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3 Alarm Clock Alternatives

3 Alarm Clock Alternatives
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Walk up! Alarm Clock
A drastic option for heavy sleepers, this iOS app has an alarm that can be silenced only one way: by taking your smartphone for a stroll. The free cheat-proof app can't be muted, shaken or shut off.

ZenAwake
Designed to wake users peacefully, ZenAwake's alarm plays low-frequency sound waves that "relax and focus your mind." The iOS app, $2.99, also displays a daily inspirational quote that users can share via Facebook or Twitter.

BetterMe
There's nothing more motivating than a good public shaming. That's the concept behind this accountability app--free for iOS and Android--that humiliates users by posting to Facebook when they snooze through their alarm. Embarrassing? Sure. But so is oversleeping.

Portland, Ore.-based writer John Patrick Pullen has covered travel, business and tech for publications including Entrepreneur, Fortune, The Magazine, and Wired. Find him at www.jppullen.com.

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This article was originally published in the November 2013 print edition of Entrepreneur with the headline: Alarming Alternatives.

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