Mattress-based sleep tracker with scientific smarts
How does it work?
Beddit is an unobtrusive smart sleep monitor for your bed. By monitoring your breathing and pulse. Beddit will pinpoint the moment you entered the land of nod and your sleep session began.
From this it will calculate your Beddit SleepScore – a number out of 100, based on the time you were asleep. 100 indicates a perfect SleepScore and requires between 7-9 hours-worth of sleep.
A SleepScore of over 75 means you’ve had a good night but nearer to the recommended 7 hours minimum.
While anything shorter than 7 hours will result in a SleepScore of less than 75. Throughout the night Beddit will keep tabs on your resting heart rate. It will also record your total sleep time, the time it took you to fall asleep, whether you were snoring, respiration levels, and duration of sleep cycles (awake, light and deep sleep). Unlike some of its competitors Beddit is unable to detect periods of REM sleep, but it will let you know if you got out of bed (along with the frequency).
There’s also a Smart Alarm function that can be set to rouse you from a light stage of sleep within 30 minutes of your preferred morning alarm.
Design and ergonomics
Beddit requires a little consideration when it comes to positioning in your bed. Instead of masquerading as a mattress cover (like the Eight for instance) Beddit is a lithe (75 x 4 cm), flexible, plastic strip that needs to be slipped under your bed sheet. It’s affixed using an adhesive that may lose its stickiness in time, or if you’re prone to turning your mattress regularly.
Due to its slim nature Beddit may deliver less than perfect results if you happen to stray too far from the strip or you’re prone to thrashing around under your duvet. It should also be noted that you’ll need two if you’re thinking about tracking your sleep as a couple.
Beddit is mains powered so you’ll need to ensure you’re in touching distance of a plug socket – but this also means it doesn’t require charging which is a bonus.
The white model appears to be the poster child, but there’s also a black version for those with masculine bed linen.
Connectivity and apps
Your data is routed through the official Beddit iOS/Android app and provides a strikingly visual daily/weekly overview of your sleep sessions.
Although the data on offer is plentiful – you’re going to get more from Beddit than your average wrist-worn tracker – it offers little in the way of sleep coaching or guidance. Instead it relies on generic tips to get a better night’s sleep – so if you’re looking for personalised recommendations it might leave you cold.
Beddit Smart will begin recording your sleep data and tracking sleep quality without you ever going near the Beddit app. On the other hand if you’re an Android user you’d better get used to switching it on and off, as this smart functionality is only supported by the Beddit iOS app
iOS users are able to share information such as total sleep time, respiration and resting heart rate with the Apple Health app. It’s also possible to hook it up to your Apple Watch.
Cost and availability
There are numerous iterations of Beddit available in the wild. UK and European dwellers can buy the
Beddit Smart for around €149.00/£99.99, while those in the US (and beyond) can also opt for the Beddit Classic $99.99 which functions exactly the same but requires the user to manually start/stop recording, ala Beddit Android users. Confusingly you may see the device branded as Misfit Beddit –but this is the very same device. The black model seems to be sold out everywhere but the US too.
Details and pricing last updated at 2017-11-21 at 19:44 . Links and images via Amazon Product Advertising API