Sleep as Android
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What does the app do?
For a two week trial, users have access to all features, including snore recorder and sleep aid. This app utilizes CAPTCHA technology for its smart alarm to ensure the user is awake and out of bed. To turn off the alarm, the user must scan a QR code located in the bathroom or shake the phone heavily. It also can sync to a commercially available smartwatch to track sleep using the watch's built-in motion sensor, or accelerometer, and an anti-snoring feature that vibrates the watch when it detects snoring. The upgraded version, also a featured app, Sleep as Android Unlock, gives users unlimited access to the app's features beyond the two week trial. For a more detailed description of the app, see Google Play(external link) or App website(external link) and for a detailed review, see Reviews.
✔ The system used to monitor sleep is called actigraphy which is typically moderately accurate compared to polysomnography.
✘ I could not find any evidence of the app having been validated in research for it’s accuracy compared to the gold standard of polysomnography.
Privacy and security
The app does collect information relating to your sleep patterns. By using the apps Sleep Cloud service, users agree to share their sleep data for analysis and research. The app has a Permissions(external link) and Terms of Service(external link) section on its website which states that the developers reserve the right to use your anonymized, non-identifiable data in any way including the right to perform different data analysis including by any delegated 3rd party. Read more about things you can do to improve your safety and security when using apps.
Date of review: April 2018
Platform reviewed: Android
Size: 14.92 MB
Updated on: March, 2018
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