FreakyAlarm features 8 logic games, 5 priority levels and more than 30 "annoying sounds" that you can add to your music. Games include puzzles that make you solve a math problem, burst "alarm-bubbles" in order and tap shapes a certain number of times. Thankfully, the priority level settings do let you control a combination of the games' difficulty level and how "annoying," "irritating," or "loud" the alarm sounds are. There's an available "lock volume" function that offers built-in protection, if you think you might cheat in the disorientation of morning grogginess. Check out the video above for more details on how it works.
If you use the app regularly, it provides your "iWake coefficient," which basically calculates your statistics of minutes taken to wake up, number of alarm clocksand wrong answers all into a common value. Earn award badges like "Caffeinic Week" or "Robotic Month," as you improve or meet certain conditions with your iWake value. But if you lose discipline and sleep in, you could get "Lazy" or "Donkey" badges.
So as we adjust to "springing forward," rest assured that each morning this week, I myself will be setting aside my go-to, tranquil Rise Alarm Clock app, to try this extra mind jolt.
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