It seems that Nintendo snoozes sleep tracking monitor for the moment. Even though the sleep tracking monitor was not a focus for the company or the investors, Tatsumi Kimishima, the president of Nintendo felt obliged to mention the delay in development during the investors’ briefing that took place recently.
The company that brought us Super Mario, Duck Hunt and Donkey Kong and revolutionized the world of gaming as we know it, wanted to also have a say in the department of a good night’s sleep. Tatsumi Kimishima wanted to stray a little from the world of gaming and focus on the world of dreaming.
In 2014 the company officially announced that they have worked out the details of a plan to release a sleep tracking monitor. The catch was that the device in question would monitor the sleep of the users and update them on their health readings in a way only Nintendo would. So the idea of fun remained in the plan.
According to the briefing that Kimishima gave to the board of investors, the sleep tracking monitor, which was due this March, will not be released after all. He also didn’t mention another release date, he just said that the device that was part of a “Quality of life” series, is not yet ready to enter in the production phase.
In relation to the “Quality of life” device series, Kimishima said that Nintendo still believes the fact that things could be accomplished in that general category and that the company will continue to research the possibility of extending its reach into this particular field.
The Nintendo sleep tracker was supposed to surpass all of the existing sleep tracking monitors because it was designed to be put somewhere on the nightstand where the user would forget about its existence. The QOL gizmo would automatically know when the user was asleep and monitor the individual’s sleep from afar.
The information gathered in this manner would be later sent to a cloud storage where it would be processed. In the morning, the person using the Nintendo sleep tracker would wake up to updated health readings, but also suggestions in the case in which the user needed more sleep or more physical exercise, or to eat healthier.
Unfortunately, although the device sounds like it would technologically surpass all of the existing sleep tracking monitors, the company decided that the world is not yet ready for it. For the moment, Nintendo snoozes sleep tracking monitor to focus on the “Quality of life” themed products.
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