Slept late: Apple Watch will include sleep tracking feature in 2020

Currently apple watch customers have to resort to third party sleep tracking apps (Source: Shutterstock)
Currently apple watch customers have to resort to third party sleep tracking apps (Source: Shutterstock)
Apple’s smart watches may be able to recognize arrhythmic heart rates using its ECG function but they may have slept late another neat feature: sleep tracking. The manufacturer based in Cupertino is currently working on making improvements in this area. However, apple watch customers will have to practice patience till 2020 for this new function.
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With a market share of approximately 45% and an ECG function that is reported to have saved several lives according to various media outlets the apple watch seems to be able to do nearly anything. Emphasis on the nearly though because the brand slipped up in the sleeping health department leaving the competition companies like Fitbit and Nokia, with free rein and opportunities to cash in when it comes to the sleep tracking function.

Even though analyst Ming-chi Kuo recently shared two previously undisclosed details about the apple 5 watch. No mention was made of a sleep tracking device and the odds that such a function would be made available in 2019 when the Watch Series 5 is launched are extremely low. This new feature is expected to be released in 2020 earliest, most likely in conjunction with the Apple Watch Series 6. The feature is said to be in the early testing stage with Apple employees already tracking their sleep and allowing their data to be analyzed.

A possible reason why Apple may need two years to complete the project could be the watch’s battery life. The battery runs for 18 hours a day before needing a recharge. This is sufficient for a regular working day and night; however, one needs to take off the watch and recharge it at nighttime, in order to be able to make use of it the following day.

If the wait appears to long, it is possible to track one's sleep using third party apps. Nevertheless, the user is faced with the same problem when it comes to battery life. If apple manages to fix the conundrum with its battery life, they would in essence, be killing two birds with one stone.

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Daniel Puschina, 2019-03- 3 (Update: 2019-03- 3)
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