I noticed recently that the sleep analysis Garmin implemented in the more recent devices (Fenix 6 series, FR 945 and FR745) and even the Fenix 7 is a bit off early in the morning, considering that if you woke up in the morning you need to be fairly active, otherwise it will grant you another Light Sleep period.
It happened several times already and I said to myself that’s not that important..I can live with that. Until … today, when I saw that, after my night sleep decently registered, during one of the flow periods at my desk I ended up with the sleep session being moved in the afternoon and the night sleep disappearing completely.
Obviously, the “sleep” session in the afternoon was short and the score was low, but that’s not important … so far I made peace with the fact that Garmin doesn’t “understand” naps and therefore after the night sleep you won’t have other sessions during the day. Either Garmin is preparing to take naps into consideration or the devices are way too sensitive to your more relaxed periods mistakenly identifying them with sleep.
I hope that Garmin will receive enough evidences of these issues to investigate and fix the sleep aspects. Garmin was getting better (in my eyes at least) in sleep analysis with their adoption of the FirstBeat algorithms on the devices and I wasn’t missing so much the Polar Vantage but this progress is reverted by what this abnormal behaviour.
Be well and not too relaxed 🙂
PS: I just noticed that Garmin released a new firmware 7.24 which promises the improve the on the watch sleep detection and sleep staging. Let’s see…