Google Pixel Watch receives new sleep features with latest software update
Google has announced that the Pixel Watch now supports Fitbit Sleep Profiles. Revealed in a blog post, the feature will only be available to those who are Fitbit Premium subscribers. While Google bundles a complimentary six-month subscription with Pixel Watch purchases, Fitbit Premium typically costs US$9.99 per month or US$79.99 for an annual pass.
Currently, Fitbit Sleep Profiles will become active after the Pixel Watch tracks at least 14 nights of sleep. According to Google, the Pixel Watch evaluates ten metrics, such as bedtime regularity and sleep interruptions, to create a personalised sleep rhythm. As the images below show, the Fitbit app assigns a sleep animal based on your sleep rhythm to keep track of any changes.
Additionally, Fitbit allows people to compare their sleep data with that of the average for their age and gender. In the same blog post, Google explains that Fitbit has included this feature for people to improve their sleep schedule where necessary. Supposedly, 22.8% of people sleep like giraffes with shorter bursts of deep sleep, although men are more likely to be assigned a parrot as their sleep animal. You can read more about Fitbit Sleep Profiles on the Pixel Watch in Google’s blog post.