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Life Time Alarm Clock Provides Everything You Want in an Alarm Clock and Then Some

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For most of the world, waking up in the morning is not an enjoyable experience. Luckily for us, our smartphones provide a bit more intelligence over the loud and annoying standard alarm clocks. Life Time Alarm Clock is looking to make a dent in this new app market by offering all the features and customization you could ever need right on your nightstand. 

Not since the launch of a Timely, another very well designed alarm clock app, have we realized the possibilities that can come from an Android morning alarm. At its core, Life Time allows you to set your alarms through a dragging user interface that makes it easy to see where you are on the clock. You can set a pre-alarm as well, which makes the sound start off quiet and slowly grow rather than going from silence to panic-inducing noise levels.

That is just the start of Life Time’s features. Snooze is important to all of us, so Life Time allows us to play around with it as much as we need. You can flip your phone to snooze, but if you find yourself doing it too often, you can set a time limit on when your phone will stop snoozing the alarm. When you eventually do decide to get up out of bed, Life Time offers alarm challenges that only turn off the alarm after you pass a test.

The only downside that we could find to Life Time is when we compare it to Timely. Timely offers alarms that you can save in the cloud and sync to multiple devices, something that Life Time does not do. But if you keep one phone designated for alarms, then that might not be a deal breaker for you.

For the low price of free, Life Time Alarm Clock offers a lot all in a minimalist and bright UI. Head over to its page on Google Play if you need some help getting up in the morning.

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  • nannyboy

    you guys should checkout this alarm clock though. if you like girls of course… https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.wake.wank&hl=en

  • Landshark535

    I am quite partial to “I Can’t Wake Up”. I am a heavy sleeper and with this app I have to solve a variety of puzzle before the alarm will turn off. To me, it seems like the most feature packed alarm clock available for free.

  • antinorm

    If you have to use overused buzzwords like “Next Generation” to promote your app, I’m not even going to look at it.

  • jim

    My old LG Dare is my alarm clock, charge it once a montb

  • Techhen

    Design is irrelevant when the alarm goes off and the reality of the day sets in

  • Lucky Armpit

    I like the looks of the clock but the “night” mode is simply too bright to be on a nightstand. I’ll keep using Dock Clock.

  • jbegs

    I love how the app is rated 5 stars by the developer and his family and close friends. The best review: Flashlight is so helpful Lots of cool stuff in here

  • Alexander Garcia

    Timely. That is all.

    • Josh

      Meh.

  • JSo

    I’ve been using Timely for a while now. But ever since Google bought them, there hasnt been any updates for it. I’ll try this out and see if I can give up Timely.

  • Dustin Kear

    Na it’s ugly

    • JSo

      It’s actually not bad looking in my opinion.

      • Mike Aurin

        That ACTUALLY doesn’t negate his opinion.

  • Droid Ronin

    I actually use AlarmDroid for mine because of the voice features — I set up an instruction for it to read me the time, date, and current weather in my location while playing soothing music in the background. Dunno, I guess I just like that JARVIS-like functionality.

  • Sqube

    If this will allow custom alarm sounds/songs, then I might have to go ahead and finally retire Timely.

    That’s something that I’ve wanted for quite a while now.

  • fartbubbler

    but Timely is so pretty

  • http://www.droid-life.com/ Steve B

    This is far too ugly. Sticking with Timely which is also free.

    • Matt Corby

      Hi, this is the developer… maybe you just have bad taste (just kidding!) The video is bad production quality, I’m working on it, it looks much more washed out in the video than it really is… try it on a nice crisp high quality Android screen and the subtle color gradations start to make sense.

      • calculatorwatch

        Just tried it and it does look nice. I’ve always thought that Timely is very pretty but doesn’t fit the Android design language very well. The flat and minimalist look here does a much better job, except for all the rounded corners. Also it looks a little blown up on a tablet, but I’m sure you just haven’t gotten around to optimizing the interface yet. Anyways I love all the options, I’ve had a lot of ideas about how I’d like my snooze to work and now I will finally get to try them out.

        • Matt Corby

          Glad that you like it, and yes, there is a little room for tweaking on tablets. That and more will be taken care of in the coming weeks and months. I’m working on some great new features already, and getting tons of feedback on user’s minor gripes (no 24-hour clock is the #1 gripe right now, so that will be coming soon!). Please, if anyone has any feature requests, email me from the Google Play page, I do listen!

  • Jeremy Turnley

    I like my Gentle Alarm just fine, but this looks good for free.

    I do question the technical excellence of a company whose promo video runs our of music 30 seconds before it runs out of images, tho.

    • CapnShiner

      I’m a Gentle Alarm user myself. I got it when it was the free app of the day on Amazon. I might give Life Time a try because it’s free and I would prefer to remove the Amazon app store.

      • Jeremy Turnley

        I have that version, but also picked up one for $0.10 on one of Google’s sales way back when from the normal store along with most of the other freebies.

        • Bruno Palaoro

          I really like Gentle Alarm too, but right now it is hands down the ugliest app in my phone, and the development seens to have stoped.

          • Jeremy Turnley

            Yeah, all true. Development has probably stopped because they’ve run out of ideas to make an alarm clock better and bugs to fix. If you look at the one above, it basically has the same feature set. Apparently there’s just only so much an alarm clock can do for you. :P

          • CapnShiner

            That’s a fair point, but I think there is more that can be done with an alarm app. Personally, I want an alarm app that integrates with Google Calendar. The way scheduling works with my job, we go through a shift bid every month. When there is a national holiday, we have a separate shift bid for just the week of the holiday. We also don’t get much paid or unpaid time off, so I have to trade shifts for a day with another employee every now and then. I use Google Calendar to keep track of my schedule for work and I have alarms in Gentle Alarm for my weekdays and weekends and whatever else comes up. When I change my schedule for a day, I have to remember to turn alarms on/off before and after that day. If I get a different schedule for the month, I can edit the alarms and it’s not a big deal to do it once a month. But when I have a different schedule for one week and then I have to trade shifts with someone for a day and this repeats almost every month, it gets annoying. If I could just let Google Calendar set my alarms for me it would be so much easier.

          • Jeremy Turnley

            I’ve often wished for that myself when I forget to turn the thing off when I am on vacation or there’s a holiday. The calendar API should be open enough to allow an alarm developer to tie into it; I guess the real issue is it knowing the difference between a holiday like Flag Day that I don’t work, and one like Memorial Day where I do.

          • CapnShiner

            That shouldn’t be a problem. Google Calendar allows for multiple calendars and it already allows reminders to be set per event. There may already be an alarm app that uses the calendar API but I haven’t looked for one. The problem is that I don’t want to give up the feature set that Gentle Alarm or Life Time has. I might contact the developer of Life Time to make a request to add Google Calendar integration.

  • Connor O’Meara

    Wonder if it will be a battery killer like Timely was/is.

    • Suicide_Note

      Interesting. I’ve got Timely running on two devices and battery drain is never an issue on either of them.

  • http://brgulker.wordpress.com/ brgulker

    Timely is so pretty, tho.

  • Dave

    “OK Google, wake me up in 6 hours.” I sleep I wake up. I don’t see much more that is needed. Just my opinion…

    • Jeremy Turnley

      Oh, to have a life so simple that you only need one alarm set every day…
      I have ones for evening/morning medications, ones for weekends vs work days, ones to tell me when to put the kids to bed, etc.

      • Dave

        Not trying to be a tool, sorry. Just saying that the stock alarm is pretty simple. Mine can set multiples and repeat them at any interval you want…..daily, weekly, etc.

        • Jeremy Turnley

          Yeah, the built in alarm works very well. To be honest the only reason I use Gentle Alarm over it is because the night mode is big enough that I can read it without my glasses. The built in one’s fonts are so skinny I can’t see it – another example of form over function, I guess.

    • malcmilli

      i’ve fallen asleep “by accident” many times, only to be saved by my preset work alarm.

      • Dave

        Nice. I know the one in my Note 2 can be “every” certain day to duplicate the same time. I just say “turn alarm on” and it goes to the default for that particular day of the week. Cool feature if stock does the same thing.

  • BoFiS

    But, UNLIKE Timely, does this allow you to set custom alarm ringtones that are not just the standard system ringtones??

    • Don Smith

      I agree. All Timely development has stopped. Great looking app when it came out but then Google hired the guys and everything stopped. I really want my own sounds.

  • j

    AOSP clock. I set an alarm. It goes off. I wake up.

    End.

    • https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=iWizard Bikram Agarwal

      I’m waking up an hour before my alarm goes off. :(

      • rawr

        Happens a lot to me. I know I’m supposed to get up at a certain time and my body guesses (probably is early because of stupid daylight time). Who needs tech?

    • https://www.heartbleedbug.com/ Intellectua1

      Exactly

    • Robert Macri

      I have two kids… they wake up, wake me up.

      End.

      • halkun

        Similarly, I have few roommates. They wake up to my alarm then wake me up.

        They’re cool with it thankfully lol

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  • Jpx

    I’m honestly not to fond on the design…

  • Detonation

    I’m probably one of the few here that think this, but Motorola’s Alarm built in to the Droid X was one of the best alarms out there and I still use it today (my Droid X is my dedicated alarm clock). Simple interface, swipe to shut off alarm, tap screen to snooze, and one of the only apps to have the increasing volume option at the time (a feature I cannot live without now – no more being startled awake)

    • J2886M

      Completely agree. Love my DX still. Sure she has a bad ESN, but does the nightstand job well.

    • Big EZ

      The Blur dialer is also the best dialer I have used (functionality, not aesthetically)

    • Guest

      I always had the issue where my Droid X’s alarm never went off.

    • https://www.facebook.com/christopher.johnsc chris_johns

      i rem this alarm…my gf had the droid x and i was always jealous of that one feature bc it looked cool when she slid to silence n what not lol…wish someone could pull the apk

      • Detonation

        I’ve tried installing the apk on other devices but it’s heavily tied to Blur framework so it doesn’t work on it’s own. Maybe some day when I get motivated enough I’ll try to develop an app that recreates it.

    • Raven

      My wife still uses her old Droid 4 as her alarm clock because for whatever reason she still much prefers it to the alarm that came with her new Moto X. She would rather just do that than try out any third party alarms.

  • Eric Peterson

    Stuck with Gingerbread-esque Alarm Clock Plus because its a real alarm clock. Not some dolled up app. It has actual configurable challenges. I’m going to give this a try and hope to god it can come close.

    • wickets

      similar to you, but with alarm klock……..timely et al all very nice looking etc, but wayyyyyyy too easy to mistakenly turn off lol

    • thunderbird32

      I’m similarly stuck with Alarm Clock Xtreme. Timely just doesn’t cut it.

      • Lucky Armpit

        Yeah I like my Alarm Clock Xtreme too. Just wish they would fix the bug to where it won’t play a music file as an alarm. Other than that, it’s perfect. I tried Timely but just couldn’t get into it.

    • kilbasar

      Agreed, really wish Alarm Clock Plus hadn’t been abandoned by the dev. It’s still by far the best alarm clock app out there, but the UI needs a major overhaul. I use my Touchpad as my alarm clock, and every other alarm app keeps the screen too bright, even in night mode. Alarm Clock Plus manages to dim the screen much further than other apps.

  • Suicide_Note

    Looks nice, but I can’t give up Timely just yet.

    • William Kister

      Same here I love Timely, and it is a great enough alarm app to boot.

    • tlingitsoldier

      If Timely had (or I could figure it out) an option to stop it from automatically turning off an alarm after a set number of snoozes, I would use it as an alarm. But being a heavy sleeper means I can’t rely on Timely to continue making noise after the alarm going off for so long. Right now I’m using Puzzle Alarm, but I’m interested to see how the one from the article works.

    • zurginator

      I just want to set my own alarm sound.

  • Michael

    I may give this a try. Timely has had me for quite a while now though.