Apple-owned sleep tracking accessory Beddit is killing off its cloud service on November 15

In May 2017, Apple snapped up a sleep-tracking app, called Beddit Sleep Monitor, and an accompanying $150 accessory that helps customers achieve a better sleep. And now we learn that the Beddit cloud service is officially shutting down on November 15, 2018.

News came in release notes for today’s Beddit update on App Store. “Starting with this update, new users will no longer be able to use Beddit Cloud,” reads the changelog.

Existing users will also not be able to use Beddit Cloud starting November 15, 2018. It’s unclear if this is a sign that Beddit products might soon be discontinued entirely, but we’re certainly expecting this to happen as Apple integrates Beddit technology in Apple Watch.

Beddit’s solution for monitoring sleep uses a soft sensor placed under your bed sheets to analyze sleep-related data. The gadget transmits the data it collects to your watch and phone.

Beddit technology is based upon ballistocardiography, which is an unobtrusive, noninvasive technique for measuring the mechanical activity of the heart, lungs and other body functions.

Beddit’s privacy policy was updated following the acquisition to clarify that “your personal data will be collected, used and disclosed in accordance with the Apple Privacy Policy.”

Beddit is $150 and available on Apple’s website.

Have you used Beddit’s sleep-tracking accessory before?

If so, what did you think of it?