Wake Up Without Bugging Your Loved One
Waking up is hard. Doing it without bothering the person who shares your bed, but not your schedule is even harder. Technologies for waking people up often don't account for that fact.
Lark Technologies thinks it has an answer. The Lark is a wristband with a vibrating alarm, with an additional twist: the device connects (via a free downloadable app) to your iPhone and monitors your sleep patterns. The company isn't specific about what it is measuring, but it says it can rate your sleep (on a scale from one to 10) and offer recommendations to improve it.The data is uploaded to Lark's web site.
Of course, a big selling point is the vibrating alarm. When it goes off, it only awakens the wearer, rather than anyone else sharing the bed. This accomplishes two things: it lets a partner sleep in if they want, and thus goes a long way to improving their sleep (and likely reducing a good chunk of crankiness as well). For some that may be worth the price: $99 for the stripped-down version and $159 for the "Pro."
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