We Recommend: One Very Special Alarm Clock App With Lots of Built-in Features (Video)

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  • 30 Aug 2012
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  • Starting with the most basic functions, our Android smartphone is the most reliable gadget we own. However our experience with the device is only as good as the apps we chose to install. Rise Up! Radio/Alarm Clock is one of the most feature rich apps of its kind I’ve seen. On top of that it simply looks amazing.


    The developer chose a retro look for Rise Up! Radio/Alarm Clock without sacrificing the modern aspects. The app was made to integrate all function relating to setting an alarm, viewing the time in different light conditions, listening to internet radio stations and more. There are integrated themes for the clock, including old-style LED, Flip Clock and gorgeous Nixie tubes. There are thousands of on-line radio stations available, including BBC, NPR, Digitally Imported and many more. A special Sleep mode allows you to choose from radio or relaxing sounds including the sea, jungle, a soothing fan, white noise, or hypnotic bin-aural beats.  You can set the natural alarm mode to softly fade in and  reaction time test to dismiss alarm.

    The developer states that the app looks stunning on devices right from QVGA through to high-res 10inch tablets, including the Nexus 7. W have to agree. You can tell right away that lots of effort has been invested into the look and feel of Rise Up!. You can set the weather display, wake up tune (radio/tones/speaking clock/your music) and they even integrated a homescreen widget with display of next alarm. Some of the other features include:

    • Alarm tones include dubstep, ambient beats and special 520hz alarm tone (proven to be more effective at waking deep sleepers)
    • – Tap-for-time – tap the screen during the night and the phone will read out the current time
    • – Slide finger to adjust brightness
    • – Night-time airplane mode to avoid mobile signals affecting sleep
    • – Alarm fail-safe includes fallback tones in case Internet radio can’t connect or selected song is not available
    • – Alarm timer
    • – Adjustable snooze time and number of snoozes allowed
    • – Sleep science features including suggested nap time, in-app sleep tips, reaction time game to avoid sleep inertia, 520hz alarm sound and binaural beats


     You can purchase Rise Up! Radio/Alarm Clock for under $1 from the Play Store.

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