Beddit is a completely unobtrusive sleep-tracking device that’s installed under your bed sheet and gives you a sleep score in the morning. Beddit measures your total sleep time, respiration rate, heart rate, time to fall asleep, and more. When you wake up in the morning, Beddit gives you a detailed overview of your night’s sleep. Beddit is available for $149.
What I like most about Beddit is what it isn’t. It isn’t a wearable like a watch or band and it does not rely on putting your phone into bed with you like other popular sleep apps like Sleep Cycle. There is no extra step you need to perform to go to sleep other than setting your alarm in the Beddit app. The Beddit Sleep Tracker consists of a band that is spread out over your sleeping area underneath your bed sheet.
This flexible band is the part that is able to keep tabs of your movements, breathing, heart rate, etc. The band is attached to the Beddit device, which has a Bluetooth antenna inside with a USB cable coming out the other end. Beddit comes with an AC to USB adapter so you just plug Beddit in to the nearest outlet, ensure your Beddit device is connected to your phone, and you’re ready to go.
Within Beddit’s app, you can set four different alarm settings that can easily be swiped between, one of which is “Off” for the weekends, days off, etc. When you’re ready to go to sleep, you just open the Beddit app, choose your alarm setting, and then hit the “sleep” button…simple as that. The Beddit app also has a “smart measurement” feature, which will automatically measure your sleep when you get into bed and your phone is nearby, but that isn’t good for those of us who lie in bed at night and watch TV or play on our phones before bed. Beddit also has a “smart alarm” feature that will automatically wake you up when you are between sleep cycles, which provides a much better wake-up experience so you feel refreshed and energized rather than groggy. With this feature, you tell Beddit around what time you want to get up and Beddit will figure out the best time to wake you before your set alarm time.
Another nice feature within Beddit’s app is that it’ll tell you the positive points and negative points about your sleep last night and it will also give you pointers about how to improve your sleep and how better sleep may improve your well being.
Beddit also has an Apple Watch app. The Watch app doesn’t have a ton of functionality, but it can give you some details about your last night’s sleep. It can also be used as a nap timer/alarm, so you can take short, healthy naps. The only thing I’d like to see added to the Watch app is the ability to scroll through past nights’ sleep data.
While it can be argued that you don’t need a smart sleep tracking device and app to tell you whether you’ve had a good night’s sleep, for those of you who want a little more data on their life, Beddit is a great choice. I always assumed that I got about 8 hours of sleep because I went to sleep around 10:30pm and woke up at 6:30am, but Beddit has shown me that this just isn’t true. Beddit’s data shows that it sometimes takes me up to 20 minutes to fall asleep and I’m “awake” for a while before actually getting out of bed at 6:30am. Recently on weeknights, I’ve only been sleeping between 5.5 and 6.5 hours each night. This data shows me that I should really try to start getting to sleep earlier so that I can have a good night’s sleep each night and be more rested and healthy.
Overall, I’ve found that Beddit works very well and is a great option for those who want a “smart bed” without using an annoying wearable device. The fact that it’s so easy to use and the device is very inconspicuous while in bed makes Beddit a great option in the “smart bed” arena. If you don’t care about the details of your sleep or waking up at the optimal time, this product just isn’t for you.
Beddit can be purchased directly from the manufacturer at their website.
Source: The Beddit Smart Sleep Tracker was provided to me as a review sample by the manufacturer.
What I Like: Unobtrusive design; Works well; Lots of data and tips each morning; Nice app design; Watch app available.
What Needs Improvement: Smart measurement doesn’t work if you’re lying in bed before actually going to sleep.