Sleep Cycle alarm clock
By Northcube AB
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
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. No need to place your device in bed - Sleep Cycles uses sound analysis sleep tracking.
Sleep Cycle helps millions of people all around the world wake up rested.
Continuously rated as the best smart alarm clock on the market. Featured in: CNN, Wired, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, BBC, The New York Times.
#1 Top Paid app in United States
#1 Top Paid app in United Kingdom
#1 Top Paid app in Japan
#1 Top Paid app in Germany
#1 Top Paid app in France
* 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
√ Snore detection - detect, track and measure your snoring
√ 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
√ Snore trends - view historical snore trends data
√ 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 5.4.3
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!
Great potential but no support - update
When trying to add a sleep note using the "edit" function after the sleep session has been completed the app rejects the note due to a "network error" -- the app doesn't provide a way to obtain direct online support even for a premium user, which I am. However, I went through the process of submitting a query and there was no response until I posted this negative review...then I received a nice email from the developer suggesting that "I needed a wifi connection and to restart the device" lol Well he didn't know what my knowledge base or that I was a "power user" so that's a minimal response but understandable... I guess.
He did offer to follow up if I still had a problem and now I have a direct email address to the developer. Awesome right? Great service and was about to give 5* to the app and kudos to the developer. I responded that I'd already checked both out right away before contacting the company. No response again a month later. So I'll keep the one star rating for absence of responsibly addressing a functionality issue, though admittedly a minor part of the utility of the app.
Long term user, very disappointed
I started using sleep cycle alarm clock with my iPhone 4 and have used it for thousands of nights sleep. However, I’m also someone who needs to listen to podcasts when I sleep. I recently invested in some Bluetooth headphones and a pair of AirPods to remove the wires from my sleeping experience. I’m disappointed to report that Sleep Cycle Alarm DISCONNECTS all Bluetooth devices once you start an alarm. When I created a ticket with the app developer, the developers claimed it’s an issue with iOS....but I’ve now tested another app that’s just like Sleep Cycle but without the annoying Bluetooth issues, so I have to say goodbye to my most recommended app. UPDATE Oct 9, 2017 - the developer has blamed this on the fact that it’s the fact that it’s the sound based tracking...but I don’t use and have never used the sound tracking, I’ve always used the motion tracking because this app has the best motion tracking available. I should be able to use the app for motion tracking with Bluetooth headphones. I’ve used it with wired headphones and motion tracking all these years with no problems.
- Category: Health & Fitness
- Updated: Sep 18, 2017
- Version: 5.4.3
- Size: 84.1 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
- Seller: Northcube AB
- © 2017 Northcube AB
Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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