Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.


Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence


Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
Needmore seats to Win
Needmore seats to Win
1-min read

Apple Acquires Sleep-Tracking App 'Beddit'

Beddit is designed to monitor daily sleep habits through the iPhone.


Updated:May 10, 2017, 4:06 PM IST
Apple Acquires Sleep-Tracking App 'Beddit'
Beddit is designed to monitor daily sleep habits through the iPhone.
US tech giant Apple has acquired an app and sleep monitoring device called Beddit, but the terms of the deal have not been disclosed so far, media reports said.

Beddit -- an app and sleep system -- is designed to monitor daily sleep habits through the iPhone. The device is a thin and flexible sensor designed to be placed under the sheet on the top of a mattress.

Beddit has retained a customer support contact on its website, suggesting that the customer experience will not change, CNBC reported on Tuesday.

The updated privacy policy on the Beddit website also states that it has been acquired by Apple.

"Your personal data will be collected, used and disclosed in accordance with the Apple Privacy Policy," the updated policy reads.

The related data like heart rate and respiratory data collected by Beddit can be shared with Apple's health app.

"Sleep-tracking is an intriguing potential health application for the Apple Watch, as it explores new use-cases in the health and wellness market. An estimated 50 to 70 million US adults have sleep or wakefulness disorders," according to US-based public health institute Centre for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Finland-based Beddit was founded in 2007 and has received about $3.5 million in funding.

Earlier this year, Apple acquired "Workflow", a popular iOS tool that allows users combine the functionalities of various apps together to automate normally complex processes.

(Get detailed and live results of each and every seat in the Lok Sabha elections and state Assembly elections in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim to know which candidate/party is leading or trailing and to know who has won and who has lost and by what margin. Our one-of-its-kind Election Analytics Centre lets you don a psephologist’s hat and turn into an election expert. Know interesting facts and trivia about the elections and see our informative graphics. Elections = News18)
| Edited by: Krishna Sinha Chaudhury
Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch


Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
  • 01 d
  • 12 h
  • 38 m
  • 09 s
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results