Given That the Apple Watch was very first launched in 2015, Apple has actually promoted it as a health and wellness tracker, however it has actually never ever included integrated sleep-tracking capabilities.
It appears like that will alter.
On Monday, The Brink’s Jay Peters reported that a listing in the App Shop for an Apple Watch Alarms app appears to describe an unreleased Sleep app developed by Apple. A sample screenshot of the Alarms app reveals an alarm set for 7 A.M and text reading “Set your bedtime and awaken in the Sleep app.”
That language appears to show that Apple will launch a Sleep app, one that lets you set a wake-up time comparable to the iPhone’s Clock app. A Sleep app would likely track sleep patterns and wake you up at the very best time in your sleep cycle prior to your alarm, like other apps do, The Brink reported.
Because very first presenting the watch, Apple has actually included other tracking functions. The Apple Watch Series 5, launched in September, features enhanced health-tracking innovation, consisting of the capability to track your heart rate and alert you to abnormalities. The Series 5 likewise features a native Cycle Tracking App to follow your menstruation.
With these additions, a sleep tracker would make good sense as another method of broadening Apple’s health offerings. The business has actually shown possible strategies to enter sleep tracking prior to. In 2017, Apple got Finnish sleep-tracking hardware business Beddit In February 2019, Bloomberg reported that Apple was checking sleep-monitoring innovation for future Apple Watches, with strategies to reveal the brand-new abilities by 2020.
At some time considering that The Brink discovered the prospective Sleep app, Apple eliminated any recommendation to the app. It has actually not made any main statement concerning a Sleep app. A representative for Apple was not instantly offered for remark.