'Absalt EasyWakeup' Monitors Sleep Patterns to Function as Smart Alarm Clock

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Absalt EasyWakeup [App Store, $9.99] is a unique app that monitors muscle movements in order to wake users at the optimum point in their sleep cycles. The application functions by using the iPhone's built-in accelerometer to detect the minute muscle movements associated with transitions from periods of deep sleep to periods of light sleep while the device is attached to the user's hand or arm.

    Users are able to set customized windows of time in which they would like to be wakened, and the application chooses a time of natural wakefulness within that window in which to activate the alarm. This reportedly leads to users waking up feeling more refreshed than if they had been wakened from a deep sleep. Features include:

    The concept behind Absalt EasyWakeup is not new, as devices offering similar functionality have been on the market for several years. One of the more notable devices, SLEEPTRACKER, is a wristwatch currently available in several models with suggested retail price ranging from $149 to $179, although significant discounts can be found from a number of vendors.

    Article Link: 'Absalt EasyWakeup' Monitors Sleep Patterns to Function as Smart Alarm Clock
  2. macrumors 68030


    Oct 7, 2007
    DFW, TX
    Not the first time for a device to do this. But it would be a first for the iphone.
  3. macrumors 68020


    Mar 1, 2004
    I'd be interested in some reviews of this. Not sure I want to drop $10 before I've seen it in action sort of thing. Then again, I sleep for large periods of the day already, so don't think it'd make much of a difference to me.
  4. macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2007
    I'm not sure I'd want my phone strapped to my arm while i slept...
  5. macrumors 68030


    Oct 7, 2007
    DFW, TX
    also, it would suck to have this app on all night long. Without background tasks, is see this soft of app not very valuable.
  6. macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2006
    imagine the app crashes and you wake up 2 hours late LOL
  7. macrumors 68000


    Jun 29, 2007
    I was thinking the same thing...what if I brake my phone I move around a lot...
  8. macrumors member

    Jan 27, 2008
    Wow! Very cool. I'd be tempted to try that.

    Waking up to an alarm is needlessly unpleasant.

    Anything to soften the cracking of the masters whip is welcome.
  9. macrumors newbie

    Apr 15, 2009
    Hi all!
    I'm one of developer EasyWakeup.

    you could find some reviews here - http://easywakeup.net/content/easywakeup-reviews

    At first, this is not first version. And stability of app is our first prerogative. And if even you have some doubt about crashes you can use it simultaneously with build-in alarm clock.
  10. macrumors newbie

    Apr 15, 2009
    You are right. We can't doing anything this it cause Apple SDK limitation (not yet, maybe on OS 3.0). Therefore we have version for jailbroken devices. It much better that AppStore version.
    Look here about drain battery information.
  11. macrumors 68000


    Jun 4, 2007
    New York City & South Florida
    I wouldn't mind having the phone attached to me... but I charge my iPhone at night... I'd probably roll over and strangle myself!
  12. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 25, 2007
    Are there other options available in the App store for strapping on my arm at night? Interesting proposition...
  13. Eso
    macrumors 68000


    Aug 14, 2008

    You have to strap your iPhone to your arm, in your sleep, overnight, with an app running the entire time...

    Thanks for the chuckle.
  14. macrumors member

    Sep 16, 2007
    The FAQ copied below is a little confusing:

    I just bought the App Store version, so does my 6 month old iPhone 3G drain 2% or 54% - based on the above that is not clear?

    I would plan to turn off wifi and 3G, but leave the phone running (with 2G) if possible, in case a call comes in. I'd go to bed between 12mn and 1AM, and wake up between 9:00 and 9:30AM. What would my estimated battery percentage remaining be when I wake up?

    Does the phone need to be off (airplane mode) so that background push mail doesn't interrupt it, is that why it must be in airplane mode, or is having the phone off a battery life issue?
  15. macrumors 6502


    Jul 31, 2008
    Destin, Florida
    um yea.. not to use an application that costs almost 10 bucks
  16. macrumors newbie

    Apr 15, 2009
    We have updated FAQ page.
    If you leave the phone running your battery will be drained for 2-3%. Under the stipulation that, on you have a good cover for signal (two or more signal stripes - look at picture).

    Attached Files:

  17. macrumors member

    Sep 16, 2007
    The battery will run down over time even without the EasyWakeup running - Do you mean the battery will be drained a total of 2-3% more than if EasyWakeup wasn't running? That seems like very little drain from having the phone in standby and waiting for calls - do you mean 2-3% per hour?

    An easier way to answer - If I charge my iPhone to 100% full before I go to bed, and sleep 8 hours with the phone turned on with 2 or more bars of cell signal, what estimated percentage will the battery be when I wake up?

    Sorry for being so dense and not understanding. It's probably easier for you if I just try it tonight and see what happens, without making you answer more questions.
  18. macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2006
    I am interested in reviews as much as others but for some reason for me its just another Placebo effect device. Maybe I am wrong.
  19. macrumors newbie

    Jun 13, 2007
    well i'll just buy it and test it the next week. sleep is important so i don't care if some money was wasted
  20. macrumors newbie

    Apr 15, 2009
    2 HeadphoneAddict
    Sorry for confusing.
    We are sleeping with iPhone every night (about 7 hours) with Airplane mode ON. And drain battery is 2% for our phones. We are using EasyWakeup Full.
    Unfortunally we can't say exactly what happens if you set Airplane mode OFF.
  21. macrumors member

    Oct 22, 2005
    OKC & Lubbock, TX
    This sounds great! I can't decide whether I want the Cydia version or the AppStore version... Hmm. I had been eying those watches for a while, though ... this sounds really interesting.
  22. macrumors 6502a


    Apr 12, 2005
    California, US
    I will definatly buy this when an accessory is developed as a wrist strap. Something like a wireless wristband and a 30 pin dock connector would be well worth the extra expense. Even better if I could still charge the phone while using the accessory (Bluetooth accessory maybe?).

    I always wanted to buy one of those watches that do this. I would prefer to support the iPhone developers.
  23. macrumors member

    Jun 26, 2007
    Hey holventure

    I purchased the app from the App Store and would like to know that if i show evidence of my purchase, you can provide a key to the full cydia version so i can decide which one is better.

    Thank You,

  24. macrumors P6


    Feb 3, 2005
    Right side of wrong
    hmm. i wish there was a way to try this out before i buy it. if it actually worked, then i wouldn't mind buying it. but i have to sleep with it in my hand all night?
  25. macrumors member

    Dec 3, 2008
    I'd imagine if you just left it on your bed it should still work picking up vibrations from the mattress springs.

    Assuming it works relatively. When you're out your body is paralyzed and there should be no motion, so when there is minute movement it should pick it up.

    In theory. This app probably will suck for a bed of two. ;)

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