Apple quietly acquires Beddit, may be looking to include sleep tracking features in watchOS 4

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Date: Wednesday, May 10th, 2017, 05:43
Category: Apple Watch, News, Software, Wearables

Sometimes Apple makes small-but-cool acquisitions.

Apple has snagged popular iOS sleep tracking platform and hardware maker Beddit. While specific details of the acquisition are unclear at this point, Beddit has updated the privacy policy on its website to announce the acquisition and note of a privacy policy change.

The Beddit iOS app’s description was altered on the App Store today to reflect that change in personal data collection policy that comes as part of the Apple acquisition.


Reddit offered the following change in description:

“Beddit has been acquired by Apple. Your personal data will be collected, used and disclosed in accordance with the Apple Privacy Policy.”

Beddit also sells sleep tracking hardware such as its Beddit 3 Sleep Monitor, which is placed underneath a bed sheet for more accurate sleep tracking. The product is sold via Apple’s online store.

Apple has pursued sleep tracking as a feature for a while now. Since the release of the first-gen Apple Watch, users have looked to third-party apps to track their sleep patterns, something Apple probably noticed.

With watchOS 4 likely to be unveiled later this year, it’s possible that sleep tracking in some form might be included.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

Via 9to5Mac

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