BeautyRest SleepTracker is one of the best devices you can use if you want to track the quality of your sleep without needing to strap some small (but still annoying) sleep tracking device to your hand, head or body. It comes in the form of a central processing unit and two sensor pads that can be placed under your mattress, enabling them to monitor your activity, sleeping hours and much more. Let’s review it.
This category of standalone and non-wearable sleep monitoring devices has gained a considerable traction ever since products like Sense and Beddit managed to find themselves in sleeping rooms of thousands of people around the world. BeautyRest SleepTracker aims to become a strong contender in that space, offering not only accurate tracking of your sleeping activity but also smart computing analytics and integrations with smart home devices and Amazon Alexa.
The road to market for this sleep tracker device was a long one. It was produced by Simmons Bedding Company, one of the America’s largest mattress manufacturers that opened their doors in distant 1870. Over the last several years, this company started to expand their presence in the market by introducing several monitoring devices that relied heavily on latest sleep tracking tech technology. After a successful initial range of products, in early 2017 they finally unveiled their latest flagship product BeautyRest SleepTracker which has a capability of turning any standard bed into feature-rich "smart bed".
After opening its packaging, you will find only two of its main components - the central processing box and the sleep sensor system which consists of two sensor pads. Those two pads are used not to monitor a single user with double of precision, but to enable couples to monitor their sleep activity patterns independently. The sensors need to be placed under your mattress, below the positions of your bed pillows.
Sensors are wired to central processing box, which has onboard wireless connectivity which enables it to get a connection with your home devices such as your smartphone, tablet, laptop, and smart home devices (Philips Hue lights, Nest thermostats, Amazon Alexa and more).
The entire system works independently from the moment you set it up, which means that you don’t need to bother yourself with turning it on or off, syncing data at predetermined times or recharging batteries. BeautyRest SleepTracker was designed so that it can easily be installed under every bed, always be on and monitoring for bed activity, and turning itself on whenever it detects that someone is using the bed.
Simmons Bedding Company is also planning to release a single-sleeper version of BeautyRest SleepTracker.
The most user-friendly feature of BeautyRest SleepTracker is that it works automatically from the moment you install it under your bed. You don’t even need to touch it ever again physically.
To control the functions of the device, you have to access BeautyRest SleepTracker app interface using your iOS or Android device, or even a web interface that is accessible via any computer that is logged to your home network.
The primary feature of BeautyRest SleepTracker is, of course, movement tracking, but it can also track respiration and heart rate. The analysis of your gathered data is not done on the device itself, but via Sleeptracker cloud-based artificial intelligence engine. It provides an overview of not only your activity rates but also breakdown of your light sleep, deep sleep and REM phases. The algorithm learns your patterns over time, becoming smarter and giving users more insights about their quality of sleep.
The software package of this bedroom sleep tracker consists of the following features: