Apple's 2020 Watch could include built-in sleep monitoring features

Polycount

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There's no denying that the Apple Watch is one of the most popular tech wearables on the market, and for good reason. It has a sleek, minimalist aesthetic, a wide array of fitness tracking features, and even -- with the launch of the Watch Series 4 -- a built-in electrocardiogram.

However, the Apple Watch has lagged behind its competitors (including low-end fitness bands) in one key area: sleep tracking. To date, the Watch has never given users any way to monitor their sleep patterns or quality. This has always been a bit puzzling, given that the feature is essentially standard for most other similar devices on the market.

...2020's Apple Watch model (likely the Watch Series 5) could include robust sleep monitoring features by default...

There may be good news now, though. According to Bloomberg, 2020's Apple Watch model (likely the Watch Series 5) could include robust sleep monitoring features by default, eliminating the need for users to own other devices to get similar functionality.

It's unclear why it has taken Apple so long to get around to adding these features to their smartwatch, but some speculate that the device's limited battery life is the main bottleneck.

Regardless, it should be noted that these are just rumors for now - Apple has remained tight-lipped on the matter, neither confirming or denying the reports.

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QuantumPhysics

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I charge my Apple Watch at night. I never wear it. The only time I'd be able to get sleep data is when I'm prone in an airplane or a bus ride.

In fact, I have a discoloration on my wrist from the silicone band which I never got from the metal bands of my Citizen Ecodrive Skyhawk AT watches.

I do appreciate the water proofing efforts tho... When I was in Manila swimming in a hotel pool I got a chance to test the lap features.

The one thing Apple needs to do is offer charging through the iPhone or iPad ala the new Galaxy phone letting its watches charge wirelessly.
 

Uncle Al

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But when will it include A1C monitoring like the one that Cook has been testing and playing with for the past 6 months?
 

Arris

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I found a fitbit strap occasionally uncomfortable when sleeping, doubt I'd enjoy having something that chunky on my wrist while sleeping.
 
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Jamlad

I charge my Apple Watch at night. I never wear it. The only time I'd be able to get sleep data is when I'm prone in an airplane or a bus ride.

In fact, I have a discoloration on my wrist from the silicone band which I never got from the metal bands of my Citizen Ecodrive Skyhawk AT watches.

I do appreciate the water proofing efforts tho... When I was in Manila swimming in a hotel pool I got a chance to test the lap features.

The one thing Apple needs to do is offer charging through the iPhone or iPad ala the new Galaxy phone letting its watches charge wirelessly.
That was my thought. So when are you supposed to charge the damn thing? When you take it off to shower?
 

captaincranky

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Here again, I don't need an Apple watch to track my sleep. When my dreams turn bad, I know it's time for me to get up and pee.

So unless Apple's watch has a catheter for my thing, they can stick it up their thing.
 
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warLoc

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I charge my Apple Watch at night. I never wear it. The only time I'd be able to get sleep data is when I'm prone in an airplane or a bus ride.

In fact, I have a discoloration on my wrist from the silicone band which I never got from the metal bands of my Citizen Ecodrive Skyhawk AT watches.

I do appreciate the water proofing efforts tho... When I was in Manila swimming in a hotel pool I got a chance to test the lap features.

The one thing Apple needs to do is offer charging through the iPhone or iPad ala the new Galaxy phone letting its watches charge wirelessly.
That was my thought. So when are you supposed to charge the damn thing? When you take it off to shower?[/QUOTE I charge mine at my office and in my car on the way to work.