With an app update for Friday, sleeper manufacturer Beddit announced that Beddit Cloud services will be shut down for all users from November 15th.
New users can no longer use the cloud from today's update, the company has added in release notes. There are no other changes mentioned. In a separate e-mail, the company determined that locally stored historical data would remain available as long as they were downloaded before November 14th.
Apple purchased Beddit in May 2017 for an undisclosed amount. The exact plans of Apple for the company, the technology and the staff have remained a mystery, of course it is also a form of sleep tracking.
Speculation has traditionally assumed that Apple wants to implement sleep functions on the Apple. The technology is common on many other fitness trackers, such as Garmin and Fitbit.
Beddit's latest product, Beddit 3, was able to measure factors such as heart rate, respiration and room temperature to analyze sleep quality. Apple still carries the product for $ 149.95, but also seems to have cut down Beddit, for example by absorbing customer support.
It is unclear why sleep tracking is still absent from external third-party apps. The problem may be battery life – each battery has less than 24 hours nominal power consumption, which causes people to charge during the night, although models last longer in light use.