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Apple Begins Selling New Beddit 3.5 Sleep Monitor

Apple today began selling a new Beddit sleep monitor on its online store after receiving FCC clearance for the product earlier this week.


The new version has a model number of 3.5 and retails for the same $149.95 price as the previous model 3.0. The new version looks similar to the previous one, but it is ever so slightly smaller and lighter. It remains 2mm thin.

This represents Apple's first update to the sleep monitor since it acquired Beddit in May 2017. It remains an ultra-thin 2mm flexible sensor strip that is designed to be placed under the sheet on top of the mattress and automatically begins tracking sleep-related data when you lie down for sleep.

The data collected includes sleep time and efficiency, heart rate, respiration, temperature, movement, snoring, room temperature, and room humidity. The data can be viewed in the new Beddit 3.5 app or Health app on an iPhone or iPad. The old Beddit app is now designated for model 3.0.

The new version is also listed on Beddit's website. It is compatible with the iPhone 5s or later with iOS 12 or later and all Apple Watch models with watchOS 4.3 or later.

(Thanks, Jordan!)

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4 days ago at 09:55 am

Apple is turning into a Brookstone. Who cares that Apple is doing a sleeping toy?
How about you focus on doing computers and iphones better and at a more affordable price instead of wasting money on things that no one cares?

Don't assume that because you don't care about this product no one cares about it. Sleep is one of the more important activities we do. Up to 40% of adults have sleep issues every year with about 20% having serious insomnia issues during a year. This is all associated with increased daytime drowsiness (which has safety and productivity implications) and overall health (tend to have more chronic health issues with sleep disorders - that's a bi-directional relationship); also, adults who have sleep disorders also tend to die at younger ages than those without the disorders. Some of this comes from (Hossain, J. L., & Shapiro, C. M. (2002). The prevalence, cost implications, and management of sleep disorders: an overview. Sleep and Breathing, 6(2), 85-102.) and some comes from my own expertise.

New research might suggest sleep is important for clearing out brain waste products, including beta amyloid, which is one of the pathologies in Alzheimer's disease (Jessen, N. A., Munk, A. S. F., Lundgaard, I., & Nedergaard, M. (2015). The glymphatic system: a beginner’s guide. Neurochemical research, 40(12), 2583-2599.).

All of this means that better tracking of sleep (e.g., with products like this - I'm not affiliated with the company or have any financial interest with the company other than owning two Apple shares) could catch sleep disorders and help people get the clinical care they need. Sleep disorders are treatable (but not necessarily curable).

Products like this are a large part of the future of healthcare and a potentially huge revenue stream. Apple is not a computer company anymore and haven't been since 2007.
Rating: 10 Votes
3 days ago at 10:28 am

Apple is turning into a Brookstone. Who cares that Apple is doing a sleeping toy?
How about you focus on doing computers and iphones better and at a more affordable price instead of wasting money on things that no one cares?

Whoa, déjà vu. Folks, break out your MacRumors bingo card…



Rating: 10 Votes
4 days ago at 09:07 am

This is not snark. Legitimately. What is the point of this thing? A fitness monitor I get. You see you aren't moving much you can get up off the couch and go for a jog. Don't see a similar obvious use for this.

Sleep tracking in general is not about one night's sleep, but about collecting data over an extended period of time to see how changes in diet, work schedule, etc can affect your sleep patterns over the long term.
Rating: 10 Votes
4 days ago at 08:49 am

This is not snark. Legitimately. What is the point of this thing? A fitness monitor I get. You see you aren't moving much you can get up off the couch and go for a jog. Don't see a similar obvious use for this.

Either is useless. You know that your sleep is **** or not and you know if you don’t move enough. That’s obvious.
Rating: 8 Votes
4 days ago at 09:25 am

Apple is turning into a Brookstone. Who cares that Apple is doing a sleeping toy?
How about you focus on doing computers and iphones better and at a more affordable price instead of wasting money on things that no one cares?


So your take on this is that all 132,000+ employees at Apple are focused on this?

Do you think maybe it's possible that only the dozen or so now-Apple employees working in Finland are involved in the beddit product, and that if they weren't, their skills and qualifications don't align with those necessary to engineer Macs and iPhones?
Rating: 7 Votes
4 days ago at 08:40 am

Should have been wireless.


It is. That’s for power.
Rating: 7 Votes
4 days ago at 08:53 am
a lot of things it can be useful for. if you haven't been diagnosed with issues that you maybe unaware of when you sleep, ie sleep apnea or other issues it can be an improvement.
Rating: 6 Votes
4 days ago at 09:17 am
Anyone else read it as BBEdit? I didn't know they made hardware. LOL.
Rating: 5 Votes
3 days ago at 07:29 am

Still useless.
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That’s useful for a very small group of people , but it’s not why most people will buy it and more importantly why not the people who actually need it.
It’s a gadget for majority who are dying in to micromanage their life kind of like counting water or caffeine and so on.

******** of the highest order.

I just turned 50 2 weeks ago. 6 years ago I was starting to train for a 5k, with a 1/2 marathon as my goal. I’d discovered I loved running. I was going back to school to be a pharamcy tech. Then I got a job in the pharmacy....

And it has about killed me. Standing kicked off something in my foot, that turned out to be a neuroma that won’t give up causing issues and pain with ANY walking (and just when I get a doctor that will treat it, BAM, they leave or quit taking my insurance). Then I started being extremely exhausted when I got off a 5-6 hour shift. As in, I barely made it to sit on my bed - I felt like I’d been hit by a train. I couldn’t afford insurance without subsidies, and didn’t qualify for Medicaid. Woohoo? I I kept trying to make it thru my days. Then they decided I couldn’t have the water bottle I needed - we could drink on breaks. Oh gee, cue kidney infections - and without a PCP I couldn’t get the documentation saying I needed to drink at will and often.

Finally life jumbled and I got insurance. The PCP decided I had developed fibromyalgia, cue me skeptical, but hey - what did have to loose? I’d like to be able to walk and do things with my kids. The meds worked, pain washed away and I could function again. It’s still been an uphill battler, they know I have something else autoimmune, but all we do it slap something on to treat symptoms. Stupid data collection has become my part time job (I actually currently cannot work much at all), because when I tell the doctor “I don’t sleep”, they brush it off. When I can show them - look, and hey the days I sleep my pain is bearable, they start to listen. Thursday seeing my new pcp (again, thanks insurance), she looked at my heart rate info and without me asking, knew I needed a Holter monitor and stress test. Oh and I have an episode with the ecg stored away too. Woohoo! (I potentially have POTS, not dying of a heart attack for now)

So what I’m trying to get at is.... 6 years ago I was the same, who needs it? Today, I’m a freaking hot mess and it is driving me crazy. If I don’t track my darn water to know I’ve had 3 liters, I forget where I am in the day, cue kidney infection. Fun fun. Not.

Don’t scoff, in a blink you could appreciate the availability of all this stuff. Isn’t gathering data to help see trends and issues better than just taking another pill to make the issue go away and not knowing what it is? So much of what I have could be explained by finally being diagnosed with POTS. But without my Apple Watch and the ability to see my heart rate jump sky high when I brush my hair - I’d not be more proactive with my doctors.

Anyway, enjoy your health - because in a blink, it could be gone.
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It will be interesting to see if any of the sleep tracking features come to the Apple Watch in the form of a stock app. I'm currently using Autosleep, but would like to see Apple's take on a sleep app for the watch.

Same here. Autosleep has been an amazing tool for me though - I appreciate ‘you guys” talking about it in the Watch app forum. When I got my first AW I didn’t need to care about my sleep - because I slept great for 8 hours a night. Now.... well, that is a lofty goal! Lol

But I’d love Apple to do something combining a variety of the features of the various apps into one killer app. They might not want to put those developers out of work yet, so this approach is what we get.
Rating: 5 Votes
4 days ago at 08:40 am
I've often felt heath monitoring devices should cater more to fans of slap bracelets, but it just looks shifty somehow…

Rating: 4 Votes

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