Good morning alarm clock
Good Morning Alarm Clock’s offering closely mirrors what has already been discussed, however with two interesting points of difference that make for a slightly different flavor at large.For one, the home screen comprises an alarm clock and a weather extension, making the hub of the app somewhat more informative.
Upside number two comes in the form of an under the hood feature that should be regarded indispensable by anyone (but unfortunately is not): HealthKit integration.
On the flip side, there is a sizeable amount of in-app ads clogging the free version of Good Morning Alarm Clock (the App Store has a paid-for pendant if you grow fond of it) and the only viable method to detect your nightly motions is by way of your iPhone’s accelerator. I’m not slating the technique, it’s just nice to have choices.
By and large you have two solid options in Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock and Good Morning Alarm Clock, two apps that are similar enough to be mentioned in the same breath but at the same time different enough for two seperate entries.
Stock Clock App: Bedtime
Despite the somehow differing value proposition, we can’t brush past this one without at least mentioning it. Since the introduction of iOS 10, Apple has seriously ramped up their own efforts at providing guidance for healthy sleeping habits.
As a consequence, the bedtime feature inside your stock Clock app now boasts smart bedtime alerts and morning alarms based on your desired sleep duration. It also has a tentative go at sleep analytics, which tie nicely into your Health app. If you’re satisfied with an assistant that pushes you towards a healthier sleep cycle this could be up your alley, but don’t expect it to supplant a refined sleep tracker app. Find out more about Bedtime here.
It ain’t over till the fat lady sings!
The App Store has become a vessel filled to the brim with sleep related applications, some good, some absolute duds. The ones compiled above obviously only make for a small selection of apps – but at least we can vouch for their quality. With all that said, if you are counting on an app not discussed above or want to throw your support behind a particular one, let us know in the comments: what do you think is the best app to track your sleep?
sleep cycle — sleep tracker
Sleep better and wake up rested with Sleep Cycle’s smart alarm clock. It analyzes your sleep patterns and detects snoring, sleep talking, coughing and other sounds.
Start your day feeling energized with Sleep Cycle’s intelligent alarm clock, designed to gently wake you up while you’re in your lightest sleep phase. Plus, you’ll get a detailed analysis as our sleep tracker monitors your bedtime patterns from the moment your head hits the pillow, and access to premium features including relaxing sleep sounds and story library
3 REASONS YOU’LL LOVE SLEEP CYCLE:
1. Gently does it — Waking you up while you’re in a light sleep is the natural way to wake up.
2. Understand your sleep — Learn about your bedtime patterns with detailed sleep tracking and analyses.
3. Nothing under your pillow or to wear on your body — Simply turn Sleep Cycle on before going to bed and place your device on your nightstand or close by on the floor. Sleep Cycle uses sound analysis to identify sleep states, using your microphone as a sleep recorder, tracking your movements in bed.
Understanding your sleeping patterns mean you can wake up feeling refreshed and ready to start your day. Download the Sleep Cycle app today for the easiest way to get a good night’s sleep.
FREE SLEEP TRACKER FEATURES
√ Sleep analysis with Sleep Cycle patented sound technology or accelerometer
√ 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
PREMIUM SLEEP TRACKER FEATURES
√ Customizable wake-up window. From instant (regular alarm clock), up to 90 minutes
√ Sound recorder & Trends — Capture snoring, sleep talking and other sounds and view your trends
√ Sleep Aid — our library of sleep stories, relaxation guides and calm sleep sounds specially designed to help you fall asleep easier. (Mindfulness & meditation)
√ Trends – gather long-term trends on your sleep patterns
√ Comparison Data — Compare your sleep patterns to world sleep statistics
√ Weather & Sleep — See how different types of weather affect your sleep quality
√ Heart Rate Monitor — Measure your heart rate (RHR) every morning using the built-in camera in your device
√ 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 over time
√ Online Backup — Lets you secure your sleep data online
√ Data Export – Download sleep data to Excel for detailed analysis
√ Philips HUE Light Bulb Support — Simulate a natural sunrise to give you an even softer wake-up
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. The subscription will be auto-renewed 24 hours before the subscription period ends with the same kind of subscription you already bought at the same price. To avoid automatic renewal, you must cancel the subscription at least 24 hours before it expires. You can manage or cancel your auto-renewable subscription by entering the user settings in iTunes after the purchase. It’s not possible to abort the subscription during the time it’s active. Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when you purchase the premium subscription. Terms and Privacy: https://www.sleepcycle.com/privacy-policy/
Sleep tracker (sleepmatic)
Dipping our toes into sleep trackers hiding behind a paywall, SleepMatic ($1.99) sticks out for two defining reasons. Interestingly, these are features hard to find amongst the freebies hence if you can pony up the money equivalent to a cup of coffee, this investment will undoubtedly be the more wholesome one for your sleep.
As far as hitting the ground running, paid-for apps are generally unmatched in their experience in that the minute they are downloaded, you are good to go. This holds true for SleepMatic too, which will not pry into your personal details or data but is ready to serve from the get-go.
This positive aside, the two standout features here are automatic sleep tracking (meaning no manual start and stop sleep button on watch) and a movement sensitivity lever to better tailor the recorded data to your sleeping type for improved measuring accuracy.
The best sleep trackers for iphone
To cover all the bases we have contrived two sections: the first one is going to be dedicated to iPhone only applications whereas the subsequent one will revolve around all sleep trackers harnessing the power of iPhone and Apple Watch. If you’re here for Watch apps and don’t regard the first half as exhaustive, do make sure to read on as many of the watch compatible apps also function on their own.