My mattress review might have seemed out of place, but the reason for that was Rem Fit are a new company in the UK that offer both mattresses and sleep monitoring hardware. The Rem-Fit 400 Mattress I reviewed comes with a free sleep monitor, but you can buy it separately for £149.99.
Unlike Fitbit, or Axbo, the Rem-Fit monitor does not require you to wear it. It has a flat roll out band that goes underneath your bottom sheet and is fastened in place with a magnetic holder. Unlike competing products, it offers significantly more functionality in terms fo sleep tracking than other products. This includes:
- Heart Rate
- Respiratory Rate
Using these 3 points of data, the Rem-Fit should be able to offer significantly better sleep tracking analysis than other products.
Set up is very simple. I downloaded the App, registered and logged in. To set up the hardware, you roll it out around chest height under your sheet, the main section of the tracker has a magnetic cap which is switched on when in one position, then off if you flip it 180 degrees. It is quite straight forward, and the strap under the sheet is flat and smooth enough not to be too noticeable when you sleep.
Once set up it is a straight forward process to pair the device.
Unlike Fitbit, it won’t automatically switch to sleep mode. I like this because Fitbit is useless at guessing when I go to sleep, I go to bed to read, and it assumes I sleep. What you can do is set a time to start tracking, or manually start it. Admittedly, some people may not like this, if you fall asleep at random times it could be annoying, but it is good for me.
When you wake up in the morning, I would tell it that I was awake. You then get your sleep tracking data. The app analyses all the data to give you a sleep quality score, you can then view a breakdown of your score with specific deductions for certain events. It might give positives, but I sleep so bad, all mine were deductions.
So, for example, I had deductions for:
- Bradycardia (slow heart rate)
- Tachypnea (fast breathing)
- Getting up multiple times
- Lack of deep sleep
- Falling asleep taking too long
- Waking up too often.