Do You Snore? Well Fitbit's About To Add A Detection Feature To Its Device

Richard Fang

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Snoring is common with everyone. However, for some, it could indicate a possible health condition, especially if you have difficulty concentrating, a sore throat upon waking up, or even gasping or choking at night.

For others, it may simply be a nuisance to your partner, and if you sleep on your own bed, you might not even know you snore until someone points it out.

According to a report by 9to5 Google, this potential latest feature will allow Fitbit's microphone to listen to "ambient noise including your potential snoring" after you've dozed off. It will help analyze noise levels and try to find specific sounds that relate to snoring.

This feature will be called "Snore & Noise Detect" and will either detect you or your partner's snoring.
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It won't detect exactly who the snorer is, and users will need to charge their Fitbit to at least 40% to utilize this feature, indicating a high battery drain. There is no exact description of how Fitbit will help with snoring, especially with the information gathered.

Fitbit is also looking to introduce another feature around animals.

Without any information, however, it's hard to see where this feature will go towards, but it seems like the report, according to 9to5 Google, will mean a restless sleeper would be a bear, a short sleeper would be a hummingbird, a solid sleeper would be a tortoise, etc.

It will be interesting exactly how this feature will help snorers. Still, perhaps the information can be used to help diagnose or treat snoring when paired with a doctor or a specialist in future releases of the product.

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