Metrics, metrics, metrics; it's all about the metrics. If there's a way of accurately recording it, I want to do it.
One thing which led to purchasing it is the (rudimentary) sleep tracking. Long time readers of this blog know the troubles I have with sleep, and the chronic insomnia which only strong medication can overcome. So it was with some excitement (probably not the best mood to be in just before bed) I put on the overnight wrist strap and slid in the unit.
Pressing the button to 'start' the session, I began my sleepy-time routine.
Waking this morning, I 'stopped' the session, went downstairs and synced the unit with my computer. Within moments my sleep graph appeared online; it was better than I thought it would be:
15 minutes to sleep time (that's about right when you take Zolpidem), I woke just the 10 times, with my usual 1-2am pee stop, and had an almighty 95% sleep efficiency. Not bad, even if I do say so myself.
I know it's not the most sensitive device on the market, but if I wear it nightly and record my mood the following day, hopefully trends will start to form which can help me review my sleep hygiene.
Anyway, new gadget, new toys, happy Jonathan.