AutoWake is the first haptic smart alarm for your Watch.
It can wake you up by tapping you on your wrist using your Watch's haptic engine. You can set it to wake you if you are in light or medium sleep either 15 or 30 minutes before your set alarm time. This helps you feel more refreshed.
There's an optional sleep cycle buster that you can turn on to give you a light tap at 5 minute intervals in a 15 or 30 minute window before your alarm to take you gently out of deeper sleep.
Not only that but it will even automatically measure your waking pulse just before the alarm sounds, which is a valuable measurement of recovery.
If you ignore the alarm on the Watch, you can also set a safety alarm that will play on your phone. This will speak and/or play a chosen song from your music library.
There's daily bedtime reminders and auto scheduled alarms in case you forget to set your alarm before bed.
If you also use AutoSleep our auto sleep tracker, when you turn on your alarm, it can automatically tell AutoSleep that you have gone to bed so that time to fall asleep can be tracked. Your AutoSleep 7 day trailing sleep average also appears in your bedtime reminder.
If you use Apple HomeKit then you can run scenes for key events in AutoWake like turning off your bedside lamp and setting your room temperature for sleep.
AutoWake requires an Apple Watch running WatchOS 3.2 or higher (WatchOS 4.3 (much) preferred).
AutoWake works fine with Do Not Disturb and Theatre/Cinema mode.
AutoWake requires at least a bluetooth connection between your iPhone and your Apple Watch during the time that you are asleep. You can use Flight Mode on your iPhone, but make sure that you turn on bluetooth.
Update for iOS 12, WatchOS 5.
Support for the new Watch 4 complications and screen sizes.
Ratings and Reviews
Highly customizable, effective
There are a number of customizable options with this app, which can be somewhat tedious when you first start using it. I have all of this developers health-related apps, and have had the same experience with each of them (great customization, which leads to a somewhat overwhelming experience for newcomers). HOWEVER, once you figure things out this app is awesome.
I wear my Apple Watch to bed, and the app has a “smart wake” feature that I find exceptionally useful. It monitors when I’m in lighter sleep close to my wake time, provides very light taps as I get closer to wake time to ease me into waking, then wakes me with stronger taps once I’m in the 15-minute wake zone. There’s also a “fail safe” alarm that plays music through my phone if it senses I haven’t woken up.
Finally, an update!
It took a while for the first update to this app, but they got it right. Impressed with the snooze and HomeKit integration. As soon as I set my alarm, my bedside lamps turn off via a trigger. Nice!
I also use AutoSleep, so this integrates very nicely. I had stopped using it and was going with the stock alarm. This update changed that and I’m glad it did.
I am going with 4 stars until I can fully test all updated features. I do think the smart alarm needs a little tweaking as it missed me up and about this morning and didn’t trigger alarm at that point.
But, I can FINALLY recommend this app thanks to the update that includes snooze (and snarky comments from iPhone when activated), HomeKit integration and scheduling.
**Update after a few days on new version**
I think we need bigger buttons to turn off or snooze alarm. Seems to take several tries to tap the button correctly in the morning. Bigger buttons and smaller pulse reading/time of alarm would be preferred. Otherwise, still impressed with the update.
I have been using AutoWake for almost 2 weeks and have been late to work all but 1 day. This is a great ideal but is not reliable. At the beginning I thought it was me because I had do not disturbed set for an hour past my alarm so it didn’t notify me. The first day after changing that the app worked like a charm but that was the only day. After that i had no alerts from my phone and my watch only vibrates and most days the snooze didn’t work. Last night I set it for a regular 4:30am alarm. It vibrates at 4:30am. I hit snooze and it never sounded again. I’m going back to a regular phone alarm. I’m glad I don’t punch a clock.
- TANTSISSA HOLDINGS PTY LTD
- 8.1 MB
- Health & Fitness
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.