The app enables the user to record and track their snoring. By placing your mobile device at your bedside, it records your snoring. For each sleep session the calculates a snore score, which is a measure of snoring intensity, and provides a report showing when and how loudly you snored, with a selection of audio samples. The app is helpful for people with snoring problems, to assess their snoring patterns. It may be useful to assess the impact of snoring remedies or other lifestyle changes (reduction in alcohol intake, weight loss, medications) on snoring. The free version of the app has basic features and in-app advertising. The user is encouraged to upgrade to the paid version ($8.49) to access additional features, including data export and an ad-free option. Note: the app is not suitable if there are 2 snorers in the room.
✔ Monitor snoring while trailing different remedies and looking and associated factors.
✔ Intuitive and functional user design.
✔ Weight tracking but this is disabled by default.
✘ There is no information describing how the snore score is calculated.
✘ The free version has limited customizable features. The user is encouraged to upgrade to the paid version ($8.49) to access additional features.
✘ No daytime sleepiness quiz or advice about when to see a health professional.
✘ Has many non-evidence based remedies.
Privacy and security
The app doesn’t collect any personal data. However, anonymous usage of the app is tracked in order to improve the app features and to understand the purpose behind the usage of the app.
Date of review: February 2017 Platform reviewed: Android App version: 1.0.20 Download size: 17.31MB
This app has been reviewed by other independent websites: Ranked: Snore Lab Practical Apps 2: Insomnia
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Reviewer: Jeremy Steinberg, GP Registrar, RNZCGP Date of review: March 2018 Comments: "This app records and tracks snoring, allowing the user to monitor the effectiveness of different treatment strategies. This app has limited use. It would be most useful for those looking to reduce snoring because of bed partner disturbance. Users can monitor snoring while trialing different snore reduction interventions, however the free version has very limited sessions. It won’t be very useful if both bed partners snore as it can’t distinguish snorers. I do not recommend this app for those with possible sleep apnoea. It does not replace a proper sleep study and it can’t diagnose sleep apnoea. Please also note that many of the remedies listed on the app do not have evidence of working such as nasal strips, throat sprays and air purifiers." Safety concerns: "No advice about when to see a health professional."
This app review is based on the Mobile App Rating Scale (MARS) developed by researchers at Queensland University of Technology, Australia.(1) It is designed to score apps on a few comprehensive dimensions — engagement, functionality, aesthetics, and information quality. Each dimension comprises several items which are rated on a 5-point scale from “1. Inadequate” to “5. Excellent”.
The tech review relates to the technical aspects of the app, such as security, privacy, etc. Reviewer: Unmesh Jyoti Nitin, PGDip Health Informatics, March 2017 Security & Privacy: The app doesn’t collect any personal data. However, anonymous usage of the app is tracked with the help of Flurry Analytics system in order to improve the app features and to understand the purpose behind the usage of the app. Platform Support: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and Android 4.2 and up. Performance: App is responsive and features are performing as designed. Impact of app on battery: App doesn’t need WiFi/mobile data except for the app update. Therefore, it won’t drain the battery extensively. Data Sharing : No apparent data sharing in free version. However, in paid version data can be exported in spreadsheets and shared.
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