What do you want to know
- We asked our readers if they slept wearing a smartwatch or other wearable accessory.
- Out of more than 5,500 votes, more than 66% say they usually sleep with their wearables.
- However, 21% of voters say they never sleep with a wearable.
It turns out sleeping with smartwatches and wearables is pretty common, as our latest survey results show. We asked our readers if they would sleep with smartwatches or wearables, and of more than 5,500 responses, 66% of voters said they usually slept with a wearable device. The second most popular response was the 21% who said they never sleep with a smartwatch on, while only 11% said they did “sometimes”.
One reader, Lee Haas Rogers, says he sleeps with his laptop, even at the expense of battery life:
“Yes. When I wake up, I put it on its charger while I get ready for work. It’s ready to go when I leave.”
Fortunately, more and more Android smartwatches are coming with fast-charging capabilities that can make up for less-than-ideal battery life. For example, the Fossil Gen 6 Wellness Edition only lasts about a day or less with regular smartwatch use, but a charge of about 30 minutes can get you 80% battery life (although that often seems faster ). However, some devices, like the Pixel Watch, don’t charge as fast and require at least 30% charge to track sleep without killing the battery.
However, not everyone has to worry about battery life, as another reader pointed out, which makes it easy to track sleep over multiple days.
“With a battery that lasts for weeks, I can sleep with it and not worry about it dying the next day,” says Eric Whalen. “An alarm on the wrist at 4 a.m. to go for a run won’t wake the family like my phone would.”
As shown in our survey, many people choose not to sleep with a wearable on, which some say can be uncomfortable in bed. However, there are ways to track sleep without a wearable, thanks to devices like the Nest Hub (2nd Gen), which reader Ryan Clothlier takes advantage of:
“I have a Nest Hub Gen 2 (alarm clock) with a soli sensor for that! Remove the Pixel Watch to ensure charging. Never miss a beat, cough, sneeze or disturbance lol!”
The Pixel Watch offers impressive health tracking thanks to Fitbit integration. After a good night’s sleep, you can check your sleep stages and sleep patterns to get an overview of your habits. You can even turn on bedtime mode so you won’t be disturbed by notifications.