RestOn Smart Sleep Monitor149.99
What I Liked (The pros)
- Easy to setup and use
- Does not disturb sleep and is comfortable
- Tracks three factors - heart rate, respiration rate and movement
- The app is helpful and easy to use
A Few Cautions (The Cons)
- Not completely accurate, credits sleep when simply relaxing
- If you share a bed sometimes it may pick up your partners stats
- Does not yet integrate with activity tracking devices or other apps
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A good night’s sleep is crucial to feeling fit and healthy. Without adequate rest, we cannot look and feel our best. The RestOn Smart Sleep Monitor by Sleepace uses three factors for sleep tracking and the Sleepace app offers tips to help use improve the quality of our sleep based on our trends and sleep patterns.
Information is power, but can the information empower us to improve our sleep?
Sam at Feeling Fit received a review sample of the RestOn Smart Sleep Monitor from SleepAce. In addition, one lucky Feeling Fit reader will win one for themselves. To enter the reader giveaway, see the giveaway widget at the end of this review. Feeling Fit is accepting entries May 16 -30, 2016. We are also participating in the May The Odds Be With You Giveaway Hop, to check out the other giveaways see the linky at the end of this post!
Feeling Fit Review RestOn Smart Non-Wearable Sleep Monitor and Sleepace App:
The RestOn Smart Sleep Monitor uses your heart rate, movement, and respiration rate to estimate and evaluate your sleep. The partnered Sleepace app assigns a sleep quality score and tracks trends over weeks and months. Sleepace even offers suggestions on how to improve your sleep based on your trends!
Please note, that this review is from a user perspective and is not intended to serve as medical or professional advice. The Sleepace app will even alert you to estimations of some types of sleep apnea.
My Experience Using The RestOn Smart Sleep Monitor For Sleep Tracking:
The RestOn Sleep monitor is easy to set up and easy to use:
- Simply remove the monitor from the frustration free packaging
- Charge it up
- Then install it in your bed under your sheet (see earlier illustration).
- Download the Sleepace app
- Pair the app and RestOn Monitor via Bluetooth.
The first night I used the RestOn, I was impressed that I barely noticed it under my thin bedsheet.
I slept well and was woken by an upbeat tune I chose in the Sleepace apps smart alarm. The timing of the alarm seemed right as I woke up feeling fine.
I looked at my sleep stats and… I had a sleep rating of 99! I know for a fact that I was awake and reading during some of the “sleep” time.
Well, I suppose I was relaxed and my heart rate and breath rate indicated rest. I am afraid that even using three factors, it still is not 100% accurate.
However, I did feel it was more accurate than my Fitbit at sleep tracking.
Comparing the RestOn Sleep Monitor To My Activity Trackers Sleep Tracking:
I am a keen activity tracking enthusiast. I have posted numerous times about my Fitbit and have also used the REM-Fit -360. My impression is that the RestOn Smart Sleep Monitor is more accurate at tracking and estimating my sleep than either of these devices.
I have tried to use my Fitbit for sleep tracking, but the truth is I never sleep as well when I am wearing a Fitbit on my wrist. I am sure part of the problem is my own awareness of the device. I like that the RestOn is not a wearable tracking device as it is much more comfortable this way. My experience with the REM-Fit 360 was pretty similar as I didn’t sleep well while using the REM-Fit 360 during sleep.
In addition, the RestOn factors in more information. The trackers I have used either factor in only movement (REM-Fit, Fitbit One) or movement and heart rate (Fitbit Surge, Fitbit Charge HR). Both devices and the RestOn are easily fooled while relaxing and reading or listening to music in bed. However, they all give an indication of how much time you spend relaxing and resting. Respiration does seem to add a more sophisticated dimension to the tracking.
At the time I wrote this, the Sleepace app did not offer an integration with activity tracking devices like Fitbit or Garmin. I hope that changes in the future as such an integration would be very valuable. I am under them impression that Sleepace is working on Apple Health integration.
In Conclusion, Do I Recommend The RestOn Smart Sleep Monitor?
After using the RestOn over a week, I have mixed feelings. However, my experience is positive overall.
My biggest concern is that on nights when my husband goes to bed first, my stats are messed up. The RestOn picks up his heart rate (which is faster than mine), but it only sometimes picks up on his breath or movement since he is on the other side of the bed. My average heart rate ends up higher than my resting heart rate on those nights and I receive alerts of sleep apnea (saying that I wasn’t breathing for minutes, sometimes 15 minutes). The sleep apnea alerts are before I went to bed.
I am afraid this monitor isn’t completely accurate if you go to bed at different times each night or share a bed with someone who retires earlier than you. I wish there was an option to edit the information afterwards, I haven’t noticed this option.
Otherwise, I do find the graphics and Sleepace app’s interface useful and attractive. The app reminds me that I should go to bed the same time every night. I am horribly inconsistent with my bedtime.
Has Sleep Tracking With RestOn Helped Improve My Sleep?
I also have been able to notice trends of when I sleep well and when I do not. For example, I get the best sleep on days when I exercised outside. I get the worst sleep when I was up late watching television or working on my computer. I realize, I should try to exercise more consistently, spend time outside and spend some time away from computer or television screens before going to bed. I think that is the real benefit of any sleep or activity tracking system. The information can give you insight into how to improve your own health and wellbeing.
RestOn helped me realize that I should try to exercise more consistently, spend time outside and spend some time away from computer or television screens before going to bed.
I think that is the real benefit of any sleep or activity tracking system. The information can give you insight into how to improve your own health and wellbeing.
On other benefit, it is easy to open new user profiles to share the RestOn with members of your family.
About Sleepace and RestOn:
Founded in 2011, Sleepace is a leading developer of professional sleep solutions designed to help users achieve their best sleep. Headquartered in Shenzhen, China, with a U.S. office in Los Angeles, CA, Sleepace is led by a professional team of information technology and healthcare experts with rich experience in the Internet of Things (IoT) industry and sleep science. Sleepace’s flagship product, RestOn, is a non-wearable smart sleep monitor that tracks sleep quality for users. By simply laying RestOn under the bed sheet, the band’s ultra-thin medical-grade sensors collect comprehensive sleep data, including sleep time, heart rate, respiratory rate, body movement and sleep cycles. The Sleepace App then analyzes the sleep data and provides users with professional guidance to help them achieve their best sleep each night. For more information about Sleepace visit www.mysleepace.com. (Source Sleepace press release)
Enter To Win a RestOn Smart Sleep Monitor:
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RestOn Smart Sleep Monitor by Sleepace
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