back to article Fitbit fans: Want your Netflix to pause when you nod off? There's almost an app for that

A team of engineers can make a Fitbit fitness bracelet detect when a Netflix viewer wearing the gadget is falling asleep and pause the video playback accordingly. The software – written by the streaming service's Sam Homer, Rachel Nordman, Ariene Aficial, Sam Park and Bogdan Ciuca – allows a customer watching Netflix on a tablet …

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Anonymous Coward

The Samsung S4 has a pause if you look away feature. Its fucking annoying.

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Beat me to it.

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Anonymous Coward

Well there's a difference between looking away (listening to the audio of video) and falling asleep :)

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It can be disabled :)

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It sure is disabled. Now. But is on by default. We were testing video and couldn't understand what the problem was.

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Actually quite a useful idea this. Having to figure out where you got to is annoying.

Although waking me up would be a better option so I can go to bed rather than sleep on the sofa.

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This is why I have the telly in the bedroom. The downside is the cluster of empty wine bottles found under the bed.

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Anonymous Coward

How about enabling fitbit sleep detection period?

As it is now, you have to push a button to tell the stupid thing you're going to sleep (as well as when you've started to exercise).

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