For a while, one of the most requested features for the Apple Watch has been sleep tracking. Although the Apple Watch Series 4 has pretty great battery life, it still has no such features.
Now Bloomberg reports that a future Apple Watch in 2020 (Series 6?), may bring sleep monitor features.
Bloomberg writes: The company has been using the sleep-tracking feature for several months with testers at secret sites around its Cupertino, California, headquarters, according to people familiar with the work. If the functionality is successful in the testing stages, the company plans to add it to the Apple Watch by 2020, according to one of the people. The company has released new versions of the Apple Watch each fall since 2016.
As with the ECG feature of the Series 4, any new health or fitness feature will go through diligent testing cycles at Apple’s facilities. Sleep tracking features are a natural continuation for all health features the Apple Watch already has.
For many Series 4 owners battery life has been excellent, frequently having more than 50% battery life after a full day of usage. Tracking an additional 8 hours of sleep should be straightforward then. If fast charging will also be integrated, then sleep tracking and all around health monitoring will become a no-brainer, just for the pure convenience of it.
Of course there are third party apps which do a solid job measuring sleep data, and tracking your sleep cycles. One of the apps we recommend is Sleep++.
What are your thoughts on sleep monitoring?