Introducing FitSleep, your personal lullaby that uses alpha waves to gently send you to sleep. More than a sleep tracker, FitSleep – precisely logs valuable sleep date such as your heart rate, respiratory rate, body movements and sleep pattern while maintaining a sleek non-disruptive design. FitSleep is your Tech Lullaby. Helping to lull you into a deep sleep, increase deep sleep duration and improve sleep efficiency. By using a range of low frequency and power electromagnetic waves, FitSleep scans how the user reacts to different frequencies. Like a lullaby, these waves calm the nervous system. FitSleep’s sensors detect changes and narrow down the wave range to specific frequencies, then emits the best waves to help that user get a better sleep.
Above is how FitSleep describes themselves and their product and what it does to help you get a better night’s sleep. The real question is, does it work and if so, how well does it work? That’s what I’m going to tell you today since I’m part of the Xberts.com Crowd Testing program that gets to review some products earlier than a lot of others. The FitSleep is one of those and today I bring you my opinions.
FitSleep is a round like disc that is 3.62 in(W) x 3.62 in(H) x .62 in(D) and is very light weight at only 100g. It includes Bluetooth 4.0 and a Li-ion polymer 2050mAh battery. It’s no bigger than a lot of normal sized wireless charging pads and comes with a Micro USB port and cable for charging purposes.
Setup and installation is pretty darn simple. To get started you want to make sure the FitSleep is fully charged, then simply slide it up under your pillow and center it within the pillow as closely as possible.
Once you do that, you will want to download the FitSleep companion app from either the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. Unfortunately I can’t provide links since the apps aren’t in the App Store or the Play Store due to this being an early test prior to actual release. However, there was a QR code for me to scan to download and install the app with.
Once the app is installed, you go through a little sign up process that takes about 2 minutes at the most and then the app is ready to use. You will need a phone number for registration as it needs to send an SMS message to verify your phone as the app is mandatory to use for the FitSleep.
Once all of that is done and the device is connected and activated, you’re ready to lay your head on your pillow and start using the FitSleep. Once you do, the app should show you your current heart rate and respiratory rate.
The next thing you’ll want to do is to get a full night’s sleep. Once you do this and you wake up the next morning, you can get a full report of what all the FitSleep will tell you about your sleep and wake patterns.
The cool thing about this is that these reports are sent back to servers for FitSleep to run through the algorithms so that the report can be generated for you. With this information the FitSleep can build customized tips for the user to help improve their sleeping patterns.
You can also set an alarm that will help you avoid deep sleep phases and to wake you when you are in your lightest phases of sleep. This helps ensure that you wake up more peacefully and to make it easier for you to start your day and to help ensure you feel more rested upon waking up.
So now that we know what it can do or what it’s supposed to do, the question you’re asking yourself is did it actually do it?
Currently after only a few days of use the answer appears to be yes. The FitSleep worked, or at least it appeared to, by using its low frequency electromagnetic waves to help relax my body and send me off to get some needed shuteye. Then it helped by keeping me in dreamland by using a variety of these electromagnetic waves to monitor my sleeping habits and keep me asleep to allow me to feel as rested as I possibly could.
Each morning I would wake up, check my reports and learn a few things about my sleep pattern. I already know that I toss and turn a lot during the night but what was really interesting to see was my heart rate, respiratory rate and other things.
All in all I’m pretty happy with the FitSleep and what it does. It seems to be working and I at least feel a bit more rested in the mornings when I wake up and start my day.
As stated, this is a super early review as it’s not available to the public at this time, but when it is available it will cost you $189. While not cheap, it’s a decent price for what it does. If you were a backer of their IndieGoGo project, you might have gotten yourself one for $129 or maybe even $149. The good thing is, those might be shipping soon since we’ve gotten our hands on early test versions and I feel the product is pretty stable and ready for a public release.