Apple recently acquired Beddit Sleep Monitor, an app and sleep system designed to monitor daily sleep habits through the iPhone.
“Connecting the Health and Beddit apps is optional, and you control what data flows between the apps,” said the company representative.
The acquisition could point to some sort of official solution to the gap in functionality, or Apple may plan to make use of Beddit’s software and data for future products or features. Or, as with other acquisitions in the company’s past, Apple may simply be buying Beddit out as a way to hire some or all of its engineers. But sleep-tracking is a logical area for Apple to move into, and it’s already expressed some degree of interest in Beddit’s approach by selling the products in its stores.