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Friday, March 04, 2005

Sleeptracker

Sleeptracker is a watch you wear while—wait for it—sleeping that monitors muscle activity and tension along with body temperature and mysterious "other signals." When those signals match the particulars of an "almost-awake" moment (the weakest points of your sleep cycle, usually around the REM phase), it can wake you up. The idea is to program Sleeptracker with the space of time you need to wake up in, and when you're closest to being naturally conscious during that span, the alarm goes off. How does it do all this? The makers ain't tellin'. For those of you leading a Fight Club-esque double life, Sleeptracker also functions as a regular water- (and blood-) resistant watch.
You have to ask the question??? WHY!

Sleeptracker: Waking Up Has Never Been Easier [Sleeptracker]

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude! You totally ripped this whole post from Gizmodo, without even a word of credit. I mean, not giving credit to where you get the news is bad, but cutting and pasting without attribution is illegal.

Very bad form.


11:09 PM  
Blogger early adopters said...

BUT STILL IT´S A GOOD QUESTION:
HOW DOES THIS WATCH WORK???

JUST TO TELL THE PEOPLE IT TRACKS THESE DATA IS NOT ENOUGH INFORMATION THESE DAYS I THINK.


8:36 PM  
Blogger CALLIN OUT JERKS said...

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2:58 AM  
Blogger UK Osteopath said...

The watch uses an accelerometer to detect body movement. You move around a lot more in shallow sleep. In REM sleep you're largely immobile.

You can read about my experiences of using the Sleeptracker to determine my optimum sleeping habits here:

http://www.badloop.org/sleep/


11:40 AM  

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