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  1. Sync with MyFitnessPal

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

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    • 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.

      23 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.

      • iPhone Widget

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

        8 votes
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        • QR Code Alarm Deactivation

          Add the ability to deactivate alarms by scanning a specified QR Code or Barcode. At the moment I have to use Alarmy along side pillow and would be great if this feature was added.

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          • 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.

            • 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

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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.

                • Automatically delete audio recordings after a certain length of time to save space

                  I'd like to have my audio automatically delete after a few days unless I've saved it.

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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.

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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.

                      • Backup Database

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

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                        • Compare sleep quality to mood

                          I've got migraine. I use mood to note if I am ill or not. I really need to compare easily my night to my mood

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                            under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
                          • 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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                            • 5 votes
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                              • Bluetooth issues

                                When the alarm his off, it sounds on my Bluetooth connected speakers instead than in my phone as I would like it to... Is there a way to do this without disabling Bluetooth ( which will not allow me to use the Apple watch)?

                                I've woken up the entire neighborhood several times now :)

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                                • 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!

                                  • 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 →
                                    • 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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                                      • Export sleep notes

                                        In the export you have the wake up mood but don't have the notes.

                                        Please can they be added

                                        I need this as sleep applications seem to be the only ones that allow notes and I ned to add them to other graphs like weight

                                        6 votes
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                                        • Minor changes needed

                                          I have been using the Apple Watch for sleep cycle tracking for a few weeks now after having used the phone app for a few weeks as well. The watch app does not seem to wake me up between cycles, even though it tracks them (the phone app wakes me up when the cats jump on the bed or my sleep mate tosses and turns). Also, starting the app is very clunky. I wear the watch on the outside of my wrist and end up having to hold the phone with my palm on the screen of my phone to…

                                          2 votes
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                                            Thank you for your feedback. The we’d love to reduce the steps required to start a session but it’s currently impossible due to the way the Apple Watch connects to the iPhone. Hopefully upcoming updates of the watchOS will allow us to simplify.

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