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Sense: Know More. Sleep Better.

Sense: Know More. Sleep Better. | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

Sense is a simple system that tracks your sleep behavior, monitors the environment of your bedroom and reinvents the alarm. 

Sense combines the insight of your sleep patterns with the data of the environment in your bedroom, including noise, light, temperature, humidity and particles in the air.

With Sense's Smart Alarm, it can even wake you up in the morning at the right point in your sleep cycle, to avoid that groggy feeling we all hate so much.

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

My Sense has finally arrived ! (with the now usual 9 months Kickstarter delay) - Remember that they raised $2.4 M against a $100k target...

 

While the unboxing experience was made slightly complicated by how tight the additional sleep pill box was closed, the overall setup is a pure bliss and the product finish is amazing. Sense may be paired with several "sleep pills" that you clip on the pillow and allow to monitor your sleep as well as your spouse's without interferences other than snoring :-)

 

(The remarkable and fluid phone UI has 2 slight glitches

1/ when setting the alarm tone, it doesn't play in on the Sense (just on your phone) hence making you to guess whether the Sense has or not sound capabilities
2/ in Europe, would have appreciated a temperature in degrees Celsius not Fahrenheit)

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Withings Aura uses light, sound, and science to help you sleep better #CES

Withings Aura uses light, sound, and science to help you sleep better #CES | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

As for the lamp itself, it's both a sleep aid and a sleek, touch-sensitive lava lamp. The device glows a shade of red to help you get to sleep — Withings says the wavelength of light helps the body generate melatonin — and for waking it shines a glowing blue.

 

Different shades, from purple to yellow, are available at the user's choice. A standalone iPhone app lets users do things like set wake-up times and view their sleep and environmental data, though the information will also be surfaced in the standard Withings app as well for a bigger picture look at your health (Android compatibility is coming down the line, and the device will be able to connect over legacy Bluetooth, Bluetooth Low Energy, or Wi-Fi).

 

In a clever twist, the lamp portion of the device can also play music and serves as a standalone alarm clock even if you aren't using your smartphone. The lamp is sensitive to touch, and you can turn the alarm on or off with a tap, and set the time for your next alarm by sliding your finger up the side of the device.

Philippe J DEWOST's insight:

Combining light, sound and movement, Withings last tracking device is indeed a full system and goes way beyond the existing snoring / sleeping apps. Want to beta test one !

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