AutoWake Is No Longer Available
Unfortunately we have had to withdraw AutoWake from sale, as it will not work as originally developed on the new WatchOS 10, due to a lot of changes under the hood released by Apple in the new WatchOS.
If you already own AutoWake you will continue to own it, but be mindful that updating to WatchOS 10 will cause issues. If you need to re-install the app you can do it via AppStore app - tap on your Profile and into Purchases.
If you are not aware, AutoSleep has a really great smart alarm built in. We built this with the long term plan to phase out AutoWake using an API that Apple developed with us in mind. This is why AutoWake was free in the bundle for all those years.
Information on AutoSleep Smart Alarm.
AutoSleep has been designed to have a feature that renders the snooze button redundant. Once you use it you will never go back. It is amazing how much better you feel once you use it.
Ideally set a 15 minute window and enable the arousal feature which will tap you once per minute during this window prior to sounding the alarm.
This will take you out of deeper sleep. You may not even notice the first few taps, but you will start to be woken up gradually and by the time your alarm goes off you will be fully awake. This feature was designed to replace snooze as snooze. It works incredible well! Also, DON'T use the early wake feature if using this.
What is a Smart Alarm?
AutoWake uses its Smart Wake system to check if you are in a lighter sleep phase in 5 minute intervals up to 30 minutes before your alarm time.
Waking up in lighter sleep results in you feeling less groggy and more alert and gives you a better start to your day.
How Does it Work?
You simply set the latest time that you need to be woken up, then an optional smart wake setting. This can be in light or medium sleep for a period of 15 or 30 minutes before your alarm time. You then turn the alarm on. Learn more.
Then, every 5 minutes before your alarm time, it checks your Apple Watch's sensors using our AutoSleep algorithms. If you are in light enough sleep, it will tap you on the wrist until you wake up.
Alternatively, if you don't want to be woken up early, you can just get a light bump on your wrist every 5 minutes in the 15 or 30 minute period before your alarm sounds. This often won't wake you, but will bring you out of deeper sleep before your alarm sounds.
New in AutoWake 3, you add alarms directly on your Apple Watch. You can create advanced "ultra smart" alarms that will wake you up after a set amount of sleep, or, scheduled alarms which work as a backup if you ever forget to turn on your alarm when you go to bed.
New in AutoWake 3 is an alarms list directly on your Apple Watch.
Touch an alarm to edit or delete.
Touch the switch to activate the alarm.
Turn the digital crown to scroll through your list of alarms.
Advanced "Ultra Smart" Alarms
New in AutoWake 3 are our advanced "ultra smart" alarms.
If you have our companion AutoSleep app and an Apple Watch with WatchOS 5 then you can now set sleep goals with intelligent smart reminders.
For example, let's say, every Thursday you want to set an alarm that will wake you after 8 hours sleep, but no later than 7:30AM and remind you 1 hour before your optimal bedtime based on your current sleep efficiency (time in bed versus time spent actually sleeping).
You can set advanced alarms for all sorts of scenarios. A fixed time, a time in bed, a sleep goal, a quality sleep goal or even based on your current sleep debt.
Advanced alarms can also let AutoSleep know you've turned lights off so it can track your time to fall asleep and trigger HomeKit scenes such as turning off your bedside lamp.
You can learn all about the different types of alarms here.
Scheduled alarms are greatly simplified in AutoWake 3. You now add scheduled alarms directly on your Apple Watch.
These are simple auto scheduled smart alarms which are useful if you ever forget to turn on an advanced alarm when you go to bed.
We've had some great stories from AutoWake customers. Here's a great one sent from a busy Dad.
Monday – I'm on kids school dropoff so need to be up by 5:30am, so I use the scheduled alarm for 5:30am
Tuesday – Work from home so don’t have to beat the traffic, set the 15min light sleep smart alarm for 6:30am, a nice gentle wake up
Wednesday – Back on kids drop-off, scheduled alarm again for 5:30am
Thursday – Meet the lads for a gym session at 6:00am, so set the 30min medium sleep smart alarm for 5:45am
Friday – My day off, use the AutoSleep Quality setting to wake me up when I have 80% quality. This is my favourite day!
Saturday – Kids sport, but not until 9am, so set a 15min light sleep smart alarm for 8am
Sunday – no alarm set! But I make sure my Sleep Bank is looking in credit.
Automatic Waking Heart Rate
Just before the alarm starts tapping you, AutoWake also automatically measures your waking heart rate. Waking heart rate is a great measure of wellness. An increase can indicate stress, illness or fatigue.
If for some reason the haptic alarm does not wake you, then there's a safety alarm. Your iPhone will begin speaking and/or playing music within 2 minutes of your set alarm time.
You can customise what you would like it to say, or what music you would like it to play. And no. Your iPhone doesn't need to be unlocked all night.
There's also a handy Last Alarm tab in the iPhone app.
This lets you see how active you were in 5 minute intervals prior to the time that your alarm was set. This lets you see if the smart alarm was triggered early as a result.