Samsung Sleep Sense wants to hop into bed

IDG News Service | Sep 3, 2015

The small plastic pad goes under your mattress and is designed to measure your vital signs and report on your sleeping habits.

Samsung's latest gadget wants to get into bed into bed with you.

Called Samsung sleep sense the small plastic pad goes under your mattress and is designed to measure your vital signs.

Yoon C. Lee
VP, Digital Appliances, Samsung

Samsung spent almost its entire IFA press conference on discussing its Internet of Things or IoT strategy. IoT is the idea that different devices can communicate with each other over the Internet.


There are sleep monitors on the market already, but you typically need to wear them. Sleep Sense works without touching you and Samsung said it is up to 97% accurate. The company didn't say whether sharing a bed with someone would throw off the sensor.

Samsung has added a sleep monitor as another piece of its lifestyle-monitoring system with exercise and food trackers already available.

The company didn't announce pricing or when Sleep Sense would go on sale.

Samsung is trying to establish a foothold in the growing home automation market and this new sleep tracker fits into that strategy. It also introduced a washing machine for the European market that you can monitor and control using your smartphone. Home automation is a costly proposition for consumers and hasn't yet seen the pick up that consumer electronics companies have been hoping for.