Wakeup Light Alarm Clock

4.5
222 reviews
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Everyone
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About this app

Want to wake up more relaxed, in a better mood? I suggest you try this Alarm Clock.

"Personal Sunrise" is a dawn simulator for Android devices. It helps to wake up more easily in the morning, as your body prepares for wakeup due to the increasing light of the display. No more waking up from deep sleep phases.

You can try the app for longer than 2 hours - I will re-fund you without hesitation if you it does not fulfill your needs. You need to have several days to find out. If it does not satisfy you, please drop me a note with your order ID and - may I kindly ask - the reason so that I have a chance to improve the app.

Enhanced features include support of:
the Hue Personal Lighting System from Philips
the FHEM home automation (allows commanding the coffee machine, roller blinds, ...)

Wikipedia says "Dawn simulation is a technique originally developed to help treat seasonal affective disorder, but can be used as a soundless alarm clock to wake up the body naturally. Typically, the treatment involves timing lights in the bedroom to come on gradually, over a period of 30 minutes to 2 hours, before awakening.". WakeLight offers you several configuration options for the light simulation (sequence length, brightness curve, min/max brightness) and the sound (alarm sound, snooze timing and sound) in combination with the comfort of periodic alarm templates (with single-alarm removal), and of course single-alarm times. See the pictures. This app is very handy when you're travelling: take your dawn simulation with you!

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It was intended to be used with tablets of at least 7 inches, but I have enough positive feedback of users with even smaller devices to be able to state it can be good to try with such a small device (especially, of course, if you want to use Hue lights). It depends on your light sensitivity, of course, and the brightness of your environment - but you will be astonished as it works subconscious. Just try, I think you will not regret it.

Anyway, using HUE or FHEM the size of the device does not matter any more at all!These systems will handle the simulation.

Features:
✓ alarm templates for repetition as well as one-time alarms
✓ alarm tone can be internal tones, ringtones, playlists, external music and music stream from the internet
✓ disable or change alarm time even of a one-time alarm of a template
✓ brightness, duration and sounds configurable, some sounds contained in the package
✓ optional display of weather forecast and sunrise/set times (using the free plugin downloadable from the shop)
✓ clean and easy-to-use user interface
✓ optionally display a clock with automatic brightness control (in case a brightness sensor is available) that gets brighter when touched
✓ optional text-to-speech reading of the actual time during the alarm
✓ external apps can set alarms using the standard intent, for example Google Now "wake me up at 6:30"
✓ 'dusk simulation': a red display will to improve falling asleep as well as your sleep.
…and much more…

You can find a more exhausting overview on my homepage at https://android.chk.digital/personal-sunrise/features/

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A few words concerning privacy: 'Personal Sunrise' does not collect any data and does not require a network except for optional functions like streaming music.

Concerning the rights needed (and used), please refer to my homepage at https://android.chk.digital/personal-sunrise/required-rights/.
Updated on
Jan 31, 2022

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4.5
222 reviews
Julie McCammon
June 30, 2022
My husband likes to sleep in total darkness, but I find it disorienting. Having my own personal sunrise allows me to wake up naturally with minimal disturbance to him. I have my phone angled so it hits my face rather than filling the room with light. The app takes a little figuring out but it's worth it. I wanted a silent, light only, alarm. I couldn't figure out how to do that but was able to change the "sound channel" to "music". I don't have any music on my phone so the alarm is silent :)
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Christian Kaiser
July 1, 2022
you may choose "Android Sound" as sound source type, and then "silent" (texts may vary for different brands of phones). ;)
A Google user
March 27, 2020
The app is very nice and seems reliable. A couple of nice to have that I hope they can add over time: 1. In a very dark room, the alarm clock light is still a little on the bright side 2. Sometimes the nighttime alarm clock font size causes some of the display to extend beyond the visible window of my Pixel 4 3. The template alarms cause a long list of future individual alarms to appear in the display. This becomes cluttered
7 people found this review helpful
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A Google user
June 11, 2019
Don't really think I want to give access to my photos etc. An alarm clock doesn't need to be this complicated. EDIT: thanks for the reply. You have a strange idea of what is absolutely necessary. If you ever release a version which doesn't hit me with jargon from the start or want to snoop in my calendar, it might be for me. Good luck. 2nd EDIT: thanks! I don't think I need the features, I just want it to do one thing really well: fewer problems that way. How about a cheaper 'lite' version?
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Christian Kaiser
June 12, 2019
Just deny the permissions you do not want to grant. Then you will not have the features needing them (apart from the ones absolutely needed)... For a cheaper one, there's the free one of Alexander Rieger. I once offered a free one, but it's too much work for very little effect. The wage I get from my apps is about 10ct/h or less, I do it for fun.

What's new

Changes and updates are documented at my homepage
https://android.chk.digital/personal-sunrise/version-history/