The WakeMate Wristband And Smartphone App Monitor Your Sleep, Wake You Up Pleasantly

The WakeMate wristband monitors your sleep cycles, and uses your iPhone, Android or BlackBerry device to wake you at the most opportune time.

Our sleep cycles rotate between shallow and deep sleep, and it's much easier to wake up from the shallow end of the cycle. Unfortuantely, traditional alarm clocks don't care what part of the cycle you're in, so sometimes they'll rip you away from your heavenly slumber at the worst time.

We've featured a few mobile apps that try to wake you peacefully, but the Wakemate has the advantage of actually attaching to your body to accurately monitor your sleep. It then communicates with your device to set off your alarm at the optimal time, when you're in shallow sleep, so you wake up happy.

The WakeMate runs for $US60, which sounds like a lot, but if it works as advertised, it seems well worth the money. We'll actually be reviewing the WakeMate alongside some cheaper options in the near future, too, so if you're on the fence, keep an eye out for a more thorough comparison.

WakeMate [via Wired]


Comments

    There's a lot of info on the Wakemate over at: www.wakemate.com.au - they have been reviewing it for over 6 months now.

    Having the USB charger brick spontaneously burst into flames would be pretty effective at waking you up too.

      The PC/Mac you are using right now could also burst into flames, your point being?

      If this is truly tested and works effectively, I would be interested, as most weekends, I get disturbed sleep from the alarm clock, on the weekdays it wouldn't matter as i have to wake up at a certain time. Would be great for holidays or trying to setup a regular sleep pattern when your sleep is all messed up.

    I have sleep apnea so this sounds pretty cool - but despite the info on wakemate.com.au - can't seem to order this to be shipped to Australia.

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