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Wave Alarm comes to Android, lets you snooze it with a hand flap

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Wave Alarm comes to Android, lets you snooze it with a hand flap
We don't know about you, but having to snooze our phone alarm in the morning is a whole... thing. You have to remember where you put the phone, then fumble to take it out of the charger, and make sure you grip it tight, as those anorexic handsets of late are a slippery crowd, then open your sleepy eyes to locate the snooze button. We've tried with some 3rd party alarm apps you see in the slideshow below that allow voice snoozing, but it doesn't always work. A chore, we tell ya.

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.

source: Wave Alarm

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posted on 14 Dec 2012, 05:52

1. chocolatebear76 (Posts: 122; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)


posted on 14 Dec 2012, 05:58

2. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)

Great so now next thing needed is soemthing that can automatically wave the hand which gts activated on the sound of an alarm :D
Why not just wake up....

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 06:02

3. buggerrer (Posts: 306; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)

Alarm Clock Xtreme is the best .. the puzzle solving "math" is a great feature!

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 06:15

4. lukasound (Posts: 152; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)

It would be much more fun if you could turn it off by showing it your middle finger.

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 08:03 2

5. buccob (Posts: 2733; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)

such a bad idea... I need an alarm that makes me work harder to turn it off...

posted on 14 Dec 2012, 08:43

6. SleepingOz (unregistered)

One thing I don't like with Sleep as Android is that the screen remains on while tracking.

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