I'm not evaluating unique alarm clock apps for Android even though it may seem that I do right now. I reviewed Puzzle Alarm Clock two days ago which forced you to solve puzzles to turn off the alarm. Today, it is Walk me up! Alarm Clock which uses a different kind of activity to prove that you are really awake before it turns off the alarm.
It basically forces you to walk a certain amount of steps instead of having to solve puzzles. Walking may indeed be easier than having to solve puzzles when you are still sleepy and maybe even blinded by the bright display of the Android device. The idea here is to get you out of bed when the alarm rings, and what better way of achieving that goal than to link the alarm to a certain number of steps that you have to walk.
The app displays all current alarms on start, each with the set time, days, and whether it is active or not. You can tap on any alarm here to modify its settings, or use the new alarm or quick alarm options to set new alarms. The quick alarm feature enables you to add an alarm for the next 1 minute to 6 hour period in two clicks.
Add new alarm on the other hand creates scheduled alarms. Here you can set the time and weekdays that you want the alarm to be active, as well as the ringtone or song and whether you want the phone to vibrate as well.
You may want to open the settings of the app before you configure your first custom alarm. Here you can not only set the number of steps that you need to walk to dismiss the alarm, but also disable the snooze button, set the snooze duration, disable voice assistance (which counts the steps for you), and the step and shake sensitivity. There is no upper limit in regards to the steps, setting the app to 10999 steps before it turns off the alarm worked well for example. I would not recommend you to set it that way though, unless you want to play a prank on a family member or friend.
The application may come in handy if you have troubles getting up in the morning. Between this app and the puzzle alarm app, you have enough options to make sure you get out of bed when the alarm rings.
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