Microsoft’s New App Means You’ll Never Oversleep Again

Microsoft has released a number of amazing apps for Android, and they’re not planning on stopping anytime soon. If you have trouble getting out of bed in the morning, their latest app may be for you.

Mimicker Alarm takes a new approach to waking you up. It’s too easy to hit the snooze button, so Mimicker requires you to play a little game before you can disable the alarm. If you can’t complete it in time, the app assumes you fell back asleep and rings again.

The free app is developed by Microsoft Garage, an experimental group in┬áthe company. Thus, the games you play in the morning aren’t simple┬ámath problems like other apps, but designed to use your phone in interesting ways using their experimental technology. In one game, the app tells you to make a happy, surprised, etc. expression and analyzes how well you do it through the front-facing camera. The other two games have you hunting for a certain color or pronouncing a tongue twister.

While this app won’t be for everyone, it’s certainly a neat idea and worth trying if you have trouble waking up in the morning. A bit of thinking and effort right as you wake up sets a good precedent for the day, and beats hitting the snooze button five times. Plus, by the time you’ve completed the game, there’s no way you’ll accidentally fall back asleep.

If this alarm clock isn’t your style, try a different annoying alarm clock for Android.

Do you like the idea of completing games to shut off your alarm? What are your thoughts on the app? Let us know if you’ve tried it below!

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