Sleep Cycle & Apple Watch Integration

Our integration with Apple Watch for iPhone is here! 

Is the Watch stand alone?
Yes. You don’t need to engage with your phone at all, as you go to bed and wake up with the Watch. The Watch analyses your sleep during the night, wakes you up at the time you’ve set and then transfers the analysis to your phone. You can view the night’s analysis on your phone, whenever you feel like it.

Does the Watch sleep analysis transfer to my phone?
Yes. Isn’t it lovely? Just use your Watch as you sleep and the analysis shifts to your phone, when you wake up. Sometimes, it might take a while, but you’ll be notified when it’s done.


Alarm modes on the Watch app
The "No alarm, only sleep analysis" option is not available on the Watch at this point in time due to restrictions within the Watch OS. But if this changes, we will hopefully be able to implement this as well.

 

Do you record snoring when using the Watch?
When using the Watch app, we will not be able to detect snoring as we analyze your sleep via movements, detected via the accelerometer in the watch. If you want to detect snoring, you will have to stick to the phone app for now.


What’s the battery drain then?
Not much. 10-15%, depending on what else is going on in your Watch during the night.

Why no complication?
So far, we got no strong use case for it. But Watch development will continue and a solid complication is part of it.


What's the required Watch OS version?
As the WatchOS matures and we’re using its features to its fullest, at one point devices of some age will struggle to keep up. So now, the Watch OS 7.1 is required.

How to install the Sleep Cycle watch app on your Apple Watch:
In your Watch app on your iPhone, open the tab “My Watch”, now, scroll all the way down to find available apps that you can install. Here you will be able to install Sleep Cycle, once done, click on “Sleep Cycle” and make sure you have enabled the toggle “Show app on Apple Watch” and tada, you will now have the Sleep Cycle watch app available on your Apple Watch!


I got ideas on features I’d like to see on the Watch. I’d like to tell you about them.

And we’d love to hear from you. Reach out to us here at support@sleepcycle.com - the Watch is strong in this one.

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