apnea with 90 percent accuracy.

Based on previously-established principles suggesting people with low heart [...]

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14. Oktober 2017

Apple’s Beddit 3 Sleep Monitor ‚Sold Out,‘ Suggesting It’s Been Discontinued

Apple in May purchased Beddit, a company that develops health-related hardware. It was an unusual acquisition because Apple continued to sell the company’s Beddit 3 Sleep Monitor on Apple.com, and collected sleep data from the device.

As of early October, though, the Beddit 3 Sleep Monitor has been listed as „Sold Out“ on Apple’s website, suggesting it has perhaps been quietly retired. When an Apple product is sold out, that typically means it’s not going to be restocked. Since the Apple acquisition, the device has only been sold at Apple.com and is not available elsewhere either.

With the Beddit 3 Sleep Monitor no longer available, [...]

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29. August 2017

Apple Now Handling Support for Beddit Sleep Tracker Following Acquisition

Following its May acquisition of sleep tracking product Beddit, Apple has taken over all support for the device.

The Beddit support site, which previously provided customers with a Beddit customer support email address to use, now includes a link that directs customers to instead contact Apple support for any issues. It’s not entirely clear when the change was made, but it was noticed today by Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman.

Beddit, purchased by Apple earlier this year for an undisclosed sum, is a $150 sleep monitoring system that pairs a pliable under-sheet sleep sensor with an app that’s designed to help users analyze and improve their sleeping [...]

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27. Juni 2017

New Apple Patent Describes Sleep Tracking System With Bedtime Ritual Sensing and Power Nap Function

A new patent filed by Apple in 2015, and published today by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, shines some light on what the company could be working on in regards to sleep tracking technology and its recent acquisition of Beddit. Called „Adjusting alarms based on sleep onset latency,“ the new patent describes in detail a system that could receive data from devices like an iPhone, Apple Watch, or a Beddit-like flat, flexible sensor, and intelligently track user behavior to help them get their best night sleep possible (via AppleInsider).

The patent explains that most people have typical bedtime habits recurring every night, such as going to the [...]

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