Connecting to a smartphone is very simple. All you have to do is install the Tesla Smart app (available for Android and iOS) and then automatically pair the device when you connect the power source to the pillow. Since the pillow and mobile phone are connected directly via Bluetooth, there is no need to deal with the home wi-fi connection and its type. If you disconnect the pillow from the power supply, the connection with the smartphone will be interrupted.
In addition to the remote control of the heating temperature (with an accuracy of 1 degree Celsius) and the aforementioned timer, you will also find another useful function in the app, and that is the measurement of sleep quality. The pillow itself records the duration of your sleep and its phases. It then stores them in the app for your review and calculates your overall sleep quality score.
The last smart feature is the built-in speaker. It can be used to play your music or podcasts, as well as a white noise generator. In addition, the app has a variety of modes that play different sounds (such as birdsong or the sound of rain) and loop music. The music timer can be set for up to 90 minutes. Although the app is in English, the translations of these different white noise modes look like they were translated by a machine.
The quality of the built-in speaker corresponds to the fact that it is hidden somewhere in the bowels of the pillow. In this case, however, it is an advantage, as it would be highly counterproductive if it were too loud. On the other hand, you can hear music or sounds more clearly if you have your head resting on a pillow. That way, you may not disturb the other person in the shared bed too much.
In any case, the Tesla Smart Pillow is an interesting device for those who are looking for better quality sleep and do not want to have something like a smartwatch on their wrist to monitor its quality. Compared to the classic ergonomic pillow, this one fromTesla is a bit more expensive, but the price completely corresponds to the extra features you get for the extra cost.