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Duane Benson
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Duane Benson   10/8/2013 10:59:45 AM
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Max - "Would you like to use your smartphone to text a message to your alarm clock for a 6:00am wake-up ... or would you rather walk into the bedroom and simply say "clock, wake me up at six o'clock tomorrow morning"?"

Hmmm. Tough question...

Really though, I guess voice recognitionis okay in appropriate situations. I can acknowledge that it can be useful for many people in many situations, but I'm still kind of a Luddite on this one.

For me, the alarm clock fits into a different situation. I have to get up earlier on Monday's for a meeting. If I had an alarm that could take a different setting per day, I'd be fine. But, as it is I have to remember, some time on Sunday, to set my alarm early. I'm usually some place else, so when the thought pops into my head, I probably would like to be able to send a text to my clock before I forget again.

On the other hand, my phone is my alarm and it's always with me so my argument is invalid.

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kfield   10/8/2013 11:07:47 AM
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@Duane I'm not sure about telling my alarm clock what time to wake me up (come to think of it i tell my husband that!) but I could definitely be into shouting at it to turn itself off, rather than fumbling around for the off button.

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Max The Magnificent   10/8/2013 11:31:03 AM
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@Duane: For me, the alarm clock fits into a different situation. I have to get up earlier on Monday's for a meeting. If I had an alarm that could take a different setting per day, I'd be fine.

I'm thinking of an alarm that you coudl say "Clock, wake me up at 6:00am on Monday mornings and 7:00am the rest of the week, but don't wake me on Saturday's or Sundays" and your waife could say "Clock, wake me up at 8:30 on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday." And it would know you were two differemnt people who wanted different times. And if you thought of something liek "I have to catch a plane tomorrow morning" you coudl call your clock on your smartphone or you coudl email it saying "wake me at 5:00am tomorrow morning and cancel my alarms for the rest of this week"....

 

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Duane Benson   10/8/2013 11:35:46 AM
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Max - Or, even better, an alarm that talks to my calendar. The alarm could see the flight and subtract an estimated get ready and travel time. Then my alarm would ask me: "Would you like to wake up at 5:00am." I'd only need to reply with "sure" or "a half hour earlier."

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Max The Magnificent   10/8/2013 11:37:16 AM
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@Duane: Or, even better, an alarm that talks to my calendar...

Now you are getting into the swing of things...

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