You would possibly need to set a backup alarm if you happen to depend on your Google Pixel Watch to get you up within the morning. The Pixel Watch is sounding off alarms later than programmed, in some instances so long as 10 minutes after they had been set, inflicting some of us to sleep longer than they need.
9to5Google reported on a number of Reddit threads which have popped up throughout the final month relaying concern over tardy alarms by Google’s Clock app. The threads describe alarms that go off between one to 10 minutes after its initially programmed time. It’s not a constant downside throughout the board, however there are sufficient considerations popping as much as safely say that it appears to be frequently plaguing many Pixel Watch house owners.
“I’ve been having a difficulty that has now occurred 4 or 5 instances through which my alarm will sound a couple of minutes earlier than or after the time that it’s set for,” writes one user, whereas this user expressed hesitancy to make use of the watch alarm in any respect. “I do have a backup set on my telephone simply in case.”
Another user bumped into a difficulty the place they missed their youngster’s feeding time due to the Pixel Watch’s snafu:
I’ve an alarm for 7PM set as a reminder to provide my son his milk. It labored simply advantageous for awhile however as of the previous few days (began Monday) it was going off late. On Monday it confirmed it was nonetheless set for 7PM but it surely went off at 701. So I believed perhaps it was some form of glitch and deleted the alarm and remade one. Similar time (7PM) and it went off at 702 as an alternative.
9to5Google posits that the Bedtime mode might be what’s making individuals late and preserving the Pixel Watch in deep sleep, because it appears to be the connecting thread for others experiencing the alarm points. Bedtime mode turns off the always-on show and the tap-to-wake performance in order that the smartwatch doesn’t blast you awake in the course of the evening. Bedtime mode additionally turns off notifications so that you simply aren’t buzzed awake by a drunk dial. It’s a attainable perpetrator!
I’ve not been utilizing our Pixel Watch review unit constantly sufficient to see the identical points myself. To check this challenge, I set 4 alarms on the Pixel Watch in succession, and every time it hit the mark. Then, after I turned on Bedtime Mode, it additionally rang the alarm on time. I contacted Google to ask if it’s conscious of the difficulty and can report if I hear again.