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The Anti-Snore Wearable is a very literally named product
Can you guess what the Anti-Snore Wearable is designed to do? Hm. I wonder...The Anti-Snore Wearable launched on Kickstarter earlier this week and is a band that wraps around a wearer's arm. It vibrates whenever its companion iOS / Android app detects snoring in an effort to coax a person into turning over to his or her side. So the band tries to save your bed companion some passive aggressive side jabs. Got it.The band doesn't have a microphone inside, but pairs with a user's phone over Bluetooth. The downside of that pairing is a sleeper has to keep their phone near their bed all night, which some people might not be into. The app apparently relies on an algorithm to determine whether a sound is a snore or something else, like a car alarm. It also tracks sleep and snoring to try and optimize bedtime. We don't know how well this algorithm works. The band starts at $77 on Kickstarter, and the app is free.I tested out the ZEEQ connected pillow this past summer. It also tried to detect snoring and would vibrate to get sleepers to turn to their side. I didn't snore, but I found that it sometimes thought other noises were snores. It's entirely possible the Anti-Snore Wearable can run into these same issues. Ultimately, buying into the Anti-Snore Wearable comes down to whether you want to wear a band around your arm all night and whether you think your phone and this company's app can truly tell when you're snoring.