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10 best alarm clock apps for Android
We as humans only have many things in common. We all eat, sleep, use the restroom, and, usually, we all wake up after going to sleep. The alarm clock is a ubiquitous fixture in the bedroom and smartphones serve that purpose for a ton of people. Sometimes the stock alarm clock app just doesn’t cut and you need something better, although we do recommend giving the stock alarm clock app on your device a good try first. There are some interesting apps in this space, though, so let’s check them out. Here are the best alarm clock apps for Android.
The best alarm clock apps for Android
Alarm Clock for Heavy Sleepers
Price: Free / $1.99
Alarm Clock for Heavy Sleepers is a simple, but effective app. You can set an unlimited number of alarms. Additionally, the app does countdown alarms, recurring alarms, and one-time alarms. It even supports Android Wear, sleep stats, and more. Each one can have a challenge mode that tries to wake you up enough to not fall back asleep. That includes alarms for bedtime so that you can get enough sleep. The free version and the paid version are virtually identical. The paid version does remove ads, though.
Price: Free / Up to $16.99
AlarmMon is a decent alarm clock app. It does the basics and you can set multiple alarms if needed. In addition, you can set the alarm tone and snooze instructions. However, there are some extras with this one. You get some cartoon characters to help get you out of slumber easier along with some other little things that make you use your brain before it can go back to sleep. The app is free and you can download extras at a price.
Price: Free / Up to $26.99
Alarmy calls itself the world’s most annoying alarm clock. This one has a unique premise. You set alarms and they go off just like they normally do. However, Alarmy also makes you add an image of something in your house. You then have to get out of bed, go to the same spot, and take a picture of the same thing to get the alarm to stop. Usually, once you’re out of bed, you’re up for the day so that’s the philosophy with this one. You can also make it ask you random math questions, shake the device to dismiss the alarm, and more. The phone can even prevent you from turning your phone off while the alarm is ringing. It’s a good alarm for heavy sleepers especially. This one is also free to use if you subscribe to Google Play Pass.
Challenges Alarm Clock
Price: Free / $0.99
Challenges Alarm Clock is another alarm clock that tries to trick your brain into waking up. It works well as a standard alarm. You can set your own tones, set multiple alarms, and set snooze instructions. Additionally, the app has puzzles, games, and even a photo mechanic to try to get you all the way awake before you hit the snooze button. There is also a soft wake feature so you’re not jarring yourself awake every day. It’s a decent solution and it’s fairly cheap.
Early Bird Alarm Clock
Price: Free / $1.99
Early Bird Alarm Clock is one of the basic alarm clock apps. It has basic features like an almost infinite number of alarms. It also includes themes, alarm challenges, weather, and more. The alarm challenges are pretty decent as well. The app can also automatically change your alarm tone every day. That is definitely among its best features. It’s simple and it (usually) just works. The free version has advertising while the paid version does not. Otherwise, both work the same way.
Google Assistant can double as an alarm clock. You simply ask it to set an alarm for you. The alarm then goes off as scheduled. It also supports countdown timers, reminders, and it can add things to your calendar. It always goes through the stock alarm clock app. That may or may not be a good thing. After all, you’re here looking for a new one, right? In any case, Google Assistant can set alarms quickly and you can also set stuff like timers or reminders to go off at certain times. It’s a few different ways to set an alarm for something and some of them are for things other than sleep as well. It’s a decent option if you already use Google Assistant.
I Can’t Wake Up
Price: Free / $2.99
I Can’t Wake Up does what the title suggests. It is for those who have trouble waking up in the morning. The app includes eight wake-up challenges to turn the alarm off. The idea being to make you coherent enough to get up before you hit the snooze button. It also has various alarm styles, some customization features, and some convenience features. This is definitely not your regular stock alarm clock. However, it does feel a little cleaner than some of the other options on the list. The free version and pro version are almost identical. The $2.99 pro version does remove ads.
Loud Alarm Clock
Price: Free / $3.99
Loud Alarm Clock is, well, one loud alarm clock. It uses an audio booster to make your alarm tones as loud as they can be. It works mostly like a normal alarm clock app. You set alarms, set the snooze, and you can set the alarm tone or leave it random if you want to. There are also some themes for some extra fun if you care about that stuff. Be careful because super loud sounds may damage your phone over time. If you worry about such things, you might want to skip this one.
Sleep as Android
Price: Free trial / Up to $9.99
Sleep as Android is among the most popular sleep tracking apps. The app studies you while you sleep. It then tries to analyze how well you’re sleeping. It does require you to sleep with your phone in the bed. The app also integrates with Google Fit, Samsung S Health, Galaxy Gear, Android Wear, Pebble (RIP), and Spotify. The app can even guess if you have sleep apnea. However, we don’t recommend that you use this as a diagnostic tool. Always consult a doctor! It’s a great way to get some insight into how you sleep and it comes with plenty of alarm clock functionality as well.
Price: Free / $39.99 per year
Sleepzy (formerly Good Morning Alarm Clock) is one of the relatively newer clock apps. It also tries to track your sleep as well as wake you up. Of course, that means sleeping with your phone in your bed. Aside from that, it works well. Some of the more unusual features include a white noise generator, weather update features, a nightstand mode, and more. The sleep tracking is a bit rudimentary, but it may work for some people.
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