TechCrunch.com reports that Misfit has unveiled Bolt, a wirelessly connected light bulb that works in conjunction with its sleep tracking products.
More practically, the bulbs function as a sort of smart alarm clock alternative. Consumers will be able to configure their smart bulbs to slowly turn on in the morning, simulating a sunrise – a more gentle way to wake up compared with a harsher alarm. The timing and understanding of a user’s sleep/wake cycle can be understood through the data collected from other Misfit devices, including its wearables and Beddit sleep monitor. The bulb will illuminate when the user is in their lightest stage of sleep.