GOTHENBURG, Sweden, November 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
- Best selling iOS App - Sleep Cycle alarm clock launches new patented sound analysis technology -
Announced today, Sleep Cycle debuts as freemium and eliminates the need for devices placed in bed with the launch of Sleep Cycle 5.0 - powered by a new, patented, state-of-the-art sound analysis technology.
Diligently tested and perfected by Northcube developers for over two years, Sleep Cycle alarm clock 5.0 uses the phone's microphone and a new highly intelligent algorithm to analyze sound and identify movement from its user in bed. The upgraded version's patented sound analysis technology sets it apart from competitors that rely on the phone's accelerometer to track movement in bed and eliminates the need for sleep tracking devices placed in bed.
"We wanted to find a way to make sleep tracking available for everyone and waking up easy even easier, without compromising on quality," said Maciek Drejak - Founder of Sleep Cycle alarm clock and CEO of Northcube, the developer studio behind the world's top paid Health & Fitness app.
"Sleep Cycle is still the same app, with all the features that our users love. The only difference is now it's available as freemium and users can choose to place the phone on their nightstand or on the floor instead of in their bed, while remaining confident Sleep Cycle will accurately track their sleep and wake them up at the optimal time in the morning."
A new sleep 'Trends' tab features sleep trends overview, in-depth sleep history, easier social sharing, and world sleep statistics, connecting users to the world of sleep. Sleep Cycle 5.0 has been optimized for users sharing beds with a partner. The two activated devices communicate automatically through Wi-Fi and determine which user the sound is coming from.
No sound is downloaded externally or stored on the device. Once the sound has been analyzed by Sleep Cycle in real-time and added to the sleep analysis, the sound is instantly discarded.
Northcube is a leading Swedish game and health app developer studio founded in 2008 by industry veterans, with its head quarters in Gothenburg, Sweden. Engaging some of the most talented programmers in Europe, Northcube promotes a passionate company culture where play and business is equally important.
Director Public Relations, Northcube