The best sleep trackers
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The best budget sleep tracker
The Beautyrest Sleeptracker monitors the sleep quality of two people, doesn’t require setup each night, and offers decent sleep coaching.
The Beautyrest Sleeptracker is so simple and subtle that you’ll completely forget that it’s there. Why? It uses tracking modules that you can put under your mattress, so you won’t feel it at all. It’ll also track your sleep every night automatically when it detects that you’re in bed, so you don’t have to set it up or activate tracking.
The Sleeptracker keeps tabs on your respiration, heart rate, light sleep, deep sleep, REM cycles, body movement, and any interruptions. Based on your data, the Beautyrest Sleeptracker offers advice on how to improve your sleep quality. The app has easy-to-read metrics that make it easy to figure out how well you’re sleeping each night and what you can do to sleep better.
We’ve been testing the Sleeptracker, and it works quite well. We like how simple it is and that sleep tracking is automatic. It’s also great that the system comes with two sensors so you can track sleep quality for two people at once.
The Sleeptracker uses the same technology as a few other sleep trackers sold by other mattress companies because the company that makes the tracker licenses its tech other companies like Serta and Tomorrow. Although the branding changes, the tracker itself is the same and so is the app. The only reason we’ve included the Beautyrest version is because it’s the one we’ve been testing. Presumably, the other versions of the tracker work just as well.
Of course, like everything else, the Beautyrest Sleeptracker isn’t perfect. It’s the only product in our guide that charges a subscription fee for so-called “Advanced” tracking, which includes extended analysis reports and unlimited sleep data storage. The free plan only stores 12 months of information, which is probably more than enough for most people.
It’s not the most detailed tracker, either, but if you simply want to look at your overall trends and get a general idea of how you sleep, it’ll do just fine.
Still, in general, we think the Beautyrest Sleeptracker is one of the best budget sleep tracking devices. It works with two people, it’s relatively inexpensive, and it even works with Amazon’s Alexa.
Pros: Inexpensive, works without user interaction, decent sleep coaching
Cons: Subscription charged for advanced analysis, could work with more smart home systems