Sleep tracking app blackberry

 

The research and technology used in Sleep Genius is being celebrated in the 2015 edition of NASA’s prestigious annual publication, Spinoff . Each year, Spinoff recognizes dozens of NASA technologies improving everything from medical devices and software to food and home products. Designed to showcase “the diverse benefits our nation enjoys from its investment in aeronautics and space missions,” the publication chose the “Sleep Genius” program as one of its featured technologies.

Discovering your perfect bedtime, and keeping it consistent, is the linchpin to reclaiming your sleep health. You ideally need to go to bed within 15 minutes of your target bed time.

Sleep Genius gradually awakens you with a gentle 5 minute Revive Cycle scientifically created to help you wake to soothing sounds, welcoming you to a new day.

Sleep tracking app blackberry

Update 11/20/14: Basis has announced that a free firmware update for smartwatch-style notifications will be released in mid-December. In addition to upcoming alerts for texts, calls and calendar events, the Peak now supports the GATT Bluetooth protocol for streaming heart-rate data to various third-party fitness apps. 

The Basis Peak is a vast improvement over the Basis B1, that oh-so-promising but still quite imperfect activity-tracking wristband from early 2013. The Peak is more stylish than the B1, has a better display than the B1, and is easier to use than the B1.

Besides having a better heart-rate monitor, the new Peak (top) is slimmer and all-around more watch-like than Basis B1 Carbon Steel Edition (below).

The research and technology used in Sleep Genius is being celebrated in the 2015 edition of NASA’s prestigious annual publication, Spinoff . Each year, Spinoff recognizes dozens of NASA technologies improving everything from medical devices and software to food and home products. Designed to showcase “the diverse benefits our nation enjoys from its investment in aeronautics and space missions,” the publication chose the “Sleep Genius” program as one of its featured technologies.

Discovering your perfect bedtime, and keeping it consistent, is the linchpin to reclaiming your sleep health. You ideally need to go to bed within 15 minutes of your target bed time.

Sleep Genius gradually awakens you with a gentle 5 minute Revive Cycle scientifically created to help you wake to soothing sounds, welcoming you to a new day.

Sleep is crucial to brain functioning, memory formation and to life itself (look up fatal familial insomnia). But all too often, sleep is elusive. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found in a 2009 survey of nearly 75,000 adults in 14 states that 35 percent reported sleeping fewer than 7 hours a night.

The amount of time an adult needs to sleep each night varies from person to person, and probably has to do with genetics. But the National Institutes of Health suggests that adults get between 7 and 8 hours of Zzzs each night. To keep you from falling short, a number of smartphone apps on the market claim to track your sleep. The apps aim to not only provide solid numbers on how many winks you're getting, but also to help you understand what might lead to a bad night's rest , so these triggers can be avoided.

Before we get to our reviews of these apps, a warning: Sleep experts are highly skeptical that any consumer gadgets can accurately measure how well a person sleeps. Generally, there are two types of sleep gadgets on the market. The first are the fitness trackers that have sleep-tracking capabilities. Most of these gadgets involve a wearable wristband or sensor that tracks your body movements as you sleep. The second category is smartphone apps, which use the accelerometer that is built into your phone to capture your movements. In this review, we focus on the smartphone apps, which don't involve wearing another device.