With so many #sleep trackers flooding the market, it’s hard to know where to spend your money. Here are the top 4 sleep trackers, in descending order.
4. Product: Beddit
How it works: a bed-based sensor and app combo that’s designed to track a user’s sleep through their bedsheets.
Pros: great way to track your sleep habits without wearing a band; not battery-powered
Cons: results may be skewed if more than one person is sleeping in the bed, and sleep tracking isn’t automatic. Also, the data is heavily affected by rolling off bed
Where to buy: Amazon
How much: App is free on Android/iOS. The pads cost $119
Best thing: No band chafing
Worst thing: Having to adjust the sensor every time you change your sheets.
Reviewers recommendation: Worth a try
3. Product: Misfit Shine
How it works: Basic wrist sensor that mixes a simple accelerometer with a basic visual design.
Pros: simple functionality, and it can track the difference between heavy, light, and REM sleep. It’s also waterproof
Cons: IT requires user to have an iPhone
Where to buy: Amazon, Misfit store
How much: $69
Best thing: Ease of use
Worst thing: incompatibility with Android
Reviewers recommendation: highly recommended
2. Product: Jawbone UP2
How it works: Basic accelerometer and heart sensor that tracks body movement
Pros: It’s comfortable, good looking, and accurate
Cons: It does not have a heart rate tracker, and cannot be used in water
Where to buy: Amazon/Best Buy
How much: $99
Best thing: Great value for its price
Worst thing: It’s not good for swimmers
1. Product: Fitbit One
How it works: It’s an accelerometer that can be clipped onto a belt, pants, shoes etc.
Pros: It’s easy to use, comfortable, and fully functional
Cons: The Bluetooth connection is finicky and easy to lose.
Where to buy: Amazon/Best Buy/FitBit store
How much: $99
Best thing: Easy to use
Worst thing: Easy to lose
Reviewers recommendation: Worth considering if you want a non-band option.