For anyone who uses an activity tracker regularly, the correlation between poor quality (or lack thereof) sleep isn’t a coincidence. Garmin have taken a great leap forward with their latest software update to allow you far better tracking of sleep.
In their blog post there is an excellent summary of light, deep and REM sleep and the importance of each for your mind and body. The update has utilised more granular data to track the stages of sleep as well as the time you spend in each.
In the past, Garmin devices only used movement and heart rate to analyze your sleep. With this update, if you have a compatible watch, we’re using additional data — such as heart rate variability — to better measure your time awake and time spent in each sleep stage.
The update, rolling out now, is targeting a range of Garmin watches including the vívoactive 3, Forerunner 645, Forerunner 935, vívosport, vívosmart 3, vívomove HR, vivoactive 3 Music and Forerunner 645 Music.
Clearly a lot of time, consultation and effort have been put into the update and has already shown its worth to me.
Does the upgraded sleep tracking give you a reason to grab a Garmin?