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I'm looking for a simple kind of smartwatch. The one that: - shows me the time (seems obvious) - monitors my sleep and wakes me up at the best moment (e.g. 15 minutes before the alarm time when I'm not in a deep sleep) - can work on battery for at least 14 days

I don't need all the fancy smartwatch stuff (text messaging, phoning with your watch, showing the agenda on your watch, ...) although I wouldn't resist if it's included.

Any ideas?

PS. I looked for another stack-exchange-group to post this question but couldn't find any. But since it's related to productivity (waking up on time?) I hope the question somewhat fits in this group.

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You can use your smartphone for that if you want; there are plenty of apps recording sleeping patterns, and some do the wake-up thingy IIRC –  Jan Doggen Jun 24 at 10:30

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I have not tried this, and not sure about battery life, but sounds like a fit otherwise: The SleepTracker Pro Elite Sleep Monitor

from their amazon page: http://www.amazon.com/SleepTracker-Elite-Version-Sleep-Monitor/dp/B0026RHFPS/ref=pd_sbs_hpc_5

  • Digital watch monitors your sleep patterns to help you wake up
  • feeling refreshed Monitors physical data and wakes you at an optimal
  • almost-awake moment Offers vibrating alarm, ringing alarm, or both
  • Back-lit, digital display includes day and date Can download software
  • from their site to help you track your sleep patterns
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There are two solutions that come to mind, though neither of them are watches per se. Specifying a watch narrows the solution set.

  1. Jawbone UP. This device wraps around your wrist and keeps track of things like steps taken, exercise time, and sleep cycles. You can tell it to wake you up at a certain time, such as 6:30 AM, and a wake up range, such as 30 minutes. The band will monitor your sleep via movement patterns and wake you up sometime in the window between 6:00 AM and 6:30 AM where you are in your lightest sleep. It vibrates to wake you up, so it does not disturb your partner. It connects to your phone (either directly or via Bluetooth depending on model) to sync, and allows you to track and visualize your sleep patterns. I've used this and it's effective.
  2. Sleep As Android. You place this Android application at the edge of your bed on your mattress and it provides the same monitoring. Placing it on your side of the bed combats your partner affecting the results, but it isn't perfect. This also visualizes and tracks sleep patterns.

My recommendation is, instead of purchasing a watch that is completely devoted to only telling time and tracking sleep, it may be more advantageous to combine functions with existing technology, such as in an app, or taking advantage of other functions in the Jawbone UP. I hope this helps!

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