Apple has always pitched its Watch as a device that is as much about health as it is about fitness. Yet, one relatively important – when compared to competition – feature has been missing in the Apple Watch. As per a report by Bloomberg, Apple has begun testing the feature and it is expected that the 2020 Apple Watch will come with native support for sleep tracking.
The Bloomberg report, citing sources familiar with the work, reveals that Apple has already been testing the sleep tracking feature for months now at its Cupertino campus. Apple had also acquired a Finnish startup called Beddit in 2017. The startup’s core competence lies in making sleep sensor strips.
One of the key reasons why Apple had given the sleep tracker feature a miss is the impact it has on the battery of the Apple Watch. With each passing model, Apple has improved the battery of its Apple Watch but it’s still not as great. However, if the native sleep tracking feature does come then it could imply that future Apple Watch will boast of improved battery performance.
While there are rivals like Fitbit and Samsung which boast of a sleep tracking feature natively in their smartwatches, Apple looks like it is finally catching up. Apple does have something called Sleep Analysis feature which is in its Health app on iOS. There are also third-party apps available on WatchOS which do help in sleep tracking.
Source : https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com