New York-based sleep fitness company Eight Sleep has announced the new Pod Pro, a biometrics-enabled smart mattress that aims to offer users a personalized sleeping experience while using sensors to track a number of health metrics to promote better health.
The Pod Pro is an update of Eight Sleep’s original Pod smart mattress, and features a number of new systems designed to improve the user’s sleep experience, including the Room Climate and Weather Response system, a new Comfort Blend cover, GentleRise Wake Up technology, and twice the amount of biometric sensors including a heart rate monitor, as well as a Daily Health Check report feature.
“As a pioneer of the sleep fitness category, we are committed to innovation and creating products that deliver science-backed results,” said Matteo Franceschetti, Co-founder and CEO of Eight Sleep. “With the Pod Pro, we are unlocking the best in seamless health monitoring by delivering new biometric readings to inform each user at the granular level of their true sleep needs, while also leveraging this data to create the most optimal temperature environment to enhance sleep quality.”
The Room Climate and Weather Response feature is powered by ambient sensors that measure the temperature of the room along with its humidity. This data is combined with the local weather forecast to recommend adjustments to the bed’s temperature, with the setting customizable for either side of the mattress within a range of 55 to 110 degrees Fahrenheit.
The increase in the number of sensors also allows the Pod Pro to use biometrics to track the user’s heart rate in order to better understand the impact of the quality of sleep they are getting on their health and recovery. It’s also capable of tracking other biometrics, such as respiratory rate, sleep stages, and sleep time.
These biometric tracking capabilities were developed with the consultation of research partners at Mount Sinai Hospital and the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center, with accuracy within one heartbeat per minute when compared with medical-grade ECG reports.
Users can also access Daily Health Check and Daily Sleep Fitness reports using the Eight Sleep app that include respiratory rates, resting heart rates, and the Heart Variability Rate, all of which can be key indicators of their physical wellbeing.
The Pod Pro is also equipped with Eight Sleep’s proprietary GentleRise Wake Up Technology, that uses a gentle vibration at chest level to wake up each individual without any sound, while also gradually cooling or warming the bed a few minutes before the set time to wake up.
The Pod Pro is available for online purchase at eightsleep.com, with prices starting at $2,795 for a Full, $3,095 for Queen, and $3,495 for King and California King, with priority upgrades available for existing Eight Sleep members.
May 15, 2020 – by Tony Bitzionis