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  1. Automatic sleep tracking every night!

    There is a new app in the store called Auto Sleep that automatically tracks your sleep every night, even if you forget to open the app before you fall asleep!

    It uses the motion sensors on the watch, so even if you fell asleep before you remembered to start the app, when you wake up in the morning and open the app, it will still upload your movement data from the night and give you an analysis.

    So the only time you have to remember to open the app before you fall asleep is if you want the sound recording…

    22 votes
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      We are currently exploring ways to perform automatic sleep detection and tracking along with a new way to edit sessions. We must make sure that Pillow sleep analysis algorithm remains accurate and reliable so we can’t give an ETA yet.

    • Don't require me to say when I am going to sleep.

      When I go to bed I am often very wound up. I read or watch ASMR videos to fall asleep. I need an app to notice when I fall asleep and not require me to tell it since I very rarely am able to fall asleep when I decide to.

      14 votes
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        Thank you for your feedback. We are exploring ways to do automatic sleep tracking. However for technical reasons the available data we have less data to work with so we must make sure our sleep analysis remains reliable and accurate.

      • Allow other background audio apps to play in the background

        I like to use other apps that play continuous audio throughout the night to help me fall asleep and stay asleep. The Pillow app kills the volume of other background noise apps when sleep is activated and that drives me nuts!
        Please fix this.

        85 votes
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        • Detect when you get up

          I would like the app to show you on the graph when you get out of bed during the night

          144 votes
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          • Sleep time in minutes instead of fractions

            Seeing something like "7.7 hours" makes no sense to me. We count time in minutes, quarters and halves, I'd much rather see the exact time I intend to sleep through the night. Trying to figure out 7/10 times 60 is unnecessarily cumbersome.

            14 votes
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            • iPhone Widget

              Add the pillow app as a widget for quick opening of app and favorite setup for sleep.

              3 votes
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              • Automatic sleep detection

                When I was using fitbit, it automatically detected when I fell asleep. This is a feature I definitely want. Sometimes, I just forget to "start" the program and don't figure it out until the next morning.

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                  Thank you for your feedback! We are exploring a way to do automatic sleep tracking but given the technical limitations we must first make sure our sleep analysis and tracking remains accurate and reliable.

                • Improve the Watch app

                  I want to start a sleep session with my Apple Watch without connect him to the iPhone (activate smart alarm on the Watch)

                  168 votes
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                    Hello,
                    Thank for your feedback. Currently is impossible to start an alarm or listen to audio recordings for an app that stays in the background for multiple hours, as it is the case for Pillow. That is why we alarms and sound recordings require iPhone connectivity. Hopefully upcoming versions of watchOS or the Apple Watch will allow such functionality and we’ll be more than happy to make this possible!

                  • Watch OS 3 support - Automatic sleep tracking

                    Watch OS 3 support - Automatic sleep tracking (run as a background app)

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                      We are currently exploring ways to perform automatic sleep tracking. However we must ensure that the results are accurate and reliable enough. We’ll be posting mode details as we make progress.

                    • Fade sleep aid for non-stop

                      If the Allen aid is on non-stop, it seems to stop abruptly just before the alarm starts. It would be nice to have:

                      1. Play sleep aid non stop,
                      2. Alarm on 30 min window,
                      3. Sleep aid fade to alarm when time is right

                      Thanks!

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                      • Backup Database

                        Options for backup of database to other cloud providers. Google drive, Dropbox, OneDrive. Etc...

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                        • Manual sleep log

                          It's a good app but the biggest con is that you can't manually log sleep sessions.
                          Sometimes I forget to start the app before I fall asleep, and I often stop it in the morning and then fall asleep again.

                          I manually log my sleep quality as Sleep Notes. I don't need a graph to show me how I slept. It's all the other factors and statistics that are interesting to me.

                          2 votes
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                            Thank you for your feedback. A manual log is beyond the scope of Pillow but we are working on a completely automatic mode that will detect when you fall asleep and when you wake up. In addition to that, you will be able to edit any detected sessions.

                          • Have a preset time to enable disable

                            Others have stated they forget to disable it in the morning. I forget to turn it on when I am in bed.

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                              Pillow’s sleep analysis algorithm relies in part on motion data acquired by the Apple Watch. The only way to retrieve those data is to explicitly start/stop a session. Also, the microphone, speaker and haptic feedback on the Apple Watch cannot be used by third-party apps that run in the background, like Pillow due to watchOS limitations so we must use iPhone’s. All the above reasons force us to require that Pillow is open on the iPhone and then press Start on Pillow on the Apple Watch. Hopefully, those restrictions will be lifted in future updates of watchOS, and then we will be more than happy to simplify.

                              That said, we are also working on a completely automatic mode but we have to make sure it doesn’t sacrifice any of the reliability and accuracy of the sleep analysis.

                            • Please improve the quality of recored sound

                              The Sleep recording is a great feature.
                              but, the quality of recorded sound is pretty poor.
                              So please, let us set up the different quality of sound to record.

                              19 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Admin →

                                Hello,
                                thank you for contacting us. We have selected a higher compression algorithm to avoid having large sound files. We are definitely considering ways to make this more flexible.

                              • Setting the alarm sound

                                I want to set the alarm sound. I think that the sound is loud sound.

                                6 votes
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                                • More info on what is included in upgrade

                                  I'm not sure if I want to buy it due to lack of information of the features that I would be getting in the upgrade. please add more details

                                  12 votes
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                                  • Calendar sync

                                    I have a lot of meetings. It would have been awesome, if the app could see my calendar and notify me [set time] before I need to go to sleep to achieve my sleep goal. As an addition it might already pre set alarm time, based on the time of the meeting (knowing the location, tragic info from the maps and some extra pre-set time that it takes me to get ready).

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                                    • Better Setup For Daytime Sleeper

                                      Optimize this for us night shift folks that sleep during the day. The app doesn't properly plot data for daytime sleeping. I go to sleep and wake up in the same day. Night shift folks struggle the most with getting solid rest since we are going against the natural sleep patterns. Help us out.

                                      10 votes
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                                        under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
                                      • Sync with MyFitnessPal

                                        Hi, would love to see how diet affects sleep (not everything syncs through apple health)

                                        2 votes
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                                        • Louder alarms

                                          I know the idea is to wake up feeling refreshed and not jolted out of sleep. Me and a friend have bin trying it and sometimes we will sleep threw the mellow and dull alarms. Not saying change anything but add new louder alarms

                                          21 votes
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