We as humans only have many things in common. We all eat, sleep, use the restroom and, usually, we all wake up after going to sleep. The alarm clock is a ubiquitous fixture in the bedroom and smartphones serve that purpose for a ton of people. Sometimes the stock alarm clock app just doesn’t cut and you need something better, although we do recommend giving the stock alarm clock app on your device a good try first. There are some interesting apps in this space, though, so let’s check them out. Here are the best alarm clock apps for Android!
Alarm Clock for Heavy Sleepers is a simple, but effect app. You can set an unlimited number of alarms. Additionally, the app does countdown alarms, recurring alarms, and one-time alarms. It even supports Android Wear, sleep stats, and more. Each one can have a challenge mode that tries to wake you up enough to not fall back asleep. That includes alarms for bed time so that you can get enough sleep. The free version and the paid version are virtually identical. The paid version does remove ads, though.
Alarm Clock Xtreme is one of the most popular alarm clock apps. It has the standard alarm clock features. That includes music alarms, alarm challenges, auto-snooze, snooze button customization, and a lot more. The app also attempts to track your sleep. It doesn’t do as well as other apps do in this space, such as Sleep As Android. Still, even a little bit of information can be helpful. Alarm Clock Xtreme also underwent a bit of a redesign in 2018, so it’s a little different now than it used to be. The free version has some of the most annoying ads ever. We highly recommend picking up the paid version if you try this one.
Alarmy calls itself the world’s most annoying alarm clock. This one has a unique premise. You set alarms and they go off just like they normally do. However, Alarmy also makes you add an image of something in your house. You then have to get out of bed, go to the same spot, and take a picture of the same thing to get the alarm to stop. Usually, once you’re out of bed, you’re up for the day so that’s the philosophy with this one. You can also make it ask you random math questions, shake the device to dismiss the alarm, and more. The phone can even prevent you from turning your phone off while the alarm is ringing. It’s a good alarm for heavy sleepers especially.
Early Bird Alarm Clock is one of the basic alarm clock apps. It has the basic features like an almost infinite number of alarms. It also includes themes, alarm challenges, weather, and more. The alarm challenges are pretty decent as well. The app can also automatically change your alarm tone every day. That is definitely among its best features. It’s simple and it (usually) just works. The free version has advertising while the paid version does not. Otherwise both work the same way.
Good Morning Alarm Clock is one of the relatively newer clock apps. It also tries to track your sleep as well as wake you up. Of course, that means sleeping with your phone in your bed. Aside from that, it works well. Some of the more unusual features include a white noise generator, weather update features, a nightstand mode, and more. The sleep tracking is a bit rudimentary, but it may work for some people. The app’s only in-app purchase is $0.99 for the pro version.
Google Assistant can double as an alarm clock. You simply ask it to set an alarm for you. The alarm then goes off as scheduled. It also supports countdown timers, reminders, and it can add things to your calendar. It always goes through the stock alarm clock app. That may or may not be a good thing. After all, you’re here looking for a new one, right? In any case, Google Assistant can set alarms quickly and you can also set stuff like timers or reminders to go off at certain times. It’s a few different ways to set an alarm for something and some of them are for things other than sleep as well. It’s a decent option if you already use Google Assistant.
I Can’t Wake Up does what the title suggests. It is for those who have trouble waking up in the morning. The app includes eight wake-up challenges to turn the alarm off. The idea being to make you coherent enough to get up before you hit the snooze button. It also has various alarm styles, some customization features, and some convenience features. This is definitely not your regular stock alarm clock. However, it does feel a little cleaner than some of the other options on the list. The free version and pro version are almost identical. The $2.99 pro version does remove ads.
Sleep as Android is among the most popular sleep tracking apps. The app studies you while you sleep. It then tries to analyze how well you’re sleeping. It does require you to sleep with your phone in the bed. The app also integrates with Google Fit, Samsung S Health, Galaxy Gear, Android Wear, Pebble (RIP), and Spotify. The app can even guess if you have sleep apnea. However, we don’t recommend that you use this as a diagnostic tool. Always consult a doctor! It’s a great way to get some insight into how you sleep and it comes with plenty of alarm clock functionality as well.
Timely is about the only alarm clock that has ever gone viral. It features a colorful and fun design. Timely otherwise mostly sticks to the basics. It has a timer, alarms, themes, and a clock. The app also contains a Smart Rise feature with custom made alarm tones. Google owns the app these days. However, it still gets updates from time to time. The app is entirely free to download and use as well.
WakingNews Alarm Clock is one of the newer alarm clock apps on Android. It’s a Yahoo app and it does things a little differently. You get the usual stuff like setting alarms, multiple alarms, and some extra stuff like your local weather. The most unique feature is the alarm tone. Instead of using music or whatever, you get a daily news brief from a variety of news sources. That includes Yahoo Finance, Yahoo Sports, Engadget, and several others. Some of them aren’t great news sources, but what can you do? The daily briefing wakes you up, tells you about the news in the world, and you go about your day. It’s still in beta as of the time of this writing, but we actually like this app from Yahoo.
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