Fitbit’s latest app update lays the foundation for potential features, including nighttime snore detection, environmental noise tracking and “Your sleep animal,”
As described in the Fitbit app APK, the Snoring & Noise Detection feature tells you what percentage of the night you snore, plus the average volume of background noise in your room. These details can help explain why you’re not sleeping well, although it’s not clear how the snore and noise detection metrics play a role in Fitbit’s sleep statistics summary.
But Fitbit notes that the Snore & Noise Detection feature can’t distinguish between sleepers, so it will accidentally track snoring from anyone you sleep with. And because the feature relies on the Fitbit microphone, it blows battery life – Fitbit even suggests charging your battery up to 40% before going to sleep with Snore & Noise Detection turned on.
Together with Snore & Noise Detect, 9to5Google discovered a “Your sleep animal” feature in the Fitbit app APK. This feature, which is still early in development, compares your sleeping habits to those of an animal. For example, those who fall asleep slowly can be profiled as a turtle, while deep sleepers can be compared to bears.
Fitbit may implement these features in a future update. But there’s no guarantee – while snore detection and “Your sleep animal” may already look polished, they can be abandoned if Fitbit doesn’t find them useful enough.