This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl.
Bose has announced the Sleepbuds II, earbuds for sleep. The Sleepbuds are fully wireless earbuds for sleep onset support. It's a different kind of earbuds than those used for listening to music, with a noise masking function that cancels out ambient noise and helps users get a good night's sleep with a relaxing sound. The previous Sleepbuds had been available in Japan since September 2018, but they were discontinued in October 2019 due to the batteries not being fully charged and other behavioral issues found.
The Sleepbuds II solves that problem and allows you to set alarms and adjust the volume of sound for falling asleep with the free Bose Sleep app. The app includes 14 noise-masking tracks to make loud footsteps, family snoring, and midnight car engine noises less of a concern, 15 natural environment sounds, and 10 "silence" tracks. The Sleepbuds II also has a new antenna from the first generation, which improves the connection to your smartphone. It also has an IPX4 water and sweat resistant rating to ensure that it is safe for sweaty people to use.
Bose is working with the University of Colorado to conduct a clinical study of the Sleepbuds II, and the report states that 86% of participants reported that the earbuds helped them fall asleep, 76% felt it was easier to stay asleep, and 82% reported experiencing an overall improvement in sleep quality.
And unlike the larger, fully wireless earbuds, the Sleepbuds II are smaller, so even people who have a habit of sleeping on their sides won't feel as much of a foreign object between the pillow and the ear, according to the company.
Connected via Bluetooth to the app, the battery provides up to 10 hours of runtime. Sleepbuds II is already available for pre-order in the U.S., with a release date of Oct. 6. While not inexpensive at about $250, once it's available in Japan, it will be worth a try for anyone who suffers from shallow sleep on a regular basis, not just former Sleepbuds users.
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