May 10, 2017

Beddit snapped up by Apple

Beddit uses an ultra-thin sensor, which pairs with an accompanying mobile app to automatically provide data on heart rate, movement, breathing and even snoring.
Beddit uses an ultra-thin sensor, which pairs with an accompanying mobile app to automatically provide data on heart rate, movement, breathing and even snoring.
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Finnish sleep monitoring innovation Beddit has been acquired by US tech giant Apple.

The acquisition was announced quietly by the Finnish startup on 8 May. The terms of the deal have yet to be disclosed.

The Beddit sleep monitor records heart rate, breathing and movement via an ultra-thin film sensor which is placed under the bedsheet. The acquisition facilitates increased Apple connectivity for Beddit users.

“You can use Apple HealthKit to connect the Health app to the Beddit mobile app,” the company wrote. “Connecting the Health and Beddit apps is optional, and you control what data flows between the apps. Beddit can sync data collected by the sleep monitor, such as Sleep Analysis, Heart Rate, and Respiratory Rate, to the Health app.”

Beddit’s sleep tracker first hit the Apple Store in 2015.

“We want to develop more ways to use the sleep data to improve our users’ wellbeing,” founder Lasse Leppäkorpi told us in 2014.

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