Earlier this week, Apple received the FCC release with a new sleep monitor product that looked like an updated version of the Beddit Sleep Monitor, which was acquired in 2017. Today, the updated Beddit Sleep Monitor 3.5 (instead of version 3.0) is now available The Apple Store.
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The new Beddit Sleep Monitor 3.5 is available for $ 149.95 and is currently available at Apple stores and will ship to customers within days. Withings (formerly Nokia Health) has a similar product, which is available for $ 99 and is currently being sold for $ 79.99.
The first review of the Beddit Sleep Monitor since Apple bought the sleep tracking company involves a minor design change to the actual hardware The iOS sleep monitor management app also has a new version. All mentions of Android support will also be removed from the Beddit website, as far as we can tell.
The Beddit Sleep Monitor 3.5 is not a radical change from the previous 3.0 release. It's still a 2mm thin strip that you put over your mattress and power it via USB. It connects to an iPhone app to send sleep tracking data to the Beddit app and Apple's Health app (with permission), and it's still referred to as "portable" as the Apple Watch – though Beddit owns an Apple Watch napp tracking app
The existing Beddit iOS app for the existing Beddit developer account has also been updated and renamed to Sleep Monitor hardware version 3.0. A new Beddit app with support for the brand new 3.5 hardware has been released under Apple's developer account.
Here's a comparison of the technical specifications of the 3.5 and 3.0 versions:
It's likely the new hardware was already in the pipeline when Apple bought Beddit last year. Apple certainly has bigger plans with Beddit and its sleep tracking experts, besides selling a pad that goes under the sheets to keep track of sleep Apple News: