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Perfect Third rolls out WakeMate for iOS devices

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Perfect Third has rolled out its new WakeMate sleep accessory for the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and other portable devices. The WakeMate system consists of a Bluetooth wristband that uses actigraphy to map dips and peaks in the user’s sleep cycle and communicates with an app running on his or her device to calculate the ideal wake time closest to the chosen alarm setting—up to 20 minutes beforehand—at a time when the user will wake feeling alert and refreshed. Once awake, that night’s sleep data is automatically uploaded to Wakelytics, the company’s online analytics platform. Perfect Third’s WakeMate sleep accessory for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad is available now and sells for $50.

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1

If only it worked in the background - I can’t sleep without listening to podcasts during the night!

Posted by Jon Norris on November 16, 2010 at 2:34 PM (PDT)

2

Alternatively, there’s the SleepCycle app that, for 99c/59p will do the same thing *and* allow background audio to keep playing when you’re going to sleep…

Posted by Richie P on November 16, 2010 at 4:27 PM (PDT)

3

SleepCycle app is not healthy if you put your iphone under/close to your pillow like that.

Posted by Marcoklein on November 16, 2010 at 4:53 PM (PDT)

4

You don’t necessarily have to put it near your pillow, and shouldn’t put it under because it is “awake” and charging and can get hot if covered. I actually wedge my iPhone partially between my mattress and bed frame and SleepCycle works like a charm (the app measures movement). This product interests me because it’s separate from the iPhone, but the SleepCycle app is a good option to see if like/want this type of alarm, plus it’s fun to look at your sleep stages through the night. It also keeps a running log and its fun to compare nights, especially if you “alter” your state of mind on occasion wink

Puff Puff - Hello REM

Posted by knickerbocker on November 16, 2010 at 7:18 PM (PDT)

5

@Markoklein If you buy into the claims that are made about health risks being associated with mobile phones (I presume that’s what you mean by your unequivocal statement, rather than it being a charge you’re levelling specifically at Sleep Cycle), and believe that the corner of your mattress (the recommended placement) is close enough to cause problems, then there’s always the “Airplane Mode”. 

Or a tinfoil hat… smile

Posted by Richie P on November 17, 2010 at 12:21 AM (PDT)

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