Sleep Tracking Poor

KennyR Registered Users Posts: 3
Apprentice Traveler
edited January 24 in TomTom Sports
I expected the sleep tracker to give me a graph of how much time I am in deep as opposed to say restless sleep. I was talking with someone who had a fitbit and they could show this info on their app. The watch tracks sleep, heart rate and movement so surely the app can be made to estimate such stats. Instead it just seems to tell me how long I slept and even that isn't very accurate.


  • tfarabaugh
    tfarabaugh Posts: 16,973
    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. Unfortunately, I would not expect any changes now that they are leaving the wearables market altogether and not producing any more devices. This is something you are going to have to live with, I am afraid.

    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.