AutoWake is the first haptic smart alarm for your Watch.
It can wake you up by tapping you on your wrist using your Watch's haptic engine. You can set it to wake you if you are in light or medium sleep either 15 or 30 minutes before your set alarm time. This helps you feel more refreshed.
There's an optional sleep cycle buster that you can turn on to give you a light tap at 5 minute intervals in a 15 or 30 minute window before your alarm to take you gently out of deeper sleep.
Not only that but it will even automatically measure your waking pulse just before the alarm sounds, which is a valuable measurement of recovery.
If you ignore the alarm on the Watch, you can also set a safety alarm that will play on your phone. This will speak and/or play a chosen song from your music library.
There's daily bedtime reminders and auto scheduled alarms in case you forget to set your alarm before bed.
If you also use AutoSleep our auto sleep tracker, when you turn on your alarm, it can automatically tell AutoSleep that you have gone to bed so that time to fall asleep can be tracked. Your AutoSleep 7 day trailing sleep average also appears in your bedtime reminder.
If you use Apple HomeKit then you can run scenes for key events in AutoWake like turning off your bedside lamp and setting your room temperature for sleep.
AutoWake requires an Apple Watch running WatchOS 3.2 or higher (WatchOS 4.3 (much) preferred).
AutoWake works fine with Do Not Disturb and Theatre/Cinema mode.
AutoWake requires at least a bluetooth connection between your iPhone and your Apple Watch during the time that you are asleep. You can use Flight Mode on your iPhone, but make sure that you turn on bluetooth.
The applications AutoWake. Smart Sleep Alarm was published
in the category Health & Fitness on 2017-12-20 and
was developed by Tantsissa.
The file size is 7.90 MB.
The current version is 2.2 and works well on
11.0 and high ios versions.
IMPORTANT: Next update is a big one.
This is a minor update with a few fixes.
Fix for the one day daylight savings bug.
Fix for complication showing AUTO when schedule is disabled in Watch app.
Fix for presentation of auto schedule when a manual time has been entered.
This app is AMAZING I honestly didn’t think it would make any difference having it wake me in a lighter sleep and honestly thought there’s no way that the other app which is the (auto sleep app ) could actually tell it when I was in a lighter sleep but for real it works! I wake up in a better mood and more energized. Using the auto wake and auto sleep app has made me feel so much better overall I would totally recommend both apps together because wow I’m sleeping better and waking up with ease versus when I didn’t use the apps I would wake up tired dragging and cranky I’m guessing due to waking up when I was sleeping deeper. Spend the 2.99 on both apps it’s well worth it.
Not reliable. When it works, it’s great but I’m tired of messing with it to make it work. Hopefully an update will fix the reliability.
This app would get a 5 stars from me if it actually woke me up every morning. At least twice a month the alarm never goes off in the morning, which makes me sleep in and some times even makes me late for work. I really hope they address this issue ASAP
Doesn’t go off when it says it will and makes noise during the day when you’re not expecting it to.
I enjoy AutoSleep and HeartWatch. At first I was liking AutoWake but something happened recently. It really showed my sleep was way worse than before. But the major problem is it’s burning up my battery. So much so I uninstalled it for now. Was using 35% or more on iPhone 7+.
Installed, no complications available for Apple Watch.
The purpose is to have the alarm go off during lighter phases of sleep. It doesn't. Ever. I can be wide awake and moving and it doesn't go off. It uses little haptic nudges to wake you before the alarm time. That's not the same thing at all. With that turned off, it does nothing that the regular alarm doesn't do.
I read all the reviews before I purchased this app; I was worried it wasn’t going to be worth my money based on poor ratings. I’m here to say the app works well once you get the hang of it. It’s true that the app it fairly complicated. A lot of settings, and a bit of a learning curve. I thought about taking a star off my rating for the fact that the app seems a bit overly complicated. But then I realized, it m not sure myself if they should simplify it. I like the options.
I am a huge fan of AutoSleep and HeartWatch. AutoSleep is by far the beat sleep tracking app I have tried, and I’ve been using it for years now. I know the developers can make a quality app. But maybe someone fell asleep on the job with this app. It is broken. After using the app for one week, I finally deleted it this morning. The alarms are going off outside the time window I have set, which is a huge problem for me. They keep going off earlier than they should. The biggest problem is that I am not being awakened in a light period of sleep. Maybe part of that issue is the settings are confusing. It seems like the developer is trying to account for a bunch of scenarios that are irrelevant to a sleep alarm app. I swear that I have gone into the watch app to turn on the alarm multiple times this week and the alarm was already turned on. I feel like I can probably figure out the quirks with this app, but when you are messing with my sleep, I don’t have time for that. Maybe I’ll check back in six months.
Hmmm to be brutally honest at this time this app barely deserves 1 star but I’m giving it 3 just because I’ve seen the quality these people have already produced. Part of it’s problem may be hardware limitations but you now have to meet a couple requirements that I can’t easily meet. It’s a great start and a great idea I’ll use nightly once it matures. I’ve been through literally hundreds of apps over the years and beta test many of my favorites but none meet the standards these guys have with their other apps. And I rarely review I just like to help the best when I can.
I’m a long time Heart Watch then Auto Sleep and now Auto Wake user. This is definitely the benchmark for tracking your sleep and now with an integrated alarm...if you’re an Apple Watch wearer. Just charge 20min before bed and again while you’re getting ready in the morning and you are laughing! No need to wait for the next Apple Watch :)
I bought AutoSleep and HeartWatch from the same developer, and they are my favourite health apps - I can’t do without them. Whilst AutoWake provides some utility, it isn’t quite up to that same standard for me. Nonetheless, I bought the three in a package deal, so it effectively cost me next to nothing. In fact, given that all three apps can be purchased outright (and not subscription as seems to be becoming increasingly common), it’s still worth the money. Make sure you get the other two apps though - if you can’t afford all three, skip this one.
App doesn’t work at on phone or Apple Watch and app maker won’t return emails to rectify. Very disappointed seeing their other apps are good.
ust wanted to support the developer by purchasing this app. He’s doing such awesome work with AutoSleep and HeartWatch - putting out a massive update for AutoSleep just recently. Love your work matey and thanks!
Works well and is relatively simple to configure. Perhaps the addition of snooze being on my default might be handy (I know, I know...) as I was caught out on my first morning using it, accidentally just turning it off and going back to sleep.
Great app! Developer responds very quick to questions as well. Thanks and keep up the good work!
Sorry my last review was harsh. I must not have set it up properly and thus it didn't work. I still reckon there are few things you could add to make this work well. I am setting this alarm and the one on the Apple watch just in case. But do wish you all the best and will be keeping an eye out for updates.
The user interface is extremely unfriendly, further, the app did not work as intended. My watch did not wake me for the past 2 nights. And throughout the day, the phone app was ringing non-stop no matter how many times I disabled it. Had to delete the app. Disappointing.
Being a happy customer of their AutoSleep product, I jumped on this promising an equivalent of SleepCycles natural wake alarm but on your watch. Less obtrusive right? Sadly no. To start with you have to set it every night. And only if you are using a watchface with the AutoWake complication on it (which I never default to). And the way it tells you this is LOUDLY announcing it on your phone (ignoring mute). The opposite of unobtrusive, and pissing off my wife! Condescendingly it defaults to calling you DARLING and loudly calling out “WAKEY WAKEY” over and over if you don’t react to the tap. Finally, even with most these options turned off, and remembering to set the alarm every time you go to sleep on the correct watch face, it doesn’t appear to use the set window to wake you at the lightest sleep. I’ve been awake watching it count down to the set time and then go off. It has to work around limitations set by Apple, sure. But between being completely obnoxious and not actually working I can’t recommend this at all in its current state.
With AutoSleep and HeartWatch being such good apps that I use on a daily basis, I decided to take a chance on AutoWake. Unlike the beauty of AutoSleep and HeartWatch, which is they just simply work without any additional action from the user, AutoWake requires the following. User needs to have AutoWake complication on watch, phone plugged in and AutoWake app running in background on iPhone...all for the alarm to work properly. This combo of manual action and app running in background is beyond ridiculous and unacceptable. Deleted app immediately. Anyway I hardly ever write reviews but I feel obligated to leave this feedback.
I bought AutoSleep, Autowake and HeartWatch as a bundle. While I believe that AutoWake and HeartWatch are excellent apps (and have reviewed them as such), I cannot say the same for AutoWake. You can set AutoWake up to automatically wake you at a certain time for each day of the week. In my case I have it set to wake me at 7:00 Mon-Fri. You can also override this behavior as needed, i.e. I disable the alarm if I am taking a day off work or have a holiday. Its greatest advantage IMHO is that it is supposed to find a time when you are sleeping lightly near to your set alarm time and then tap your wrist to wake you up. It more or less works most of the time. And when it works it works very well. I have AutoWake added as a complication on my primary watch face (my ONLY watch face) as required and my phone sits charging on the end table beside my bed so there should be no reason for failure. But the alarm has failed to go off in the morning 4 times over the past two months. This might not seem terrible, but if you need to catch a plane the next morning - which I sometimes do - I don’t want my alarm to be flakey. What usually, but not always, happens is that the alarm will go off later in the morning, 9:40 and 10:20 AM are two times that I recall specifically. This morning it just didn’t go off at all. I will be deleting this app and falling back to the Apple Watch’s built in alarm.
I had previously written a good review. Until this morning, when I had woken up on my own and just happened to be looking at my watch when the alarm triggered. NO HAPTICS AND NO SOUND. I was staring straight at my watch face looking at a big red alarm clock and the option to dismiss. This app had worked for me about half the time. But some days it either never triggered or it did trigger with no vibrate and no sound. I can’t rely on that.
To the app distributors and Apple Inc., And all potential buyers of this app; There’s gotta be put an end to apps claiming that they are the “the only”, “the first”, “the best”. This app is relatively new and I can name at least two (2) *free* apps (or at least having this function as part of their free functionality) working with Apple Watch and using haptic feedback (vibration) on the watch to wake you up in the light states of sleep. I have been using these apps for years starting with Apple Watch 2. The names of the apps are: 1) SleepCycle 3) Pillow Both have a daily sleep amount target and/or allow to choose the time for the wake-up alarm, and allow to set the “smart” wake-up window before a due wake-up time, which is determined by either a sleep amount target or the alarm clock) to wake you up in the light stages of sleep. Both apps use haptic feedback on Apple Watch to “gently”, and progressively more forcefully, “nudge” you to wake up. Besides, these apps feature tones of additional advanced functionality for sleep tracking and sleep stage recognition, which is used in the “intelligent wake-up using Apple Watch haptic feedback”. Most notably the Pillow app has ability to detect REM sleep and thus is capable of distinguishing it from the Light sleep, where REM stage is lumped in in the apps which are not equipped to make such differentiation. And while interrupting REM sleep won’t lead to grogginess upon the wake-up as being woken up from the Deep Sleep would, the importance of REM sleep in reorganization and consolidation of the prior day’s memories, emotional and psychological experiences, processing stress (!), without having done of which we develop chronic stress, the root of all physical and mental health problems, and ensuring the optimal cognitive performance the next day — cannot be overstated, besides, we do not get much of REM sleep, compared to relatively more of Deep Sleep, which is when the body resets physiological body functions and processes. Moreover, REM sleep is special stage which looks like the Light Sleep, if it not specifically distinguished*. So, shortening/the REM sleep is the worse thing one could do to their mental/cognitive/emotional health and performance. And even though one won’t feel groggy upon waking up from the interrupted REM sleep, they wouldn’t at a great disadvantage in terms of their mental and emotional health, memory and cognitive functions and capacity to handle psychological and environmental stress. This program neglects REM sleep, so use it at your peril. (Further info on the REM sleep is abound from the most reputable sources on the Internet, such as Standford University, Harvard, John Hopkins Medical Centers, MedLine, the medical research sources sponsored by National Institute of Health (official federal agency). I realize I have digressed from my initial comment, but have done this deliberately to show that this not just a vane battle about being the only/first/best. Even if these adjectives or qualifiers were truthfully and objectively** used in the description of any app, they are only good for the time of the print/publication of such claims. The moment a new app comes out which does something better, what does it matter that some other app was the first and only? It it’s so anymore. (We don’t all rase to buy Ford Mode 1T because it was the the first and only U.S.-based car, and maybe, arguably, the best made in USA, but certainly not the first, not the only, and not best world-wide.) Of course any horse salesman wold say that his horses are the best, so they all ought to be best, alas it doesn’t happen so. When making such claims about the apps, the publishers (or marketers, distributors, manufacturers) must use the objective, independent third source for such claims, and clearly state time when such claims were established. Such as many responsible apps state “2017 Apple [or the name other independent publication] App of the Year in 5 countries [and the list these countries]”. This provides a truthful context for these claims. Yet there are tones of apps in the Apple iOS App Store which claim to be the best yet don’t have a single review, or outright negative reviews, yet this does faze them to continue staying this. Very much reminds of the Twitter feed of our President, and just in the same way one doesn’t need to qualify the time period of the twits in question — they are all self-serving, self-promoting or divisive and offensive lies that were conceived as lies and always would remain lies. With such an attention on quality intros of the apps, it would be natural that Apple would review the app descriptions and weed out at least such obvious false claims, or the claims which are ought to become false within a period of time. ...besides, if any app was the first and the only for something, then why won’t they protect their invention with a patent? They can’t. Explanation for Why is beyond the scope of this article. But the mere fact that they actually cannot, is the most definitive display for why they cannot use such claims in the app description and advertising — these are misleading and false statements, any way you look at it. And doing so is a practice the should be disqualifying the app from consideration to download amd especially pay up-front for the download, without even a chance to try it to confirm the claims for which one decided to pick the app. Apple should definitely introduce the rules for descriptions of the apps. Otherwise Apple is complicit in and is aiding and abetting commission of advertisement fraud, and they have a motive, as they profit for every purchase on iTines/iOS App Store. I see the ripe case for a class action. And there are people out there whose entire day job consists of precisely that.
I’ve found there’s basically no time that I want an app to verbally confirm things as I interact with the UI. I don’t see a global kill switch for this either.
Update 2/13/19 ***I decided to update my review. This app has made a major difference in how I am waking up in the morning. I am waking up more alert and refreshed. I use the smart alarm and set it to light sleep for 15 minutes prior to the time the alarm is to go off. I was skeptical at first but I can honestly say that this app truly works as advertised. **** to those that continue to have issues, all I can say is to ensure to follow the instructions on how to set it up. **** I must admit that it took some time to get the settings right (make sure that you follow the developer instructions like other reviewers have said). Then I customized it to my liking such as the haptic feedbacks I wanted (the app plenty of options) I also disabled all of the voice features except the one that tells you what time the alarm has been set for. For the most part, I felt they were not really needed and I personally found them annoying. I need to wake up earlier than my wife and getting an alarm on the wrist via haptic feedback only has been a great addition. It’s also awesome when used in conjunction with the smart alarm setting the app offers. It’s waking me up in lighter sleep and I can tell the difference. I am getting out of bed less groggy and ready for my day. Anyways, now this app is finally a great companion to the developers other two apps (AutoSleep & HeartWatch) as I’m pretty sure was the developers intention. Love it !!!
I’ve been using this app for a few days now and it hasn’t woken me up once. I manually turn it on before I go to bed. What am I doing wrong?
Such a smart idea? It appeals to the geek in all of us. I love their other products but this one falls a little short. First off, it is not reliable. I have had times when it alarmed me an hour or two later. At the beginning it didn’t do anything except alarm me at the alarm time - which is no different than setting the alarm on my watch. Finally when it did awake me, honestly, I felt like I just lost sleep period. I didn’t feel any better - just felt like I woke up early and lost sleep time. The talking alarm is cool and the concept seems so cool but in the end, I just set the alarm on the watch. For me, it just didn’t work well. Their other products are outstanding!
Purchased the whole bundle. Really great apps. Would recommend 100%.
It’s just a alarm. Phone comes build same alarm and can wake you up in the morning.