Whether it was an exam the next day, an interview for the job I loved, a date, or anything of importance, an alarm was always there throughout these years – I’m a guy who was in his senses before the smartphone era – to make me punctual which I’m not at all.
During the last decade, I witnessed everything becoming smart but the alarm clocks. Functionalities of every gadget have improved but an alarm clock still rings at a set time.
I felt happy recently when I found a granted patent hinting Apple deciding to break this stagnancy. Its new alarm clock is not a typical alarm that rings on a particular time rather it follows a smart health centric approach!
What I learned from the patent is that this alarm clock makes sure you are not sleep deprived. How it does that? Keep reading to find out, my friend.
How Apple’s Alarm Clock Keeps You From being Sleep Deprived?
You know that you don’t fall asleep directly after going to bed. You first follow the bedtime rituals which include scrolling your FB feed, Instagram Stories or YouTube videos for hours. Then only you decide to put your smartphone away.
A typical alarm clock doesn’t know that. If you generally require 6 hours of sleep and set an alarm for 7 am but sleep at 4:30am, your alarm clock still rings at 7am without considering that you slept for only 2:30 hours.
Apple’s new alarm clock doesn’t do that! It activates your alarm only after you stop using your phone. To be more accurate, it uses your biometric signals – heart rate, breathing rate – and body movements to confirm that you are sleeping.
Once this gets confirmed, your sleeping hours start getting counted and so your alarm time gets postponed accordingly. Further, you can also let the clock know you are about to sleep.
Important thing: The Alarm clock won’t be revising itself if you set an alarm for a meeting or something else which is important. And when you will be travelling, it gets adjusted to the new time zone.
This alarm clock helps you get power naps, too. The procedure is almost similar: set a power nap time, 15 minutes (say), and press your smartphone screen gently. It works on an assumption that as you start falling asleep, the pressure put on the screen keeps decreasing.
Once it gets confirmed that you have slept, the nap time gets activated and your alarm rings exactly after 15 minutes.
This pressure sensing thing is handy for those people who don’t own a smartwatch. It makes sure that the alarm clock works even without considering biometric signals.
Also, when the competition of best personal assistant is on peak, Apple is also trying to make Siri super intelligent, after all she is the first personal assistant we got.
Apple recently is making Siri to interconnect with all Apple device. This means you can give a command from your Apple watch to cue a movie in your Apple TV. Click here to read about it.