I feel better waking up, but analytics never work 2/5
the alarm does a good job of waking me up at the appropriate times, but the analytics never seem to work. the watch app tells me to restart it if the error persists, but even that doesn’t fix it. please look into this issue!
Finally got it to work and the analysis is wrong 2/5
My watch kept failing to analyze the data, so I finally figure out how to get it to work (keep motion tracker on on the phone even though you are using the watch not the phone to analyze motion). But now that it is analyzing my sleep it is way off and inaccurate in its analysis. I have used Fitbit for a long time as an activity and sleep tracker and it is very accurate. This app is very wrong. There’s no way I’m either completely awake or in deep sleep most of the night. 20% of deep sleep is about the adult average and the rest of the night is spent in the other parts of the sleep cycle so this app is repeatedly inaccurate. I’ve had it for over a week and it’s just not working well. Bummer, I will be try a new app tonight would like a refund!
Auto Sleep 4/5
The only thing that’s missing that the other apps all have is auto sleep. I miss so much because I don’t remember to click “start”
1) Watch analysis often freezes at 98% and never fully syncs
2) annoyingly the app tells you to rotate your phone and then a massive banner pops up to pay $5
Absolutely Love this App 5/5
So impressed with this app. Really helps me understand my sleeping patterns. I was so impressed I wanted to see what other apps they developed and found “Today” and this is another great app I started to use to help me stay on top of my daily habits and keep track of the things I need to stay on top of.
Promising but flawed 3/5
First thoughts after a week or so with Pillow...The App requires too many steps to activate and halt, especially when the Apple Watch is incorporated into the mix with the iPhone. Also, I constantly find myself inadvertently changing the wake times on Pillow’s opening iPhone screen. Odd interface. At least lock down the current alarm setting so it has to be unlocked to change. Please do something to fix this...
And how do you turn off the white noise? Can’t find a toggle. How do you select different sounds and speakers? The rainfall effect sounds terrible on built-in iPhone 7S Plus speakers. It’s not a very satisfying sleep aide if it emanates from a tinny-sounding speaker. The App should be compatible with AirPlay and/or AppleTV speakers connected to a home stereo — to pump out quality sound.
Yeah the App needs a sleep journal — maybe a custom Notes App linked to both the Calendar and Health Apps. But all health Apps really need an Apple Health Journal App and database. All health, medication, doctor’s visits, workout and other related data should feed into just one editable, daily journal, where users can search for, see and comment on any health data, see and modify current meds and times as needed, make notes and observations about data points and circumstances, mood and illnesses, symptoms, correlate event times and data with one another...even link diagrams, video, still photos and albums that document symptoms and behavior.
Those needs make a Journal App a job for Apple, not for the numerous third parties to control and access. We’d only end up with different journal interfaces and capabilities and that would be a nightmare for health patients.
I’d also like for an App like Pillow to incorporate sleep apnea CPAP data too, if Philips Respironics ever gets off the dime and adds HealthKit compatibility (boy are they slow with software development). That’s yet another reason why a sleep journal can’t be limited to interacting with just one Health App. It simply would not be a very useful tool.
Won’t connect from iPhone 8 to watch series 1 2/5
Keeps saying “open pillow on your iPhone and enable bluetooth on both devices” which I’ve done. But can’t get it to work.
Love the app, but watchOS version too unstable 2/5
I’ve been using pillow for a few years now and love it. But the Apple Watch tracking ofter fails to analyze the data, making it useless most of the times. Please, developer, check for bug fixes. Cheers!
Clunky app 1/5
Some info, nothing automatic, alarm is almost impossible to shut off. Just a way to sell you the premium service
Keeps freezing during analyzation 2/5
I’m not sure what I’m paying for if I can’t even get my results. First, it froze at 97%, then somehow went back to 0 and won’t budge. I’ve done all the troubleshooting and no luck. Will be switching to a different app. Would like my money back for this.
Alarm is not reliable? 3/5
Alarm didn’t work at all today. No idea why.
Reliability of alarm is most important...
No Longer Works 1/5
Keep getting a message to enable blue tooth on phone and watch. They ARE enabled. Can no longer use it. And I have the premium version!
Stopped working 1/5
Worked great first two nights and now it is showing I am in Deep sleep all the time which I know isn’t true. Another issue I have is using it with my Apple Watch and trying to start it from the watch, not smooth. Always have to fidget with it to get it started.
This app works great,BUT 5/5
By demetri 53
I really think this app works great BUT this app has a little problem restoring purchases made on other devices with the same ICloud email. This is a huge flaw.
I don't understand 1/5
I've been trying to use this app with Apple Watch and it just won't work, it says I didn't sleep all night, every time.
Confusing and non-intuitive UX 1/5
Tried the app out, didn’t like how it keeps forcing/pushing user to buy the up-grade. Intuitive navigation is non existent. The interface is confusing, lack of descriptors to help guide the process.
I would not recommend to anyone.
Not a fan 2/5
Used the Samsung app with that watch and the sleep keeper was easy to use and automatically sensed when I was sleeping. This app is difficult and the last thing I want to do is fiddle with an app before I sleep I have enough problems getting sleep as is. No alarms needed lol
Data from watch won’t transfer 1/5
Wasted $4.99 on this buggy software. My phone stopped pulling data from the watch after 5 days and now I have a worthless suite of analytics to look at nothing. Don’t waste your money
Great app when it works 2/5
App constantly crashes and requires reboot of watch or I get error messages after it seems to work. When it does work, it's great, but it's frustratingly unreliable
Can not see previous days’ data! 3/5
Useful app to track sleep patterns.
Can only see current day’s statistics. When swiping right to see previous day’s data, the window asking you to upgrade will pop up. Once the window is closed, the display is automatically reset back to the current day, making it impossible to see past days’ data.
The outputs to the health app are minimal. There are no sleep quality or breakdown of sleep stages there.
No sleep data 1/5
By Retype expert
It does not recorded the sleep data regularly. It get heart and sound but when I stop iron the phone and watch it jumps to starting a new session and does not give me a chance to record or save that nights data. I have to rely on my other app to monitor
By David Vogler
A huge disappointment. Absolutely incorrect results each night. Cryptic info makes the app not only worthless but dangerous. I did everything right, yet app is wrong. Followed their directions properly yet results are nonsense. Charts present data with no context so it’s impossible to understand. Any sleep app that thinks valid data can be gathered from sitting on your bed and “listening” is delusional. This is nothing but a novelty. Avoid.
Rude awakening 2/5
I was in REM sleep and out of nowhere the alarm came on completely waking me after almost 2 hours of sleep. I am now fully awake for no reason. 2⭐️s for the rude awakening, as a person with chronic insomnia that sleeps an hour and is not taking medication for sleep “0” ⭐️s and I will not recommend this app to anyone 😡. I may be up for 72 hours since I was awakened much too soon.
Great info 5/5
I am loving this app!! Such great info and very easy to use. I also really like the peaceful sound options to help you relax and get to sleep that turn off on their own when the app senses you’re asleep. My sleep has already improved after 3 nights of data and suggestions in the app. Great job!!
Annoying pop ups 1/5
Can't look at previous sleep records because of a pop up to upgrade gets in the way. Sleep Cycle is a much better app for free.
Has consistently gotten worse over the last few months 3/5
Will frequently ignore the fact that a session ended and get stuck with the watch refusing to acknowledge that the phone app is running. App has gotten consistently more frustrating to use and have had to uninstall and reinstall the app on my watch every time it gets stuck in this way.
Absolutely amazing app 5/5
By Terrance Shaw
I’ve been tired for as long as I can remember, and my wife has told me for about as long that I stop breathing occasionally while I sleep.
Using Pillow with my Apple Watch, I’m able to see that though I’m unconscious for roughly five or six hours, it’s not a healthy sleep cycle. The audio recording confirms what she had to say as well, so I’ll be scheduling a sleep study soon.
Well done to the Pillow team for an outstanding app with a beautiful UI and phenomenal feature set.
Doesn't work on Watch 3 3/5
Of the 5 days I've used it, I've only been able to collect data for one session. For all the other days, the watch app says 'analysis failed' and asks you to restart the watch (which still doesn't help with the error)
Edit: Changing from 1->3 star after developer reached out with solution. 1 star down for unpleasant first experience, another for the fact that I need to start the app on both the phone and the watch before going to bed.
More Space for Notes 3/5
In general, the app is good. Not great, not bad, but average. The mic has issues and isn’t accurate. The sleep cycle, percentage and times awake, and time to fall asleep seem accurate.
Biggest problem is that there is no room for notes for the night. You can only right a small note pre bed that is limited to 50 characters. I like to write out much more- such as how I slept, what I did that night before bed, how I felt waking up, things that were different that day, etc. More space for a real note would be good.
Analysis failure 2/5
I seldom write reviews, but people need to know that this app is not consistent. I would say at least 2 days out of every week it fails to complete an analysis, and requires a restart of my iWatch, which is ridiculous. It seems to happen when the sleep period is longer than about 7 hours.
Doesn’t work with iPhone 7 any more 1/5
This was a great app when it used to work. But that stopped about two weeks. Now it will start a sleep session from the watch and show up on the iPhone like it used to do. However at the other end of the session in the morning, it just continues to fail at doing the analysis. It ends up in an endless loop of unsuccessful attempts at analysis followed by retries and restarting the Apple Watch. After two weeks of this, I decided it is time to look for a new app.
WatchOS 4 and iPhone iOS 11.0.3
Not User Friendly 1/5
Third night trying this and still cannot get it to do anything. I’ve tried others with success but this is supposed to work with the Iwatch. It’s not. I’m sad.
Does not analyze! 2/5
I have tried using the app and set it up every night. When I go to analyze the sleep does nothing and says retry or restart the watch. That does not help. Worthless to me
Stops working 1/5
“Sleep analysis failed. Please restart the watch”... got this message two mornings in a row. Deleted the app. You wear it all night , only to have it fail in the morning and lose your entire session.
Too expensive 4/5
I love the data. I hate the price.
Pillow - an almost there app 4/5
There are many features about Pillow that I like. The data presentation is easy to access and understand. The one area I would luke to see is the ability fir the app to recognize prolong sleeping times at night or during a designated time period.
Hate that I cannot see the history 2/5
I changed from the Fitbit to the Apple Watch. I loved the sleep features of the Fitbit and would always check back in history to compare days. This app does not have any features to check history of the actual data. I cannot flip
Screens or change dates. I only have the ability to look at a summary of history. There is no way to gauge my deep sleep versus rem, etc. there are no benchmarks to see if I am getting the proper type of sleep. I am disappointed with the premium package. It is just an ok app.
If it would be possible that the ringer changed
Most creative aspect is their sales 2/5
I have used this app for a week. Seems that the most time spent was developing how to push you into upgrading to their 4.99 version. They have built in multiple pushes that pop up their upgrade. I’m in real estate do I can appreciate sales but the design is pushy. The app tells you to rotate the phone for more info then says to see it you must pay. This is called “bait and switch” in sales. As for free functionality, the app is not accurate about if/when I wake up. I have waken up several times on several days but it doesn’t know it. The interface is nice. I can’t speak to many of their features since you have to pay for them.
Doesn’t work 1/5
I tried this app and doesn’t do what they say. I have the Apple Watch and it stops the phone app quite as soon as any this happens on your phone. I stopped the app and whet to start it the next night said I had 23 hours in bed.
Basic Pillow 3/5
This app offers basic functions and if you want to either review or compare previous nights, you have to purchase the full version, pretty sad.
Can’t use all features without upgrade. Not happy
I like the app and I like the data and the charts. But I wish it kept all the data in the original spreadsheet for (consistent access). Not just to access for 1 initial viewing, then go away.
The first night the app failed & lost data 1/5
I was excited to try this app. I even upgraded the moment I downloaded the app. I carefully read all the instructions. After turning the app on my phone on and turned off alarm and setting it to record audio then so starting the app on my watch.. After waking up from sleep I went to stop the app and noticed it said asleep for 0 minuets!!! Only the phone recorded data.. it just shows deep sleep the entire time because it was on the table. Disappointed in my first results.. I will try again and change the rating if it works.
Just okay 2/5
The app is fine. Takes a little too much effort to start up, especially when you’re tired. The freemium model is a little awkward in this case, especially how it takes up extra space with audio recordings you can’t access without spending $5.
I doubt I’ll keep using it.
Works Wonder helps me monitor the amount of sleep I am or are not getting.
Can’t use nap modes 4/5
I cannot figure how how to switch to a nap mode. When I click on “switch mode” it just takes me to the alarm set screen.
Love it , but.... 4/5
I have used this app for a short time and love it. However since my last update I have been having problems starting the app before sleep. It keeps telling me to dismiss an active app on my iPhone and make sure my Bluetooth is connected. I have done both and still get the same response from the app. Because of this I haven’t been able to use it. I’m hoping a new update will fix this or it will miraculously start working again because I miss it.
What happened??? 3/5
The first night was impressive. Last night everything was great, can't find sleep data today!
The ambient sound STOPS while I’m still awake; not good!!!
Watch App Broken 2/5
Not sure whats happening with the app. seems to work on the phone but the watch app part of this package wont analyze data .. Error Error