The best sleep trackers

Turn to tech to get a good night's sleep with one of the best sleep trackers

As the movement to quantify everything we do continues at a feverish pace, sleep-tracking tech is becoming more and more common — no longer is it just a secondary feature of fitness trackers. The overarching idea is that, with additional information about the quality of your sleep, you can begin to make changes in your lifestyle to improve it!.

Today, there are a handful of different products on the market capable of measuring your nightly rest and each has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. After studying all the smartest options, we decided that the Withings sleep tracking mat is the best option for a standalone device with lots of great information. But we’ve also picked a number of other excellent trackers for specific purposes, so take a look at the whole list!

Withings sleep tracking mat

best sleep trackers withings sleeping tracking pad

Withings has produced a number of excellent trackers, and this sleeping mat is one of the best smart sleep devices around. Put it under your mattress, and it will keep track of your sleep cycles, breathing, snoring episodes, disturbances and more. Using the app, you can chart your sleep, watch for problems, and monitor conditions like sleep apnea to see what improves your sleep.

If you don’t like looking at charts, Withings provides a simple sleep score that sums up how your night went. You can also get personalized suggestions and tips on how to get a better night’s sleep based on your results. It’s one of the best tracker options available, and it doesn’t require adding any devices to your nightstand!

Beddit 3 Sleep Tracker

Beddit is one of the original sleep trackers that didn’t require you to wear something likely to interfere with your sleep. Apple scooped up the company in 2017, and at least for the time being, the device is still being sold as a separate product through the Apple Store. The third-generation Beddit shrinks the sensor even more — so much so you’ll likely not even feel it there. You can also track all kinds of sleep data, including sleep duration, quality, respiration rate, and even your heart rate, and the device automatically knows when you’re asleep so you don’t have to bother with anything.

Lookee Ring Sleep Monitor

best sleep trackers lookee ring monitor

The Lookee Ring is actually a finger sensor that’s designed for more serious monitoring purposes. Specifically, it records blood oxygen levels and heart rate during sleep to watch for problems. It can also vibrate to warn if blood oxygen levels fall below a preset level that you can customize for your situation, using the related Lookee app. The Ring lasts around 16 hours on one charge, and charges in about two to four hours. It’s a great device for pairing with sleep apnea treatments or other serious illnesses where monitoring sleep health is important. However, if you aren’t looking for a tool to use in these situations, you may find the price too high for more casual sleep tracking.

Pillow Automatic Sleep Tracker app

best sleep trackers pillow app 2

If you already have an Apple Watch, there’s a great app that’s free to download and use, as long as you don’t mind sleeping with your Apple Watch on (it can work from a nearby iPad or iPhone, but won’t be nearly as accurate). The Pillow app can be set as an alarm clock, but its real potential lies in highly accurate sleep tracking that looks at your heart, sleep stages, and the overall progression of your sleep cycles. You get access to a multitude of graphs and comparisons along with long-term tracking reports that show you how your sleep has changed over time. It can even record sounds like snoring in your sleep if you want.

Sleep Number SleepIQ K1 Kids Bed

Sleep Number SleepIQ Kids Bed

Sleep Number’s SleepIQ for kids makes a lot of sense, even if the bed might be a bit on the pricey side. It’s a mattress with an integrated sleep monitor, which allows parents to monitor their child’s sleep patterns directly from an app. It’s similar to other Sleep Number mattresses, except this one has a few incentives to please the tykes, including gold stars for a good night’s sleep and a “monster detector” that illuminates the space under the bed when the kid wakes up. The mattress also monitors sleep without the need for a bracelet or mattress pad, and the bed comes equipped with a night light parents can turn off remotely when their child falls asleep. Parents can even receive alerts when their child leaves the bed. Read more here.

Beautyrest Sleeptracker

We’re big fans of Beautyrest’s Sleeptracker, having tested the unit when it first came out in 2017. You place the sensors between your mattress and boxspring, which makes it even less noticeable than the ultra-thin sensors you typically place beneath your sheets with other models. Once installed, the device automatically detects when you fall asleep and records heart and respiratory rate. It also utilizes a built-in artificial intelligence to detect various sleep stages — light, deep, and REM. Over time, the A.I. engine works to provide you with better sleeping tips based on individual sleep habits, as well as any information you provide after a night of sleep. It’s certainly worth the price, even if it is one of the more expensive options on our list. Read more here.

Smart Home

Foxconn interns reportedly work long hours to produce Amazon Alexa products

A recent report from the Chinese Labor Watch said that student interns are forced to work long hours without rest in order to meet Amazon Echo production goals at the Foxconn factory in China.
Smart Home

Automate your home and save money with these smart plugs

Smart plugs can make your dumb outlets smart. To help you choose the right one, we've rounded up the best smart plugs for your consideration. This selection covers smart plugs rated for indoor use.
Deals

Stay fit and save cash with our top 10 affordable Fitbit alternatives

As much as we love Fitbits, they're rather expensive. If all you want is a simple activity tracker, however, then check out these great cheap Fitbit alternatives. With offerings from brands like Garmin, you don't need to pay full price.
Mobile

Don't let your pet go missing -- these tracker-app combos help keep them safe

Caring pet guardians now use GPS, Wi-Fi, or Bluetooth trackers to track a pet's location and monitor eating, sleeping, activity levels, and overall health and fitness. We've rounded up some of the best to help you keep your pets safe.
Gaming

The best iOS games you can play offline on your iPhone and iPad

Even though we're always glued to our phones, we don't always have access to Wi-Fi or have steady service. Whether you're on a flight, riding the bus, or sitting in a waiting room, you can always play these excellent iOS games.
Smart Home

New Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo models vacuum and mop with multi-floor mapping

Ecovacs Robotics launched two new robotic home floor care models. The Deebot Ozmo 920 and Deebot Ozmo 950 add new laser-based navigation and multi-floor mapping capabilities combine robotic vacuuming and mopping for total floor cleaning.
Smart Home

Google Assistant’s reminders will soon nag your significant other for you

Let Google take the heat for all that nagging: Google Assistant will soon allow you to assign reminders to others. The feature will roll out to Google Assistant-enabled phones, speakers, and displays over the next few weeks.
Deals

Locate a runaway pet with the Whistle 3 GPS Pet Tracker, now $64 on Amazon

A good way to monitor your pet’s movements is through a GPS tracker. A great option is the Whistle 3, which is available on Amazon for only $64 as an early Prime Day deal. It’s normally sold for $80, so you get $16 savings.
Buying Guides

Back to school smart home gadgets under $50 for your dorm

Today’s students are accustomed to a high-tech lifestyle, which they'll want to maintain when they start college. But they're also strapped for cash, so these back to school smart home gadgets under $50 for the dorm are perfect!
Smart Home

Startup Camect is on track to deliver a private, unified smart camera hub

It's not every day you run across a crowdfunded startup that has raised nearly three times its goal but startup Camect has done just that to fund the development of a secure smart camera hub expected to launch in 2020.
Smart Home

Smart thermostats explained: How they work and how they save you money

Thinking of buying a smart thermostat, but don't know exactly what you're looking for? We explain how smart thermostats work, the features they offer, and how they can save you money.
Smart Home

The best pet tech products on the market for dog and cat owners

Pet-centric tech has come a long way in the past decade. From self-cleaning litter boxes to DNA tests designed to trace your pup's ancestry through the ages, here is some of the best pet tech available.
Smart Home

Amazon and Walmart match lower prices on Echo Dot and Google Home Mini

Amazon and Walmart resumed their price competition on the entry-level smart speakers for the Amazon Echo and Google Nest Home smart home ecosystems. The price cuts have started with 40% discounts on the Echo Dot and the Google Home Mini.
Smart Home

Alexa’s Custom Interfaces hope to augment gadgets, games, and smart toys

Alexa is growing smarter again with a new feature for developers called Custom Interfaces. The feature is aimed at augmenting interactivity between users of Alexa-powered devices like Amazon's Echo and developer's newest products.