We all experience it; setting an alarm the night before for something important, only to hit snooze in the morning until we’re running behind. And each time the alarm goes off, it jolts you awake with beeps and boops.
Say hello to Warmly. Warmly takes the alarm out of waking up.
Warmly is a friendlier way to start your day than the traditional alarm clock. Wake up gently with the calm sounds of weather and something you enjoy: like cooking breakfast, brewing coffee, whistling at work, or catching a plane. It’s surprisingly natural and a fun way to get up and do something awesome instead of hitting snooze (in fact, Warmly purposely doesn’t have a snooze button!).
We made the user interface ultra-clean and simple. Just set the time you want to get up and Warmly will plan ahead to make stepping out of bed enjoyable.
A few minutes before your alarm is set to go off, Warmly will get the weather for your location and begin quietly playing ambient sounds. Warmly starts out silent and very gradually turns up the volume so you’ll wake up naturally to the sounds of the day and the activity you selected.
The goal of Warmly is to fade in gradually enough that you don’t wake up to an alarm, but rather that your body naturally ramps out of deep sleep as it slowly becomes aware of the environment.
So does it really work? Well, after trying it out the past week I have to admit it works better than I thought it would. In fact, the first couple days the weather sounds tricked me into thinking birds were outside my window as I opened my eyes (and I helped put those bird sounds into the app!).
I’ve also noticed that I wake up gently a minute or two before the final alarm time, which feels both relaxing and productive. I’m actually getting up slightly before I planned to.
Picking an activity is half the fun. We tried to start with nine commonly heard sounds that are both recognizable and pleasant.
The first three are all sounds around the home: making breakfast, brewing coffee, and waking up to muffled news. The middle three are other places: playing sports outside, meditating in the country, and whistling at the office. Finally, the bottom row are all travel sounds (since that’s often the reason to get out of bed): catching a plane, taking the subway, and driving a car.
There are a TON of alarm clock apps, but we really think this one is different. Warmly isn’t an alarm, it’s a better way to stick to your own goals and get up with a smile on your face. :)
We hope you’ll check out Warmly on Google Play and let us know what you think.
Get a great night’s sleep and wake up ready to do awesome things!