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  • New improved sleep tracking coming soon!

    Along with the announcement of the new Vivoactive 3 Music, Garmin also announced an improved sleep tracking update for several existing watches:
    https://www.cnet.com/news/garmins-ne...leep-tracking/

    "Garmin's also promising an improved sleep tracking system that's arriving "soon," using heart rate variability and adding REM, light and deep sleep awareness -- much like what Fitbit already does. The sleep tracking enhancements will come to the Vivoactive 3, Forerunner 645, Forerunner 935, Fenix 5 watches, Vivosport, Vivosmart 3 and Vivomove HR."

    I don't know about you, but I am actually more excited about this than the music! This will add more details and ability to see REM, light and deep sleep as well!

  • #2
    I assume this will require a new firmware update - if so, saying it's coming 'soon' could mean as long as 6 months, if not more.... Hoping for sooner than that, but - I'm not getting my hopes up just yet....

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    • #3
      Well, it looks like they did not need to use a firmware update to do this, which makes sense as this happens on the app and not on the watch. I am now able to get the REM sleep tracking as well. So perhaps you'll be pleasantly surprised that they beat your estimate of 6 months, lol!

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      • #4
        So do they give us the abilitu to track additional sleep or snap during day time.?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by litetaker View Post
          Well, it looks like they did not need to use a firmware update to do this, which makes sense as this happens on the app and not on the watch. I am now able to get the REM sleep tracking as well. So perhaps you'll be pleasantly surprised that they beat your estimate of 6 months, lol!
          How do you turn this on?

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          • #6

            Are naps recognized now?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Hervandil View Post

              How do you turn this on?
              It is turned on by default. And sadly, naps are still not recognized, nor can you input them manually either.
              Last edited by litetaker; 06-20-2018, 08:06 PM.

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              • #8
                If you want naps added, make a suggestion to Garmin:
                https://www8.garmin.com/contactUs/ideas/

                The last device that did naps was introduced in early 2015, and not long after, the sleep processing was moved from the watch to the servers, and no device since has recorded naps.
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                • #9
                  For me the new sleep app is a real backward step. It's much much worse at recognising when I go to sleep and wake up, and it also seems to change it's mind during the morning. Sync it when I wake up and it has one guess, and then later in the day it will go back and revise its guess, often to something even more ridiculous. I have tried editing the go to sleep and wake times but more often than not it just tells me I was awake in the extra time. If I was getting as little sleep as it suggests, I think I would be dead. Here's the run for a few days....2 hrs, 0.6 hrs, 1.1 hrs, 3.8 hrs. so that's 7.5hrs over 4 days. Pretty unlikely I would suggest!

                  Anyone else suffering issues like me?

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                  • #10
                    I'll believe it when I see it. Even if does work, how many things you guess will get broke along with it?
                    For all your Garmin issues buy a Fitbit, for all you FitbIt issues buy a Garmin

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                    • #11
                      I have also found that it is incorrectly registering my sleep since the change

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                      • #12
                        FYI: I am at 5.20. Garmin Support confirmed that my VIVOACTIVE 3 watch only records the "first" sleep period for display BUT: They also showed me how I can look at my sleep and "edit" to extend after my last sleep period.!!!!! Now I am happy and asked if they will put that request on there "future-to-do" list... Yes, for unimportant reasons I have from one to three sleep periods a day and want/need to track them all and now I can.

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                        • #13
                          Yes the sleep tracking on the Vivoactive 3 needs work as i find if i wake up and get up for a while in the night then go back to bed to app will only show the second period of sleep and not the first so i have to add it manualy then it's right but if i stay in bed all night it will track the whole night fine.

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                          • #14
                            The new algorithm is definitely underdetecting deep sleep. I know from recent sleep studies that I get more than 15 minutes of deep sleep during a 10 hour night's sleep.

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                            • #15
                              On my Vivosport GPS sleep tracking is becoming worse and worse, totally erratic. I go to sleep 1:40 pm, wake up like 7:30 am, very good deep sleep, but my Vivosport says I fell asleep 0:30 am. It is not the first time. I had dumped FitBit because of poor quality but I miss its sleep function, mostly correct and simple. Also Vivosport is poor in registering. One night I went to bed 10:30 pm, woke up 1:45 am then went back to bed 4 am waking up 8 am. But it only registered up to 1:45 am. Then nothing. Fitbit also registers an afternoon nap (like min. 1 hour). Vivosport seems unable to track that. Maybe I need to return to Fitbit as sleep followup is very important. And where is any check on firmware version? Looked everywhere in the settings. None

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