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Gear4 to launch Renew SleepClock for iOS


Gear4 has announced that it will soon launch its Renew SleepClock system for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod in the United States. Sporting a top-mounted dock, the SleepClock uses an advanced no-contact sensor to sense the users’ breathing rate, when they’re in light or deep sleep, if they leave their bed at night, and when they’re trying to go to sleep—adjusting their sleep soundtrack appropriately in the latter case, and waking them at the most appropriate time within a pre-set wake-up range. Other features include integration with the free Renew app for tracking sleep patterns over time, built-in speakers, an FM radio, and the ability to charge the docked device. Gear4’s Renew SleepClock will be available in the U.S. beginning in March and will sell for $200.

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Why doesn’t somebody just make a simple aluminum iPhone bedside alarm clock dock like the ones available for Android phones?

You’d like your iPhone to be positioned horizontally, cuz hey, that’s the most readable and the best way to project that crazy iPod Nano-like clock simulation.  Which they can make available thru the app store for free, with a number of different faces—with or without weather, a news ticker, etc.

Since the iPhone’s dock connector is on the bottom, they’d have to tweak the usual setup a little.  Probably have to have the thing shaped like a sideways L, with a track along the bottom for the iPhone to slide in until it is docked.  It shouldn’t be much bigger than the iPhone itself.  No bigger than necessary.

And no, it doesn’t need a separate clock.  Or a radio.  Or any of that.  The iPhone is a perfectly adequate clock radio all by itself, it just needs a dock to hold it and charge it up overnight.

Posted by Fanfoot on January 30, 2012 at 9:48 PM (CST)

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