Can you guess what the Anti-Snore Wearable is designed to do? Hm. I wonder…
The Anti-Snore Wearable launched on Kickstarter earlier this week and is a band that wraps around a wearer’s arm. It vibrates whenever its companion iOS / Android app detects snoring in an effort to coax a person into turning over to his or her side. So the band tries to save your bed companion some passive aggressive side jabs. Got it.
The band doesn’t have a microphone inside, but pairs with a user’s phone over Bluetooth. The downside of that pairing is a sleeper has to keep their phone near their bed all night, which some people might not be into. The app apparently relies on an algorithm to determine whether a sound is a snore or something else, like a car alarm. It also tracks sleep and snoring to try and optimize bedtime. We don’t know how well this algorithm works. The band starts at $77 on Kickstarter, and the app is free.
I tested out the ZEEQ connected pillow this past summer. It also tried to detect snoring and would vibrate to get sleepers to turn to their side. I didn’t snore, but I found that it sometimes thought other noises were snores. It’s entirely possible the Anti-Snore Wearable can run into these same issues. Ultimately, buying into the Anti-Snore Wearable comes down to whether you want to wear a band around your arm all night and whether you think your phone and this company’s app can truly tell when you’re snoring.