urn:uuid:cb676598-44d0-582c-b72b-46836a4cf1f3 Topic: Sleep – Ctrl blog Daniel Aleksandersen https://www.daniel.priv.no/ Copyright © 2021 Daniel Aleksandersen. https://www.ctrl.blog/assets/logo/logo-square.svg 2021-11-06T15:56:00Z weekly 10 urn:uuid:e9d1c113-d4de-4096-98fa-97aa9d1a0b2e 2021-11-06T15:56:00Z 2021-11-06T15:56:00Z Review: Samsung Galaxy Fit2 – a passive health and activity tracker The Galaxy Fit2 is frustrating to use, but is luckily meant to be worn passively to track your health metrics (continuous heart rate, step counter, and sleep). <p>The Samsung Galaxy Fit2 (not to be confused with the Gear Fit2) packs an impressive set of features like a sleep and heart rate monitor, in a small and budget-friendly package. However, it doesn’t help that it has a continuous activity, sleep, and heart rate/stress monitor when it doesn’t remind you to keep it charged.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/review-samsung-galaxy-fit2.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:5dd1f1e4-cfa0-4567-9b5e-48a7b86e55fa 2021-08-04T03:25:00Z 2021-08-04T03:25:00Z Overriding Bedtime mode with priority alerts Is Bedtime mode on Android using Do Not Disturb mode to silence alerts and notifications? That’s unclear, if you’ve got the Samsung Digital Wellbeing app. <p>Bedtime mode on Android guides you towards better sleep habits by muting notifications and making your phone less interesting. Samsung’s take on the feature says it will mute all sounds and alerts, but that isn’t the whole story. What if you rely on certain notifications and alerts to wake you in the night?</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/android-bedtime-mode-priority-alerts.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:75713e71-5768-4acf-930c-2ead3a34b202 2020-07-01T13:05:00Z 2020-07-01T13:05:00Z How to auto-lock your computer on a schedule (e.g. at bedtime) Automatically lock your computer screen at certain hours (such as your break or bedtime.) Instructions for Mac, Windows, and Linux computers. <p>I’m terrible at maintaining a consistent bedtime and often stay up on the computer late into the night. Admittedly, this is usually the time when I’m the most productive. I get so into things that I lose track of time. However, this bad habit makes it hard to get enough hours of sleep; something that’s not too good for the human body. Here's how to get your computer to lock the screen at bedtime and help any of you developer-types maintain a more consistent bedtime.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/lock-pc-at-bedtime.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:f689febd-826c-461f-9d29-a5d606bce599 2019-08-11T22:55:00Z 2019-08-12T13:35:00Z Unobtrusive sleep tracking app for Android Sleep Debt Tracker is a simple Google Fit-compatible Android app that assumes you’re sleeping in the hours when you don’t use your phone at night. <p>There are a ton of Android apps that over-complicate sleep tracking. Some apps want to listen to your sleep all night, others want you to take your phone with you into bed as you sleep. Many of these apps come with a 30–50 USD yearly subscription cost.</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/android-sleep-tracker.html">Read more …</a></p> urn:uuid:bdfcb3ad-4aef-4b48-94a4-f60a817a6dbd 2018-10-30T13:28:00Z 2019-08-27T15:00:00Z Use Xiaomi Mi Band as a continuous heart rate monitor with Google Fit How to sync your continuous heart rate monitoring data collected by the Xiaomi Mi Band 4 or 3 fitness tracker to the Google Fit app. <p>The Xiaomi Mi Band 4, and its cheaper-but-capable predecessor the Mi Band 3, are cheap fitness trackers with a built-in photoplethysmographic (PPG) heart rate sensor, step counter, and basic sleep monitoring. They sync to your phone in the background without you needing to open an app. (Unlike my glucose meter.)</p> <p><a href="https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/xiaomi-band3-to-google-fit.html">Read more …</a></p>