Eight Sleep introduces Pod 3: the latest generation of Sleep Fitness technology that improves sleep quality by up to 32%

MIAMI–(COMMERCIAL WIRE)–Today, Eight Sleep, the world’s first sleep exercise company, introduced Pod 3, a new version of its award-winning sleep technology. Pod 3 features a new quad-core CPU as well as upgrades to its sensor system, enabling more accurate biometric and health tracking with twice the number of sensors and 4,000x higher resolution. The new sensor system achieves 99% heart rate detection accuracy compared to the clinical reference¹. Additionally, clinical data has shown that the technology behind Pod 3 can improve sleep quality index by up to 32%², increase deep sleep by up to 34%³, and increase heart rate variability (HRV) up to 19%³. The launch of Pod 3 is part of Eight Sleep’s journey to transform an ordinary bed into an advanced health platform that drives both recovery and performance.

“From the beginning, we set out to create the best systems in the world to power sleep optimization, and with the launch of Pod 3 we are taking a huge step forward,” he said. Matteo Franceschetti, co-founder and CEO of Eight Sleep. “Three years after the launch of the original Pod, it’s gratifying to see our innovations improve people’s lives, with clinically validated results showing better recovery night after night.”

Thermoregulatory technology that improves sleep quality and increases HRV

Wrapping around any mattress like a cover, the Pod’s Active Grid layer continues to provide dynamic heating and cooling between 55°F and 110°F on each side of the bed. This allows members to maintain a comfortable temperature range during sleep, which has been clinically shown to improve sleep quality index, time spent in deep sleep, and heart rate variability:

  • Increases deep sleep by up to 34%³: After just one week of sleeping in the Pod, people experienced an average increase of 10% and a maximum increase of 34% in deep sleep. People who initially had below-average deep sleep duration had the greatest increase in deep sleep after using the Pod. As deep sleep is crucial for several key bodily processes, including learning and memory, exercise recovery, immunity, and metabolism, sleeping in the Pod can be highly beneficial for people who struggle to get optimal amounts of deep sleep. each night.
  • Improve clinical sleep quality by up to 32%²: The Pod has been shown to improve people’s sleep quality by up to 32% using standard clinical measurements. The average Pod user also experiences 34% higher daytime energy scores, 23% fewer sleep interruptions, and 44% faster sleep onset, compared to their baseline before sleeping in the Pod.
  • Increases heart rate variability (HRV) by up to 19%³ – After a week of sleeping in the Pod, users show an average increase in their HRV of 6%. For one in three Eight Sleep users, HRV increases by at least 10%, and one in four users sees an increase in HRV of at least 15%. Importantly, individuals with below average HRV experienced the greatest increases in HRV after sleeping in the Pod with an average increase of 9% and a maximum increase of 19%. An increase in HRV indicates better recovery, cardiovascular health, and cognitive performance.

While maintaining the award-winning features of the Pod 2 Pro, the new Pod 3 includes enhanced technology and an improved user experience with the following enhancements:

A new quad-core CPU to increase the computing power of the Pod

A powerful new quad-core CPU significantly increases the computing power in the Pod 3 enabling double the number of sensors to track key biometric data such as heart rate, HRV, respiration rate, sleep stages and more. With a more robust hardware system, the Pod can now locally process more complex data and algorithms critical for biometric sleep tracking. Additionally, the new hardware enables future deep learning-powered features to be pushed to users via frequent cloud updates.

Invisible sensing design featuring twice the number of sensors and 4,000x higher resolution in sleep and health tracking

Pod 3 features a new invisible sensing design of its sensor pack to maximize comfort while providing more accurate measurements with twice the number of sensors and 4,000x higher sensor resolution. Building on the excellent biometric accuracy³ of the previous generation, Pod 3’s dual sensors enable an additional 20% improvement in heart rate variability accuracy, as well as a maximum heart rate error of less than 1 beat per minute compared to the clinical reference.

Dual-band Wi-Fi chip with 5GHz support for a wider connectivity range

A new dual-band Wi-Fi chip in the Hub extends compatibility from 2.4GHz networks to 5GHz networks, as well as improving compatibility with mesh networks. This upgrade increases Wi-Fi connection speed and stability, allowing the Pod to find the best balance between high-bandwidth and long-range connectivity, regardless of the user’s home layout.

The Eight Sleep app provides health information and more with 8+

Pod 3’s powerful features are managed from the Eight Sleep app, which serves as a single dashboard for viewing health and sleep metrics, adjusting sleep preferences, and managing temperature settings. With an optional 8+ membership, users can take their dream to the next level. 8+ unlocks all the intelligence of the product, created using information from more than 90 million hours of sleep data. Features of the Eight Sleep app include:

  • Temperature autopilot: Autopilot uses AI to adjust the user’s sleep temperature in real time based on their sleep history, past temperature preferences, bedroom temperature, local weather, and user feedback.
  • Health and sleep reports: A sleep physical activity report is available daily and includes key health metrics such as heart rate, heart rate variability, sleep time, deep sleep, REM sleep, and respiratory rate.
  • Connection to third-party portable devices: Users can link their favorite third-party fitness devices with the Eight Sleep app to understand how their daytime activities affect their sleep. Compatible devices include Peloton, Oura, Garmin, Apple Health, Google Health, Fitbit, Trainingpeaks, Polar, and Zwift.
  • Behavioral Insights: 8+ offers valuable sleep and health insights, based on over 90 million hours of sleep data, and creates personalized recommendations for each user with actionable suggestions to promote positive behavior change.
  • Content designed to help you sleep: 8+ members get access to a growing library of content including guided breathing, yoga, meditations and more, designed to help users fall asleep faster and wake up energized.

“Pod 3 is Eight Sleep’s next step in pushing the boundaries of what’s possible for sleep technology that not only monitors your health, but improves it. The new sensing and computing hardware in Pod 3 allows for more complex biometric algorithms to be implemented, providing our members with the best and most innovative features for preventive and restorative health. All of this was achieved while making the Pod even more comfortable with a new invisible sensing design,” he says. Dr. David He, Vice President of Research and Development at Eight Sleep.

available today

The Eight Sleep Pod 3 is available to buy online today. Pricing starts at $2,095 for Full Size, $2,195 for Queen, $2,395 for King, and California King Pod 3 Cover. Priority upgrades are available to existing Eight Sleep members. Eight Sleep keeps its customers satisfied by offering up to 100 trial nights and free returns. To learn more about the Pod 3, watch the video here and to purchase the Pod, visit eightsleep.com.

about eight dreams

Eight Sleep is the world’s first sleep exercise company with a mission to unleash human potential through optimal sleep. Its hardware, software, and artificial intelligence technologies power professional athletes and everyday high-performance athletes around the world, including snowboarding sensation and Olympic gold medalist Red Gerard, the world’s fittest man, winner of the CrossFit Games 2021, Justin Medeiros, and the 8X Formula One Champions, Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team. Eight Sleep was named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in 2019 and 2022. The company was also recognized two years in a row by TIME’s “Best Inventions of the Year.” Eight Sleep is available for purchase in North America (United States and Canada) and throughout the United Kingdom, Europe (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and Spain), and Australia through eightsleep.com.

References

  1. Heart rate accuracy and heart rate variability of Eight Sleep Pod

  2. Eight Sleep Pod leads to better sleep quality

  3. HRV, HR and deep sleep enhancement

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