Apple Watch - Timer App & Alarm App Review
One of the bundled iOS apps for Apple Watch.
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Pro Works without iPhone
Almost entirely functional without iPhone. The only thing that requires the iPhone is renaming the labels for the alarms. This comes in really handy for situations where phones are confiscated or frowned upon in monasteries or temples, retreats etc.
Haptic Feedback is as nice as it gets for a discreet but clear and unmistakable alarm for those drowsy moments.
Pro Dead simple
Timer App: Select from several preset timers, or set a custom amount of time before the timer goes off.
Alarm App: Click Add alarm, pick a time you want the alarm to go off and you're done. Optionally you can go back into the alarm if you want it to persist, give it a name (provided an iPhone is connected), or if you want to disable the snooze function or to delete the alarm. From the main screen all you can do is toggle alarms on or off.
Con Must charge daily
With the Phone on Airplane Mode the Apple Watch will easily last all day leaving plenty of buffer room to charge, but still, it will require recharging on a daily basis. For many, the most convenient time to do this is as part of their bedtime or wake-up routine. Sometimes both if the watch is used as a wake-up alarm or sleep tracker.
Con No bells or whistles
No sounds of bells, no warm up periods, no statistics, no homekit integration. It's the equivalent of a kitchen egg timer except it's strapped to your wrist and it's silent.