Needs auto sleep detect (update) 3/5
By Mr. Bean speaks out
So, I’m not sure it’s as accurate as Fitbit’s sleep monitor, but it seems to do pretty well. That aside, if you would just add an auto sleep detect feature, this app would be perfect.
Update: just got notice. One of the reps at pillow messaged me that they will be updating the app and adding the auto sleep function! If this happens, and it works (hopefully as well as Fitbit) then I’ll update this again to 5 stars!
Simply does not work for me 1/5
Somehow this app hates my watch. My husband has it and it works just fine, but even he can't determine why, even with all of the same songs, it doesn't work on mine. When I wake in the morning, I get an error message saying data analysis failed.
I've updated, uninstalled, and reinstalled this app, but it hasn't worked once. What a disappointment.
Sleeping with alarm 1/5
Sleeping with an alarm (like a nap) except the alarm goes off every 15 mins? NO THANK YOU!
Apple Watch App Broken 2/5
By Evan MIller
Latest app and Apple Watch iOS update broke the app for the watch. Now when pressing the start button to track sleep, nothing happens.
Still using the iPhone movement tracking capability, which is still good.
Will update the star rating once the broken Apple Watch’s app’s start button issue is addressed.
Decent, but... 3/5
I’ve been using this app for about 6 months now, but with the update this week I lost 2 weeks worth of sleep tracking. Why am I losing sleep tracking from the app?
I like the functionality, but as others have said, having to start it with the watch and phone is getting to be a bit much, especially when there are time I forget to start the watch after starting the phone app.
Still using it, but losing 2 weeks of sleep tracking has me questioning if I will keep using it.
It’s okay 3/5
I still stand behind what I said as far as having different options for payment instead of one access key, maybe I used the term stingy too loosely but I still personally feel that people should be able to buy what they’ll use and not have to buy what they wont.
helpful but not accurate 3/5
By monica frustrated
useful but accurate
helps to keep reminding you need to go to sleep
Helps to give you an idea of how much you sleep
It doesn’t work for me 2/5
I have the paid version but it doesn’t seem to be working with me. It never shows REM, once it showed, but I was awake. And it says every night that it took me exactly 10 minutes to fall asleep. It’s not true. Sometimes it takes me two, others it takes me 30. I am also getting tired of having to listen to more than 100 recordings every morning with little to nothing in then. Ok, it records when I snore or turn but after a week it gets old. The only real discovery I made with the app, is that the train passes near my house at 3:22 every night. It needs improvements.
Pretty awesome to see stats on your sleep.
Loved it, until... 3/5
Once a great app, now broken on my iPhone X. Since the February update it totally locks up when I try to select “iTunes Library” as a wake option in the Alarm Settings. Worked perfectly until now. Try not fixing the app when it isn’t broken next time! Sad I wasted my money on the upgraded version only to have it break a few days later!! Don’t waste your money until it’s fixed.
New version :-( 1/5
The new version of the app for the watch was just released and a new algorithm was implemented. This new algorithm makes the app worthless. It basically says that I am in REM sleep 90 percent of the night. I used to be able to see how I cycled through the various stages of sleep but not anymore. It doesn’t even detect when I wake up and go to the bathroom. The old algorithm was much more accurate.
Very useful 5/5
I am really enjoying this app! I use my Apple Watch and the data it collects appears to be very accurate and very useful. There is lots of data it captures. It a pretty cool app and they continue to make it better! The UI is nice as well
Amazing app! 5/5
Works fantastic!, I can really feel the difference between a good sleep and a bad sleep, I don’t know if I like anything over 80% though... I feel like a bear waking up from hibernation... I recently requested that they implemented an edit function to the app since most days I forget to shut it off and end up with like a 20 minutes of awake time before I remember to shut it off, with the more recent update now I can edit it back a little bit for much more accurate readings! My wife and I love this app, we use it every night and remind each other to get into sleep mode before we fall asleep :) I’ve logged 88 sessions, average sleep time is 5 hours 40 minutes and average 70% . Seems like This app is only getting better too
5 stars 5/5
Awesome app keep the fun stuff comeing
Doesn’t work 1/5
I really wanted this app to work for me because a lot of people have been giving good reviews. I wanted to see how much I sleep during the night because I’m a very restless sleeper. I used this twice and both times it said I was awake the whole night.
Latest update... 4/5
Hope it fixed the issue with AppleWatch syncing, it didn’t seem to want to again today, but I just now updated 10:00 am.
CRASHES after updates😡😡😡😡😡 1/5
The first night I used this it worked great. Then came daily updates and now it CRASHES constantly.
The first night after the first update (The day I wrote the first review) the app CRASHED after I woke up briefly: and I lost a WHOLE NIGHT of sleep data. To my DISMAY, I picked up my phone and it had REBOOTED.
Last night, after yet another update, I was able to finish the session, but the APP CRASHED after I ended the session. Fortunately the data was saved.
How about you leave the app alone for a few days after you fix this? I'll try to forward some CHASH LOGS.
Great app, questions:
But I've got a question. I noticed it had recorded a bunch of audio during my sleep session so I unlocked the premium features. Mostly it recorded my TV which was on in the background.
Last night there were 707 recordings that lasted anywhere from 11 seconds to a minute and a half from the time that I lay down until the time that I woke up. Even though my iPhone 6S plus is 64GB, I'm kind of wondering where that audio data is stored, and if it can be deleted when it's no longer needed? Since I am a developer of sorts I was able to break into the app data area and look through the contents of the var/mobile/containers/data/application/pillow.app folder, but I could not find any stored audio data. Found a bunch of files with the extension .ODT, which appeared to be some kind of archive so I opened up a few of those and there happened to be a text file inside listing the audio events. But the question is how much impact on the app size footprint does storing the audio have? It appears to be a very low audio format, and I know some of the lowest audio codecs can store quite a bit of audio information with just a few megabytes. But still I would like to be able to delete unused audio after I have heard what it is.
Also I had the heart rate monitor turned on, it transferred the audio data into my second iPhone but it did not transfer the heart rate data. Is there anyway to get the heart rate data to sync up between my two devices? One night I will use my 6S, the next night I might use my 6S plus.
Also I am assuming that this app would work better if my iPhone were connected to some kind of health monitoring device and I notice a whole lot of connections for that that are unused because I don't have one yet. I look forward to being able to hook those up.
iPad issues 3/5
By Evy d
I have the app on both my iPad and iPhone. Today I did a sync (like I do every morning) but today on my iPad the app did not sync. Instead of showing last nights sleep analysis, it only had data from February 13-14. Today is February 23rd. My iPhone was correct.
So I deleted the app on my iPad and reinstalled it. To my surprise, I get a message to purchase the premium edition for $4.99. I’m not doing that.
I enjoyed using the app, however I’m not going to pay for a premium edition and not be guaranteed that it will work on both devices. I’ve emailed the developers about this issue so if and when they fix it I might then purchase the premium edition.
Prior to today,I’ve been able to sync my watch on both devices but prefer the iPad because it’s easier to read (the iPhone words are too small).
By Robert Panek
I got the app yesterday and so far I like it. There is one suggestion is that I wish set it for every day of the week
Latest Watch app is broken 2/5
By Bo Ru
It’s never been a very reliable or accurate app (Watch or iPhone version), but the most recent update breaks the Watch app — I can’t end a sleep session. Force Touch does not work anymore. I’ll have uninstall the app just to get this app to end.
5 stars for paid version 2/5
It seems like a lot of the reviews and the pictures are from the paid version. I really like the insight on last night’s sleep... and that is all I get. If I try to look at a previous night, “$4.99”. If I try to listen to a single audio “$4.99”. Not a bad app, there are just better free apps.
The app after last update had a problem to sync, after a lot of restarts it was possible to put the app to work.
The major problem now is the accuracy of the sleep, it is showing that you are sleeping, despite you are wake and walking.
Looks like a lot of issue with algorithms.
I reset the AI, but didn't help.
Outstanding app! Great sleep evaluation and tracking. Excellent interface with Health.
Good App - update messed up something 2/5
Updated the app yesterday. Recorded me awake for almost the entire night. Was very accurate previously. I use in conjunction with the Apple Watch
Update - there was never a prompt given after waking up to determine if time awake was correct like your response states. Updating again today to new version
Great app 5/5
This is a great app, Thank You So Much!
New algorithm is terrible 1/5
The old version was fantastic. This new sleep algorithm doesn’t work at all. Don’t waste your time.
The set up is difficult. I’m tech savvy and I still cannot see the results on the iPhone app and the results on the watch are too small.
Was Good 1/5
This app was good until this last update. It showed that I had REM sleep during the 2 hours that I was awake and couldn’t sleep.
I hope this bug gets fixed soon.
Great but then some problems 3/5
This app has worked great for me for awhile!! I updated just today, then went to go to sleep, and noticed that it had disappeared from my Apple Watch. I tried seeing if I just need to reinstall it, but it isn’t showing up at all on my watch. Please fix this soon!!
New algorithm stinks 1/5
Used to be great with the Apple Watch. After the update and “new algorithm”, the sleep tracking data seems to be over simplified and inaccurate. Last night for example, it had me in REM for 5 straight hours until I woke up. I know from past tracking this has never happened and my sleep tends to vary throughout the night.
I really do love this app. Been using it for a while now. But I think one thing they could do is have a one week free trial of premium so that we can see if it is worth $5. Because if it’s not worth the money then I don’t want to waste it. But if it is worth the money. Then I would so spend $5 on it.
Love it 4/5
Love this app but wish the Apple Watch could vibrate with the phone
Analysis not working 1/5
Tried several times and the analysis doesn’t work — the ability to analyze sleep is the main reason I purchased the app. Disappointed.
Used to like it but now it doesn’t work 5/5
Apple Watch just doesn’t work. Won’t let me start a sleep session.
Latest update not working with Apple Watch 1/5
Since the update I get “open pillow on your iPhone” message. Obviously my watch is connected to Bluetooth and pillow is open on my iPhone. It seems that the update broke watchOS integration.
Avoid!!!! Latest update LOST ALL SLEEP DATA!!! 1/5
The latest update claims to have new analysis algorithms but it obviously is NOT READY FOR RELEASE!!
I just open the new version and it LOST ALL PREVIOUS NIGHTS!!!
This SEVERE BUG needs to be fixed ASAP! If not they MUST GO BACK YO THE PREVIOUS VERSION!!!
Maybe I’d like it if it actually worked 1/5
Disappointed. Right off the bat, this app never worked for me and it’s frustrating. I have a brand new Iphone 8 plus and a brand new series 1 watch. All system updates are installed. I downloaded your app and tried using it two nights in a row and kept getting “analysis failed” errors on my watch. So I restarted my watch and my iPhone with no fix. Then i deleted the app and reinstalled. Still no fix. Getting same error message. My Bluetooth is indeed on. All my other apps work just fine. No bueno.
Not completely bad 2/5
I have been using the app a couple of days now with my Apple Watch and have found that the app is not bad. I previously used the Fitbit app with Fitbit Blaze which is much better for monitoring sleep. This app has the annoying upgrade pop up that wants you to upgrade so that you can view your history. This is free with Fitbit. It seems to do its job once you figure out how to get it started using the watch.
Best sleep app on the market 5/5
It’s honestly worth the money, I use this app daily, and it’s nice knowing my sleeping habits
Great tool 5/5
Love this sleeping app. It’s a great way to help me communicate with my Doctor about my insomnia!
Give it a Try!! 5/5
By 175859392 DYM
Honestly, I thought this was all bogus.. but after my curiosity got to me and I gave it a shot, I was really impressed. This was all with the free version. I now have to 5.00USD version and am very excited to try it out. My advice... get the free version, give it a shot (what could it hurt) and if you really like it, (I sure did) then get the paid version to get all the extras and features! Hope this helped and best of luck!!
Doesn’t work with white noise machine 2/5
By San Fran Mission
I had high hopes for this app, I should of tried it out before I bought it. This app does not work if you use a white noise machine even if the machine is located on the other side of the room. I tried all three sensitivity levels and placed the phone next to me on the bed as well rebooting my phone and reinstalling the app. I reached out to the developer and got a response regarding my first question but they never replied to my second question which was about the white noise machine.
I am sure the app is good as most people have stated but if you use anything at night to block noise then this app won’t work for you. I also found the readings to be wrong about how much sleep I got and I used my Apple Watch while using this app at night.
Great concept; terrible execution 2/5
Almost daily my Analysis does not sync to my app. There is always some unknown issue. The usage is challenging because it is running on your watch and your phone. It’s is a wasted effort to try and use this App.
How do I know 2/5
By LSLR Number 1
This is probably a great app, but I can’t get past buy full version screen. I am opting to buy another type.
The Fitbit tracked sleep better 1/5
Horrible, don’t waste your money. Does nothing
Great app, but... 3/5
I’ve been looking for a free sleep tracking app for a while now, and I thought I got lucky with this one. It worked fine before, but for some reason it kept moving to 7:16 AM when I switched it back multiple times to 6:15, and I woke up late because of this. Deleted the app right away.
SO FAR. MOT IMPRESSED 3/5
I’ve been laying awake all this time but according to App, I was in deep sleep. I guess it makes for fun entertainment (if that’s what you’re into). May be best to shell out a few bucks for an accurate sleep tracker.
Repeated error message on Apple Watch re: enabling Bluetooth...which is ridiculous, as how would it work otherwise. Waste of money and time.
Works fine except for one rather awkward logic bug 5/5
The app’s pretty decent, pretty stable, but there’s one bug I’ve noticed, and I cannot understand how it slipped past QA for so long.
Picture yourself in bed on a night where you’re having trouble sleeping. A few hours ago, you started your session on the app, the phone is chilling next to your pillow, and you’ve been pretty still. Eventually, though, you get irritated and pick up your phone and start scrolling through Twitter. Your phone is unlocked, you’re actively using it, etc. The Pillow app will STILL mark you as having been asleep during that time. I get a LOT of false “you were asleep” parts of sleep sessions, mostly at the very beginning and the very end.
There’s also no way to edit sessions that you KNOW are wrong, though there’s a limited ability to fix the data exported into Apple Health.
Would be even better if we could use with Fitbit watches