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Soundfreaq Sound Rise (SFQ-08) Bluetooth Speaker/Alarm Clock Review: I Love This Damn Thing

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We’ve reviewed many Bluetooth speakers here at AP (I myself have penned many of them), but I’m not sure we’ve ever taken on anything like the Sound Rise from Soundfreaq. It’s an inherently different sort of speaker, as it’s really more than just a Bluetooth speaker – it’s a Bluetooth alarm clock.

I’d like to think there are two kinds of people in this world: those who use their phone as an alarm clock, and those who have a more traditional buzz buzz buzz alarm clock.

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Rumor: Google Now May Be On Track To Properly Handle ‘Timer’ Queries (No More Alarms)

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It’s hard not to be excited about the future of Google Now. It’s already an incredibly powerful tool, on its way to being a do-anything personal assistant, and we’ve heard tell of even more functionality from bill pay reminders to inferred events entries to contact-based reminders.

Today, though, we’ve heard about something that many have asked for from Google Now for a long time now – actual timer functionality. Search may not be getting its own built-in timer, but it won’t be side-stepping your request to set an alarm, either.

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Hearing Healing – Relaxing Music & Alarm Clock (Free)

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Dolice is proud to announce the updated Hearing Healing – Relaxing Music & Alarm Clock (Free) for iOS. This is a free application that helps you relax as you listen to healing music or the sounds of nature, such as rain or the tweeting of birds.

This application has a compilation of 5 healing songs and 11 natural sounds. All the healing songs can be played in succession, and you can also set them to be played on repeat. The application currently includes approximately one hour’s worth of healing music.

You can set the playback time for the rain sounds and other natural sounds. Once the set time is reached, the volume is gradually lowered, eventually reaching a complete stop in order to allow you to fall asleep. For example, before falling asleep, you could be listening to the water flowing in a streamlet; then, as you start to relax, before you know it you will be gently pulled into a peaceful sleep.

This application also includes some white noise, so it is also recommended for when you want to concentrate on your work or studies.

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Smart Alarm Clock gets comfy and takes a snooze in the Play Store

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Need to give a new alarm clock app a try? Smart Alarm Clock aims to learn about your sleeping patterns in order to wake you up at the perfect time. By using the sensors already built-in to a smartphone, Smart Alarm Clock detects movement and sound as you sleep. The app costs just $1.99 and I am sure if you are having sleeping problems, two buck won’t hurt to give Smart Alarm Clock a try.

According to the app’s description in the Play Store, here are the main features:

* Determines the best time to wake you up
* Provides detailed statistics of your sleep cycles and stages
* Weather forecast: detailed weather stats from anywhere in the world
* Records your bedroom sounds if they are longer than 5 seconds
* Includes 100+ specially designed chill-out and wake-up music

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Tuesday App And Game Sales: Waking Mars, Alarm Clock PRO, Venture Towns, And More

thumbnailYou only need a little bit of self-control to save some real money on apps and games. Don’t blow your app budget on whatever comes up – spend smarter with on-sale apps. You might not even have to spend anything. Now that’s thrift.

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Alarm clock PRO – $0.99 from $1.49

Handy Note Pro – $0.99 from $3.99

Abs workout PRO – $0.99 from $1.49

HIIT – interval workout PRO – $0.99 from $1.49

Abs II workout PRO – $0.99 from $1.49

Hourly chime PRO – $0.99 from $1.49

Quadro Icon Theme – $1.35 from $1.92

Games

Mahjong Artifacts – $0.99 from $2.99

Waking Mars – $0.99 from $4.99

Venture Towns – $1.20 from $4.99

Violett – $0.99 from $3.99

Stack the States – Free from $0.99 (Amazon)

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[New App] AlarmPad Brings Some Context To Your Alarms, Makes Waking Up Slightly Less Terrible

aBeing woken from a deep sleep by an intrusive sound is never fun, so it’s easy to grow resentful of your alarm app. It’s a necessary evil, right? AlarmPad is a new beta alarm app that tries to add some context to your alarms to make itself useful beyond just waking you up from a restful sleep. You may not love it, but you might respect it.

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It only takes a few taps to set an alarm in AlarmPad, and it ties into your calendar appointments and the weather forecast automatically.

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Timely creators Bitspin gets assimilated into Google

Another day, another acquisition. Welcoming the new year with a bang, Bitspin, makers of the popular and beautiful alarm clock app Timely, announced that they are jumping on the Google company train. Hopefully that bit of good news, at least for the company, will remain so for its users in the long run as well.

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With dozens, if not hundreds, of clock apps vying for your attention, or even your dollars, Timely’s popularity can be considered nothing short of a miracle. It’s not that hard to fall in love with the app though. Not only does it offer some unique features, such as syncing your alarms across your Android devices, it does so with a great design taste, making Timely such a pleasure to use. That hasn’t escaped Google’s notice. Not only has it been named as one of those few apps that follow Google’s design recommendations, it also made it to Google’s Beautiful Design Winter 2014 app collection.

It seems that getting noticed by Google does have its benefits from a business perspective. The Bitspin team is, naturally, only too happy to share news of its good fortune. The announcement is a bit plain and lacks details, but the developers are quite happy to note that they will be continuing to build great products. Perhaps this means we will get to see more apps in the same vein as Timely, which is always a good thing.

What this acquisition ultimately means for Timely users is still up for discussion. There is no doubt that Timely, which also offers the cloud syncing service on top of the app, will continue for sometime. Whether it continues to do so in the distant future, pardon the pun, only time will tell.

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Google reportedly acquires Bitspin, makers of Timely alarm clock app

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Google has recently acquired Bitspin, a company best known for their beautifully designed alarm clock app, Timely. The acquisition was announced by Bitspin earlier this week in a blog post, along with the assurance that Timely won’t be winding down any time soon.

According to the blog post “Timely will continue to work as it always has”, which will be a relief for fans of the app. Could this mean that Android will have a new clock app sometime in the near future? You can get Timely for free from the app store to experience the app for yourself!

Source: The Verge

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Google acquires Bitspin, makes its stylish Android alarm app free to celebrate

Bitspin is probably most well known for its swish Timely alarm app on Android, and it seems that Google likes how the Swiss team is doing it, because it’s just acquired them. “For new and existing users, Timely will continue to work like it always has,” noted the Bitspin team in their announcement post, adding that it will continue to “build new products.” The more immediate news, however, is that the premium version of the app, sans banner ads, has gone free in the process. If you like the sound of a Swiss-made (digital) alarm clock, you can give it a try right here.

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Google Buys Timely Alarm Clock Developer Bitspin, Premium IAP Content Is Now Free

unnamedIn an odd bit of M&A news, the developers at Bitspin announced that the small company will be joining forces with Google. Whether Google has purchased the company outright or merely hired its Zurich-based development team isn’t clear, but in either case, the big G will be benefitting from their impressive user interface experience soon. Google has not commented on the situation, and there is no dollar amount posted on the Bitspin website.

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Pandora finally receives Alarm Clock feature, lets you wake up to your favorite station

To ring in the New Year, Pandora has received an update that brings a long-awaited feature for many users. The Alarm Clock feature does exactly what the name suggests. It starts to play music from Pandora with a station preset by the user. And it does it all right from the lockscreen. So if you need to get some more sleep, there is no digging through to hit the snooze button. Beyond that core feature, you can select what days the feature is activated for and set a sleep timer.

Hit the break for the changelog, screenshots of the changes, and download links.

Here is the full changelog:

  • By popular demand, our new alarm clock lets you start your day with Pandora on your Android smartphone
  • Pick one of your favorite stations to wake up to – if you like what you hear, you can keep the music playing
  • Set and forget – customize how often your alarm repeats throughout the week
  • Need a few extra minutes of shut eye? Hit snooze to catch more zzz’s
  • Use with the sleep timer to listen to music you love morning and night
  • Other small improvements and bug fixes

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Pandora for Android update brings alarm clock functionality

Pandora for Android has been updated once again. This latest brings a feature we saw added for iOS users about a month earlier — a built-in Alarm Clock. In addition to the alarm clock functionality, Pandora users will also have a sleep timer and some other “small improvements and bug fixes.” The key new feature though, is the alarm clock.

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Having said that, the alarm clock setup brings the features one would hope and/or expect to see. These include being able to pick the station that begins playing at the alarm time. Assuming you like what you are hearing, the app also gives the option to continue playing. In addition, the alarm offers snooze functionality and also allows the user to set which days the alarm should be active.

Touching back on the snooze, that can be set for either 5, 10, 15 or 20 minute increments. Otherwise, once snoozed you will see the amount of time as it counts down to the next alert. Lastly in terms of alarm clock features, users can set the volume level for each alarm. Bottom line, if you are a Pandora user and also use your smartphone to wake up each day — this seems like an update you may want to grab.

This update has the app sitting at version 5.1. The previous update, or more accurately — updates, came back towards the end of October. We actually saw a two updates within days. The first brought a proper user interface for Android tablets and the second added support for Chromecast streaming. And while this was just a first update for 2014, the team at Pandora is already teasing more throughout the year.

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Pandora for Android update brings Alarm Clock feature

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Wake up to your favorite Pandora stations

Pandora has updated its Android app to finally give us the much-anticipated Alarm Clock feature. Pandora first announced the feature back in December, but unfortunately it was only available to iOS users at launch. Today it has updated the Android app to squash a couple bugs, make some enhancements and add the Alarm Clock feature for us all.

To set up the Alarm Clock all you have to do is launch the app, press the menu button in the top right corner and turn it on. You can then set a time for when you want to be woken up, select a station that will play, select how often you want it to repeat and adjust the snooze time frame and volume output. After saving the alarm there's nothing else you need to do, the application will begin playing the selected station at the time you want — pretty simple.

The update is now live in Google Play, so be sure to hit the link above and get to setting your alarms!

    



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Pandora’s Android app gets an alarm clock function, right on time

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There’s no denying it — many people will need extra motivation to get up at a reasonable hour after sleeping in during the holidays. It’s a good thing, then, that Pandora has just given its Android app the alarm clock and sleep functions that reached iOS nearly a month ago. Most of the functions are the same. You can still tell Pandora to wake you up to your favorite streaming station, and you can hit the snooze button if you’re not quite ready to greet the new day. Android users do get a few OS-specific perks, including support for recurring alarms and the luxury of switching apps once the alarm has been set. If you need some tunes to make the early morning a little more bearable, you’ll want to swing by Google Play to grab Pandora’s update.

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Pandora Update Brings Highly Requested Alarm Clock Feature

Pandora listeners can go grab the latest update for the popular music streaming app, which features the highly-requested Alarm Clock feature. In addition to a full working alarm clock, Pandora has threw in a few bug fixes and other small improvements for the app. 

The alarm clock works quite nicely, once a user selects a station to wake up to. To try it out, I fashioned up a Too Short station and set the time I wanted to get up. Once it hits that time, the app starts streaming from that station. You can then turn the alarm off or hit snooze right from your lockscreen. Worked like a charm.

To check out the full changelog, look below.

What’s New

  • By popular demand, our new alarm clock lets you start your day with Pandora on your Android smartphone
  • Pick one of your favorite stations to wake up to – if you like what you hear, you can keep the music playing
  • Set and forget – customize how often your alarm repeats throughout the week
  • Need a few extra minutes of shut eye? Hit snooze to catch more zzz’s
  • Use with the sleep timer to listen to music you love morning and night
  • Other small improvements and bug fixes

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Pandora Update Brings New Alarm Clock Feature To Android

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If you were jealous of iOS users who were able to wake up every morning to the sound of their favorite Pandora stations, then today may just be your lucky day. Today, Pandora announced a new update to its Android app that includes the alarm clock feature which debuted on iOS last month. In addition to waking you up at a set time with the station of your choosing, it also includes a snooze ability and a customizable snooze timer which can be set to 5, 10, 15, or 20 minute intervals.

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Pandora adds alarm feature to iOS app, lets you trade clock radio buzzing for the Buzzcocks

Granted, this might not be for everyone. Some need that infernal clock buzzing to get out of bed — particularly on a cold winter’s day like today — but for those who prefer to be lulled awake by machine-curated internet radio, Pandora’s followed up its recent sleep timer feature with an alarm clock. Set it before you go to bed, and it’ll rouse you in the morning by doing what it does best. You can turn the music off by tapping the song title or artist on the screen, or set it to snooze by shaking your iDevice. The feature’s new for version 5.1, which also brings a new iOS 7-inspired design and a few bug fixes. There’s also an Android version on the way.

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Ultimate Ears Updates UE BOOM Firmware And Android App To Offer New EQ Setting And Alarm Clock Functionality

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I reviewed the UE BOOM back in July and called it my favorite Bluetooth speaker. Four months and several speaker reviews later, it still holds that title. Today, UE is pushing out a firmware update to the speaker and adding new features to the Android app that makes it even more useful.

The standout feature of this update is an all-new Alarm feature. Basically, it turns your BOOM into an alarm clock, so you can wake to some killer sound.

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A patented alarm clock app for iPhone and Android reduces cortisol

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Stress begins in the Morning. Conventional alarm clocks harm our health. A new study shows that even the wake-up call of a conventional alarm clock puts our body under unhealthy stress. The concentration of the stress hormone “Cortisol” is more than doubled compared to when we wake up naturally. So, using this sleep cycle alarm clock to help simulate waking up naturally could be a good idea.

A scientific study was carried out to record concentration levels of Cortisol under certain conditions. First natural levels, then under natural spontaneous waking conditions on workdays and free days; and finally, waking with a conventional alarm clock. The results showed that the Cortisol levels in the first 30 minutes after waking with a conventional alarm clock had risen by an average of 100% – regardless of whether it was a workday or a free day. When the test subjects awoke spontaneously however, the concentration of Cortisol rose only 39%. This means, conventional alarm clocks induce almost three times more unhealthy stress in the morning.

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Timely arrives as a feature-rich alarm clock app [Hands-on]

A new alarm clock app has landed in the Google Play Store. The app is called Timely Alarm Clock and while we suspect many will tune this out thinking the stock clock/alarm app works just fine — this one may be worth a look. Not only does Timely bring some good looks, but it also brings a feature those with multiple devices may like. The Timely app works across multiple devices.

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First things first though, the Timely app launches to the clock screen, which also shows the current day of the week and date along with the time of the next alarm. The icons to switch between the Alarms, Clock and Countdown are all sitting towards the top going from left to right. A tap of the alarm option will show any current alarms and also allow you to create more.

Creating an alarm can be done by tapping the alarm icon in the lower left or by swiping in from the left-side of the device. The alarms are easy to set and come with the options one would expect. For example, you can name the alarm and you can also choose which day(s) that it should wake you. There is a wide variety of available alarm tones and you can also add a challenge or Smart Rise.

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The challenge is just what the name implies — a way to make it harder to snooze. Some of these include shaking the phone, doing a match or math puzzle or following a random pattern. The Smart Rise feature is a bit more interesting and is said to be based on the “advanced sleep cycle theory.” Basically this means the alarm can wake you up to 30 minutes early when you are in a light sleep cycle.

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Getting back to the multiple device option. This is one you will find when you install Timely on more than one device. For example, we installed Timely on one phone and setup the alarms and adjusted the preferences. We then installed Timely on the second device and upon launch — everything was all set. You will notice the message you get on the above screenshot. And worry not, silencing an alarm on one device will silence it on all devices. The nice part about this is the changes happen very quickly.

But features aside, Timely does also look really nice. There are a handful of different options available to change things up. Some of these are in-app purchases and some are free. But in the end, even after just a few minutes of playing, Timely has already replaced our default clock/alarm setup.

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[New App] Timely Is A Gorgeous Alarm Clock And Timer With Cloud Syncing, A Customizable UI, And More

unnamedAlarm clock apps are not usually described as lovely, but this one is. Scratch that – Timely is devastatingly beautiful. The numbers morph gracefully from one to the next, there are a ton of themes, and the subtle movement in the background looks great. It’s not just a pretty face, though. Timely has some really useful features.

Timely uses an interesting tap-and-drag gesture to set alarm times. If you prefer to use Google Now voice input, Timely works with that too.

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Timely is a Ridiculously Beautiful Alarm and Timer App That Also Syncs Between Devices to the Cloud

We don’t typically write up alarm clock apps because well, they aren’t the most interesting subject in the world. Alarm clocks are alarm clocks. In other words, they do our least favorite thing of the day – wake us up in the morning. But what if one was beautifully, if not masterfully designed, included more […]
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‘Timely’ Alarm Clock Changes the Way We Use our Alarm Clock

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Timely Alarm Clock just made its way into the Play Store, and it wants to change the way we use our alarm clock. The UI uses that colorful minimal look that many have come to love, and it also utilizes that crazy wheel navigation. There are many other features, such as activating snooze by just turning your device face down, that will make waking up even harder to do. This alarm clock is highly customizable, and it is free in the Play Store. Hit the link below to check it out. Also, check out the brief video below. Let us know what you think of it.

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Best Android alarm clock apps [July 2013]

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When we set our alarms right before going to bed, it’s quite clear that we all have the same thought in mind: “I will wake up right on time, and I will get a head start to my day.” Anyone with any kind of knowledge on how life works would know that the scenario previously mentioned never really works out the way we want it to. We all have our issues with waking up in the morning, so why make it worse on yourself with that annoying default buzzer alarm that came with your phone? Here’s a list of the top Android alarm clock applications (in no particular order) that will help you ease into your day and make you actually enjoy waking up to your alarm clock. Hit the break to get started.

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1. Wave Alarm- This one’s pretty much built for the everyday slacker. “Wave Alarm” deactivates simply by the user waving his/her hand over the device, as it takes advantage of motion control technology. If you want to make it as easy as possible for yourself to not get out of bed, then definitely get this app! No guarantees on whether or not it will get you going to start your day, though. However, there is a bit of a caution with this one— I have heard that it works beautifully on many devices, but on some, the app freezes and there is no way to shut off the alarm other than to kill it in your task manager. That could obviously make for a terrible wake-up in the morning, so definitely make sure it’s fully functional on your device before deciding this is the alarm for you. When working, it’s easily a top-5 alarm app. When it’s not, then well… it’s not.

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WakeVoice

2. Wake Voice- If you don’t even have the energy to simply wave your hand over your device to shut off the alarm, you can now just talk to it to have it shut up! You can set custom commands to make the alarm snooze or turn off altogether, and once the alarm is over, the app will read the weather, the news of your choice (RSS), or a personalized message, all while you’re still in bed. It’s definitely one of the nicer looking alarms out there, and combined with its functionality, it’s a sure top-5 pick.

In the free version, you’re only allowed to set up to 10 alarms, but in the paid version for $2.99, you can set an unlimited amount of alarms, and there are no ads.

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Warmly

3. Warmly- This is my alarm app of choice, as ‘Warmly’ wakes you up to the sweet smells of birds chirping, eggs sizzling, and other comforting sounds as you get up to start your day. The alarm can go off five minutes before the time you set it, and starts off very quietly, slowly easing you in as it gets louder and louder to eventually (peacefully) wake you up. The alarm has a very sexy looking UI and also tells you the weather. It costs $1.99 and there is no free version of the app. I definitely recommend this alarm if you’re looking for a peaceful yet creative way to start your day. Disclaimer: Buttery, sizzling eggs not included.

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4. Sleep As Android- This one’s certainly the most unique and advanced alarm on the market, as it tells you when you should be waking up, instead of you programming the app itself. ‘Sleep As Android’ monitors your sleep patterns throughout the night using your phone’s accelerometer, tracking the movement of your mattress as you sleep. After you wake, you’ll be able to see your sleep data in graph-form, as well as data for the past 2 weeks so you can compare your sleep habits. Pretty cool, right? They also have included a noise recording feature that will monitor whether you are snoring a lot, or how heavily you breathe while you sleep. This is all calculated into the sleep data. I’m sure that sensitivity of certain devices’ microphones and accelerometers certainly comes into play here, as well as how close/far you place the phone away from you on your mattress, as well as how padded your mattress is, so that your bed doesn’t move too much when you do. Either way, it’s a nice little app that is sure to provide you with some neat information on how you sleep. The free version includes ads, and the paid version goes for 2.99 and is ad-free.

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Puzzle Alarm

5. Puzzle Alarm Clock- You’re definitely going to love to hate this one. Puzzle Alarm Clock forces users to complete a series of random puzzles in order to shut off the alarm. It’s definitely going to wake you up as you race through trying to complete math equations, memory cards, captcha, and pattern questions. You can also choose to disable the alarm with an NFC tag or QR code. The free version has ads and only one difficulty level. The pro version costs $1.99 and features more alarm melodies, a loud explosion sound, beautifully designed widgets, and increasing alarm volume.

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Obviously there are way too many great alarm applications in the Play Store to go over om a single post, so here’s a list of honorable mentions:

Honorable Mention: Alarm Clock for Android, Good Night’s Sleep Alarm, Sleep Time , Alarm Clock Xtreme, doubleTwist

Got a favorite alarm app not mentioned in the list above? Hit us up in the comments!

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Best Android alarm clock apps [July 2013]

Android_Alarm

When we set our alarms right before going to bed, it’s quite clear that we all have the same thought in mind: “I will wake up right on time, and I will get a head start to my day.” Anyone with any kind of knowledge on how life works would know that the scenario previously mentioned never really works out the way we want it to. We all have our issues with waking up in the morning, so why make it worse on yourself with that annoying default buzzer alarm that came with your phone? Here’s a list of the top Android alarm clock applications (in no particular order) that will help you ease into your day and make you actually enjoy waking up to your alarm clock. Hit the break to get started.

Wave_Alarm

1. Wave Alarm- This one’s pretty much built for the everyday slacker. “Wave Alarm” deactivates simply by the user waving his/her hand over the device, as it takes advantage of motion control technology. If you want to make it as easy as possible for yourself to not get out of bed, then definitely get this app! No guarantees on whether or not it will get you going to start your day, though. However, there is a bit of a caution with this one— I have heard that it works beautifully on many devices, but on some, the app freezes and there is no way to shut off the alarm other than to kill it in your task manager. That could obviously make for a terrible wake-up in the morning, so definitely make sure it’s fully functional on your device before deciding this is the alarm for you. When working, it’s easily a top-5 alarm app. When it’s not, then well… it’s not.

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WakeVoice

2. Wake Voice- If you don’t even have the energy to simply wave your hand over your device to shut off the alarm, you can now just talk to it to have it shut up! You can set custom commands to make the alarm snooze or turn off altogether, and once the alarm is over, the app will read the weather, the news of your choice (RSS), or a personalized message, all while you’re still in bed. It’s definitely one of the nicer looking alarms out there, and combined with its functionality, it’s a sure top-5 pick.

In the free version, you’re only allowed to set up to 10 alarms, but in the paid version for $2.99, you can set an unlimited amount of alarms, and there are no ads.

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Warmly

3. Warmly- This is my alarm app of choice, as ‘Warmly’ wakes you up to the sweet smells of birds chirping, eggs sizzling, and other comforting sounds as you get up to start your day. The alarm can go off five minutes before the time you set it, and starts off very quietly, slowly easing you in as it gets louder and louder to eventually (peacefully) wake you up. The alarm has a very sexy looking UI and also tells you the weather. It costs $1.99 and there is no free version of the app. I definitely recommend this alarm if you’re looking for a peaceful yet creative way to start your day. Disclaimer: Buttery, sizzling eggs not included.

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Sleep As Android

4. Sleep As Android- This one’s certainly the most unique and advanced alarm on the market, as it tells you when you should be waking up, instead of you programming the app itself. ‘Sleep As Android’ monitors your sleep patterns throughout the night using your phone’s accelerometer, tracking the movement of your mattress as you sleep. After you wake, you’ll be able to see your sleep data in graph-form, as well as data for the past 2 weeks so you can compare your sleep habits. Pretty cool, right? They also have included a noise recording feature that will monitor whether you are snoring a lot, or how heavily you breathe while you sleep. This is all calculated into the sleep data. I’m sure that sensitivity of certain devices’ microphones and accelerometers certainly comes into play here, as well as how close/far you place the phone away from you on your mattress, as well as how padded your mattress is, so that your bed doesn’t move too much when you do. Either way, it’s a nice little app that is sure to provide you with some neat information on how you sleep. The free version includes ads, and the paid version goes for 2.99 and is ad-free.

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Puzzle Alarm

5. Puzzle Alarm Clock- You’re definitely going to love to hate this one. Puzzle Alarm Clock forces users to complete a series of random puzzles in order to shut off the alarm. It’s definitely going to wake you up as you race through trying to complete math equations, memory cards, captcha, and pattern questions. You can also choose to disable the alarm with an NFC tag or QR code. The free version has ads and only one difficulty level. The pro version costs $1.99 and features more alarm melodies, a loud explosion sound, beautifully designed widgets, and increasing alarm volume.

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Obviously there are way too many great alarm applications in the Play Store to go over om a single post, so here’s a list of honorable mentions:

Honorable Mention: Alarm Clock for Android, Good Night’s Sleep Alarm, Sleep Time , Alarm Clock Xtreme, doubleTwist

Got a favorite alarm app not mentioned in the list above? Hit us up in the comments!

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Nightlite PRO – Nightlight, Nightstand, Weather and Alarm Clock

Nightlite PRO - Nightlight, Nightstand, Weather, and Alarm Clock Nightlite PRO – Nightlight, Nightstand, Weather, and Alarm Clock
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Price: $1.99  App Store


appCARES today is proud to introduce their first app Nightlite PRO for iOS. With Nightlite their objective was to create a truly unique nighttime experience that would eradicate current competitors. They took the classic bedside nightlight and brought it up to speed for the 21st century. Nightlite is the only app you need by your nightstand.

Illuminate Your Night with Nightlite!

With Nightlite you are in control of the exact time length that you would like your nightlight to be running. You can view the countdown bar and time indicator in real time functioning during your experience.

You will be able to setup your alarm clock to have Nightlite wake you up so you don’t have to.

Finish reading Nightlite PRO – Nightlight, Nightstand, Weather and Alarm Clock.

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Wednesday App And Game Sales: Anomaly Korea, Beautiful Widgets Pro, WakeVoice Pro (FREE), Runtastic Pedometer Pro (FREE), And More

 

thumbnailAfter a day filled with Android-flavored excitement (Google Edition phones!), disappointment (they’re not really Google Edition phones, and SHIELD is late at the gate), and all points in between, it’s time to kick back with some sweet app and game sales. Because no matter how good or bad your day was, saving money is never a let-down. Let’s get right to it, shall we?

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  • Enter the promocode “Appoftheday” in the in-app upgrade screen, today only.

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  • The pro version of WakeVoice is handled via a $2.99 in-app purchase.
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[New App] Spin Alarm Clock Begins Every Day On The Wrong Side Of The Bed

SpinAlarmClock-logoFor many people, a piercing alarm is the worst way imaginable to wake up in the morning. One moment you’re in deep sleep, moments away from taking a battle axe to Bowser and rescuing Princess Peach in a lime green Lamborghini, the next you’re covering your ears as a neglected smartphone wails from the side table nearby. It’s bad, but it could be worse. Much worse. Spin Alarm Clock won’t settle for mere acknowledgment to cease its unpleasant alarm, it demands you to spin around several times before accepting that you are, in fact, awake.

What it Does

Spin Alarm Clock doesn’t look all that different from Android’s default alarm clock application.

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[New App] Spin Alarm Clock Begins Every Day On The Wrong Side Of The Bed

SpinAlarmClock-logoFor many people, a piercing alarm is the worst way imaginable to wake up in the morning. One moment you’re in deep sleep, moments away from taking a battle axe to Bowser and rescuing Princess Peach in a lime green Lamborghini, the next you’re covering your ears as a neglected smartphone wails from the side table nearby. It’s bad, but it could be worse. Much worse. Spin Alarm Clock won’t settle for mere acknowledgment to cease its unpleasant alarm, it demands you to spin around several times before accepting that you are, in fact, awake.

What it Does

Spin Alarm Clock doesn’t look all that different from Android’s default alarm clock application.

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[New App] Spin Alarm Clock Begins Every Day On The Wrong Side Of The Bed

SpinAlarmClock-logoFor many people, a piercing alarm is the worst way imaginable to wake up in the morning. One moment you’re in deep sleep, moments away from taking a battle axe to Bowser and rescuing Princess Peach in a lime green Lamborghini, the next you’re covering your ears as a neglected smartphone wails from the side table nearby. It’s bad, but it could be worse. Much worse. Spin Alarm Clock won’t settle for mere acknowledgment to cease its unpleasant alarm, it demands you to spin around several times before accepting that you are, in fact, awake.

What it Does

Spin Alarm Clock doesn’t look all that different from Android’s default alarm clock application.

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[New App] Spin Alarm Clock Begins Every Day On The Wrong Side Of The Bed was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

    

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