374 votesAdminNeybox (Admin, Neybox) responded
Thank you everyone for the feedback. At the moment it is technically impossible to vibrate with haptic feedback for Pillow. In simple terms only apps that are in the foreground have limited access to habit feedback whereas Pillow works in the background and it is not allowed for third-party apps to bring the app in the foreground at a scheduled time, such as an alarm. We would gladly support this if it becomes possible on a future update of the watchOS
FYI a power nap app called Power Nap With Health Sync has just come out with an update where they figured out how to get a proper haptic feedback as an alarm. If they can't do it why can't you?
Edit: Perusing more recent comments I can see how they might be able to achieve this whereas you cannot. The longest nap is 90 minutes on the Apple Watch with their App. It's nice to finally have a 3rd party nap app I can use (although it's still not "smart")
As a deaf person, this is spit in the face concerning accessibilty. I should not be limited to the stock Apple Watch Alarm clock app just because I'm deaf…
Link to Power Nap With Health Sync below:
What you CAN do without restrictions from Apple is get on top of smart lighting, make a dawn and dusk simulation to trigger going to sleep and waking up for deaf people. Hue lights and Lifx would be good starts. Sleepcycle has had a dumbed down feature like this for ages (just turning off the light when going to bed, and brightening the light to white at wake up). I'd like to see you at the very least match that and more ideally, fill out the feature into something cool and worthy of an audible "ooh" or "wow".
This feature was what I expected when I bought this app, and this is something I really need as a deaf person. Sounds are not going to cut it for me. Perhaps if you make the case to Apple about accessibility issues, they might work something out with you.
4 votesAdam Logan shared this idea ·
I wanted to add that I would appreciate more than just lights on lights off options. It'd be nice to have a dawn simulator and dusk simulator complete with color temperature changes, intensity etc as close to the real thing. And then perhaps given the nature of this app on alerting us at the peak vs valley of rem cycles, a shorter duration dawn / dusk simulator (think 3, 5 or 10 minutes).
Since the haptic feedback as alarm is out (me being deaf this is a huge bummer) philips hue support is probably the next best thing.