The company announced its enhanced SleepIQ API will be available as a software update to existing users in 2016. Syncing with other apps (though it hasn’t mentioned which), Sleep Number beds will try to get a broader view of your day and how it affects your night. Based on the gathered data and predictive analytics, the accompanying app can suggest you go to bed earlier when you have an 8:00 a.m. meeting or if bad weather or heavy traffic is predicted. Physical activity and nutrition also get factored in, in case those choices impact your sleep.
Sleep Number also introduced its It Bed, which seems a bit like the company’s answer to online mattress sellers. For around $1,000 (the specific prices for the six different sizes aren’t available yet), Sleep Number will deliver the mattress to you, with a base and headboard available for an additional amount. Like other Sleep Numbers, it uses foam-filled chambers that you can adjust to your preferred firmness level. To gather the SleepIQ data, the mattress comes with biometric sensors to track your heart rate, breathing, and movement. The It will also work with the enhanced, updated app as well.
Exactly how the It Bed differs from Sleep Number’s queen-sized C2 bed, which comes out to $1,100 with the SleepIQ sensors added, isn’t really clear. That extra $300 worth of tech, though, definitely sets it apart from other mattress-in-a-box options.
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