Most alarm apps are annoying. It may be so because that’s what gets you out of bed. But your waking up experience doesn’t have to start on an unpleasant note. If you rely on an alarm app to wake you up everyday, but want to have a nicer experience, check out Wave Alarm. This Android app simply lets you wave your hand over the device to silence it.
While that’s a nice thing, isn’t there the danger of turning around and going right back to sleep? Let’s find out if Wave Alarm really works.
Alarm App That Silences with a Wave
Wave Alarm is available as a free download on Google Play. Open up the app and you will find yourself on the Alarm tab where all your alarms are listed. You need to click the Create Alarm button at the bottom of the screen to create your first alarm.
The alarm setting interface is straightforward enough. Just tap on the times to open up a number keyboard where you punch in your times. You can then select a ringtone, repeat action and vibration option. Click Add when you are done and you have your first alarm. You can long press the alarm to edit or delete it.
When the alarm starts to ring, you wave your hand over the phone to make it stop.
Wave Alarm also has an Intervals tab. This is a timer that counts down to zero from a set time. Again, you can long press the time to set it in hours, minutes and seconds and turn it off at the wave of a hand.
The last tab on the UI is the Settings tab where you can select the camera sensitivity for the alarms and in the intervals as well as the alarm tone.
The app is pretty straightforward and simple to use, but in reality it fails in its ultimate purpose of waking up sleepy heads. Here are some of its shortcomings.
- The slightest of movements turns off the alarm, so you’ll need to test and modify the camera sensitivity in the alarm settings to make sure the alarm rings correctly when it should.
- Secondly, it would make more sense to snooze the alarm instead of turning it off as most people don’t wake up at the first ring of an alarm.
- Thirdly, I was not able to get the timer to play a ringtone at the end of the countdown so it just ended up going on in a loop.
Wave Alarm certainly caught the eye with its interesting alarm turn off concept, but it looks like it needs a little bit more work to really stand out. If you’re interested in giving this alarm app a try, click the link below. And don’t forget to share your thoughts with us!