July 22, 2015
China-based Sleepace, which has developed a sleep tracking device, raised $7 million in a round led by retail chain Luolai Home Textile with participation from ecommerce giant JD.com, according to a report in TechInAsia. This brings the company’s total funding to $10 million to date.
Sleepace’s device, called RestOn, is a thin strip that is attached to a mattress, similar to Finland-based Beddit'...
November 5, 2014
Helsinki-based sleep tracker company Beddit announced that its Beddit Sleep Monitor is now available in 1,000 Bed, Bath and Beyond stores across the US.
“There is a lot of excitement around wearables and tracking sensors,” Beddit CEO Lasse Leppakorpi said in a statement. “But while other devices are still in the speculative stages, we’re already manufacturing and retailing our devices around the...
September 16, 2014
Burlingame, California-based Misfit, formerly Misft Wearables, today launched Misfit Flash, its second wearable device that tracks various activities and sleep. The sub-$50 Flash's pricepoint isn't the only difference between it and Misfit's original device, Shine. Flash is made out of "soft-touch" plastic instead of the Shine's stainless steel body. Flash comes in a variety of colors including "...
September 8, 2014
Helsinki, Finland-based Beddit announced that with their most recent round of funding, the company has reached $8 million in funding to date. The round was led by Inventure. Beddit will use the investment to help fund its US and European product distribution in time for the holiday shopping season.
Beddit's sensor uses ballistocardiography to detect individual heartbeats from cardiac contraction...
September 8, 2014
Wearable device maker Misfit Wearables released its Misfit Developer Toolkit so that other health apps and devices can integrate Misfit's data into their products. So far, more than 30 companies have partnered with Misfit to use the developer kit.
The toolkit offers Misfit's cloud API, the device's SDK, and the company's scientific library, which includes Misfit’s...
July 10, 2014
Misfit Wearables, the company behind the Misfit Shine activity tracker, has upped its sleep tracking game, entering into a partnership with Beddit, the Helsinki, Finland-based mattress sensor startup. Customers will be able to purchase a co-branded Beddit device from Misfit's website, and the tracker will be integrated into the Misfit Shine app.
"It enables us to provide our users who are really...
March 13, 2014
A new report from Frost and Sullivan on the sleep diagnostic market suggests that the makers of digital health sleep devices might have reason to be optimistic.
According to the report, the combined US and European market for clinical and ambulatory sleep disorder diagnostic devices was worth $96.5 million in 2013 and is expected to hit $125.8 million in 2017. The report doesn't include consumer-...
January 7, 2014
Correction: A previous version of this article said the original Withings Blood Pressure Cuff connected via the headphone jack, not the charge cable.
French connected health and wellness device company Withings has announced two new products planned to launch in 2014: a Bluetooth-enabled update of the company's upper arm blood pressure cuff and a two part sleep tracking system.
The sleep system...
December 18, 2013
Helsinki, Finland-based sleep sensor company Beddit is on track to fulfill its promise to ship its product to its Indiegogo backers by the end of the year, the company says, and is opening the door for additional pre-orders via Amazon, its own online store and a number of resellers.
The company, which makes a sensor that straps to the user's bed, raised $503,000 this year in an Indiegogo campaign...
October 2, 2013
Beddit, maker of sleep-tracking technology, has been so successful in its Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign that Indiegogo has extended the 60-day fundraising period by two weeks, until Oct. 15. The Espoo, Finland-based company, which has U.S. offices in Saratoga, Calif., surpassed $400,000 this week, or five times its original $80,000 goal.
The extra money will help Beddit build out cloud-based...