- Apple’s smartwatch, the Apple Watch, is getting one of the most-requested features: sleep tracking.
- The news comes from 9to5Mac, which detailed the long-requested sleep-tracking functionality in a report on Monday.
- The new function, said to be named “Time in Bed tracking,” would require users to wear the Apple Watch while sleeping for it to work.
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Apple’s powerful little smartwatch can do a lot of stuff, but it’s still missing one crucial feature: sleep tracking.
So how would it work?
According to the report, the new sleep-tracking feature will come with a new Apple Watch app – aptly named Sleep – that will record a variety of sleep data, including “movement, heart rate, and noises.”
That data will also be pulled into the iOS Health app, the report said.
Apple is expected to announce the next iPhone next Tuesday at a press event in California.
Alongside that new iPhone, Apple is also expected to announce a new version of the Apple Watch with a stronger processor and additional functionality – prime among those new functions is sleep tracking, first reported by Bloomberg in February. It’s unclear from the reports whether the sleep-tracking function would work only on the latest Apple Watch.
Apple has not officially announced a sleep-tracking function for the Apple Watch, and representatives didn’t immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for comment.