A vast majority of smartwatches and fitness bands launched in the last year or so offer a sleep tracking feature that lets users keep a close eye on their sleep schedule. The feature can help you easily track your sleeping pattern and identify any potential disorders that you might need to address. However, most smartwatches and fitness bands don’t include the option to track your sleeping pattern during daytime hours, which leaves a major gap in the collected data for those of you who are fans of siestas or work night time shifts. To address this issue, Chinese wearables manufacturer Huami has now released an update for its Amazfit GTR (review) and Amazfit GTS (review) smartwatches that enables support for tracking daytime naps.
As per a recent report from TizenHelp, the latest firmware update for the Amazfit GTR and Amazfit GTS brings support for monitoring sporadic naps during the day. According to the firmware update log, the feature will allow users to monitor their sleeping patterns during the day, as long as they sleep for more than 20 minutes. The data collected during daytime naps will now also be added to the deep sleep, light sleep, and time awake information, and it will affect your sleep score in the Amazfit app.
The latest firmware releases, version 220.127.116.11 for the Amazfit GTR and version 0.0.9.12 for the Amazfit GTS, are now rolling out to users in Vietnam. To install the latest firmware, you’ll need to update the Amazfit app to the 4.5.3 release. Once the update is successfully installed, your smartwatch will automatically detect the new firmware and install it. As of now, we have no official information from Huami regarding a wider rollout but we expect the firmware to hit other regions in the coming weeks.