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Get the Zzzzs in with Witti at CES

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Witti are reasonably well-known for their Beddi collection of stylish bedside clocks and lights which both help the sleeper doze off and wake them gently in the morning. Expanding their product portfolio, Witti is introducing Sleepi and Todd finds out from Alfred what it can offer snoozers.

Sleepi is a sleep monitoring system, comprising of a bedside light and clock, a sleep tracker that goes under the mattress and the obligatory smartphone app. The app tracks sleep and wakefulness, providing a report in the morning. What makes Sleepi different is that it works with smart homes to figure out what interrupted the sleep, e.g. the room was too hot, and then adjust the temperature automatically. That’s smart.

A Kickstarter launch is planned for Sleepi, with shipping towards the end of 2017. Expected retail price around US$149.

Todd Cochrane is the host of the twice-weekly Geek News Central Podcast at GeekNewsCentral.com.

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Fall Asleep Effortlessly with 2breathe at CES

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Getting enough sleep is a key part of a healthy lifestyle but for some people the problem isn’t just about getting into bed early enough, it’s about falling asleep. Israeli firm 2breathe has developed a smart sensor and complementary app to help those who have difficulty nodding off. Todd relaxes with Erez.

2breathe is a guided breathing system that uses a body-worn sensor to read the breaths in and out. The app records the breathing rate and then using softly-spoken instructions and gentle music, gradually reduces the breathing speed of the wearer. As the breathing rate slows, the soon-to-be-sleeper will get drowsy and fall asleep. In the morning, the app produces a session report, showing the time to snooze and breathing patterns.

The CES Innovation committee though this was a good idea too, awarding 2breathe a CES Honoree Innovation Award.

2breathe is available now for US$179, either direct from 2breathe or other major online retailers. It’s currently only available for Apple iOS devices.

Todd Cochrane is the host of the twice-weekly Geek News Central Podcast at GeekNewsCentral.com.

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Bodymedia Fit Link Armband Fitness Tracker

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013
Bodymedia Fit Link Armband

Bodymedia Fit Link Armband

There are a lot of fitness devices debuting at CES but how’d you like a fitness monitor that not only tracks your steps, your heart rate and also your sleep patterns?

Stay tuned for the Bodymedia Fit.

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Erin from Bodymedia Fit tells Jamie Davis, the Podmedic about the Link Armband tracker and monitor. It’s a bluetooth wireless device that tracks your calories burned, steps taken, your physical activity and your sleep, all with over 90% accuracy. It takes all of those measurements through four different sensors on the back of the device that rest against your skin. It transmits that information to an online activity app or your smart phone so you can track your data and find out how you are doing.

Good for Fitness Experts and Newbies

This device helps both the athlete and people just starting out by showing them which activities are more productive at burning calories. With the online system or using the mobile app, users can match calories burned against calories eaten to monitor your progress towards a goal. The Bodymedia Fit Link Armband also integrates with other apps and fitness devices.

Check out the Withings Smart Body Analyzer Scale video from CES, too.

Video by Jamie Davis, the Podmedic from Health Tech Weekly (HTWeekly.com).