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2013-09-16 00_40_38-Beddit - Automatic sleep and wellness tracker. Turn your bed into a smart bed. _

Beddit sounds like a Reddit app you use in bed, or perhaps a sub-Reddit about beds. It is neither. Beddit is a Bluetooth sleep sensor that sticks to your mattress to gather data on how you're sleeping, or not sleeping (probably too much Reddit). At any rate, it's looking for funding on Indiegogo and has blown past its goal.

The creators were looking for $80,000 through a flexible funding campaign, but have already reached nearly $300,000 with 16 days left. Flexible funding means the creators would have gotten whatever was raised irrespective of goals, but it turns out they had nothing to worry about. Beddit looks like a long piece of tape that you attach to the mattress. When you get in bed, the device will track a variety of metrics like awakenings, the time it takes to fall asleep, heart rate, and breathing. All the data gets piped into your phone or tablet over Bluetooth and processed into a report. There are a lot of iPhones in the press shots, but the company is promising an Android app at launch.

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Sleep tracking is nothing new, but Beddit doesn't require you to strap anything to your wrist or ankle. You also don't have to sleep with the phone in the bed as some apps require. The sensor strip seems to gather a bit more data than most other solutions too. If you want in on the Beddit craze, you can get one for $99 through the Indiegogo campaign. It should be delivered in November of this year. The eventual retail price is expected to be $149.

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Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

He's the author of a sci-fi novel called The Crooked City, which is available on Amazon and Google Play. http://goo.gl/WQIXBM

  • RarestName

    I'll stick with my $0.99 sleep cycle app :)

  • GMX

    why post this on an android site when there is no mention of android support all pics and all things point to iphone use only.

    • Greyhame

      "There are a lot of iPhones in the press shots, but the company is promising an Android app at launch."

    • flosserelli

      Obviously one of the supporters decided to "tip" androidcentral, hoping to accelerate funding for their project.

    • Ricardo Neves

      why comment without reading the article? :)

  • GoBlue

    I don't understand how these campaigns get so much money. Are people just throwing their money away? I mean it's tough to throw down $99 on a product that isn't even available for review yet.

  • flosserelli

    Now you can lose sleep worrying about how much sleep you're losing.

  • Matthew Fry

    Well it's certainly less costly than a sleep study (2-4 thousand) but you don't get the brain activity, the breathing, the oxygen level, jaw grinding checks, restless legs checks, etc.

    • Matthew Fry

      The report written by a trained technician and the doctor's notes-

  • Jeff B

    I was into this until I found out the alarm rings from your phone. I expected the bed sensor to vibrate at least.

  • Mathias Christensen

    149$ retail. 99$ backer. 30% discount. Wait .. what. I can't trust these guys

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