Smart watches and fitness bands have traditionally been limited to sleep tracking functions, letting users know their sleep patterns and a few other details. However, Fitbit will now offer more features, including snoring levels, among other things. According to a report from 9to5Google, the latest version of the Fitbit app comes with a variety of sleep-related functions.
For starters, there are those Snoring and noise detection functionthat when activated, the microphone of the microphone Fitbit Device. It detects when a user has fallen asleep and then hears ambient noises such as potential snoring. Fitbit device then analyzes the noise levels to determine a noise floor level. The device searches for sounds specific to snoring and calculates whether you are snoring or if it is a different sound. The report from 9to5Google says the room shouldn’t have any louder noises for the feature to work accurately.
Note that the snoring could be you or your partner as the Fitbit device analyzes ambient noise to determine this. Fitbit detects snoring and tells you how much time you’ve snored all night. According to the report, a Fitbit device has three tiers: None to Mild, which means that a user snores less than 10% of their total sleep time; Moderate, which means the snoring time was 10-40%; and Frequent, which means that snoring time was more than 40% of total sleep time.
This is a battery-draining feature, and Fitbit says a device should be charged above 40% before going to sleep.
The function was rolled out as a software update and will appear in the Fitbit app version 3.42. The report says the feature isn’t generally available yet, but is expected to hit Fitbit users soon.