What is the most powerful shake alarm clock?

William1994

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I tried SA-SB1000, my phone (S7) and SnakenWake watch, none of them wakes me up.
 

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Where are you locating the puck ?
SA-SB1000 puck under pillow. Phone (fully charged) in my PJ or casual pant pocket and shake band on ankle. Sometimes I put all 3 under my pillow or have band on my hand
 

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SA-SB1000 puck under pillow. Phone (fully charged) in my PJ or casual pant pocket and shake band on ankle. Sometimes I put all 3 under my pillow or have band on my hand

I found it worked better under the mattress about where my shoulderblades are (or mid-lower back)
 

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Agreed, under the pillow is best for external alarm pucks. You might consider using an Apple Watch. Can't say if it will be strong enough for you, but using the built-in App Alarm has worked great for me.
 

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Agreed, under the pillow is best for external alarm pucks. You might consider using an Apple Watch. Can't say if it will be strong enough for you, but using the built-in App Alarm has worked great for me.
What are alarm pucks? :)
 

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I'm using the Sonic Alert SB200SS travel model and it works awesome. Very powerful shaker. I place it between the mattress and box that is roughly between my chest and head level. I don't need a big alarm clock hence why I got the travel model. Plus I can set 2 different alarms. I wanted to get one that also flashes my lamp but did not need to spend the extra on it.
 

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What are alarm pucks? :)

This, but it has an alarm and it vibrates :p.
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My favorite way of waking up is heat and light; this is the way our body has evolved to wake up. I had this realization from living out of a tent for almost half a year. Tents become a sauna/steam room if you sleep in a spot that doesn't have shade.

I use a Philips Hue with a dawn simulator app and a TP-Link Smart Plug which turns on a Delonghi mica-thermic heater to wake me up. This kind of heater heats up very fast, emits no light, doesn't need a fan to circulate heat, and can be safely mounted to a wall (the back of the heater should not get hot). It's not good for bigger rooms though, and it's not well suited to heat a room for long periods of time as it doesn't retain heat like an oil based heater does. It's typically used in bathrooms, but I find it works great for waking me up or just keeping a small area of my room warm temporarily. I lived in a room the size of a walk-in closet for a couple years recently which was when I bought this heater.

My apple watch is more like my "backup" alarm in case I decide to go back to bed, or my only alarm when traveling or spending the night at friends etc.

Mind you I'm still getting by with a generation 1 Phillips Hue, the only advantage to the 2nd and 3rd generations are that they work with SIRI and Alexa. So, if you don't use your voice it's not a feature you're going to care about. Still, I'd opt for the newer models for better software and app compatibility. I'm starting to notice scheduled alarms are often disappearing on mine. I bought the bridge by itself and one bulb to test it and see if it was something I was willing to invest in. The color bulbs are still $50 each, I've only bought one extra bulb since then. So expensive gah. I'm looking forward to more affordable bulbs that emulate the sun better, it really helps to synchronize the body to a healthy rhythm.

I'd like to replace my setup so that a massage or heating pad is the heating element, but otherwise I'm pretty happy with it. I have all my alarms scheduled, but I often change the times, it takes about a minute to change them all. Small price to pay compared to waking up to rude vibrations from that mean puck!

I penny pinch in a lot of ways, but when it comes to health and sleep, I am willing to shell out more dough.

The OP asked for shake awake alarms, I know these don't match that request, but it's food for thought. I found puck alarms to be unreliable, and sometimes I would forget about it when spending the night elsewhere. I pissed off neighbors in dorms a couple times. Hearing roommates are not happy about that. This is never a problem with a fitness tracker watch and works quite well for me.
 
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