Nintendo cancels plans for a sleep-tracking device

Did you know that Nintendo - yes, that Nintendo - was working on a new sleep-tracking device? The company had been developing the device since 2014, but it's now revealed that it's cancelled those plans.

Unlike most sleep-trackers, Nintendo wasn't intending to create a wearable monitor. Instead, the device was designed to sit in your bedroom and monitor the quality of your sleep without needing to be worn on your body, uploading data to the cloud for future reference and analysis.

But as Wired reports, the gaming giant has said that the device is no more. It originally planned to bring it to market sometime in the first quarter of this year as part of its 'Quality of Life' (QoL) program.

However, Nintendo is continuing to explore options for other devices. The company's president, Tatsumi Kimishima, said: "We still believe there are things we can do in the general category of Quality of Life, and we will continue to study the possibility of expanding into this field."

Source: Wired

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