Lark alternatives

Silent alarm clock and sleep sensor for iPhone/iPad. Designed with Harvard sleep expert and pro sports sleep coach. LARK wakes you silently and gently- you’ll even snooze less. The LARK wristband (lovingly known as wrist pajamas) uses an actigraphy microsensor to detect your unique sleeping patterns. No syncing, it automatically shows up on your phone.
GeraldD | 28.06.11 | #
I purchased a Lark Sleep Sensor over one week ago because I really like the idea of monitoring my sleep. The alarm part was also desirable. To my regret, this is a very frustrating realization of a nice idea. Consider:.
The sleep monitoring is not very correct.
The bluetooth does not always work, and when it is not working, there is no way to specify the alarm. This has already resulted in one nights sleep not being registered, even after spending > 45 minutes (i should have been sleeping) trying to get it to work, following the instructions. the tech support.
I can not access the Lark site from my iPhone, which means you can't access the online dashboard. When you log on from a computer, it does not have your sleep log, so no added value.
After you purchase the Lark, you learn that to get more than the alarm clock and sleep monitoring, you have to pay $60 for an annual subscription, which is not at all clear on the sales literature. basing on the inaccurate monitoring (assuming it operates every night) how can the $60 analysis be correct?.
The warranty is only for 30 days - not a typo - only 30 days.
The stand does not charge your iPhone but only has a USB port in it.
In conclusion, I am taking my Lark back before the 14 day return period is over. The sleep monitoring is not robust. The general sleep analysis is not available from an iPhone and when you log on with a computer the site does not have your sleep information. When the bluetooth does not work, the alarm function does not work, which has already failed in the first 8 nights of use (last night). The $60 annual payment, the lack of technical support, and the 30 day warranty don't inspire any confidence. This is a offering not ready for prime time. Save your $130 + $60, there must be a better offering out there. I am certainly going to look for it.
Panagiotis | 13.04.12 | #
Ok first I have to say it operates. Meaning that first It can wake me up. Second I didn't notice any blue tooth com issue with my iPhone 4. But I notice some synchronize issues with web account. Don't know why. Finally I believe that is quit correct on sleep quality bug. That the general reason I have one of those devices. It is an interesting device.
RonaldE | 11.05.12 | #
What a awesome idea, so awesome that I didn't do my normal blog diligence and acquired. What a joke this thing is. Who wants to wake up and remember their lock code on their iPhone just so the thing will shut off ? No offense, but do you really all sleep with your iPhone by your bedside and the docking gadget for the Lark. really ? Multiple connection problems and I have a 4s that rocks my Jawbone Jambox and other Bluetooth gadgets but not the Lark. Such incredible marketing and design and a difficult (on the device) shut off couldn't be incorporated ????? Really ?? I know, I say Really alot. Anyway, I suppose it operates for some that are very detailed in their pre-bed and post wake up routines but for me it caused bad sleep.
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