Fitbit Is Rolling Out a Snore and Noise Detection Feature for Its Smartwatches

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Fitbit Is Rolling Out a Snore and Noise Detection Feature for Its Smartwatches
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Earlier this year, Fitbit was reportedly working on launching a snore and noise detection feature. Now, according to 9to5 Google, that feature is currently rolling out for Sense and Versa 3 smartwatch owners.

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Fitbit first tipped its hand with a Snore Detect Beta app for the Versa 2 smartwatch. The feature was then spotted in code for the Fitbit 3.42 update back in May. When turned on, the feature would utilize the microphone in certain Fitbit smartwatches to monitor nighttime noise. That included snoring—from both you and any sleep partners—as well as your environment.

To enable the feature, Sense and Versa 3 owners with a Fitbit Premium subscription can mosey on over to the “Sleep” page within the Fitbit app. There should be an option to “Check for Snoring,” as well as additional information about how the feature works. You can check out screenshots in 9to5 Google’s writeup.

“During sleep, the microphone on your Fitbit can monitor noise, including snores from you or someone next to you,” the screen reads. As for what the feature monitors for, Fitbit says it looks for sound intensity, or how loud your environment is, and snoring events. Any data is displayed in a “snore report” in your morning report. In a section about privacy, Fitbit also says that users can opt-out of the feature and delete snore/noise data. And as always, the feature is not meant to diagnose or treat any medical conditions. The feature also seems to be a battery drain—Fitbit recommends you have at least 40% battery before hitting the hay.

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