Pillow Automatic Sleep Tracker

Pillow Automatic Sleep Tracker

By Neybox Digital Ltd.

  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Release Date: 2014-05-22
  • Current Version: 3.7.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 248.54 MB
  • Developer: Neybox Digital Ltd.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 37,209 Ratings

Description

Sleep trouble? Sleep better with Pillow, your smart sleep assistant. Pillow can analyze your sleep cycles automatically using your Apple Watch, or you can use Pillow without an Apple Watch by placing your iPhone or iPad on the mattress near your pillow. Use Pillow as a smart alarm clock to wake you up at the lightest possible sleep stage and start your day refreshed and relaxed. Record important audio events such as snoring, sleep apnea and sleep talking. Explore trends about your sleep and compare your sleep quality with ten Apple Health metrics that affect sleep. Fall asleep faster with Pillow’s carefully selected sleep aid sounds and get personalized insights and tips about sleep using Pillow’s unique Snooze lab feature. Pillow has been featured in: The New York Times, Forbes, The Guardian, BuzzFeed, The Washington Post, TechCrunch, MacStories and has been rated by many as one of the best sleep tracking apps for the Apple Watch and iPhone. Join the millions that have discovered the life-changing benefits of great sleep! AUTOMATIC MODE - Just wear your Apple Watch during sleep. Pillow will automatically detect and analyze your sleep - Sleep calendar: Pillow can detect sleep sessions from past dates. - View last night’s report on your Apple Watch or iPhone - Automatic sleep tracking does not require the Apple Watch app to be installed - Get your sleep analysis report automatically as soon as Pillow detects sleep. - Alarms & Audio recordings are not available in automatic mode MANUAL MODE - Track your sleep with your Apple Watch, iPhone or iPad by pressing start when you go to sleep and pressing stop when you wake up. - Smart wakeup: Pillow will wake you up at the lightest possible sleep stage SLEEP & HEART RATE ANALYSIS - Advanced sleep analysis algorithm, based on the latest scientific findings in sleep research - View your heart rate graph overlaid on top of your sleep analysis graph - Detailed sleep stage diagram (Awake, REM, Light Sleep, Deep Sleep) and sleep session statistics like time to sleep, time in bed and more LISTEN TO IMPORTANT AUDIO EVENTS DURING SLEEP - Records sounds during your sleep - Play, export or delete any audio recording COMPARE YOUR SLEEP QUALITY WITH APPLE HEALTH - Pillow updates Apple Health’s Sleep category automatically - Compare your sleep quality with many Apple Health categories that affect sleep SLEEP AID MELODIES AND WAKE UP SOUNDS - Carefully selected wake up sounds - Select any song from your iTunes library to use as an alarm - Sleep aid melodies and ambient soundscapes to help you fall asleep - Optional vibration settings (iPhone only) OPTIMAL BEDTIME - Pillow analyzes your sleep cycles and suggests the best time to go to bed. Pillow can notify you when your optimal bedtime approaches SNOOZE LAB - Personalized experiments & recommendations. - Regularly updated with the latest scientific research and sleep-related facts SLEEP TRENDS & STATISTICS - Explore your sleep history with Week, Month, Year and All Time overviews SECURELY BACKUP AND SYNCHRONIZE & EXPORT YOUR SLEEP DATA - Sync your sleep data and audio recordings between your devices - Connect to your Runkeeper account to automatically update your sleep data and share it with other apps NAP MODES - Select between powernap, recovery and full cycle naps MOOD REPORTING & SLEEP NOTES - Track your mood when you wake up - Add your notes to every sleep session and discover how they affect your sleep quality PREMIUM FEATURES INCLUDE: (One-time purchase. No subscriptions or hidden fees.): - Unlimited sleep history - Weekly, Monthly, Yearly, sleep trends - Listen to your sound recordings - Nap Modes - Access to all wake-up melodies - Access to all sleep aid programs - Snooze lab: Personalised sleep tips - Compare your sleep quality with Apple Health metrics - Wakeup melodies from your iTunes library - Database export in CSV format

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  • Awesome update

    5
    By appoli13
    It seems as though some people are having issues with the new update, that’s unfortunate to hear (maybe an uninstall/install needed?). The ability to be able to start the alarm from your watch without opening the app on your phone is simply awesome. The addition of the haptic alarm on the watch is also excellent! Should also take note that if you log notes when you go to bed those don’t get captured when you set the alarm via the watch (makes sense), but when you wake up the app opens and you can log the session quality. I haven’t used sleep cycle for a long while (and it was good when I used it, but I stopped around the time more focus was put on using audio data rather than motion data, which makes sense in a world of memory foam mattresses, but just doesn’t sit well with me for some reason... maybe because I have a cat who makes noise near the phone...), but I’m not sure how it implements the Apple Watch. Whatever data issues you guys may be having are probably just bugs in the upgrade process and happen with basically every application at some point. I’ve lost my pillow data during a previous update, but retained it this time. If you’re looking for another app that does an amazing job at logging sleep information (and it gets sent to Apple health as well, but it isn’t broken down by percents - it’s done by time in deep sleep, light sleep, etc and compares that to your 7 day average & you’re asleep time goal), I would HIGHLY recommend “AutoSleep.” It’s the sister app to HeartWatch (intact it used to be part of it, but they split the two up) & it monitors your sleep information completely automatically. Just set a time for when you would consider any sleep recorded to be part of the following day and you’re golden. It uses the watches motion sensors, heart sensor, phone motion sensor (gives you the option to state that if your phone is moved you’re awake), and phone being charged. Combines these to give you a detailed breakdown of time in bed, level of motion detected while in bed & shades the portion of that time in which you are asleep. You can do general and fine tuning tweaks to how the data is interpreted & once you get it set up in the right range you can also make one time adjustments for 15min blocks of time (E.g. if for some reason it said you were asleep, but were awake at a given time you can edit that block & it automatically takes into account that adjustment for the 15min blocks pre and proceeding it). Also has an amazing complication that I use in the large modular slot (total time in asleep, % of the sleep time goal achieved, % quality sleep, & average heart rate. Inside the Apple Watch app it also has time of quality sleep, time awake, 7 day average times, etc) over even the improved pillow complication (which I have in a small slot). Just doesn’t have an alarm, but I use it as a great way to double check the pillow settings/data. If you like it the regular heartwatch app is great as well & syncs up with it. Couple things to point out about the pillow update: 1. When you start the alarm from the Apple Watch it requires a minimum amount of battery power and said amount of power seems to be considerably higher than what was previously necessary (on my Apple Watch series 1, so basically the original flavor with the series 2 cpu) it said 63% battery power was necessary for a sleep session that was in the vicinity of 6.5 hours (and won’t let you start the session via watch until you get to that charge level). I charged it to 72% and in the morning I have about 23% power left. So the minimum requirement is there for a good reason, but is considerably more power hungry (luckily apple watches charge super fast). 2. This is just pointing out a small bug: when you open the app and the alarm had been previously set for a time in the afternoon (it was set at noon for me, I know I know, I just had a really late night, I’m not super lazy I promise!), the box that highlights “PM” is off center. You have to scroll the time to AM then back to PM for the box to be centered on PM. 3. Not so much an issue, but a point of interest. Since Apple Watch data has been used for sleep cycle data the folks at pillow have explained that due to the Apple health/watch SDK they can’t analyze the data until the session is complete and sent over to the phone. Thus the smart alarm feature isn’t possible. I was wondering if it would be possible to kind of jerry rig a way around this since it seems as though everything is being done from the watch itself now, or at least controlled by it. I was curious if it would be possible for the watch to send a preliminary batch of data 30 min (or whatever your window is set for) before the wake up time so it can be analyzed. And this is assuming the smart alarm time analysis is/has to be done on the phone for whatever reason (processing power, energy requirement, inclusion of audio, whatever) & use the preliminary data to see if you are ready to wake up yet. And if not perform another preliminary data batch 5 min later, or something, to see if you are ready to wake up. I really really miss this feature and often times I’m ready to wake up a bit before my alarm goes off, but being kinda lazy I let myself go back to sleep or just don’t check the time, and end up having the alarm go off after I’ve let myself drift off into a deeper state. I’m sure this type of implementation would have considerable challenges for implementation. Doing this or using the phones sound/motion sensor for determining the smart wake up time and then having that data replaced/fine tuned using the data from the Apple Watch (maybe even have some sort of algo to try and help the two types of sensors learn how to better sync to one another over time, afterall there is a training period where you can adjust how the data is interpreted) would be a HUGE value add. Bringing the smart wake up back with the Apple Watch would put pillow way ahead of all the other apps.
  • [Revised] Pretty but my watch battery drains significantly

    2
    By Phoenison
    [Revised] Watch battery draining about 60% in my sleep. I feel that all of these sleep apps on iOS are gimmicks when compared to the Microsoft Band (and its app). AutoSleep was problematic, as well, with the battery drain and I had to uninstall that app. This app was at least prettier. If I were the developer, I would impress upon Apple to work with me to figure out why sleep monitoring burns at least 50% more battery than working out - that’s ridiculous!
  • Loved it it the first week

    2
    By Gma Connie
    Worked great for about a week. Nothing got three weeks now . I’ve tried resetting. Still nothing
  • Great app but update drains Watch battery

    3
    By Jeevan-2K
    Love the app and use it daily but even when audio recording is turned off, Pillow continues using the microphone on the iPhone. What’s worse however is that on the Apple Watch, with a recent update, they’ve started using the mic on the watch too. This absolutely kills the battery on the watch. I find it hard to believe Pillow devs didn’t notice this and make it optional. Add a way to disable the use of the microphone on the Apple Watch pillow-devs!
  • Terrible!

    1
    By Okole21
    Was really hoping this would work well, but nope! It’s a very pretty app and at first seemed to be somewhat accurate but now it’s been saying I’m awake a majority of the time. It’s also been setting alarms that I never set, doesn’t track the time of sleep well and rarely can edit it. I’ve tried broth manually tracking and the auto-detect, neither work. I’m unable to see past days it just keeps popping up the ad for for the full price version. I’m deleting this and looking for another sleep tracker.
  • All my session was deleted

    3
    By Marysdalia
    I very sad cause i bought the app some weeks ago and the app function was good. But maybe three days ago there are not and have delayed. Please help me please
  • Erased all my sessions

    3
    By Christian541
    Ok, so I bought the pro version with all the features. I had around 355 sessions. I use this info to show my doctor and I talk about my sleeping patterns, but when I wanted to show her my sessions there was not a single session. My Apple Watch records my sessions when I sleep and I know it’s accurate bc I would check after and verify if it’s correct. Please I need support bc idk what happened.
  • Using to track sleep disorder...not sure...

    3
    By %#€£
    I purchased this app, and tea my new watch, to track my sleet patterns for my sleep disorder. I am disappointed to see a few things: -the average sleep hours never changes. I had 2 hours of recorded sleep the first night I put it on and it still says 2 hours. That was a month ago. -it says I fall asleep in 10 minutes every night. I know this is false due to my sleep disorder. I fall asleep in less than 3 minutes usually, and I want to track this, why can’t I get an accurate reading? -I would like an extra strong vibration & extremely loud alarm available as an option. For those of us with a sleep disorder; since we truly cannot wake up to a standard alarm. Or 5. -I pressed update before reading the reviews and learned all my data is likely now gone. That is horribly sad. A forewarning would be nice, since I collect this data for my doctor to review. Extremely disappointed. Please assist/advise. Thanks.
  • Last update has made this useless!!!

    1
    By letdolphin
    I have used this app for over a year and loved it - last week it updated and now it doesn’t work 90% of the time. Last night I spent almost an hour trying to get it to stop changing the alarm time to midnight,., fast forward to tonight - same exact thing. Very disappointed in the latest update, please fix this!
  • Recent update as of 2018-12-14

    2
    By Draygonalis
    What is going on? The first few days I tried to use this app with my watch it told me I didn’t have enough battery to use it at 60%, that it needed to be at least 68%. Now I’m trying to use it with 70% battery and it’s saying I don’t have enough battery and it needs to be 75% now. I used to use this with 40% battery and had no issues.

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