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Jawbone or Fitbit, wake me up before you go-go (to the snooze button)

I'm strongly considering buying a Jawbone UP24 or FitBit Force specifically for the alarm/sleep tracking functions. Does anyone have any experience with either product for that purpose? Is there something else that would meet my needs better? [more inside]
posted by Paper rabies on Dec 11, 2013 - 12 answers

 

Red light alarm clock

I'm having a tough time finding an alarm clock with a pure red light digital display that can hold a radio station in tune or otherwise play a pleasant sound, with a large snooze button. The better quality ones are in the blue light spectrum. Since exposure to blue light is related to age-related macular degeneration and sleep disturbance, I'd prefer looking at only red light in the dark. I also tried an alarm clock app for my phone, but the red light option is stylized so not really red light only. So, can anyone recommend a good quality red light alarm clock?
posted by alusru on Nov 19, 2013 - 14 answers

Best Android phone for an alarm clock

I'm looking for a sub-$200 Android phone to act as an alarm clock. The four needs: OLED display, can be horizontally docked, the power and volume buttons are on the "top" of the phone when horizontally docked, and it needs to be able to run Android 4.2.2+ (even if I have to root it). It looks like a used HTC One S will work, but they're still pretty expensive, and I'd like to explore cheaper options. Thoughts? [more inside]
posted by I EAT TAPAS on Aug 3, 2013 - 13 answers

Alarm Clock App needed for Samsung Galaxy III

So we had the Motorola Electrify 2 and I loved this phone because it had a preloaded Alarm/Timer app. This was the best alarm clock because A. it had a nice pleasant sound B. It has a progressive ring, it slowly got louder- so it was gentle on waking. C. If you hit snooze three times the alarm clock doesn't just disappear and stop going off. BF "upgraded" us to the new "better" phones and I over slept again, I need that app! Any suggestions. thanks!
posted by TRUELOTUS on Jun 13, 2013 - 7 answers

Looking for an clock that won't alarm me, aesthetically or acoustically.

I want to buy a new alarm clock radio for my bedside table as the old one keeps gaining four hours or so overnight. However when I look for one, I'm presented with your basic model ugly modern electronics, and I have a Art Nouveau theme going on in my house. Can anyone help me find an alarm clock that will not look so absurdly out of place sitting next to my brass lampshade with the stained glass shade? I know there are brass alarm clocks, which would work aesthetically, but I can't bear to be woken up by an alarm, so while I don't have to have a radio alarm clock I do need an alarm that won't make me hurl the clock across the room, such as something musical. I also want to be able to see the time in the dark. And no I don't have a watch with an alarm or a cellphone, and I'm not interested in getting either. Ideas?
posted by orange swan on Jan 25, 2013 - 15 answers

Digital watch with an alarm that will wake me up?

I'm looking for a pretty cheap digital watch that has an alarm that will actually wake me up. [more inside]
posted by makethemost on Jan 2, 2013 - 8 answers

Alarm clock recommendation

Help a picky person find an alarm clock? [more inside]
posted by medusa on Sep 18, 2012 - 5 answers

Special Snowflake needs an Alarm Clock!

Special Snowflake needs an Alarm Clock! I have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep and waking up well. If I awaken too abruptly it rattles me and it takes hours to get on an even keel. [more inside]
posted by cat_link on Sep 17, 2012 - 11 answers

Oh where is my alarm clock...

Is there a place where I can find pictures of Timex alarm clocks from the 80's? [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix on Aug 2, 2012 - 4 answers

You are feeling very wakey...

Recommend a dawn simulator alarm clock for me! [more inside]
posted by thinkingwoman on Sep 7, 2011 - 9 answers

Looking for the perfect techy clock radio. Giving up on iHome... might consider an internet radio.

Looking for the perfect techy clock radio. Giving up on iHome... might consider an internet radio. Lots of questions inside. [more inside]
posted by rglass on Aug 3, 2011 - 9 answers

zzz

Mrmblmbembmmm. Sufferers of Excessive Daytime Sleepiness, how the heck do you do it? [more inside]
posted by ghostbikes on Jun 24, 2011 - 23 answers

iPhone won't play nicely with Sony alarm clock

iMy husband's iPhone 3GS does not work with our ICF-CD3iPSIL Sony clock alarm...but my iPhone 3G works just fine. Why? Details: His iPhone charges just fine when it's in the clock alarm dock, but we cannot control it via remote control or the buttons on the alarm clock. Also, his iPhone won't play music through the alarm speakers, though it will play it fine through the phone speakers. My older-generation 3G does all of those things. I compared iPhone settings, and everything seems the same. Can you help? Thanks so much!
posted by Atrahasis on Jun 4, 2011 - 8 answers

Where can I buy a Wake 'n' Bacon alarm clock ASAP?

Where can I buy a Wake 'n' Bacon alarm clock? [more inside]
posted by jitterbug perfume on Apr 24, 2011 - 8 answers

I Don't Got You, Babe

Recommend a kick-ass alarm clock that: doesn't use batteries, has a not-unpleasant alarm sound, looks not-ugly and is under $30. [more inside]
posted by l33tpolicywonk on Mar 14, 2011 - 19 answers

It's 17 o'clock somewhere -- I just wish that wasn't here

My alarm clock/iPod dock has decided to display 24-hour time, and I'm really much more at home in the 12-hour format. (I may have desperately hit a lot of buttons when it was beeping...) [more inside]
posted by cranberry_nut on Feb 3, 2011 - 4 answers

Philips alarm clock

Where can I buy a Philips AJ3050 (or AJ3051) alarm clock radio? [more inside]
posted by devnull on Dec 12, 2010 - 3 answers

wakey wakey

Does this iPhone/Android app exist: an alarm clock in which you very quickly enter the alarm time numerically via a 10-key pad? [more inside]
posted by randomstriker on Oct 12, 2010 - 5 answers

Recommendations for headphones and alarm clocks

What are your recommendations for 1] headphones I can wear to bed and 2] an alarm clock that will vibrate and wake me up? [more inside]
posted by Solomon on Jul 22, 2010 - 11 answers

I can't wake up.

I've been sleeping through my alarm clocks, or turning them off without really waking up. Just about every day. This sucks. [more inside]
posted by devilsbrigade on Feb 2, 2010 - 38 answers

I need an alarm clock that silently wakes me up!

My awesome vibrating alarm clock broke and I'm planning to replace it. Before that, can you suggest any awesome alarm clock for deep sleepers that doesn't necessarily make noise? [more inside]
posted by carpyful on Jan 25, 2010 - 10 answers

beep beep beep

Where can I find an alarm clock like the one I've had and loved for years? (General Electric Clock Radio 7-4837C) Required features are inside. [more inside]
posted by KateHasQuestions on Oct 25, 2009 - 4 answers

How to mount an alarm clock with no nightstand or permanent wall damage?

How can I have my alarm clock near my bed even though there's not enough room for a nightstand and I can't make holes in the wall for shelves? There's a chest of drawers on one side of the bed but it is too tall to reach the alarm clock from on top. The other side of the bed is bordering the wall. Are there shelves without permanent mounting hardware that work? I have a usable wall corner. Maybe a super duper skinny nightstand out there somewhere? Use the headboard somehow?
posted by madscientist01 on Sep 22, 2009 - 25 answers

Help me wake up

I have a tough time waking up in the morning and it is making my wife crazy! How do I wake up before my wife while disturbing her as little as possible? [more inside]
posted by cmar618 on May 27, 2009 - 25 answers

Need a little time to wake up. wake up well.

I'm tired of the Antelope alarm tone on my BlackBerry. Does anyone have any recommendations for alarm clock tones I can load onto my SD card? [more inside]
posted by ijoyner on Mar 29, 2009 - 4 answers

Annoying alarm clocks -- just how annoying?

So how well do those weird or annoying alarm clocks actually work? I'm thinking about getting the one that makes you complete a jigsaw puzzle to turn it off, but I'm not sure... [more inside]
posted by malapropist on Mar 20, 2009 - 20 answers

Have years of poor sleep hygiene ruined me from using a sunrise alarm clock?

Will my sunrise alarm clock ever work for me? And other tips on regulating my sleeping schedule? [more inside]
posted by cosmic osmo on Dec 28, 2008 - 12 answers

Please help me find an alarm clock ...

Please help me find an alarm clock ... [more inside]
posted by MegoSteve on Dec 28, 2008 - 7 answers

Dawn Simulator Without Backlight

Does anyone know of a dawn simulator alarm clock with a display without backlight? Or a display with a backlight than can be disabled? [more inside]
posted by cm on Nov 12, 2008 - 9 answers

How do I make a light-based alarm?

I want to make an unobtrusive, light-based alarm to help me remember to take my pills. What do I need to do? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Nov 11, 2008 - 7 answers

Recommend a gentle alarm clock

Please recommend to me an alarm clock that will wake me gently, rather than jolting me from my slumber. [more inside]
posted by Wild_Eep on Nov 6, 2008 - 21 answers

The alarm can't wake you up if you can't perceive it

What is a good alarm clock program that will display a message when the alarm goes off? [more inside]
posted by theichibun on Oct 26, 2008 - 1 answer

What's the best wind-up alarm clock for under $100?

I prefer wind-up clocks to digital. I find their tone to be more pleasant. My main problem is finding an accurate one. All the ones I've seen have two problems. [more inside]
posted by snookums on Oct 12, 2008 - 5 answers

Why doesn't my cat understand I have an alarm clock?

Every morning, my cat decides I need to get up at 6:30AM, and proceeds to put his paw under my door and claw the hell out of it. Between the scratching noise and the fact that the door rattles in its jamb, it's been getting me up well before I am ready. This has thrown off my sleeping pattern tremendously, and I want it stopped. It's not a case of needing to go to the bathroom or wanting food, so I'm at a loss. How can I stop my cat?
posted by deezil on Sep 23, 2008 - 31 answers

DIY Dawn simulator

Why are dawn simulator alarm clocks so expensive? What would I be missing if I made one myself? [more inside]
posted by fermezporte on Sep 2, 2008 - 14 answers

Cicadian or Sunrise Alarm Clocks?

Anybody have experience with cicadian rhythm alarm clocks or "sunrise" alarm clocks? More inside... [more inside]
posted by Alabaster on Apr 19, 2008 - 19 answers

Progressive alarm clocks in Vancouver?

Where can I buy a progressive alarm clock in Vancouver, BC, Canada? I would like an alarm clock that lights up or makes noise gradually, without having to buy it online. [more inside]
posted by Iax on Apr 1, 2008 - 6 answers

Does this alarm clock have a headphone jack?

I'd like to find an alarm clock that supports playing MP3 files through a USB drive or memory card. I found this one which seems almost perfect. But does it have a headphone jack? [more inside]
posted by tomwheeler on Nov 18, 2007 - 4 answers

How do I tell my Ipod docking clock radio to wake me up to a playlist?

I have the Ipod Touch which I enjoy EXCEPT for its newly crippled alarm clock. My previous Ipod would play a playlist as the alarm sound. The Touch doesn't do this and it's slowly driving me crazy. I own an Ipod docking clock radio so all may not be lost. [more inside]
posted by bovious on Oct 23, 2007 - 5 answers

Help my sister wake up on her damn own, or so help me...

I need the best alarm clock to wake up my impossible-to-wake sister. Issue: it can't wake ME up, in the next room. [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Jun 28, 2007 - 30 answers

Early morning riser I am not.

Help me wake up with my alarm. [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Jan 25, 2007 - 45 answers

Where can I find a "sunrise" alarm clock in the US?

Where can I find a "sunrise" alarm clock in the US? [more inside]
posted by JPigford on Nov 14, 2006 - 11 answers

good morning, good morning - it's great to stay up late

Web-based alarm clock [more inside]
posted by nanojath on Jul 18, 2006 - 4 answers

How can I wake up on time?

This is the second time I've turned off my alarm clock without consciously knowing it, and promptly returned to sleep. How can I wake up on time? [more inside]
posted by Newbornstranger on Sep 26, 2005 - 29 answers

Colonial radio

Why is one station taking over all frequencies on my alarm clock radio? [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Jun 24, 2005 - 9 answers

Anyone have experience with PC-based alarm clock software?

Does anyone have any first-hand experience with PC-based alarm clock software? I'm looking particularly for something that allows any number of alarms to be set, preferably on a schedule. Additionally, I need one that - this is key - unmutes the computer if it is muted. Bonus points if it integrates with iTunes playlists. [more inside]
posted by socratic on Mar 3, 2005 - 9 answers

Clock Radio

I'm looking for an inexpensive clock radio that meets a few criteria...Any help? [MI] [more inside]
posted by neurodoc on Jan 3, 2005 - 8 answers

Alarm Clocks

I'm having a bit harder time adjusting to winter in the pacific northwest than I initially thought I would. It's not the rain so much as the shorter days -- I find I really have a hard time getting out of bed in the mornings, even when I get a full 8 hours the night before. I'm investigating something like a progressive wake up alarm clock, which is supposed to simulate sunrise. Anyone used anything like this? Are they worth the $50? Is there someplace other than Hammacher-Schlemmer to pick one up?
posted by jimray on Dec 21, 2004 - 23 answers

Online Alarm Clock?

My stubborn roommate won't let me use his alarm clock, and I need to get up for work. I generally don't trust alarms - what's the easiest to operate, most reliable, free to download alarm clock program available?
posted by Phatty Lumpkin on Jul 2, 2004 - 29 answers

Wake-Up Call Needed!

I need help waking up! I sleep so soundly that I do not hear my alarm clock. This has been a problem for years. Currently, I use both the buzzer and radio options on my clock, plus I have a wake up service that calls twice in the morning. I don't hear any of it unless I've been sleeping at least six hours. I know that the obvious answer is to go to bed earlier, but that's not always an option for me. Can anyone recommend a really loud and obnoxious alarm clock?
posted by Juicylicious on Jun 16, 2004 - 28 answers

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