The number one reason people claim they are late for work is that they overslept. But the makers of a new product called the Amplifyze TCL Pulse Bluetooth Enabled Alarm say if you use their alarm clock, that excuse won't work anymore.
Have you ever made a mad dash out the door because you didn't get up in time?
Well, there's a Bluetooth-enabled device that promises to make sure you don't miss an important meeting, appointment, flight or class. It's called the Amplifyze TCL Pulse Alarm. The makers claim it's a wireless, radiation-free solution that conveniently fits in the palm of the hand or under a pillow.
According to a product video, "Set the alarm with the pulse app and wake up to your choice of vibration patterns that will get you out of bed and ready to take on the day."
But you ask, Danielle, does it work?
Todd Conn, who works long hours fixing computers, agreed to test it out.
"I've always wanted to try one, so it was nice to be able to try it."
He says the instructions were easy to follow.
"If you follow the steps, follow exactly what it says, it should be easy to install."
But he didn't think it was loud enough.
We set the alarm for five minutes after I had installed the device and it went off. It sounded okay, but if you're a heavy sleeper, probably not going to hear it," he says.
Just to be sure, he tested it again. But Conn said he was not impressed.
"It does its job. It does what it says it does, but would I use it? Probably not."
Conn says the alarm on his cell phone was louder.
A spokesperson for Amplifyze TCL Pulse had this to say:
"I could only say that is one person's opinion, as we have had many others, who have said that both alarms were more than adequate in terms of their strength."
Although I'm thinking a product, like the Carpet Alarm, might get you up a little quicker.
So it seems the TCL Pulse Alarm isn't such a wake-up call.