The Apple Watch is getting one of the most-requested features in sleep tracking, according to a new report

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Apple’s powerful little smartwatch can do a lot of stuff, but it’s still missing one crucial feature: sleep tracking.

Despite Apple outright buying a sleep-tracking company, as well as years of people requesting the feature, it has not been added to the Apple Watch.

That may all change next week, as 9to5Mac reported on Monday that a new “Time in Bed tracking” feature could be announced at Apple’s September 10 event.

So how would it work?

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According to the report, the new sleep-tracking feature will come with a new Apple Watch app – aptly named Sleep – that will record a variety of sleep data, including “movement, heart rate, and noises.”

That data will also be pulled into the iOS Health app, the report said.

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Apple is expected to announce the next iPhone next Tuesday at a press event in California.

Alongside that new iPhone, Apple is also expected to announce a new version of the Apple Watch with a stronger processor and additional functionality – prime among those new functions is sleep tracking, first reported by Bloomberg in February. It’s unclear from the reports whether the sleep-tracking function would work only on the latest Apple Watch.

Apple has not officially announced a sleep-tracking function for the Apple Watch, and representatives didn’t immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for comment.