Nokia is adding to its health accessory lineup with the launch of a new sleep tracking accessory called the Nokia Sleep (via The Verge), which is debuting at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show.
Like Apple’s own Beddit sleep tracker that it acquired back in May, the Nokia Sleep is a thin under-the-sheet accessory that has built-in movement sensors to track metrics like sleep length, sleep quality, and snoring, which can be viewed in the accompanying Health Mate.
Nokia Sleep will provide users with an overall sleep score, which is also how the Beddit sleep tracker works. Unlike the Beddit, though, it can integrate with other smart home products to do [...]
Popular third-party iOS podcast app Overcast reached version 4.0.1 on Thursday, bringing some much-requested features including a new true-black dark theme and sleep timer option.
New Black dark theme compared to Light theme with System font option enabled The new Black theme, shown above, joins the existing Light and Dark themes, and has been designed with the iPhone X in mind, offering a slick new look for the smartphone’s 5.8-inch OLED display as well as being easier on tired eyes.
As before, users who like to change things up depending on the time of day (or night) can swipe up or down with two fingers to quickly change between a light and dark interface [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]