Misfit hooks up with the Beddit sleep monitor, which puts biometric sensors underneath the sheets

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Wearable computing startup Misfit, best known for its Shine activity tracker, announced plans to sell a new piece of hardware on Thursday. But unlike the Misfit-made Shine, you don’t wear this sensor-laden product — the Misfit Beddit Sleep System is “worn” on a bed, underneath the sheets.

Last month, Misfit announced that it intends to start licensing its proprietary sensor algorithms, starting with an app that uses the accelerometer on the Pebble smartwatch to turn it into a pedometer. The Beddit isn’t Misfit hardware — it’s an existing product made by a Finnish startup — but it is integrated with the Misfit app and is taking advantage of Misfit’s sleep tracking software. Unlike the Shine, Misfit isn’t making hardware, but is rather partnering with sensor makers to fill a specific niche with the Beddit — people who want to specifically track their sleep.

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The Beddit is focused on measuring sleep cycles and quality. The actual device…

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