Sunday, October 2, 2011

Getting up with Wakemate

Hey everyone,

Another day, another post, another gadget... This time I'm talking about: wakemate

You probably know the scenario, even when getting a fair amount of sleep, some days you just wake up feeling like a zombie, while you are fresh as a daisy on another day with the same number of hours of sleep... The explanation for this lies within our body programming and our sleep cycles...

When we sleep, we go through different stages of sleep. Together all these phases of sleep create our sleeping cycle, and it is about 90 minutes in length. Normally you wake up at the end of a cycle, but when you need to get up at a certain hour it's possible that you're still in the middle of one. This causes you to feel exhausted and zombie like.

To avoid feeling like this the wakemate was created. It's a simple wrist band which you put on when going to bed. During your sleep this band analyses different parameters and it decided whether you are sleeping firm or light.
On itself this wristband is pretty useless, as it only registers. But when you connect it to your smartphone using a special app, your phone can decide when you are ready to be awoken.
The rest is fairly simple, just enter around when you want to get up and your phone wakes you when it fits best... This ought to solve some of the "I can't get out of bed" problems.

This gadget can be bought at the products website for the price of 60$

Something for you?
Let me know =D


  1. Hm, interesting premise, wonder how well it works, and how "smart" it is. I'd hate to miss an appointment because my smart alarm decided I should sleep for another hour!

  2. It's pretty expensive for what it delivers, but... on the other hand - I personally have too many days full of difficulties with waking up, even with - mentioned by you - several hours of sleep.

  3. Whoa, that is incredible! I have pretty bad problems with waking up and this isn't that expensive so I might give it a shot.

  4. Too pricey for my wallet. I just set my alarm an hour before I need to get up and snooze it till I want to get up every 10 min or just get up. Also have the volume loud as hell!

  5. It's pricey, but if this really works, I'm getting it!