Apple buys sleep-tracking app and hardware maker Beddit

We don't expect Apple to start manufacturing similar products anytime soon, but Beddit might provide them important data.

@LanaJelic
Published Thu, May 11 2017 8:22 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:55 AM CST

Apple has acquired a sleep tracking app and hardware maker Beddit. The Finnish startup posted this news to their website adding that users personal data will be collected, used and disclosed under the Apple Privacy Policy.

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The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

The Finland-based company was founded in 2007 and in late 2015 they launched their products in Apple stores. Their latest product, Beddit 3 Sleep Monitor, automatically tracks your sleep and works with the Beddit app on your iPhone or iPad to help you achieve better sleep.

The Beddit sensor, priced at $150, is placed under the sheet on top of the mattress. It senses and automatically begins tracking when you lie down on the bed collecting and analyzing sleep-related data such as sleep time and efficiency, heart rate, respiration, temperature, movement, snoring, room temperature, and room humidity.

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We don't expect Apple to start manufacturing similar products anytime soon, but Beddit might provide them important data. They could also use this technology to incorporate it into the Apple Watch.

NEWS SOURCE:reuters.com

Lana has a passion for technology and science. She spends her time looking for the latest and most interesting technology and science news. Her passion is in gadgets, wearables, and other cool and interesting applications of technology or science. She also spends her free time gaming in MMOs like World of Warcraft. She has prior experience covering technology for publications and breaking news. If she’s not doing either, you might just find her exploring the metaverse in VR. Lana wants to expand TweakTown’s coverage of mobile, wearables and gadgets while also bringing her experience with science and general tech to TweakTown. Her area of coverage is around science, technology, smartphones, wearables, and general neat gadgets. She hopes to one day be able to drive around in her self-driving car while she schedules an appointment for a SpaceX trip to the moon on her smartwatch.

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