Apple is currently testing a sleep-tracking feature for a future Apple Watch release, according to a new report by Bloomberg. The Cupertino, Calif.-based tech company has released a new Apple Watch model every fall since the second generation of Apple Watches came out in 2016. According to the report's source, if all goes well in the testing phase, Apple is likely looking at a 2020 launch for an Apple Watch with sleep monitoring features. As Bloomberg reports, Apple's main smartwatch competitor, Fitbit, has long had sleep tracking features in its devices. In order to compete with their wearable device rival, one of Apple's main challenges will be its battery.
A bed that adjusts based on how much you twist and turn? Companies are adding more technology into their products, hoping to lure customers craving a better night's sleep. Some specialized businesses are making gadgets that promise to measure and improve the quality of slumber, while mass-market retailers like Best Buy are offering simpler ideas like the effect different lighting can have on falling sleep. But with ever-growing options, people may find items that are getting more sophisticated -- but may still not be accurate. The interest in sleep has intensified.
A bed that adjusts based on how much you twist and turn? Companies are adding more of these technologies into their products, hoping to lure customers who crave a better night's sleep. Some specialized businesses are making gadgets that promise to measure and improve the quality of slumber, while mass-market retailers like Best Buy are offering simpler ideas -- like harnessing the effect of different lighting on falling asleep. But with ever-multiplying options, people might encounter some goods that -- while more sophisticated -- may still not be effective. Interest in sleep has intensified.