Sleep Cycle alarm clock

Sleep Cycle alarm clock

By Sleep Cycle AB

  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Release Date: 2009-07-23
  • Current Version: 5.5.4
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 117.26 MB
  • Developer: Sleep Cycle AB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 236,808 Ratings

Description

Waking up made easy Sleep Cycle is an intelligent alarm clock that tracks your sleep patterns and wakes you up in light sleep - the natural way to wake up, feeling rested and energized. No need to place your device in bed - Sleep Cycles uses sound analysis sleep tracking. How it works • As you sleep, you go through different sleep phases, ranging from light to deep sleep and back again. The sleep phase you are in when your alarm goes off is critical for how rested you will feel when you wake up. • While you sleep, your movements vary depending on what sleep phase you are in. Sleep Cycle’s patented sound technology tracks your sleep patterns using sound or vibration analysis, monitoring your movements in bed throughout the different sleep phases. • Sleep Cycle finds the optimal time when you are in light sleep to wake you up in the morning, during a predefined 30 minute time window that ends at your set alarm time. Waking up in light sleep feels like waking up naturally without an alarm, leaving you feeling rested and energized. • All you need to do is turn Sleep Cycle on before going to bed, and place your device on your nightstand or close by on the floor. 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. -------------------------- Free features √ Sleep analysis with Sleep Cycle patented sound technology or accelerometer √ Sleep Cycle Apple Watch App integration √ Detailed sleep statistics and daily sleep graphs √ Fully integrated with Apple Health, exchanging sleep analysis and heart rate √ Carefully selected alarm melodies √ Snooze by shaking or double tapping the phone lightly √ Customizable wake-up window. From instant (regular alarm clock), up to 90 minutes Premium features √ Longterm sleep trends √ Compare your sleep data to world sleep statistics √ Snore trends - view historical snore trends data √ Weather - see how weather affects your sleep quality √ Heart rate monitor - measure your heart rate (RHR) every morning using the built in camera in your device √ Sleep aid - helps you fall asleep easier √ Sleep notes - see how events such as drinking coffee, stress, working out, or eating late affect your sleep quality √ Wake-up mood - see how Sleep Cycle affects your wake up mood √ Online backup - lets you secure your sleep data online √ Export sleep data to Excel for detailed analysis √ Philips HUE light bulb support - simulate a natural sunrise to give you an even softer wake-up ------------------------- REQUIREMENTS 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

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Reviews

  • Disappointed in removal of features

    1
    By Pocketmole
    I don’t tend to write reviews but I’m incredibly disappointed in how this company handled their recent update. I totally understand that a company needs to make money, but they stripped the app of all meaningful features and put it behind a subscription pay wall. I wouldn’t have minded paying for a quality app, but $30 a year is steep. My three years of sleep cycle loyalty would have cost me $90 and no alarm clock is worth that price. I wish they had grandfathered in prior users for a discounted rate or one time purchase price. Or hell even worked ads into the interface. Unfortunately they pulled the rug out from under us and I have no choice but to uninstall. Really disappointed because over the years I had recommended it to so many people.
  • I really like it

    5
    By Lilaanne122
    I really like how there are no in-app purchases that you absolutely have to get to use that app and I also like how you can change the sound and it wakes you up gently so you aren’t groggy in the morning. I mean, it reduces the groggy-ness, but you know. I am in love with this app, five stars! Hope you also like it! With pleasure, someone writing a review on a sleep app.
  • Frustrated user

    1
    By Lfranklin99
    I’m been using this app for years and suddenly, without warning they make all the data tracking features pay only and I lost all of my data. Going to go ahead and look for another app. So disappointed. It honestly felt like a big, screw you.
  • Used to be great...

    2
    By tozerfan
    Until they limited my use of features all of a sudden.
  • Not worth it if you have to pay a recurring fee

    1
    By Curtisjay
    I’ve had this app for years and have generally been happy with it, but I’ve never cared for the extras that they want you to pay for. Now they’re just charging everyone an annual fee to use the app for its intended purpose. I’m not willing to pay an annual fee for this app, it’s not worth it to me, and it feels like a slap in the face to a long time user that they’ve suddenly made this change. For anyone considering this app, this should be very telling. What will they do next when the profits aren’t meeting their expectations?
  • I was skeptic at first, but it actually works!!! 🎉

    5
    By jp-hr
    Honestly, I thought there was no way on Earth this was ever going to work, especially since there is nothing but my (and other people in my room) breathing pattern that it’s tracking, which I thought was pretty unreliable... But let me tell you that I have never woken up feeling more well-rested than whenever I wake up to this app! Amazing 👏
  • Recent bugs

    3
    By TheOneTheOnlyBrandon
    I’ve been using this app every night for over 5 years. It’s my go to alarm because most don’t wake me up. However, in the last few months there have been bugs that have been a real problem for me. First of all, it keeps resetting my alarm tone. I set it for one of my songs, and then whenever it feels like it, it switches to one called “Warm Breeze”. This tone is way too soft to wake me effectively, and I’ve slept through it multiple times. It’s also repetitive and annoying so it’s not the first thing I wanna hear in the morning. Another thing that the app has been doing is sometimes allowing the phone to go to the lock screen sometimes for seemingly no reason. It is plugged in and face down just like it is supposed to be. When it does this it also tends not to play my alarm tone, and it will play another annoying stock tone. Also, not a bug, but it would be nice if I could use songs from Spotify for an alarm instead of from my music. I have very few songs in my music anymore because I use Spotify, so I have very few options for alarm tones other than the annoying stock ones.
  • Love Sleep Cycle but disappointed

    1
    By srhickman
    All the recent reviews tell the story. I’m just agreeing and adding my opinion. First of all, I’ve been using Sleep Cycle for years and have loved it. I’ve recommended it again and again. When they added snore recording it was very important to me and inspired me to lose weight. Suddenly without warning many of the features I’ve love have been taken away and are now part of the premium $30/year plan. I love the app so much I’m tempted to buy the premium plan, but I hate to encourage the developer’s tactics. Very disappointing.
  • Extortion

    1
    By DiveDiva007
    I’ve used this app for a year. Now all of a sudden you want to hold my personal data hostage so you can extort money from me. It’s my data, you’re violating privacy laws by trying to make me pay to get access to it. You need to learn how to treat your customers! No message, no info at all on your decision to cut me off, just one day I can’t access my data unless I pay you $30! Extortion!
  • 5 Star

    5
    By peterpay123
    I rate this app a 5 out of 5 stars. Overall, the Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock was insightful, intuitive and helpful. It helped me wake up easier in the morning, gave detailed and graphed sleep analysis and tracked your progress.

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