sleep tracking

By Jonah Comstock April 2, 2018
Samsung is developing the long-awaited successor to its Gear S3 smartwatch and could launch it sometime this year, according to a report from SamMobile, a blog focused on all things Samsung. Citing insider sources, SamMobile co-founder Martin Reinders revealed the scoop during a Facebook Live chat last week. SamMobile's info on the rumored device is sparse, but Reinder said it is codenamed...
By Laura Lovett February 1, 2018
Whether you're Tom Brady or Nick Foles, getting a good night's sleep is key for professional athletes. Just days before the Super Bowl, the National Football League announced that it is teaming up with Sleep Number for a multi-year partnership aimed at helping the players get better sleep.  “We are constantly assessing world-class technologies and partners and know this unprecedented partnership...
By Jonah Comstock January 16, 2018
In a new study of 934 mobile phone users, 100 percent said they used a mobile phone for health-related purposes, but only 28 percent used an app to track sleep. By contrast, 53 percent tracked exercise and 48 percent tracked diet. The data comes from an online survey conducted by NYU with the help of survey management company Toluna, which did the recruitment. Verizon provided funding. The study...
By Dave Muoio November 10, 2017
SleepScore Labs — a joint venture between ResMed, Dr. Oz Media, and Pegasus Capital Advisors — has announced a new non-contact sleep improvement device available for consumer purchase. From the user’s bedside, the SleepScore Max ($149.99) measures a number of different sleep-affecting variables including respiration, body movement, duration, and environmental qualities such as temperature and...
By Heather Mack June 15, 2017
Three years in the making, and Dreem has come true. The sleep-tracking wearable, made by Paris and San Francisco-based startup Rythm is now available for pre-order. Along with the public debut of Dreem, Rythm also announced the company’s funding to date stands at $22 million, an $11 million increase since they last raised money in March 2016. The $499 Dreem headband uses dry polymer electrodes to...
By Jonah Comstock June 13, 2017
Hello, a heavily hyped and funded Silicon Valley company focused on passive sleep monitoring, is shutting down according to multiple media reports and a medium post from founder James Proud. Hello's Sense device raised $2.4 million in a landmark crowdfunding campaign in 2014 and followed that with a total of $40 million in venture funds from Singapore investment firm Temasek and a slew of high...
By Jonah Comstock May 10, 2017
Apple has acquired sleep tracking company Beddit for an undisclosed amount. CNBC broke the news last night based on a change in Beddit's privacy policy, and Apple has since confirmed it. This is an interesting acquisition for Apple, which has largely eschewed the sleep tracking space even as it's become commoditized for the rest of the wearable tracker space. MobiHealthNews noted when the Apple...
By Jonah Comstock March 24, 2017
Sanofi Consumer Healthcare, a division of the global pharmaceutical company, used wearable devices in a "social experiment" that forms part of the marketing efforts for Xyzal, its 24-hour allergy medication that recently became available over the counter. The company used wearables to track the sleep and activity of allergy sufferers in a small non-scientific test in order to demonstrate ways in...
By Jonah Comstock March 6, 2017
It may not be the smartwatch competitor promised on a recent earnings call, but Fitbit did announce a new device today that combines the advantages of two of its existing trackers. With the Fitbit Alta HR, the wearables company has added the PurePulse heart rate tracking technology from devices like the Fitbit Charge HR to the slimmer fashion-forward Fitbit Alta. The new version of Alta also adds...
By Heather Mack January 9, 2017
San Diego, California-based ResMed has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its small, portable continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device, the AirMini. The announcement was made during the JP Morgan conference in San Francisco today. Designed to be used as an secondary device –  particularly during travel or any other time the user doesn’t have access to or doesn’t want to bring their full-...