Fitbit’s ‘Snore & Noise Detect’ feature is implemented in Sense and Versa 3 watches

Fitbit’s Sense and Versa 3 smartwatches are getting a new ‘Snore & Noise Detect’ sleep tracking capability.

As reported by 9to5Google, the function works exactly as it sounds. When enabled, the Sense or Versa 3 handheld will use the built-in microphone to detect and analyze noise and volume.

According to the Fitbit app, Snore & Noise Detect will use the microphone once it detects that the user is asleep. It uses the microphone to “sample, measure and collect information about the noise in your environment.” Sampling occurs every few seconds and collects information about the noise level and how noisy the user’s environment is, as well as snoring events and how often snoring is detected.

In the morning, users will receive a “snoring report” in the Sleep section of the Fitbit app.

The feature reportedly hits the battery quite hard, with Fitbit recommending smartwatches to be at least 40 percent charged before bed. Some 9to5 commenters noted that battery life was significantly reduced with the feature enabled.

It’s also worth noting that you’ll need a Fitbit Premium subscription to access Snore & Noise Detect. If you are a subscriber, you can activate the feature by going to the Suspend section in the Fitbit app and looking for a ‘Check for snoring’ card. Tap ‘More information’ and then read the instructions and the privacy notice; You will need to accept the privacy details before you can activate the feature.

Screenshot credit: 9to5Google

Source: 9to5Google

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