Sleep Cycle Alarm lands on Android for the first time.

Popular iOS app Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock is now debuting on Android to help you manage your sleep so you can awaken to the day feeling refreshed. Costing $1.99 in the Play Store, the app helps users track their sleep without the need for additional hardware and will wake you up in your lightest sleep phase so you can start your day feeling good and not groggy.

To track your sleep and see how restful your sleep is through the night, Sleep Cycle says that it uses your phone's accelerometer to see how much you move around. As such, the company recommends that you place your phone on your bed at night. This eliminates the need for a sleep tracking wristband or additional hardware.

"Sleep Cycle then finds the optimal time to wake you up during a 30 minute window that ends at your set alarm time," the company said noting that the app intelligently "wakes you in the lightest sleep phase."

With the rise of connected, health, and fitness apps and accessories flooding the market, will you be turning to Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock to feel refreshed?


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Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock brings restful sleep to Android


Seems like a good idea. I've never tried anything to do this, other than trying to go to bed so I'll wake up during the right part of sleep cycles.

Has anyone out there tried this or something like it? How well does it work?

And how do you compensate for a second person in bed with you? Or dogs?

Same here. Can't wait to try it though since several iPhone friends love it. And I think we're paying $1 more for it now, so maybe more features in android version!
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I've been using the Sleep as Android group of apps for 6 months
They do all of what this app does and mre. No I don't work for them
But I use this app every day.

When I originally switched from android to iOS in the froyo days I used this app every night. Now that I'm on android for good; I missed the app. Good to see it back.

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That was my first thought! If I can jump on my bed and not spill a glass of wine, how on earth is this app going to be effective?!

I've been using sleep as Android along with a CPAP machine for several months. It works great, tracks your snoring, and movement & bunch of other stuff. Don't remember what it costs but it does have a free trial.

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Putting your phone in bed with you. Useful for those with wifes/girlfriends/kids/dogs and so on. Got to say that that part of the app is idiotic.

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I've been beta testing it for about 3 months. Stopped using my alarm clock completely and have been solely using this. Hasn't missed a beat once. Wakes me when I'm lightly sleeping rather then dead tired.
Also, my girlfriend sleeping right next to me has also been using it. Haven't had any issues at all with it detecting each other.
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Will it work with phone and data off, so that I won't get zapped with extra radiation between the... sheets?

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This is all well and good unless you share your bed with someone. I prefer to use a wristband so that the system doesn't pick up my girlfriend's movements and interpret them as my own.

I've been using the last 3 months without any problems from my girlfriend. In fact, she uses it as well on her phone and wakes at a completely different time.

No problems what so ever.

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Sleep as android destroys this app by a pretty large marginal, so this is a big step down unless you want something very basic if you ask me.

I use sleep as android. Seems like the more comprehensive package.

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back in my IOS days, I was a huge fan of sleep cycle but a bigger fan of Sleep as Android which gets regular updates and better with each release. Wont be switchin back.