How could we improve Pillow?

Wake up with apple watch

We should be able to be awake directly through the Apple Watch...
With ringtone or vibrations or both

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We’re excited to let you know that the latest major update of Pillow gives you the option to setup alarms using the haptic feedback (vibrations) on the Apple Watch.

To achieve this, we had to use a special background mode that does consume more battery during the night. If you wish to keep battery consumption to a bare minimum, you can you always turn off that feature from the Settings dialog in Pillow on the Apple Watch:
Open Pillow on the Apple Watch > Scroll down and tap on “Settings” > De-select: “Apple Watch Haptics”.

Our warmest wishes for a healthy and successful new year with Pillow!

Team Neybox


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  • Martin Sternsberger commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Very cool! Thank you!

    How do I disable the the alarm sound on my iPhone? The alarm options are only showing a minimum of 5% (which means, it's still ringing).

  • Thomas commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I can’t get the smart alarm to work on the Apple Watch with pillow. Any ideas on what I’m doing wrong?

  • Anon commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi I’m just curious - I looked at the survey - and it says this feature would need to consume 50-60% battery? I’ve heard other apps like autosleep can do it without consuming so much battery

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Learn from Autowake app please! It's really smart and automatic silent alarm. And the power consumption is so low!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes, I still use Sleep Cycle together with Pillow because of this. And, because I like to see my sleep quality in a line graph as well as bar chart.

  • Martin Sternsberger commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I absolutely agree that this feature is necessary. I bought Pillow, but I’m using Sleep Cycle because it can wake me up vibrating my Apple Watch, so that my wife is not disturbed.

  • Martina J commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Apple Watch had a new software update for specific category for tracking HITT. That will help make it more accurate! But after update the setting option was invisible in my device Show me the not responding feature and give pop-up error iTunes error 0xe8000015. After a lots searches I found this blog So you can post new point on watch error.

  • Jas commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I’ve had this function on my previous cheap Chinese Smart Watch and was unpleasently surprised its not available for Apple Watch. Indeed I would like the function to have the alarm awake me bu vibrating my apple watch so my partner doesnt wake up when my alarm goes off

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate


    I try to find an app (for a long time now) that can wake me only with Apple Watch and also memory my sleeps cycle. I’m looking for this feature for 2 reasons 1/ I think the Apple Watch can be more precise to analyse the sleep cycle (including with heart rate) 2/when I’m sleeping I like to tune on airplane mode on both iPhone and Apple Watch and wifi router in my home when I’m sleeping to avoid radio waves.

    -> the type form isn’t working... :-(

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I don’t want to wake my girlfriend up! This made me stop using the app for a long time. Please make this feature come to life!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This feature would be good if it could start off gentle and get more aggressive in line with how awake you are becoming. Waking my wife is an issue for me too and she often wakes up before me when my watch starts buzzing (had a pebble before). So gentle start and getting stronger would be good.

  • Yendi commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes! Need this too!
    I also want a silent alarm to not wake up my wife!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate


    This the the only feature that prevents me from using this app.

    I wake up early the the morning, however, I don’t want to wake up my wife as well. Therefore, silent alert through apple watch is essential for users like me.

    Please add this feature. Thanks.

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