Sleep monitoring apps, mainly associated with wearables, such as smartwatches or smartbands, are very popular today and really help many users to make changes in their sleep habits or to monitor any health problems that manifest themselves with changes in what would otherwise be a restful night’s sleep.
Google wants to bring to Android smartphones one more help in this field, with the evaluation of snoring during sleep and beyond.
Google is working on two new features for Android smartphones to provide more information about your sleep quality. according to 9to5Googlethere is a code string in the Google Health Studies app that reveals that the company is testing snoring and cough detection features for Android.
These resources are part of the ongoing study entitled Sleep Audio Collectiondeveloped by a team at Google Health Sensing.
From this study it is known that whoever participates must be a full-time Googler with an Android phone. Google has revealed that the Health Sensinog team is developing advanced detection features and algorithms to provide Android users with a deeper insight into their sleep activity.
Nocturnal monitoring of coughing and snoring (nocturnal cough and snore monitoring) will probably have to resort to the smartphone's microphone to record such events during sleep. It should be noted that the Google Nest Hub already offers these features.
The device uses Motion Sense (powered by Soli Radar) to assess the user's sleep, measure their breathing and analyze disturbing sounds such as coughing or snoring. Fitbit, for example, also offers a similar feature called Snore & Detect Noise on the Sense and Versa 3.
What is not explicit is whether this will be a feature that will have to be used with a smartwatch or will be available from the smartphone, whether or not it is exclusive to the Google Pixel.