NightBuds is the latest innovation from Kokoon, inventors of the world’s first ‘intelligent headphones for sleeping’. Now, as well has having a pair of full-size over the ear headphones, the company has added a pair of tiny, ergonomic earbuds, packed with smarts to their product range.
In an increasingly crowded field, NightBuds set themselves apart as the only smart sleeping earbuds that you can listen to your own music on. There’s also a built-in mic so you can make and receive calls just as with a regular pair of earbuds.
Sleep tracking and coaching
Using an optical PPG sensor which measures volumetric changes in blood flow, NightBuds measures your heart-rate and heart rate variability (HRV), which, along with movement sensors, this data is sent to the app which calculates a daily summary of your night’s sleep, including sleep duration, sleep efficiency and a quality score.
Over time, NightBud’s algorithms can begin to identify aspects of your sleep that need improving and using its Sleep Coach Technology, the app delivers personalized recommendations to optimize the way you fall asleep and stay asleep.
To keep NightBuds as compact and comfortable as possible, the electronics of the earpieces, the battery and USB connector have been moved to a small, flat module which rests at the back of your head.
The earpieces themselves are connected to the module by a cable arranged as a flat spring, which both prevents the earpieces from moving around and allows the headphones to adapt to the size of the user’s head.
NightBuds are secured in the ear via a patent-pending five-point anchor system and at three times slimmer than a pair of Apple Airpods they’re perfect for side sleepers.
Features and Benefits
- use as regular wireless earbuds with any Bluetooth device
- Auto-pause audiobooks/podcasts when you fall asleep
- built-in heart-rate and accelerometry sensors for sleep tracking
- personalised sleep coaching based on your sleep data
- 4-D immersive noise masking
- app-enabled adaptive audio library
- incredibly slim profile for side sleeping
- 12 hour battery-life