Sleep++ App for Apple Watch Now Offers Automatic Sleep Tracking

Tuesday March 20, 2018 4:34 PM PDT by Juli Clover

If you're someone who wears your Apple Watch while sleeping, you may be familiar with the Sleep++ app for the Apple Watch, which offers sleep tracking and analyzing functionality.

Sleep++ was today updated to version 3 and it's gained a new feature that makes it easier than ever to keep track of sleep quality, length, and other metrics while sleeping -- automatic tracking.


The Sleep++ automatic sleep tracking feature kicks in when Apple Watch wearers go to bed at night and stops tracking in the morning, so Sleep++ users no longer need to start and stop sleep tracking every night. For more precise tracking, though, manual options continue to be available.

Today's Sleep++ update also includes other features like bedtime reminders, notifications with a summary of the previous night's sleep quality, and the ability to set a nightly sleep goal to reach.

Apple Watch does not have any built-in sleep tracking capabilities because Apple has designed it to be charged at night and worn during the day, but third-party apps are able to provide this missing functionality for users who prefer to wear their watches to bed.

Apple does offer a sleep tracking solution in the form of the Beddit, an accessory that it acquired last year. The Beddit sleep tracker, which also offers automatic sleep tracking, slips under your sheet and monitors sleep quality, heart rate, and other metrics. It does cost $150, though, so it's far less affordable than a third-party Apple Watch app.

Sleep++ can be downloaded from the App Store for free. [Direct Link]

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27 months ago
Too little too late. This was my first sleep app way back when... but for the longest time AutoSleep wins hands down.
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27 months ago
I'm still pondering, what do people use sleep data for? Say if I see that rolling around all night and not getting enough sleep, then what? It's not like these apps are providing suggestion how to improve sleep patterns.
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27 months ago

How is the battery for the new Apple watch? I use a Xiaomi device to track my sleep because of the long life charge it holds (30days). Wouldn't dream of using my Apple watch because I have to charge it every night.

I charge my Apple Watch Series 3 (when I forget to take it off and charge it before going to take a shower) once every two-three days.

I turn on theater mode before I go to sleep every day (to help conserve battery life) and I use AutoSleep to monitor my heart rate when I'm sleeping as well.
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27 months ago

How is the battery for the new Apple watch? I use a Xiaomi device to track my sleep because of the long life charge it holds (30days). Wouldn't dream of using my Apple watch because I have to charge it every night.

2.5 days without turning anything off. It gets 3 if you turn on silent and theater mode. Battery life is absolutely not an issue with the series 3. They’ve licked it.
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27 months ago

I'm still pondering, what do people use sleep data for? Say if I see that rolling around all night and not getting enough sleep, then what? It's not like these apps are providing suggestion how to improve sleep patterns.

I suffer from PTSD it allows me to keep a log of sleep patterns leading up to any events I have. Also some can record audio during the night which my dr has found useful.
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27 months ago

I'm still pondering, what do people use sleep data for? Say if I see that rolling around all night and not getting enough sleep, then what? It's not like these apps are providing suggestion how to improve sleep patterns.

If a person has trouble sleeping, he or she can hit up MacRumors for several hours of good reading. That should do it. :)
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