Progressive Alarm Clock
By Spotlight Six Software LLC
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Progressive Alarm Clock will wake you up gently and gradually using the beautiful sounds of the Tibetan singing bowl. At the specified alarm time, the bells will begin to ring in a pre-defined pattern - starting out softly and slowly and gradually getting louder and more frequent. You'll come out of your slumber slowly and peacefully. No more being jolted awake.
+ After setting the alarm, the app can be put in the background - allowing you to use other apps. At the specified alarm time, the alarm pattern will begin.
+ Choose from five pre-defined patterns with varying bell schedules and escalation lengths.
+ Choose from six different bells of varying size and metal compositions - from bright and clean to deep and complex with lovely overtones.
+ You may enter journal notes upon awakening - great for recording your dreams before the memory fades. You can then go back and review your journal entries and you may export the journal via email. For privacy, you may set a password to prevent unauthorized access.
+ To save battery, you may lock your device's screen and the alarm will still work. Either start the alarm and press the lock (sleep) button, or turn on the "Auto-Lock" setting.
+ This app uses the same amazing bell sounds used in our Insight Timer meditation timer. Here are some app store comments pertaining to the bells:
"Best sounding bells of any meditation app so far" - sibergrrl
"The bell samples in this app are gorgeous" - LairBob
"Several different bell sounds to choose from and they all feel 'live'" - VaderPi
"Great Sound Quality" - KarlAgathon
"The tones are stunning" - hellsleeve
"Beautiful bell sounds" - Wolf94114
"Wonderful digital bell sounds" - zenji
"The bell sounds are lovely" - pngwen
- Snooze from 1 minute to 30 minutes
- Sure Wake: Optional LOUD backup sound
- Seven colors available for time display
- Optionally keep phone from sleeping
- Huge landscape time display
- App works even when phone is sleeping (locked)
What's New in Version 5.1.3
- Changes for iOS 9 compatibility
- Bug fixes
One of the best apps I've ever bought
A lot of apps have problems from time to time. I've never had any problem with this app. I use it almost every day. I love that I can have three default time set, and that it goes off audibly even if the phone is on silent; not the same as turning the volume all the way down. It also has choices of a lot of tones.
Ultimately, I love waking up slowly and gently. I used to have a Zen alarm clock, which finally died after about 10 years. I replaced it with this app and love it. I'm a very deep sleeper, and if I have to be up by a very specific time, I just set the alarm ten minutes early. In the last few years, it's never taken more than 15 minutes to wake me up. I travel a lot for my job and have never missed a flight when I needed to be up early. It gently wakes me up no matter how tired I am.
Works as advertised
It works very well. I love the sound of the wake-up chimes, and the fact that the alarm goes off even if the phone is on mute. But, as good as it is, a couple of enhancements would make it perfect for me. First, I would like to be able to select the days of the week the alarm goes off. I like to sleep in on the weekends, but I have to remember to turn the alarm off on Saturday and Sunday. Secondly, I would prefer to customize the wake up progression of the alarm. I would like the alarm to be very soft for about 10 minutes and then ramp up quickly over the next five. Those are both minor enhancements that would make an already good alarm app even better.
Best Alarm Clock Ever!
I'm nearly impossible to wake with any type of alarm clock, (I have broken many,) and this one works! The progression of gentle tones, rather than jarring alarm clock sounds, (although the failsafe would definitely wake up most people,) is a wonderful way to wake up. Whenever I have adapted too much to one singing bowl, I choose a different one. This is also a great app in my therapy practice, when I want to let people know our time is almost up, without an annoying alarm interrupting the session. The only thing that could make this app better is more singing bowl options.
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- Category: Health & Fitness
- Updated: Sep 21, 2015
- Version: 5.1.3
- Size: 31.5 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Spotlight Six Software LLC
- © Spotlight Six Software
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.