According to 9to5Mac, Apple is going to launch a new sleep monitoring feature called “Time in Bed tracking” for the Apple Watch. Till now, the company has not offered a first-party way for Apple Watch owners to track their sleep, however may finally do so after acquiring a sleep tracking company, Beddit in 2017.
The report said it’s uncertain whether users will have to buy a new Apple Watch in order to use the feature, called “Burrito” internally, or it will work with previous models too. It is expected that Apple will announce new Apple Watches during its iPhone event on Sept. 10.
9to5Mac said, Apple will tell users their sleep condition inside the Health app on an iPhone, with info collected from sensors on the Apple Watch which detect movement, noises and heart rate. Samsung and Fitbit already provide wearables with sleep tracking capabilities. The new feature could help Apple stay a step ahead of its competitors.
Users usually charge their Apple Watches at night but the report said the feature will remind them to charge the watch before going to bed so that the battery doesn’t run out.