What to do if your sleep isn't calculated correctly.
AutoSleep 4 has a new troubleshooter that helps you setup sleep detection and solve any problems that may exist.
You simply touch the Asleep time below the clock and it will ask you a series of questions.
Sleep Detection Adjustment
If you wear your Watch whilst sleeping, if other issues are eliminated, you will be presented with the tuning panel.
There are two buttons. One will reduce sleep detection levels, the other will increase sleep detection levels. An inner button within each of these buttons allows fine grained adjustment.
Below the buttons is a yellow line that indicates the current setting level.
You may ask why you need to do this at all?
The way the app detects sleep is a combination of movement and heart rate which determines metabolic activity. Now, to complicate things, different Apple Watches report different values for this and different versions of the Watch operating system use different scales.
To provide enough flexibility to support all these scenarios, there needs to be a way to tune sleep detection.
How do you know when the setting is correct?
As you likely have a good idea when you went to sleep and woke up, and a reasonable idea of how often you woke up during the night, you press the 'Less' or 'More' buttons until the sleep looks correct.
Once you are happy with this, it then adjusts the calculations for the app and you likely won’t need to adjust it again.
Day to Day Changes?
Do you need to adjust this all the time and how does it affect other days?
Normally you won't need to adjust this again. However should you notice something incorrect, you can adjust at any time. In AutoSleep 4 this will not affect any historical entries. Whatever the new adjustment is, it will be carried forward, but not used for previous days.
The Tweak Tab
When you get more experienced, you may not need to go through a step by step troubleshooting process, and instead, just tune the detection directly.
You can do this by pressing the Tweak tab. It provides direct access to sleep detection tuning and also shows you the data that the app has used to make sleep detection decisions.
You can scroll down to see an explanation of the coloured rings, or just touch the centre of the clock for an explanation.