Reports are suggesting that Fitbit could be adding noise and snore detecting features to its devices in the future.
The American consumer electronics company Fitbit might be sprinkling a couple new features for snoring and noise detection onto its products, which could be a great help for customers curious about learning whether or not their sleeping habits and environment are as good or bad as they seem.
The Verge notes that a 9to5Google report gave a break down of Fitbit’s latest app version in the Google Play Store, which included details about the feature; Fitbit devices that come with a microphone will be able to monitor “ambient noise including your potential snoring,” as soon as its user has fallen asleep.
While some might be concerned about the toll this would take on their Fitbit’s battery, others may not like the eerie idea of their sleep tracker picking up on background noises “throughout the night”, as worded by the release note.
Nevertheless, for those whose snoring potentially has something to do with certain health conditions, this feature could be particularly helpful.
Snores and more
It is said that this feature is named Snore & Noise Detect, designed to keep track of “noise including snores from you or someone next to you”, making the Fitbit go over its surroundings’ noise levels to pinpoint “snore specific” sounds.
When noises that go above the baseline noise level, the device then is meant to differentiate it from either something else, or simply snoring. The feature will not be capable of determining exactly who the snoring or extra noises belong to, however, which is why the release notes suggest not putting on any ambient noises (pink noise, etc.) when the product is in use.
To prepare for a long night of snore-detection ahead, users must charge their Fitbit up to at least 40% before bedtime.
Another new, but supposedly separate, feature on the way to Fitbit’s devices is exploring the concept of “sleep animals”. While this new addition is not yet quite as developed as the snore detecting feature, it seems rather exciting to look forward to.
As per 9to5Google’s observations, this feature will be able to compare users’ different sleeping styles to animals with similar patterns (for example, deep sleepers would resemble a tortoise, short sleepers would be compared to hummingbirds, etc.). While there’s not much known yet about what practical use this offers, it is nonetheless a dainty idea that customers of Fitbit surely will not mind checking out once it’s all ready.
It must be noted that this feature has not been released yet, and Fitbit’s Snore & Noise Detect is only available for a select population of users. Until their proper launching, onlookers will simply have to get creative while imagining what these neat new updates will look like.
A good night’s rest is an essential part of everyday life, and it’s great to have technology that can monitor what factors might be indicating how good or bad your sleep is. To better your sleeping environment, go to bed with a Rechargeable Electric Air Purifier nearby. Take a look at Fitbit’s products too, starting with this Fitbit Sense Advanced Smartwatch.