Tag Archive for ‘Sleep++’

Inevitable Sherlocking ➝

David Smith:

This week I’ve been working on a big update to my Apple Watch sleep tracker, Sleep++. While I love the app, it is a bit funny to work on. I am pretty confident that somewhere deep within the Cupertino mothership, Apple is working on their own sleep tracking app for the Apple Watch. […]

In a weird way I’ve just come to peace with this reality and grown to understand that this isn’t something that I should really fear. While the indefinite nature of its arrival certainly gives me a bit of unease, once I accepted that it was inevitable things got much simpler.

This a great attitude to have.

Introducing Sleep++ 2.0 ➝

Sleep++ was added to my list of apps to try shortly after I brought my Apple Watch home. And even though the app has been installed on my device for months, I still haven’t actually tried it. This will be rectified soon. This 2.0 update just looks too good to ignore.

Sleep++ Tracks and Measures Your Sleep ➝

David Smith:

Today I released a new app Sleep++ that uses the motion tracking capabilities of your Apple Watch to monitor how well you are sleeping at night. This is one of the capabilities made possible by the improvements of watchOS 2.

To use the app you need to wear your Apple Watch while you sleep each night. This presents an obvious problem, when do I charge it?. […]

The TL/DR is to charge your Apple Watch in the morning while you get ready for your day (take a shower, get dressed, etc) and then again in the evening while you get ready for bed (brush teeth, put on pajamas, etc). Then put your Apple Watch in Airplane Mode while you sleep.

When I eventually get my hands on an Apple Watch (it’ll happen, I swear), Sleep++ will be one of the first apps I install. I’ve always had trouble getting enough sleep at night, but maybe if I’m able to keep track I’ll learn more about my habits and find a strategy that results in more restful nights. The idea of using silent alarms seems great, too. Especially for my days off when I don’t have a specific time when I need to wake up, but want to prevent my body from going overboard.