I’m extremely prone to walking in late for work and classes thanks to my heavy sleeping. Once I hit the covers it is really hard for me to get up. Fortunately there are some great Android alarm clocks for heavy sleepers on the Google Play Store. We have already written an article about some great alarm clock apps and funny morning alarm ringtones but this one is tailored to wake those “unwakeables” among us. These apps are made to wake the most oblivious of sleepers with ease and they really work. Mild and soothing alarm tones don’t work very well on us and this is where the special powers of Android alarm clocks for heavy sleepers shine.
Note: These apps were run on a Samsung Galaxy S3 phone with a custom ROM based on Android 4.4 Kit Kat. The apps were tested over the course of a week and are proven to wake you up in an effective and timely manner.
1. Alarmy – Free and $1.71
1.a Free Version
Alarmy is the best solution for those who miss final exams and important meetings. The app has a unique way to getting you to wake up and it actually works really well. The app forces you to get up and take a picture of a pre-registered place. That’s right, you will need to get up and take a picture to shut that annoying alarm. For optimal results make the bathroom your registered place. This worked like a charm every time and the best part is you are already at the sink when you wake up. Objects and places can work with the app too but that will be too easy to cheat even with a hazy mind.
- A simple and interesting interface.
- Setting the app up for work is easy.
- It is by far the most annoying alarm.
The app’s standout way of forcing you off the bed makes it one of the best Android alarm clocks for heavy sleepers around. It has a track record of never failing on me.
1.b Paid Version
The paid version of the app removes the ads and supports the developers. There are no significant features added in the paid version.
2. I Can’t Wake Up! – Free and $2.99
But now you will!
2.a Free Version
The name of this app says it all. If you find yourself saying this every time you are late for school, this is the right app for you. It would have been the number one app on the list if it weren’t for the bland interface. Otherwise this app is amazing in waking you up. You can solve a basic math problem to make the alarm go shush. Arrange tiles or find pairs of matching colored ones. You can use the built in extra loud and annoying noises or select your own audio file.
- Solid, sound and reliable.
- The packaged alarm sounds are hard hitting.
- Multiple ways to effectively wake you up.
The app can launch a selected app after you have closed the alarm. I like to use this feature to launch the radio app automatically.
2.b Paid Version
The paid version of the app removes the annoying full screen ads. There is nothing more added to the experience though.
3. Puzzle Alarm Clock – Free With In-App Purchases
Solve puzzles in your morning haze
If you are confused by the multitude of options available in the previous app, you will feel at ease with this one. As the name suggest, this alarm clock uses a simple puzzle to wake you up. The app comes with an explosion sound which is efficient in waking up almost anyone. You can also select a soothing melody to wake you but that is not recommended.
- A simple and effective interface.
- The three in-built alarms are nice.
- Can launch another app after the alarm ends.
You can also disable the alarm with an NFC tag or QR code. Place the tag in your kitchen and you will be forced to walk there to shut this alarm up. It’s a handy feature if you find yourself dozing back to sleep every morning.
4. Alarm Pro – Free
It will wake your world
Wake up like a pro and remember everything thanks to this great looking app. Alarm Pro is one of the best among the Android alarm clocks for heavy sleepers. The interface is sharp and to the point and the design is one of the strongest areas. The app not only wakes you up from sleep but can also break your daydreaming. If you are forgetting anniversaries and birthdays, the app lends a hand there too.
- A modern looking interface.
- Can remember almost anything.
- A handy calendar app is included.
You can use this app very creatively. I set double alarms for important days, one that wakes me and the other tells me what to do after I have woken up. This way there is very little chance that I forget a birthday or an important meeting.
5. Timely Alarm clock – Free With In-App Purchases
Elegantly on time
This one is for those who need a little jazz in their alarm clock apps. Timely Alarm Clock will not only wake you up, it will wake you up in style. The app has an amazing range of customizations, from sounds to looks, it has them all. The app not only looks great on smartphones but also stuns on tablets. The themes are absolutely gorgeous to look at and really set the mood right in the morning. Most of the Android alarm clocks for heavy sleepers look bland and thankfully this app distances itself from that tradition.
- Use challenges with alarms to make you wake up.
- Turn your phone upside down to snooze it.
- Set alarms on all of your devices for the ultimate experience.
The app recognizes when you lift the phone to shut off the alarm. The app then lowers the intensity of the alarm so your head won’t hurt that much.
This ends the 5 best Android alarm clocks for heavy sleepers list and I know after installing them, you will wake up. If you still fear the sleep demon, try using two apps at once. But be warned, using more than one app will make your morning utter chaos. Now sleep easy knowing that a sharp sound and nudging phone will wake you up in the morning. Let us know in the comments section if you have any questions about these alarm apps. What’s next? Download the best calendar apps to make all your appointments after waking up.