AutoSleep Version 6.7.1 (Minor Release)
Support for users on the older iOS 12
AutoSleep Version 6.7
Respiration Rate (requires WatchOS 8)
Added respiration rate while sleeping to health data
Added new respiration rate to Today tile, Shortcuts, Widget, Clock tab and trend view
Today view shown as Breathes Per Minute (BrPM), with range, averages and current measures - see image below
Added respiration rate to Explorer view
Refer to Respiration Rate page for more information, including the setup steps required.
Note that the Apple Watch will only measure respiration rate when you turn on sleep mode in WatchOS 8. Click here to see the setup instructions.
Sleep Session Graph
Overhaul of the sleep session viewer for improved use - see image below
Added respiration rate to sleep session viewer and associated metrics
Changed some presentation for bpm due to increased heart rate frequency capture in WatchOS 8
Added graph options check box buttons to allow users to turn on/off metrics for heart rate bpm, noise dB, respiration and SpO2. Tap on each button to enable or disable
Added info message if metric is not captured with link for how to setup
Refer to Sleep page for more information on the upgraded graph functionality
Sleep Session Graph - Micro View
Added heart rate and respiration to 15 minute micro view pop-up graph
Added average lines for heart rate and respiration rate on the micro graph. Touch and swipe your finger from left to right on the graph, such a fascinating representation of data now
Graph option check box buttons also determine what is shown in micro views
Refer to Sleep page for more information on the micro view
Tonight's Bedtime Optimisations
Changed Latest Bedtime to Tonight's Bedtime, less confusing
Minimum Sleep - added minimum sleep which is the minimum amount of hours sleep that you need to feel refreshed. This is used when you are in sleep credit
Maximum Sleep - added maximum sleep which is the maximum amount of sleep that you feel you are capable of when in sleep debt
Wake Time - this lets you choose between automatic most likely wake time or a fixed wake time for each day (very popular request). This has the benefit of letting you correct bad habits and also cater for holiday periods, etc. A fixed time can also be used to set the smart alarm time
Refer to Tonight's Bedtime for more information
Integrated scheduled wake times into smart alarm on Watch. It will populate the time and automatically activate the smart alarm based on the next schedule wake time. This has been a popular request to allow a weekly schedule of alarm times, but offer flexibility to the vast amount of different scenarios with wake times, such as the ability to skip just the next scheduled alarm.
Added Auto Scheduled menu into Smart Alarm section on Watch
Refer to Smart Alarm for more information
Changed shortcuts to output a dictionary field instead of using the clipboard
Tidied up dictionary instructions to replace clipboard references
You can now export more than 12 weeks in one file (popular request)
Respiratory rate measures added to exports
Respiratory rate now included in Actigraphy export
iOS 15 / WatchOS 8
Compiled and tested for new updates
Updates to sleep detection to better support WatchOS 8
Support for new background health data processing in iOS 15
Minor bug fixes and maintenance
Various cosmetic updates
AutoSleep Version 6.5.3
General maintenance applied and some fixes for obscure bugs that could cause a crash
Diagnostic Information (Used for Support Information)
Additional diagnostic information used in troubleshooting to better assist our users, including:
Dropped heart rate support
Indicator to show dropped heart rate problems
Error report support
No watch support
New Chinese Specific Help Site
Web links all updated with the new Chinese site
AutoSleep Version 6.5.2
New option for readiness heart rate variability
A new option in Settings under Advanced Options to allow users the ability to only use the waking HRV measurement for Readiness, as opposed to using the automated best sleeping HRV or waking HRV reading. Switching this toggle on means you need to do a breathe session to capture a HRV measurement as part of your Readiness score.
Changed calibrate & adjust icon to a button
Updated the adjust image in the Clock tab to an Adjust button to make it clearer for users. Made the HELP button much bigger and brighter when it shows in the Clock. Also added information about Day/Edit feature on the Adjust screen with additional information.
Apple Mail App
For users who deleted Apples Mail app, the support email now has a fallback
Support for new devices
Support for iPhone mini & iPhone 12 in zoom mode
New language added
Language support for Chinese Traditional has been added
Today tab fix
Fixed the problem where the Today tab bar icon could have an incorrect date
Other minor maintenance and fixes
HeartWatch V4.0.5 (Full AutoSleep Integration)
AutoSleep automatically works with HeartWatch, our premier heart, activity, workouts and GPS monitoring app. AutoSleep is fully integrated, delivering more metrics to HeartWatch to let you delve deeper and see trends across not only your sleep, but your complete wellness. Like AutoSleep its subscription free, a low one-time only cost and you get it for life!
AutoSleep Version 6.5.1
Blood Oxygen SpO2 Tracking
With Apple Watch Series 6, blood oxygen (SpO2) can now be measured and displayed in the Sleep graph. It's important to ensure all 3 switches are turned on in the Apple Watch settings app (black icon with image of a Watch) in the Blood Oxygen section, including 'Allow Background Measurements' (see image below). This allows blood oxygen measurements while you sleep.
Also ensure that the health permission for Oxygen Saturation has been turned on. To check, go into iPhone Settings, Privacy, Health, AutoSleep and make sure that Oxygen Saturation is turned on.
Refer to the Sleep SpO2 for more instructions on using this new feature.
New SpO2 Sleep Analysis and Report
A comprehensive sleep SpO2 analysis view with moving averages and compares. Touch the graph for pop-up details on your nightly SpO2 average, high, low and 7 day average.
Refer to the Sleep SpO2 for more instructions on using this new feature.
Sleep Graph Legend Pop-Up
Tap on the Sleep graph to see a new fancy pop-up display showing your heart rate (bpm), noise levels (dB) and blood oxygen % (SpO2). Touch and slide your finger to see the measurements update.
Blood oxygen measurements have been added to Exports
New User Guide Links
Settings now contains a link to a detailed User Guide explaining all the functions of AutoSleep. This can be found in the Settings tab.
There is also a brand new Quick Guide for new users to learn the essentials, also found in the Settings tab. If you see anything you would like more information on, then please contact us and we can continue to build on this great resource for our users.
Bugs & Fixes
Various maintenance performed. A bug fix for a health data conflict was included in the 6.5.1 update.
*Note those who were impacted by the iOS14 update and missing some health data across a range of apps (we estimated it impacted 10% of users), Apple have officially released a fix in the iOS 14.2 update. We suggest those impacted to update to iOS 14.2.
AutoSleep Version 6.4 (Previous Version)
One of the most common questions is "When do I charge my Watch if I am to use it for sleep tracking?".
So this AutoSleep update lets you a set a reminder at the most convenient time of the day. For most people this is in the evening.
It pops up and shows your current battery level and a recommendation if you need to charge the Watch. You can either Snooze it for 10,30 or 60 minutes if not convenient or, you press Doing it Now. This will then send a reminder to your iPhone in an hour's time to put the Watch back on.
Native Watch smart alarm
For WatchOS 6 and higher, AutoSleep now has a native Apple Watch Smart Alarm. It even works in flight mode.
You can either get it to wake you up early within a time window if you are in light or medium sleep or, it also has a unique "arousal" mode.
What this will do is either tickle or nudge you with haptics one time per minute within your designated wake up window. e.g. 7:20am to 7:30am.
It gently taps you on your wrist to take you out of deeper sleep so that you wake feeling much less shellshocked by your alarm. You often don't even feel it until the 3rd or 4th minute. By the time your alarm goes off, you are ready for it. It's very cool and we much prefer it to the more traditional "going off early" smart alarm as you get to snooze more organically.
Support for the old timer
There were some changes in iOS 13 that prevented use of the AutoSleep Watch app on the old 2015 model Apple Watch. We've worked around this by provided an option at install time that will enable the old timer to be used.
If you are affected by this, if you delete the iPhone app and re-install it, you will now have an option to support the older Watch. When deleting the iPhone app, you will receive two system prompts. The first one is about deleting the app and local data. Say yes to this. The second one is about keeping history in Apple Health. Make sure you answer Keep for this one.
Large modular complication
The large modular Infograph & large modular complications are a great central point for your sleeping Watch face.
In case you didn't know you can swipe between watch faces really quickly which makes it a great way to set up a day face and a sleeping face.
When you use lights off, the sleep metrics on this complication update live as you sleep. They show your percentage of sleep goal & quality goal achieved as well as you average heart rate.
On the Watch app, in the info section at the bottom of the menu you will now see lights off time and sleep start and end times.
Changed colours on readiness gauge to better reflect that is not bad to be in the middle, this is normal.
Changed the latest bedtime calculation to require a minimum of 75% of your sleep goal when forecasting the latest time to go to bed.
Deep Sleep Reporting
Added a new setting in advanced settings to allow zero deep sleep to be considered in trend reporting.
Clock Display Fix
Fixed 12 hour clock display for people with a night hour of midnight with 24 hour regional time setting.
Fixed some text colours which were not clear when system light mode was selected but app used in dark mode.
Sleep Ring Fix
Fixed outer sleep ring on Watch rings complication for people that do not wear the Watch to bed.
Fixed a problem where the iPhone app could crash in the background under some conditions.
Fixed a problem where the Today icon could have the wrong date on it.