Fitbit is introducing snore detectors in new software update
The renowned company already has a great sleep tracking system., the high-end variant of this brand track sleep cycles by breaking it into sleep stages, tracks oxygen saturation and breathing rate.
This feature uses the microphone on your device to track the sound while you are sleeping and will display results in the morning.
How FitBit snore detectors work?
When a user has gone to sleep snore detection feature will come in play . It will detect evident noises from the surroundings.
Device then analyze the collected data to that of a baseline noise level that will help to distinguish snore noise from other related noise.
When our algorithm detects an event that’s louder than the baseline noise level, it performs a calculation to decide if it’s snoring or something else. If the noise level in your room is louder than the snoring, this feature may not be able to pick up the snoring,” the company said.
Fitbit will display results in three levels;
None to mild
1) None to mild means the person snored for less than 10% throughout the sleep, 2) Moderate means person has snored 10 – 40 percent and 3) Frequent means user’s snoring time was more than 40%.
From the collected date, surrounding noise score will also be displayed as “very quiet” to “very loud”.
Fitbit has advised it’s user’s to have at least 40% or more than 40% of charging for the proper functioning of new update.
This feature might come as a paid subscription with guided workouts, diet plans and health data.
Fitbit has issued a disclaimer on the site, which says the feature “is not intended as a substitute for medical diagnosis or treatment; you should always consult your physician or health care provider about any health issues.”