Alarm clocks are a necessary evil – while they are mandatory for keeping us on schedule, they are also an unnatural mechanism used to awake us from our sweetest dreams.
Most mobile devices come with a default alarm clock; however, those looking to add a little spice into their morning routine might want to take a look at some of the available third-party alarm apps that are created for the sole purpose of interrupting your dreams. From apps that peacefully awake users to abrupt apps that get straight to the point – mix-up your morning routine by checking out this list of alarm apps for Android devices:
This app calls itself “the alarm clock of tomorrow.” This is because it comes with many innovative features, including wave to snooze and voice response technology. Additionally, Wayk4 comes with a “Morning Scoop” feature, which provides users with instant access to their calendar and favorite news stories so that they can start their day prepared. The app is sleek and simple to use, and is currently available in the Google Play store for $3.00.
I Can’t Wake Up!
If you are one of those people who can’t wake up no matter what, this is the perfect alarm clock for you. I Can’t Wake Up comes with five different wake up methods that won’t allow you to turn off the alarm until the tasks are completed. Tasks include math problems, memory puzzles and even a barcode method – which makes users get out of bed to scan a previously chosen barcode in order to make the alarm stop playing. It is important to note that users can test methods quietly prior to setting an alarm. The app is also free, so if you have a problem waking up with other alarm clocks, I’d give this one a try.
This alarm was created to ease users out of their slumber. Although settings can be customized, the app is programmed to play a quiet pre-alarm 30 minutes before a user wants to actually wake up. Only users in a light sleep should be able to hear the alarm, and according to Gentle Alarm’s developers, “If the pre-alarm wakes you up, you will be more refreshed than if you had slept until the main alarm.” The app also comes with other useful features, such as an automatic night display and customizable colors, fonts and backgrounds. Additionally, the $2.50 app can be set up to automatically shorten snooze times with every push of the snooze button, as well as automatically create playlists composed of a user’s favorite music.
The name pretty much says it all, right? Unlike the previously mentioned Gentle Alarm app, WakeUp orDie was not created to ease users out of their slumber, instead it is meant to guarantee that the user gets out of bed. The alarm features an Android monster that won’t stop making noise until he is defeated, which can be accomplished by shaking the phone. The app is free to download, and users also have the option to configure their personal settings for aspects such as vibration and sounds.
Use your voice to interact with your alarm clock with the $2.99 WakeVoice app. This vocal alarm clock enables users to create custom voice commands to stop the alarm or activate the snooze option. But the voice interaction doesn’t stop there, because WakeVoice also has the ability to read users the local weather as well as news from RSS feeds.