Comments on: WakeMate: The statistics are in /lifehacking/wakemate-the-statistics-are-in/ sealed abstract class drew {} Sun, 27 Mar 2016 22:51:38 +0000 hourly 1 By: admin /lifehacking/wakemate-the-statistics-are-in/comment-page-1/#comment-3472 Mon, 24 Jan 2011 06:11:50 +0000 /?p=753#comment-3472 I’ve used Sleep Cycle since July. At $10 it would be a great buy. However:

  • Sleep Cycle is noticeably less accurate, both with respect to optimum wake and with respect to analytics. Actigraphy (WakeMate) has a vaguely respectable history, Sleep Cycle is an invention.
  • Sleep Cycle is slightly less resilient to interruptions, although a lot of this was fixed in a recent update
  • Sleep Cycle is more dependent on your mattress / sheet type. The new update auto-recalibrates, but my suspicion is that this adds noise to the data if you’re not careful about placing it or if you travel
  • Sleep Cycle has no tagging or data export features or subjective measurement, although WakeMate leaves a lot to be desired in these areas at least it has something. I can correlate little with WakeMate; I can correlate zero with Sleep Cycle.
  • WakeMate’s online analytics are mediocre today but have the potential to be great. Sleep Cycle has no analytics and never will.

All those things said, you’re comparing a $0.99 app that scrounges together generic hardware that wasn’t made to do sleep analytics to a $60 piece of customized hardware built for the purpose. It’s not really a fair comparison.

By: Bion /lifehacking/wakemate-the-statistics-are-in/comment-page-1/#comment-3463 Sun, 23 Jan 2011 04:21:57 +0000 /?p=753#comment-3463 Have you used the Sleep Cycle app, and, if so, how do the apps’ analysis of your sleep compare? Does wakemate just have better analytics, or is it actually more accurate?