- Boxed-product Weight: 381 g
- Item model number: Zeo Personal Sleep Coach
- ASIN: B006GHC4GO
- Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 30 Nov. 2011
- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 597,124 in Kitchen & Home (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Home)
Zeo Sleep Manager Pro+ Mobile - Watch, Monitor and Track Sleep, with SmartWake Alarm Clock
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The device itself is neatly detailed and sits well alongside the iOS devices it is designed to work with. The data is interesting and I should point out I have not suffered any of the discomfort that other users have complained of, even after using it for three months straight.
However whilst I find it interesting to know how my sleep breaks down, the real useful correlations are with the external factors, and these are recorded in the journal.
Unfortunately the Journal is on the website and this employs Flash. So if like the other iOS users you are unable to do this when you wake up you tend to forget about it; or it becomes a chore.
This is a major disappointment and flaw in the usable functionality of this product. The UI is what would turn this from being an expensive gimmicky gadget into a really handy tool for working out how to sleep better.
So 4/5 for the device itself (should have desisgned it to run off a standard USB adaptor instead of your propriety one!)
But 1/5 for the usability and long term usefulness.
The other issue is the cost of the headbands....Ouch! These should be £15-20 for a three pack. Way too expensive at the moment...and unless they make the UI into something people will use it is unlikely that the cost of the accessories will do anything other than rise.
The rechargeable sensor unit clips into the headband - which should be replaced every 90 days at the cost £18 - after charging on the rather fiddly and awkward dock it can be adjusted to fit your head. To avoid slipping off during the night it must be worn fairly tightly. This can be uncomfortable at first but after a few days one gets used to it. The main sleep problem I have had was in getting accustomed to the headband. The first night I hardly seemed to sleep at all! The unit connects to the iPhone by Bluetooth quickly and easily with a stable connection. After connection you are prompted if necessary to download and install the free iPhone app. The iPhone or other suitable iOs device must be left switched on and with the Zeo app running in the foreground all night. This means the phone must be plugged in to mains power and perhaps with the screen covered up to avoid light leak. If you put the Zeo app to the background then it seems the data connection is lost - but why would you need to do this as setting up the Zeo should be the final act before going to sleep. In the morning you end the session using the iPhone app.Read more ›
How disappointing that the product failed to live up to expectations and will be going back to Amazon after less than a week. For me, an interesting concept has been badly designed and implemented for the following reasons:
1. Comfort, or lack of! I found it impossible to find a comfortable position adjusting the headband, which has to be fitted too tight if you want it to stay on all night. Out of 5 attempts it came off 3 times and when it was tight enough to stay on I found it much more difficult to get off to sleep as it just wasn't comfortable. I guess you might get used to it over time, but too many other problems
2. App. Ok this probably isn't a showstopper, but for the App to track the sleep data the iPhone needs to be on and in an unlocked state. I really like the Do Not Disturb feature in IOS6 (which suppresses any calls or notifications between a set time) but this only works when the phone is locked, so its easy to forget to mute the phone leaving it to beep away throughout the night. You also can't add any other details about your nights sleep on the App and need to use the website for this (see below)
3. Website. The website is pretty good and has lots of useful information but, as pointed out in an earlier review, it has been written using Adobe Flash, which is hopeless if you're using an Apple iDevice.Read more ›
I will begin briefly with why I purchased the device. I don't generally have trouble in getting off to sleep (I have developed an almost foolproof technique) but I do sometimes get woken by low-level noise, heartburn or other minor distractions and then can find it difficult to get back to sleep. This is especially true when I have something on my mind. This can be something pleasant or something worrying or stressful. Either way, if my mind becomes active after awaking, I can have trouble getting back off. I also like an alcoholic nightcap to go to bed with (note, this is not my foolproof way of getting to sleep)! I'm aware this is claimed to help you get into a deep sleep can disrupt sleep patterns later in the night. I was interested to know if this was true in my case. I would be able to experiment with and without a nightcap and see if there was a difference in my sleep pattern. Why give up something you enjoy if it's not a problem?
Before purchasing, I looked at the Zeo website where there was a fair amount of information from various sources. There were two abstracts from `clinical trials'.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Dont buy this product. I have had constant syncing problems with both iphone and ipad. Have send a few emails to customer service but either they just repeat the instructions on... Read morePublished on 10 Feb. 2013 by S. Singleton
This is an interesting item, it is useful to show you how you are sleeping and how to improve it. Ive had a few problems with it like stopping recording halfway through the night,... Read morePublished on 19 Jun. 2012 by Suzynola
zeo mobile is excellent, is more elegant than the full version, syncs automatically, you can capture the power of your sleepPublished on 1 April 2012 by Aleksandra Biolik
There were some problems with this Zeo. That can happen, but Zeo and Intus Healthcare failed to give adequate response and even didn't reply anymore. Read morePublished on 1 Mar. 2012 by Ab from Holland