Overall App Summary:
The Sleep Pulse 2 app is meant to track nightly sleep by using heart rate and movement through the night. This app needs to be purchased and is available from iTunes. An apple watch is needed in addition to your iPhone. The user interface is awkward and not very straightforward. For such simple task – tracking overnight sleep – it falls quite short on both design and functionality.
App’s Intended Use:
Sleep Pulse 2 is a sleep app that tracks nightly sleep by using an Apple watch that then syncs to the iPhone. This is accomplished by tracking your motion, heart rate and nightly steps to give you the profile of your sleep.
Who’s this app most useful for?
The app is most useful for users with sleep complaints and sleep dysfunction. It could be used to get a general idea of sleep time.
Is the mobile app clinically relevant? Any clinical benefits? How would you use it as a provider?
The app is not very clinically relevant. Furthermore, the app is limited to the Apple watch and is complex. Having to manually turn the sleep function off and on is cumbersome. Needing to also sync this to the phone every morning adds additional steps that reduce enthusiasm.
Is there any published evidence that the app actually works?
Most likely exempt from FDA regulatory clearance, as per the MMA guidance.
What is the most important/ desirable feature of the app?
The app is limited to the Apple watch and is complex. Having to manually turn the sleep function off and on is cumbersome. Needing to also sync this to the phone every morning adds additional steps that reduce enthusiasm.
If there’s a paid version, is it worth the upgrade?
The reviewers feel that this app does not offer any significant advantages over others in its category and has less functionality and worse usability than its competitors. They would not pay for this app.
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