Since its launch in 2015, Apple has increasingly placed Apple Watch as a health and fitness unit; something that helps users to track workouts and take care of the body. But a popular feature has been missed from Apple's embedded software: sleep-tracking.
Not much longer, says Bloomberg . The publication reports that Apple is testing sea tracking functionality, and if it meets standards, plans to add it to Apple Watch by 2020.
You can already track your sleep on Apple Watch using third-party apps, but the device has Always been hamstrung in this regard for its relatively slim battery life. Apple promises users a full day's use from the clock before they charge it overnight (and this often looks like two-day use, depending on usage), but that's not enough for regular sea tracking. Rival training focused wearables with sleep tracking such as Fitbit Versa or Withings Steel Hybrid Smartwatch, for example, last up to several weeks before you need a charge.
Bloomberg s Mark Gurman notes that in order to make sleep-tracking functional for Apple Watch, the company will need to increase battery life or find a way to run sleep tracking in a low-power overnight mode. Or, if charging rates increase, it can only ask users to fill up the batteries in the morning.