Sleep Cycle alarm clock
By Northcube AB
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Waking up made easy.
An intelligent alarm clock that analyzes your sleep and wakes you in the lightest sleep phase – the natural way to wake up feeling rested and relaxed.
Sleep Cycle helps millions of people to wake up rested.
Featured in: CNN, Wired, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, BBC, The New York Times.
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#1 Top Paid app in Japan
#1 Top Paid app in Germany
#1 Top Paid app in France
"It just works. Period. It does exactly what it advertises which is absolutely amazing."
--5/5 stars on 148apps.com
Sleep cycle is continuously rated as the best smart alarm clock and is the world’s most used intelligent alarm clock.
* Our patented technology monitors your sleep movements using sound or vibration analysis.
* Sleep Cycle then finds the optimal time to wake you up during a 30 minute window that ends at your set alarm time.
* Recommended placement: Near the bed or on the floor.
As you sleep you go through different phases, ranging from deep sleep to light sleep. The phase you are in when your alarm goes off is critical for how tired you will feel when you wake up.
Since you move differently in bed during the different phases, Sleep Cycle can use the microphone or accelerometer in your iPhone to monitor your movements and determine which sleep phase you are in.
Sleep Cycle wakes you when you are in your lightest sleep phase.
Sleep Cycle was developed using proven sleep science and years of research and development.
√ Sleep analysis with our patented sound analysis technology or if you prefer, the sensitive accelerometer in your iPhone
√ Detailed sleep statistics and sleep graphs
√ Carefully selected alarm melodies
√ Snooze by shaking or double tapping the phone lightly
√ Fully integrated with Apple Health. Exchanges sleep analysis and heart rate
√ Customizable wake up window. From instant (regular alarm clock) up to 90 minutes
√ Background mode - set your alarm and exit Sleep Cycle - sleep analysis will continue in the background
√ Support for the M7 and M8 co-processor - measure your daily physical activity and see how it affects your Sleep Quality
√ Export sleep data to Excel for detailed analysis
√ Online backup - secure your data online to make sure it’s always with you
√ Long term trends - compare your sleep with the world
√ Sleep aid - helps you fall asleep faster
√ Sleep notes - see how events such as drinking coffee, eating too much or having a stressful day affect your sleep quality
√ Wake up mood - see how using Sleep Cycle affects your morning moods
√ Weather - see how weather affects your Sleep Quality
√ Heart rate monitor - measure your resting heart rate (RHR) every morning using the built-in camera in your device
√ Philips HUE light bulb support - simulate a natural sunrise to give you an even softer wake-up
Ability to charge your phone by the bed.
Ability to place your phone near the bed, such as on a nightstand table or on the floor.
The optional Premium subscription costs $29.99 per year.
It will be charged from your iTunes account after the purchase. You can manage or cancel your auto-renewable subscription by entering the user settings in iTunes after the purchase. The subscription will be auto-renewed 24 hours before the subscription period ends with the same kind of subscription you already bought to the same price. It's not possible to abort the subscription during the time it's active. Terms and Privacy: http://www.sleepcycle.com/terms-of-use.html
What's New in Version 5.3.5
Bug fixes and improvements
The Secret to Waking up on Time
I think I have found the perfect combination of alarm clocks. I always set Sleep Cycle to be my first alarm, and another app called SpinMe Alarm Clock as my backup. Sleep Cycle usually wakes me up in my optimal wake up time, but sometimes it just isn’t enough for me and I’ll either snooze through it or turn it off and go back to bed. If Sleep Cycle fails to wake me up, my backup alarm SpinMe will start blaring which can only be turned off if I get out of bed and spin around twice before it finally shuts off! Crazy but it works and I haven’t been late to work since I started doing this. And no you can't just spin the phone around in your hand!
Sleep Cycle really does help in waking you up during your light sleep. I can feel it working most mornings. And I have studied the science behind sleep so I can attest that the premise of this app isn’t merely a placebo, but something that has actually been proven. However the problem that this alarm clock doesn’t solve is that sometimes (especially on nights where you get very little sleep), it can be really easy to ignore your alarm clock and really hard to wake up. That’s where SpinMe Alarm comes in, an alarm clock that is impossible to ignore and forces you awake. I highly recommend using these 2 alarms together. Best few dollars I’ve ever spent!
Now completely unreliable
I have been using this alarm since at least 2012. For years, I found it completely reliable and never thought that I would have any issue with it going off. However, the last few months, it is anything but. Sometimes it completely shuts itself off. Sometimes it will go off the first time, and after snoozing will never alarm again, even though my snooze is set to every seven minutes. Now recently in the last couple days I've noticed that if I get a phone call, It completely shuts it self off. Why is it up to the app to decide a phone call means I'm waking up? I contacted the developers regarding the problems that I was having several weeks ago, and they told me that I needed to leave the app running in the foreground. First of all, that never used to be a requirement which was the number one reason that I found this app more useful and reliable than any others, as none of the others would work at all if it was running in the background. In any case, I did as they said, and made sure it always stayed running in the foreground. However that has still been no assurance that this app will actually alarm when scheduled. I'm afraid I've had too many close calls, that I can no longer use this app and will be spending the rest of my day looking for a new one. 😞
Not so accurate
Let me start by saying I really like this app. I love that there is the ability to add notes, so you can see how your activities throughout the day affect your sleep. I use this app almost every night (aside from the nights I work, I'm a paramedic and frequently have to go on calls throughout the night.) it's a great tool for those who have trouble sleeping and for those who are just interested in seeing how you slept.
I do have an issue with the accuracy. There are several nights that I recall waking up several times and looking at the clock, tossing and turning, and it gives me a high percentage for my sleep quality. There are nights where I do not wake up and sleep like a rock and get a low percentage. I just don't feel like it is entirely accurate. I will say, the times I wake up and look at the clock correlate with the graph you get in the morning. I just don't think the sleep quality is very accurate.
Overall, I really enjoy this app. I will continue to use it regardless of if it's entirely accurate or not. I don't use the wake cycle just because I despise waking up in general and being awake any earlier than necessary is a big NO for me.
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- Category: Health & Fitness
- Updated: Feb 01, 2017
- Version: 5.3.5
- Size: 78.5 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
- Seller: Northcube AB
- © 2016 Northcube AB
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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