Are you someone that never gets enough sleep? Work life can keep you hyper and unable to sleep a lot, particularly when you attempt to come home and unwind from the load of stress you've had from a normal day at the job. Medical researchers tell us, though, that having a good night's rest is key to better physical health, consisting of improved heart rate, weight, and so on. Ask anyone who's been told to keep their feet elevated what a good night's rest with their feet elevated can do.
Fitbit is a company committed to health (the Charge HR, used in a medical diagnosis, shows its potential), and the company's newest smartwatch, the Fitbit Blaze, is designed to take health to the next level for those who want more health tracking on their wrist. This week, the smart fitness band and smartwatch maker unleashed an update for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone devices that lets you monitor your sleeping, set reminders, and track your progress over time.
The new feature, called Sleep Schedule, lets you 1) set a goal of how much sleep you want to achieve (a sleep goal), 2) lets you set bedtime and wake-up alerts, 3) bedtime and wake-up reminders, and 4) check your sleep schedule history over time. For those who can't seem to get enough rest at night, their sleep schedule history may show that they simply "hit the hay" too late at night to have proper rest for an early rising.
Fitbit is releasing this update for devices on platforms iOS (Apple), Android (Google, Samsung, LG, HTC, Motorola, Sony, etc.), and Windows Phone (Microsoft), so you should see the update roll out in the next few days if you haven't yet. Since Apple hasn't taken the Apple Watch in the right direction, perhaps Fitbit can show Cupertino how it's done. And, some day, in the future, perhaps you'll be able to pay for items while you sleep (Fitbit's Sleep Schedule and Coin payments integration would create a lethal combo).
What do you think? Has this new update helped you get better rest so far? Excited about getting your sleep schedule back on track?