We’re exploring ways to bring haptic feedback alarms on the Apple Watch and we’d like to hear your opinion about it.
We would deeply appreciate if you could spend a few minutes to take a short survey we have prepared. It will help us learn more about how you view this and other features that we are considering for the future of Pillow on the following link:
@neybox Didn't see a place for comments in the survey, so I'm posting this here. I would LOVE to use the smart alarm feature on Pillow, but because it does not have haptic feedback, it is a worthless feature to me since I am deaf. Audible alarms don't do anything. So all I can use Pillow for is sleep tracking. With haptic feedback in play, I'd totally take advantage of the smart alarm feature. Currently I have an elaborate 3 part alarm system. I have hue lights that fade from dark to light, a heater that turns on, and I use Apple Watche's built-in alarm app to wake me up for reals at the end of the light/heater session in case that wasn't enough to wake me up. If Pillow adds the haptic, that would be all that I need. Heater and light would be gravy but not necessary. I have noticed that it takes about 50% of the Apple Watch battery as it is, without the haptic feedback. I doubt it would really take an additional 50% to use the Haptic feedback, but hey I could be wrong. I'm glad the Pillow crew is looking into this. Thank you!
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.
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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.