By Oktay Ozadam
If you have difficulty sleeping, then the EverSleep Sleep Tracker might be the tool that finally lets you slumber in peace.
This Sleep Tracker has been turning heads since EverSleep's initial Indiegogo crowdfunding launch, where they received over $89,000 from 626 backers in 2017. If you are tired of, well, staying tired, you'll want to check this sleep tracker review out.
The EverSleep Sleep Tracker Explained
If you've ever struggled with restlessness, have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, or snoring, the EverSleep Sleep Tracker could be your ideal nighttime companion.
EverSleep is touted as the world's most advanced wearable sleep tracker. It's made from hospital-grade technology that goes beyond tracking your movement as most sleep trackers offer. It tracks your blood oxygen level 30 times every second while you sleep.
It also tracks your movement as well as your pulse rate measurement to compile a complete analysis of your sleep at night.
EverSleep: The Founders
EverSleep was founded by one career sleep entrepreneur and clinic and two experienced career medical device engineers from the United States. Their team also includes several veteran software engineers.
Together, their team has launched more than 25 FDA approved medical devices to the health industry. They also own over 20 medical device patents. In other words, they've had a ton of experience in the medical field, and this is now their flagship product.
Note: EverSleep doesn't have FDA 510(k) clearance as a medical device and is classified as a consumer health device.
Simple, Minimalist Design
Manufactured in Colorado, the EverSleep Sleep Tracker has a minimal design and can be used by anyone ages 10-100. Here's what's included:
- White EverSleep wrist device
- Blue silicone wrist strap
- White finger sensor
- Micro USB charging cord
- 1 small roll of medical tape
- Free EverSleep app (iOS or Android)
The Sleep Monitor is similar to other sleep tracking wearables like the FitBit and Apple Watch, with the main component attached to a silicone strap. The main difference is there is a finger sensor that is connected by a cord to the wrist device.
The wrist strap is flexible as a one-size-fits-all. However, it is a bit difficult to get on. The finger sensor does feel a bit unnatural and uncomfortable while you're trying to get to sleep, and it is a little small. If you have bigger fingers, it might feel like a tight squeeze.
EverSleep includes medical tape that is meant to be used to keep the finger sensor on tight. It is a bit annoying having to put it on every night. Eventually, the tape they provide will run out, so you'll have to pick some up from the drugstore at some point.
When you first get your EverSleep Sleep Tracker, you'll have to charge the device. It includes a Micro USB charger, so you should charge it for 2 hours. Each charge allows for 16 hours of sleep monitoring.
The setup is very simple.
Just before you head to bed, make sure it's fully charged and unplug it. When you're ready to go to sleep, simply strap it on like a wristwatch, put the finger sensor on with a piece of medical tape, and tap the device twice.
When you double-tap the device, it will light up green signaling that it's ready. Once you head to sleep, it will begin working away, tracking all your data points. In the morning, the moment you take it off your wrist, it stops recording your data.
All the data will be stored automatically in the app. You don't need to control the device or tweak it in any way, which is what makes it so easy to use.
How EverSleep Helps You Sleep
Every night, strap the wrist device on like a wristwatch and attach the finger sensor. While you sleep, the EverSleep Sleep Tracker will automatically track several data points.
EverSleep stores this data in the Bluetooth connected EverSleep 2 app on your smartphone. Based on your sleep data, the app's coaching algorithms will then give you custom-tailored feedback in the morning based on your results.
While most wearables will simply show you data, EverSleep actually tells you what to do with the data. It shows you the why behind your sleep and advises you to improve it.
The Methods Behind the Tracking
The way EverSleep tracks motion is similar to other sleep trackers like the Apple Watch and FitBit. They use a 3-axis accelerometer to measure arm motions.
What makes EverSleep different from these other wearables is their other tracking methods. They use a new technology called photoplethysmography (try saying that out loud).
By using two LED lights and a photodetector, as a blood oxygen monitor, EverSleep can measure your body's oxygen levels 30 times every second. They use the pulse oximeter for overnight monitoring.
Sophisticated Tracking Capabilities - At-Home Sleep Lab
The EverSleep tracking capabilities are much more sophisticated than most wearables today. Here are a few of the tracking features:
- Tracks any disruptions or motion events
- Tracks breathing
- Monitors breathing interruptions
- Monitors pulse rate
- Identifies five types of insomnia (sleep onset latency, sleep apnea...)
- Correlates breathing events with insomnia
- Tracks quality of sleep and fragmented sleep
By looking beyond movement tracking, and analyzing pulse rate and breathing, the Sleep Tracker provides a 3 tier approach, giving you an accurate picture of your overall sleep.
With the Sleep Tracker, you also get their easy-to-use EverSleep 2 app. It connects to your Tracker via Bluetooth, automatically recording all data points.
Once you set up your profile, the free Android and iOS app allows you to do 3 things:
- Track your sleep every night
- Review your trends over time
- Receive custom-tailored coaching to improve your rest time
The app is simple to use, yet backed by highly advanced software. The sophisticated coaching algorithms can track up to 2200 data points every night. The app shows you the "why" behind your sleep and allows you to make adjustments based on the data.
The magic behind this wearable Sleep Tracker by EverSleep is their coaching software. After it summarizes your data points in an easy to read overview, the coach will give you personalized feedback.
You don't have to scratch your head trying to figure out what all the numbers and charts mean. The coach tells you what it means and how you can improve your sleep.
The program will even ask you relevant questions to give you accurate feedback. For instance, it might ask you if you're on medication. It might ask how much alcohol you drink. Or, it could ask if you've been diagnosed with any sleep conditions.
Overall, the Sleep Tracker is very accurate, especially compared to competitor devices.
EverSleep combines 40 complex measurements, then apply that data against your profile and sleep-related questions to give accurate feedback. The EverSleep engine will then analyze over 5,000 combinations to provide you with precise feedback.
One of the coolest features of the Sleep Tracker is that the coaching actually gets smarter the longer you use the Sleep Tracker. The AI begins to learn how you sleep to give even more accurate feedback.
Here's Where You Can Buy It
At the moment, the EverSleep Sleep tracker is only being sold directly from EverSleep. You can buy the EverSleep Sleep Tracker right on their website.
They also have 3 different payment options:
|Monthly ($14.99/month)||Yearly ($11.99/month)||Lifetime ($299)|
|Plus $49.99 activation fee||Plus $49.99 activation fee||Free activation|
|No additional fees||No additional fees|
You won't have to worry if you ever run into issues with your Sleep Tracker. EverSleep also includes an impressive lifetime warranty for every plan. They also include a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Our Verdict on EverSleep
If you're often overtired during the day because of poor sleep, you should definitely consider the EverSleep Sleep Tracker. It's not perfect, however. The finger sensor can be uncomfortable and a bit awkward with the tape, especially if you have bigger fingers.
Despite its comfort issues, it's an impressive sleep tracker. It offers accurate data tracking that shows a more complete picture than other devices. Plus, the best part is the custom-tailored coaching that gives you advice on how to improve your sleep.
Overall, if you need something a bit more accurate than the Oura Ring, FitBit, or Apple Watch, and you're okay with a bit extra gear, the EverSleep Sleep Tracker will be a good fit.
- Accurate tracking: motion, breathing, pulse
- 3 pricing plans
- Comparable to $1000+ Sleeplab Device
- Easy data reading
- Track sleep trends
- Personalized coaching
- Compatible with Android and iOS
- Lifetime warranty
- Only available to US citizens
- Finger sensor requires tape to stay on
- Finger sensor is a bit tight
- The strap is a little difficult to put on
- Feedback may become repetitive