Top Five Gadgets and Apps to Track Your Sleep

Fitbit One
By Butterboom Writers  /  October 3, 2013

Trouble sleeping? Tech to help you get a better night’s rest. We investigated the top apps and gadgets that are build to improve your quality of sleep and found plenty of gadgets and apps that does everything from monitoring your daily activities like eating and exercising to measuring your sleeping cycle patterns. Check out top five most popular gadgets and apps designed to help you sleep better.

Fitbit One

What is it?

The Fitbit One is a little device that lets you keep an eye on your exercise as well as your sleep and is small enough to fit in your pocket or clip on your bra.

What does it do?

In the daytime, you attach it to your clothes and it will track your steps, distance covered and calories burned. At night, you slip on the included wrist band and wear it to sleep. The Fitbit will measure your quality of sleep and will let you know how many hours you’ve slept. You can also record your food and water intake using Fitbit’s online tools on both your computer and your smartphone.

How much ?

You can order the Fitbit One here for HK$994.

Jawbone Up

Jawbone Up

What is it?

Like the Fitbit One, the Jawbone Up pays attention to exercise as well as sleep. This stylish wristband comes in eight colours and three sizes and has an impressive ten day battery, letting you track your daily activity with minimal charging breaks.

What does it do?

The Jawbone Up is built to track your every move 24/7. The sleep tracking feature lets you fully understand your sleeping patterns and helps you improve your sleep quality. It tracks your movements in bed, your deep and light sleep as well as the length of your slumber. The Jawbone Up is compatible with both iOS and Android and comes with a cable for you to sync the collected data over.

How much?

The Jawbone Up costs HK$1099 and you can pick one up from the designated retailers including Hong Kong Records, Designer Group, City Super and Ultimate PC & Mac.

Sleepbot

Sleepbot

What is it?

Sleepbot is a free app that is created solely to track and monitor your sleeping patterns.

What does it do?

The beautifully designed app works both as an alarm as well as a sleep cycle tracker. It tracks motion and records sound whilst you sleep and even has a section that gives you handy tips on how to improve your beauty sleep. After several days the app gives you a detailed reading of your sleep history laid out in a trend graph, highlighting your current sleep debt, your shortest nap and your longest sleep.

How much ?

The Sleepbot app is free and is available on both the iTunes store and Google Play Store.

Sleep Cycle

Sleep Cycle

What is it?

Sleep Cycle is a paid iOS app that watches your sleeping habits from your bedside.

What does it do?

The Sleep Cycle app monitors your sleep and wakes you up when you are in your lightest state of rest so you can feel fresh rather than groggy. The app uses your iPhone’s accelerometer to monitor your movements whilst you sleep and includes a background mode allowing it to work even after you’ve exited the app. Sleep Cycle is designed to be easy to use and lays out data in an easy-to-understand way.

How much?

You can download it now from the iTunes store for HK$15.

Renew SleepClock

Renew SleepClock

What is it?

The Renew SleepClock from Gear4 is both a sleep monitor and a bedside speaker compatible with iPods, iPhones or iPads.

What does it do?

This mobile accessory is designed to accurately keep tabs on your quality of sleep whilst also functioning as a speaker, charger and radio. The collected sleep data is presented in a simple, user-friendly app and lets you see how well you are sleeping in comparison to your age and sex.

How much ?

The Renew SleepClock is available from Gear4’s official website and costs £129.99 (not including international shipping fees). The app that goes with the SleepClock is free and can be downloaded here.

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