New Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock app for Android wakes you up gently and in style

When you sleep, you pass through different phases, ranging from deep sleep to light sleep, with rapid eye movement (REM) sleep the dream phase. The exact time when your alarm goes off is the most important aspect of how rested you will feel when you wake up, apart from partying all night, and then having someone ring at your door at 8am.

The new Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock app for Android carries over the wonderful tradition of its iOS counterpart app, and detect the different moves you make in the bed, using the accelerometer. Thus the phone determines which sleep phase you are in, while just lying on the bed next to you, and chooses the precise moment to lull you out of sleep, starting 30 minutes before you've set the alarm to go off.

Not only that, but the app offers a variety of proven alarm melodies, or you can use your own music as a wake up sound. For the $2.15 price you also get sleep stats, and even graphs. You can also shrink or expand the timeframe during which the phone has to determine your lightest sleep phase to wake you up, and even add sleep notes, in order to judge whether those glasses of wine you had with dinner affected your sleep patterns.

Developer: Northcube ABDownload: Android
Category: Health&FitnessPrice: $2.15

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15 Comments

1. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

So the phone has to be in my pocket the whole night? Lol. Good I have the SmartBand

5. Leonis

Posts: 338; Member since: Jan 08, 2014

no genius. you put it besides your pillow on the bed.

6. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Even worse. I would just throw it down while asleep.

9. Leonis

Posts: 338; Member since: Jan 08, 2014

I don't know how ignorant you are but no you wouldn't. In fact you can put it anywhere on the bed or inside your pillow or whatever. Just make sure it can see the movement you are doing.

10. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Yes I would. I move a lot while sleeping. I often find my pillows on the floor lol. I still sleep well though.

12. deago78

Posts: 162; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

You probably don't.

13. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I do.

14. iamfury

Posts: 78; Member since: Oct 07, 2012

nop. probably you dont.

15. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Yup, I do.

2. garlic456

Posts: 251; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

In order to use this app, should we put the phone in our pockets while we sleep?

4. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Just click on the link and it'll tell you what to do.

3. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Even if it is your favorite song or melody set as an alarm tone, it irritates you the most in the morning when alarm starts. I think we need keep our phone in our bed to track our movements. :)

7. helalovic

Posts: 7; Member since: Apr 25, 2013

Still the app needs more polish it force stops pretty much all the time and it's battery sucker, i liked it more on iphone 5s but it's unusable on nexus 5, it's not a smartband accurate but it'll get the job done.

8. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

Timely does almost the same for almost free and its beautiful!

11. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

First of all, timely IS free. Secondly, it's a whole different thing. It doesn't count your sleep time.

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