Will sleep tracking improvements be next?

Fathead82
Fathead82 Registered Users Posts: 1
New Traveler
edited January 24 in TomTom Sports
Hi TomTom,
Really pleased with the recent updates to the runner 2, the watch is finally starting to feel like the product I thought I was originally buying - the phone notifications are working well for me, and the various updates for fitness age and workout types I am enjoying....
But, will there ever be improvements to the sleep tracking - it's just non existent. I was really hoping for sleep phase information and silent alarm based on phase. Can this be implemented with this hardware? Other manufacturers seem to have this down.

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  • tfarabaugh
    tfarabaugh Posts: 16,943
    Superuser
    All it is using to sense sleep is movement; it does not look at HR or other factors so it would have to make assumptions as to quality of sleep based strictly on movement, which I imagine varies widely by person. Some people sleep like rocks and never move and some people shift a lot. The quality of sleep is the same for them, they just sleep differently. I think many of the devices and apps out there are just making wild guesses as they do not have brainwave monitors on or anything. They are just making assumptions based on your movement as well but putting it into a nice looking interface with lots of graphs to make it seem like they know more. It would be nice if TT could somehow detect and quantify the movement on a chart like you can with HR to see when you are shifting around more. They could possibly factor HR in somehow to detect when there is no movement and a lowered heart rate.

    However, TT has left the wearables market and is not producing any new devices, so I would expect at this point any updates will be limited to bug fixes (and even that may be limited - it has been over three months since the last update broke connectivity for many users and introduced battery drain issues and that is still unresolved). I would not expect much more development and certainly not something major like changes in how it records and displays sleep.

    I imagine this is not what you were hoping to hear but let me know if this answered your question. If it did, please mark it as a solution so other can look for it if they have the same question.