Apple Watch could come with a built-in sleep tracker as soon as next year, report claims

  • Apple is said to be testing a sleep-tracking feature for the next-generation Watch
  • Few details are known about how users would be able to track their sleep quality
  • But other wearables, such as Fitbit, have had sleep tracking tools for many years 

Your Apple Watch may soon be able to tell you how to get a better night’s sleep. 

The iPhone maker has been testing a sleep-tracking feature at its Cupertino, California headquarters that could arrive in the fifth-generation Apple Watch in 2020, Bloomberg reported, citing sources close to the situation. 

It comes as Apple has increasingly signaled that it hopes to position the Watch as a health and fitness device. 

Apple is reportedly developing a sleep-tracking feature that could land in the Apple Watch as soon as next year. Pictured is the Apple Watch Series 4, which was released in 2018

Apple currently sells sleep-tracking technology on its website, though it’s limited to a sleep tracking sensor, placed under the user’s bed. 

The technology is manufactured by Beddit, a Finnish startup that Apple acquired in 2017. 

Users can also track their sleep by using third-party apps, such as AutoSleep or Sleep+. 

But they’re limited by the Apple Watch’s comparatively short battery life.  

The Apple Watch can be used for a full day before the battery needs to be charged overnight. 

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