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Troubleshooting Guide

I’m using a chest-worn heart rate monitor

The app can’t find my sensor:

If you receive a message that the app can’t find your sensor, follow the steps below:

A) Check that the monitor is placed correctly:
•  The belt monitor should be placed tightly but comfortably just below your chest muscles. The sensor should be just above your solar plexus, against a soft tissue (not on the ribs). The chest belt should be firmly against your skin, and the connector should be in a central and upright position.
• Make sure the monitor strap is kept clean.

B) Reset the Bluetooth connection:
Turn Bluetooth off from your mobile phone settings and close the SleepRate app. Turn Bluetooth back on and reopen the app. An alternative is to restart your phone or tablet to start from a clean slate.
You do not need to connect the heart rate monitor through the phone, the app will connect on its own.

C) Contact us if the problem continues and please include which heart rate monitor you are using.

The app can’t detect my heart rate:

If the app cannot detect your heart rate, or in the morning you find an error in your daily data, it means the app did not get proper heart rate information from your heart rate monitor. Please try these steps:

A) Wet the sensor areas:
Make sure you wet the sensor areas of the chest belt before strapping it on. What works even better than water is conductive gel.

B) Make sure the sensor area is kept clean.

C) Contact us if the problem continues and please include which heart rate monitor you are using.

 

I’m using an Android Wear Watch

The app isn’t displaying my heart rate data:

When tracking sleep with your Android Wear Watch, you will receive a sleep analysis based on your movement patterns.

If in the morning you receive your Daily Data without information collected by your watch, follow the steps below:

A) Check that Bluetooth is turned on in your phone settings.
B) Confirm your watch is on.
If your watch turned off during the night, it is recommended to set it to ‘Theater Mode’ in order to save power while tracking in future nights.
C) Make sure the watch is in close proximity to the phone to allow data transfer.
Contact us if the problem continues.

 

I’m using an Apple Watch

Your Apple Watch and Connectivity:

When tracking sleep with Apple Watch, you will receive a sleep analysis based on your movement patterns.

1. Do I have to wear my Apple Watch at night to be able to track my sleep?
Yes, you need to wear your Apple Watch in order to measure your heart rate during sleep.

2. I can’t find the SleepRate app on my watch. What should I do?
A) Open the Apple Watch app on your iPhone.
B) Find SleepRate in the app list inside the Apple Watch app.
C) Turn ‘on’ the switch to ‘Show App on Apple Watch’.
D) If the switch is already ‘on’, turn it off and back on again.

3. Does the SleepRate app drain my watch battery while I track my sleep?
No, the SleepRate app uses 0% of your battery during your sleep tracking session, so you don’t need to worry about SleepRate draining your battery.

4. My Apple Watch stopped tracking during the night. What should I do?
Apps on the Apple Watch may get shut down if memory is low, particularly if the app is in the background. To prevent this from happening keep SleepRate in the foreground of the watch, it should be the last thing on the screen when you go to bed. For optimal functioning keep SleepRate in the foreground of the watch until the data transfer is complete.

5. Can I turn Bluetooth off during the night?
Sure, you can disconnect Bluetooth after clicking ‘Start Tracking’ and keep it off throughout the night. Remember to reconnect it before clicking ‘Stop’ at wake-up time. Your sleep data will be transferred right after you stop tracking.

6. Can I track my sleep while the watch is on Airplane Mode?
Yes, you can turn on Airplane Mode after clicking ‘Start Tracking’ and keep it on throughout the night. Remember to turn it off before clicking ‘Stop’ at wake-up time. Your sleep data will be transferred right after you stop tracking.

Messages and Permissions:

1. I am seeing a “Missing Permission” message on my watch. What should I do?
A) Go to ‘Settings’ on your iPhone.
B) Open the ‘Privacy’ options.
C) Open ‘Motion & Fitness’ settings.
D) Grant SleepRate permission by turning the switch on.

2. Why am I being asked for the heart rate permission on Apple Health?
SleepRate uses the heart rate permission on Apple Health in order to provide a reliable data channel from the watch to the iPhone at wake-up time.

3. The “Transfer in Progress” message is displayed on my watch for a long time. What should I do?
Leave your watch in foreground mode as long as possible and don’t let it go to sleep, in order for the transfer session to be completed. Once the transfer is completed the message will disappear.

 

I’m using Fitbit

When tracking sleep with your Fitbit, you will receive a sleep analysis based on your movement patterns.

Set-up Instructions 

  1. Make sure the Fitbit app and Chrome are installed on the phone you use to track your sleep.
  2. Open the SleepRate app, click on the menu icon at the top left of the screen and select tracking settings.
  3. Click where it says ‘Track with Device’, select Fitbit and click ‘Continue.’
  4. A browser window will open asking you to log in to your Fitbit account. Be sure to use the same Fitbit account as in the Fitbit app.
  5. You’re then returned to the SleepRate app, there should be a message saying the Fitbit account was connected. Click ‘Got It’, then ‘Home’ from the menu icon.

Tracking your sleep

  1. When you’re ready for bed click ‘Track My Sleep’ and follow the instructions on the screen.
  2. In the morning stop sleep tracking in the SleepRate app and answer the morning questions.
  3. Open the Fitbit app and sync the app with your phone. Shortly thereafter you should see your results in the SleepRate app.

Contact us in case of any problem.

I’m using Garmin

When tracking sleep with your Garmin, you will receive a sleep analysis based on your movement patterns.

Setting Up

  1. Make sure the Garmin app and Chrome are installed on the phone you use to track your sleep.
  2. Open the SleepRate app, click on the menu icon at the top left of the screen and select tracking settings.
  3. Click where it says ‘Track with Device’, select Garmin and click ‘Continue’.
  4. A browser window will open asking you to log in to your Garmin account. Be sure to use the same account as in the Garmin app.
  5. You’re then returned to the SleepRate app, there should be a message saying the Garmin account was connected. Click ‘Got It’, then ‘Home’ from the menu icon.

Tracking your sleep

  1. When you’re ready for bed click ‘Track My Sleep’ and follow the instructions on the screen.
  2. In the morning stop sleep tracking in the SleepRate app and answer the morning questions.
  3. Open the Garmin app and sync the app with your phone. Shortly thereafter you should see your results in the SleepRate app.

Contact us if the problem continues.

I’m using the contact-free sensor

The sensor does not connect / I am asked for a PIN:

To successfully connect the contact-free sensor, follow the steps below:

A) Turn off Bluetooth and restart your phone.

B) Unplug the sensor for 30 seconds, then plug it back in. Check that a green light turns on at the top of the sensor.

C) Make sure there are no other mobile devices, Bluetooth devices or wireless electronics around. Then, turn Bluetooth back on in your phone settings.
The phone should not connect to any device. If the phone scans for devices or you are asked for a PIN, click Cancel.

D) Launch the SleepRate app, and follow the steps to track your sleep. The app will search for the sensor and connect after you answer the evening questions.

The app can’t detect my heart rate:

If in the morning after tracking your sleep, you receive a message that the app wasn’t able to detect your heart rate, follow the steps below:

A) Check the sensor is placed correctly:
Position the sensor directly under the mattress, with the green light facing up, about 7 inches from your side of the bed, roughly underneath where your shoulders would be.

B) Make sure there are no other mobile devices, Bluetooth devices or wireless electronics around.

Contact us if the problem continues.