The Apple Watch is rumoured to be getting its own standalone sleep tracker in their upcoming update. Currently, users are only able to download third-party sleep tracking app from the App Store to get the feature.
According to 9to5Mac, Apple is working on a feature called Time in Bed tracking, codenamed “Burrito”. It is should also be noted that this new feature does not require any special hardware to work.
On paper, Apple’s dedicated feature would help users to track their sleep data movement, heart rate and noises via sensors and input. The following data of the user’s sleep quality will also be displayed in both the Health app and a new Sleep app for Apple Watch.
Additionally, Apple is also adding a feature where the alarm will be automatically disabled if the user wakes up before the alarm goes off. At the moment, the alarm will only go off on the Apple Watch while using the iPhone as a backup alarm if the user fails to wake up to disable the alarm.
For users who prefer a light nudge to wake up, the Apple Watch will also be utilised as a silent alarm that only vibrates on the user’s wrist. In addition, Do Not Disturb will also be enabled automatically when the watch detects the user is sleeping.
Though the Apple Watch isn’t known for their battery life, the California based tech giant developed a feature that will remind users to charge their watch beforehand before heading into the night concerning that users often charge their watch at night.
Either way, we shall see if Apple will make the announcement at its Special Event on 10 September. Additionally, with the rumour of the new ceramic and titanium Apple Watch, it is not known yet if sleep tracking will only be featured in a new model of the Apple Watch.