3 Unique Android Alarm Clocks To Get You Out Of Bed Faster

best android clock Getting up early in the morning is one of the most dreaded moments of the day for most of us. A cozy and warm bed, competing with dark winter days and cold bathrooms, doesn’t make it any easier. One thing that makes a huge difference in starting the day, is a good alarm clock, one that does a little more than emit annoying sounds or badly tuned radio stations.

Maybe one of the Android apps introduced in this article can help you wake up a little easier tomorrow morning.

Smart Alarm Clock

This app tracks your sleep movement to find the best time to wake you up in the least disturbing and hence smartest way possible.

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The time you set is when the alarm clock will go off for sure. This is helpful, for example if you forget to put the phone next to you or if it slides off the mattress and cannot track your movement.

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Some advanced options are exclusive to the pro version. In the free version you can choose your favorite alarm sound, enable vibration, or have the volume increase gradually.

Gentle Alarm (trial) [No Longer Available]

Gentle Alarm allows you to set alarms that will fade in over a period of time. The only limitation of the trial is that you cannot set alarms for Wednesdays.

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On all other days, however, you can set multiple alarms with different profiles, for example to change the sound, strength of vibration, length of fade-in, or display brightness.

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You can even control snooze and pre-alarm settings, for example to start a sound half an hour before your alarm goes off.

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Gentle Alarm lets you pick sounds from a list of presets, including ringtones or nature sounds. Moreover, you can add your favorite wake up song or sound if the mp3 is on your device or choose an entire playlist.

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Relax and Sleep

Maybe your issue with getting up in the morning has its roots in not being able to fall asleep at night. Here is an app that can help you drift off into dream land.

Relax and Sleep comes packed with over 30 ambient sounds, including melodies, everyday noises, and nature sounds. You can star your favorite sounds to be listed on top. Whenever you want to relax for a moment, take a nap, or fall asleep, combine your favorite sounds and adjust their volumes to play simultaneously.

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To pick a random combination, you can also enable the magic wand in the top right and shake your device. Once you have found the perfect combination, set the stopwatch timer. You can let the sounds fade out after the countdown completes or play an alarm to wake you up from your nap.

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Relax and Sleep also offers an alarm. Unfortunately, it does not support the ambient sounds.

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The following Android alarm clocks were profiled in our tagectory:

What helps you to get up in the morning? Do you have any tips and tricks you can share?

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  1. Zutronic
    December 30, 2011 at 6:07 am

    I need all of these! It's so hard to get out of bed!

  2. Jem606
    December 30, 2011 at 1:14 am

    Recently downloaded "Sound Sleep" when it was the featured free app of the day on Amazon Apps.  It has music/sounds to help you fall asleep and one of the choices for wake-up alarm is birds chirping.  So much better than the traditional annoying buzzer.  

    • Tina
      December 30, 2011 at 11:43 am

      There are several Sound Sleep apps, which one are you using?

  3. Scutterman
    December 29, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    I use alarm clock xtreme free. It has several features including having to solve math problems (you set the number and difficulty) before it allows you to snooze. I find what helps me wake up most, though, is simply putting my phone on the other side of the room so I have to actually have to leave bed to turn it off.

    • Tina
      December 30, 2011 at 11:39 am

      Thanks for the suggestion, Scutterman!

      Alarm Clock Xtreme Free is a good alternative to Gentle Alarm. It offers similar features (increasing volume) and works on all days of the week. And having to solve a math problem to turn off the alarm is a real torture!

  4. Meena Bassem
    December 29, 2011 at 4:33 am

    hmm. nice tools, but any suggestions for ringtones to be set as alarms?

    • Tina
      December 30, 2011 at 11:34 am

      Well, I guess it comes down to personal preference. Each of the alarms above offers a different set of sounds and to be frank, I haven't tested them all. Personally, I prefer nature sounds or music. Maybe I should test them all and make it a new article. :)