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Walk Up Alarm Clock - smart anti snooze wake up

By Ricky Ho

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The Walk Up Alarm Clock Makes You Walk Up to Stop It.

| Featured in TIME
| An alarm clock that’s impossible to ignore

| Blogged by The New York Times
| Requires you to get up and walk around

| Covered by Mashable
| A trump card for the ol' snooze button

Also Featured on, UrbanDaddy, Lifehacker, Brit+Co, AppAdvice, and More!

>> Current Version Includes <<
• New & Improved Defenses to Prevent Cheating
NO Shaking, Muting, or Turning Off
• 10 to 100 Step Range
• Dramatic Alarm Sounds
• *New* Mercy Mode for Sounds (Choose Music)
• Epic Animated Themes
• Doomsday Countdown Customized to Each Theme
• Optional Evil Mode (No Snoozing Allowed)
• Repeat Your Alarm Time Daily
• Progressive Volume Settings
• Simple Tutorial that can be Replayed
• And More Features Always in the Works!

~~ Support ~~
We are dedicated to offering great support. If you have an issue or feature request, please contact us by email: or through our site:

- Please provide us -
1) iPhone version (3GS/4/4S/5)
2) iOS version (5.0/6.0)
3) Description of the issue

What's New in Version 2.3

| Ability to Reset the Alarm Before It Sounds
| New HALLOWEEN SOUNDS Pack - Trick or Treat!
| More Bug Fixes!

And More on the Way! Thank You for Your Support.

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Customer Reviews

Not worth the headache...

If I could describe this app in a small phrase, it would be "simply awful." I was delighted to see that the app was free, but this is facade for several fees to come. What you already know is that you need to pay for your own music, and you probably know that the music doesn't work. But what you don't know is that it doesn't allow you to choose any of your alarm tones! So if I want to wake up to the iPhone's marimba or something similar, I'm not allowed to do that on the app. If I have a funny ringtone or custom jingle, I'm not allowed to use that in the app. And if you exit out of this "lifesaver," it sends you constant nagging alerts, which means that I can't go into power saving mode and my phone is always burning juice! I was one of the poor suckers who got this app thinking it was great. If there are some serious updates, it might be great someday, but as for right now, I wouldn't even look at this app unless you like to wake up to bloody murder and love having a phone with no battery. DO NOT GET!

Crude but Effective

Of all the alarm apps available that I know of, I prefer this one. The walking feature gets you up and moving, you can program up to 100 steps, and there is really no way for my sleep-muddled brain to disable it before I have a chance to get up, which had been a problem for me. Effective.

This app still needs some serious work. Judging from the date the app was last upgraded, I question whether that will ever happen.

Unless you pay for the in-app purchases, your only alarm choice is a screaming person - and that's not cool. My partner has an anxiety problem and I'm afraid the alarm could negatively affect him (although he assures me its not a problem as long as I leave the room immediately). It's also embarrassing because it's loud enough for the neighbors to hear in the next apartment. I can cope with the alarm but I'm sure there are people out there who would have serious issues with it.

Second, the sheer number of in-app purchases leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

I also had an issue when I set the alarm in "repeat" mode - since you can't disable the app once the alarm is set, I could never shut the app off and it was a major drain on my battery. If you use this app, I recommend you do NOT use "repeat" mode.


What I hate most about the Walk Me Up app is that I have yet to find ANY way to control the volume. I am unhappy waking up every day to this blood curdling scream that only plays for max volume. Although this wakes me up, it also wakes up others in the house who would wish to sleep.
I also can't stand the notifications you receive if you delete your app history shortly before the alarm is meant to go off. Constant vibration with the words "You've only cheated yourself" is very annoying and unpleasant. I literally had to go to Settings and turn off my notifications from this app. Then when I went to use this app the next day (without ever disabling the alarm, just the notifications), this horrendous app made me walk 30 steps and as always did not stop screaming until I completed it.
In conclusion, this app is super annoying and desperately needs some serious improvement.

Walk Up Alarm Clock - smart anti snooze wake up
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  • Free
  • Category: Productivity
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.3
  • Size: 27.8 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. Mercy Mode (Song Choice for Alarm)$0.99
  2. Premium Sounds$0.99
  3. Premium Alarm Skins$0.99
  4. Halloween Mode$0.99