] Apple is currently testing a sleep-tracking feature for a future Apple Watch release, according to one of Bloomberg's.
The calpert-based technology company has released a new Apple Watch model at least since the second-generation Apple Watches came out in 2016. According to the report's source, if everything goes well in the test phase, Apple probably sees a 2020 launch for an Apple Watch with sleep monitoring.
As Bloomberg reports, Apple's main smartwatch competitor, Fitbit, has long had sleep trac King features in its devices. To compete with the portable device, one of Apple's main challenges will be the battery. Fitbit boasts that its smartwatches can last as long as a week on a single charge. Current generations of Apple Watch have to be charged nightly, which is not possible for a sleep monitoring.
Apple does not share how many Apple Watches it has sold. However, the company reported that the Wearables, Home and Accessories category, which the smartwatch falls under, generated $ 17.4 billion in revenue in 2018.
Technical consumers may be surprised that Apple already has a stand-alone sleep monitoring product, which it currently sells in their online store, called "Beddit." The iPhone manufacturer behind the device in 2017.
Since the launch of its iPhone health program, Apple has prominently shown a sleeping folder that tracks a user who is sleeping habits. However, this feature currently requires users to track information such as bedtime.
With the electrocardiograms (ECG) and irregular heart rhythm alerts (IHR), Apple Apple Watch transformed from an iPhone add-on to a medical monitoring device with its Series 4 release this fall.
Earlier this year, Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company's will be health. Clearly, Apple Watch plays an important role in these deals. Sleep monitoring is an obvious next step.