Hey Siri, set an alarm.. oh wait..

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Trhodezy, May 1, 2015.

  1. Trhodezy macrumors regular

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    ... can the Apple Watch set an alarm on your phone via Siri? OR does it set an alarm on your watch only. If so, does the watch alarm work well, is it loud enough to wake you?
     
  2. greytmom macrumors 68040

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    It does both. Depends on how easily you wake. I need a bomb to go off to get me up.
     
  3. Trhodezy thread starter macrumors regular

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    Haha, you and I both mate.

    Thanks for the answer, can't wait to get my hands on one of those bad boys!
     
  4. jst1nt macrumors regular

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    Its not so much the sound but the tapping that wakes me up when I sleep with it.
     
  5. zacheryjensen macrumors 6502a

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    I've been running my watch alarm slightly offset from my phone alarm to see if it will work. So far, it wakes me up just fine, and I don't even have it on the loudest setting.

    I think it works well right now partly because I'm not really sure what to do with it when it's going off. With my phone I have a bad habit of picking it up, unlocking it to disable the alarm, then browsing Twitter for a few seconds and falling back asleep.

    With the watch it's like... I look and wonder... do I swipe? No. Sleep calculus intensifies... press the crown and tap to dismiss the alarm and then what? I guess I should put it back on the charger? I dunno. By this point I'm usually awake enough that I get up and do what I need to do at whatever time.

    So, I guess I won't know until I get used to it if it will work in the long term, but, it's waking me up for now.
     
  6. Mobster1983 macrumors 6502a

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    Im a fairly light sleeper and so it works for me. If you wear the watch while sleeping, the tactic feedback will vibrate on the wrist and want you up as well. I ordered a sport band since the Milanese isn't really the best to wear while sleeping, and hoping some apps will be able to use the heart rate monitor to track sleep. There is a lot of potential there for fairly accurate sleep tracking and waking you up when you are in a certain lighter stage of sleep (similar to what the jawbone does)
     

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