Rise and shine: the best alarm clock apps for Android
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Rise and shine: the best alarm clock apps for Android
1. Wave Alarm
Here comes Wave Alarm for Android to make the whole process a bit easier, after being available on iOS for a while. You can set an alarm to run in the background, and even choose one of your own music tracks on the phone to wake you up, if you don't like the default sounds.
What sets it apart, though, is the fact that you can just wave your hand above the phone, the phone's front-facing camera will detect movement, and snooze the alarm for the predetermined amount of time, or stop it altogether, if you are one of those pesky rise-and-shine types.
If you don't have a front-facer, you can just drag your fingers across the display to snooze Wave Alarm for the time being. We found a pretty decent waving distance, like a foot or even more, to be enough for silencing the alarm.
There are handy clock widgets and even power nap widget, and you also punch in the numbers to set the alarm, no fancy and annoying dialers here. You can also easily just skip your recurrent alarm once on a day off without worrying it will be cancelled on the next.
The voice function doesn't stop here, though, as it can read you the local weather, RSS feed news and so on. As with all voice apps, it is sometimes tricky to master, but pays off, and has all the other goodies a self-respecting alarm app should with a pretty interface to boot.
Here comes Gentle Alarm, which emits a pre-alarm sound, that you will only hear if you are in the phase of light sleep, and then goes off as a regular buzzer, with a lot of configuration options.
11. WakeUp OrDie!
13. Sleep as Android
These alarms suck up battery, though, as they are constantly recording your movements and sleep pattern, which are then presented in nice shareable charts to you.
14. GM Alarm
1. nicholassss (Posts: 344; Member since: 10 May 2012)
Am i behind the times because I use the one that come preloaded on my phone? :(
2. SleepingOz (Posts: 2390; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)
Not at all! The stock alarm app does its job well.
These are just gimmicky apps that eat up your RAM.
19. IHatePhones (Posts: 99; Member since: 12 Aug 2009)
Not at all! Alarm clock Plus has gradual (increasing) alarms which ease you awake. And quick "nap" options that don't require much to set at all. I use ACP when I'm away from home otherwise I use a real alarm clock, my old phone and alarm had let me down once before and I'll not let that happen again (once bitten, twice shy and all that). But it is always active on my phone and I notice no difference in performance.
3. andro. (Posts: 1926; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)
I'll be honest,i only clicked on this article over the cover picture!
7. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3450; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Me too. My question is why not sleep with out that weird shirt thing she has on. I mean either you wear something or not. What her arms & belly are cold but her chest is not? Yeah I really don't know what to make of it. Every girl I have ever been with always sleep with out a bra, they say it's uncomfortable to sleep with a bra on.
8. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5168; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Forget the part about getting out of bed from a night out bash. The absolutely hardest thing to do is get out of bed when your honey is in bed with you and she is in an amorous state of mind.
9. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3450; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)
Man do I know it! ESPECIALLY getting busy again when you wake right up in the morning! Double whammy! lol
10. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
It's actually not hard to "get up" when you're in bed with wifey :) I find it harder not to get up.
....alarm? what alarm?
11. Nookie4u (Posts: 127; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)
I had a feeling when i saw that tell-tale article cover that this is has to be about a group of apps. They did a similar cover with the summer games collection.
5. KazEmpire (Posts: 39; Member since: 07 Nov 2011)
Just tell me which app comes with this Chick!!!
that app is the best
16. soshi (Posts: 154; Member since: 08 Mar 2012)
get married lol, this chick is the best alarm that make you don't want get off your bad
6. OpTiMuS_BlAcK (Posts: 411; Member since: 04 May 2012)
I use Alarm clock Extreme, I like how you are asked a math problem, a captcha code or shake the phone to turn it off or even just snooze it. It pretty much has everything you'd need to really wake up.
12. torr310 (Posts: 288; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)
"Alarm Clock Xtreme" hands down! Simple and do the job!
13. 1ceTr0n (Posts: 305; Member since: 20 May 2012)
I wanna rise and shine with that chick in the article pic
15. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5480; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
I use SHAKE ALARM DROID clock best alarm clock that can wake me up to my favorite song
18. codymws (Posts: 236; Member since: 17 Jun 2010)
I use Senti Wayk and I really like it. It has some really cool/unique features.