Fitbit’s previously announced Snore & Noise Detect feature is now rolling bent users, but it’s only available on specific models. The feature is meant to assist users in studying the noises in the dark, which will reduce their sleep quality. However, you’ll need quite just the Versa 3 or Fitbit Sense to use the feature, which is restricted to premium subscribers.
News about the Snore & Detect feature first surfaced back in May as a part of an APK teardown by 9to5Google. Fitbit later confirmed the feature’s existence, and it’s now rolling out the new functionality to its app and wearables. The feature is powered by the microphone found within Versa 3 and Sense.
Once a user gets access to the new feature, the Fitbit app will present a replacement’ Check for snoring’ card under its Sleep page. Enabling this feature will allow the wearable to concentrate on and analyze noises to determine whether they’re the results of snoring — including from a partner or somebody else within the room.
The noise detection takes place every few seconds, meaning it’ll have a clear impact on the wearable‘s battery life. As a result, users are advised to charge their Sense or Versa 3 to a minimum of 40-per cent battery before getting to bed. Upon awakening, the Fitbit app will show a report about any snoring and other noises detected during the night.
Users are ready to disable the detection feature whenever they want; Fitbit also enables users to delete their Snore & Noise Detect data. Fitbit notes in its app that the info is employed to detect noises, also on “improve our products and services, and research and develop new ones.”