Withings has its own Health Mate app through which you can register and set-up the Aura device.
You will also need to assign the sleep sensor to a user before use – this requires a few personal details (height, weight, age, gender etc.) in order to deliver the most accurate results.
When it comes to tracking the bedside device will take environmental readings such as temperature, light and noise, whereas the sleep sensor will also report the following:
Time taken to fall asleep.
Number of times you wake during the night (and if so how much).
Duration of light sleep/deep sleep/REM sleep.
Percentage of sleep goal achieved.
A multi-functional sleep system incorporating sleep tracking, bedroom environmental monitoring and scientifically designed sleep-wake programs. When darkness falls the Aura uses its lamp and speaker to begin a scientifically-proven programme of light and sound that will ease you gently off to sleep.
Each programme lasts a duration of 20 minutes, allowing you to fall asleep and rise at the optimum time within your sleep cycle. At night the Aura uses a sunset light spectrum in its programming (incorporating various shades of red, ranging from light to dark) and accompanied by a decrescendo passage. This time span allows for the gradual release of melatonin – the ‘darkness’ hormone that helps induce sleep at night.
Come morning the Aura will increase light and sound with colours from the sunrise (blue) light spectrum and a crescendo sound. The inbuilt smart alarm will also utilise your sleep cycle information in order to wake you during your lightest period of sleep, thereby avoiding the sharp shock brought on by a regular alarm clock.
While you’re sleeping the bedside device will keep tabs on your environment using sensor technology, noting temperature, noise and light levels. The optional under-mattress sleep sensor doesn’t just offer vanilla accelerometer smarts, it monitors movement, respiration and heart rate too.The app is currently available for both iOS and Android devices (running 4.3 Jelly Bean or higher).