Sleep tracker Beddit acquired by Apple
Apple has acquired a Finnish company which creates sleep-tracking software, in a story first confirmed by CNBC.
Beddit, founded in 2007 and based in Espoo, Finland, manufactures a range of hardware and software that is designed to analyse data related to a user’s sleeping pattern, such as the number of breaths taken per minute, heart rate, and the regularity of snoring, among other things. It then displays the recorded data in a companion app compatible with Apple devices.
Beddit’s newest model, the Beddit 3, is a fairly thin and flexible layer of sensors designed to be placed along the top of a user’s bed, from which it then transmits data to a nearby phone or other smart devices. It retails at $149.95.