Earlier this week, Apple received FCC authorization with a new sleep monitoring product that looked like an updated version of the Beddit Sleep Monitor acquired in 2017. Today the Beddit Sleep Monitor 3.5 updated (replacing version 3.0) is now available through the Apple Store.
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The new Beddit Sleep Monitor 3.5 is priced at $ 149.95 and is currently available in Apple Stores and shipped to customers in just a few days. Withings (formerly Nokia Health) has a similar product that retails for $ 99 and currently sells for $ 79.99.
The first review of the Beddit Sleep Monitor since Apple bought the sleep detection company includes a slight change in the design of the actual hardware The iOS app for sleep monitor management has also a new version. All mention of Android support is also removed from the Beddit website for all we know.
The Beddit Sleep Monitor 3.5 is not a radical change from the previous version 3.0. It is still a thin strip of 2 mm that is laid over the mattress and is powered via USB. It connects to an & # 39; app for iPhone to send sleep tracking data to the Beddit app and to the Apple Health app (with permission), and is still advertised as not requiring a " wearable "like the Apple Watch – although Beddit has an Apple Watch app for napping.
The original Beddit iOS app on the existing Beddit developer account has been updated and rebranded as specifically version 3.0 of the sleep monitor hardware. A new app from Beddit has appeared in Apple's developer account with the support of the all-new 3.5 hardware.
Here is a comparison of the specifications of versions 3.5 and 3.0:
The new hardware was probably in the pipeline when Apple last year purchased Beddit. Apple definitely has bigger plans with Beddit and sleep monitoring experts as well as selling a pad that goes under the sheets to monitor sleep.
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