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Apple acquires sleep monitoring company Beddit

Beddit, the company which makes sleep monitoring hardware and an accompanying app, was recently acquired by Apple. While Apple hasn't addressed this acquisition in any way, Beddit's privacy policy, last revised on May 8, 2017, says that Beddit has been acquired by Apple.

From Beddit:

Beddit has been acquired by Apple. Your personal data will be collected, used and disclosed in accordance with the Apple Privacy Policy.

Beddit's most recent product is the Beddit 3 Sleep Monitor, which you place in your bed to track your sleep. The sensor sits under your sheet while you sleep, and connects to the Beddit app to present the data its collected during the night.

Does this acquisition mean that Apple is moving into sleep tracking hardware? No, though if such features found their way into future Apple hardware, such as a new Apple Watch, it wouldn't be shocking. But moving into sleep tracking seems to be a logical next step for Apple's health tracking efforts.

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.

  • The Health app could certainly be expanded to incorporate sleeping data, such as from more advanced CPAP machines. I could see Apple including O2 saturation measurements along with heartbeat and movement data to make the Apple Watch a very accurate sleep tracker. They could create products to monitor sleeping infants. There's so much Apple could do in the smart-home-health market that I think is ready to explode.
  • I have the Beddit device and I think it will be more incorporated by the Health app. I don't think they will move the stuff into the watch. Who wants to wear a watch to bed when you can have a device that lays on the mattress? You need some time to charge the watch so it makes sense to take the watch off while you sleep and the Beddit device can take over.
  • Good points lvthunder about charging the Apple Watch, but you can't get heart rate or O2 saturation from a Beddit that you lay on top of. How long does it take to charge an Apple Watch currently?