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Clockwise - App Review


Posted on February 15th, 2017

One of the hardest things to do every day for most people is to wake up – especially when it's way too early to wake up. Along with this fact is the idea that waking up feels so boring and repetitive by hearing your alarm ring over and over again. Luckily, smart technologies went thus far to catch up on the long-running monotony of the old-school alarm. Clockwise is a smart alarm that changes how people wake up every morning and brings a breath of fresh air to jumpstart the day.

Clockwise makes sure that waking up is a pleasure, not a chore. Built-in smart features work together to make waking up easier and more enjoyable – far different from the usual morning routine. While it keeps the essential functionality of a standard alarm clock, it goes leaps and bounds beyond the usual by offering so-called "modules", a set of smart integrations to your favorite services that serve to stream direct information right as you go out of your slumber. Modules offer a fully customizable alarm experience: it lets you choose what you exactly want to hear the moment you wake up. Say you need to catch up with the latest news or check the traffic as you prepare for work – Clockwise handles them with ease.

Creating your modules is easy. Clockwise currently offers 11 smart modules that you can choose. These include notifications, social media feeds from Reddit and Twitter, weather, news, and traffic conditions, among others. From here, it's up to you what module to choose and customize, and choose the time of day when you want the alarm to be triggered. The free ad-supported version of the app allows for 4 simultaneous active modules at any time. For a more flexible module selection, the Pro version is available for a fee where you can select unlimited active modules. These modules can also be ordered the way you want, so when the alarm sounds you know what comes next after the last. Clockwise taps the power of the built-in speech engine within the Android OS, using text-to-speech technology to read out the content you want to hear when the alarm sounds.

Clockwise allows you to break the monotony of waking up every day. Functional modules deliver dynamic and updated content right as you wake up, setting a new bar for jumpstarting your day. It is available as a free download in the Google Play Store.