Review: Fizz Alarms
One thing that’s nice about having a Windows Mobile Device is that (ironically) Microsoft offers one of the more open mobile operating systems on the market. The ability to choose your hardware form factor, and then customize your device with applications and settings gives you more flexibility than any competitor.
The best applications (particularly for the mobile environment) are often some of the simplest. Many are simple upgrades to applications that may come pre-installed on your device. Fizz Alarms qualifies for both of these statements. Using your cell phone as an alarm clock is nothing new. Many Americans have stopped wearing watches in lieu of utilizing their cell phone to tell the time. Fizz Alarms attempts to improve upon the simplicity, power and flexibility offered to you by a digital watch while utilizing the hardware that you already carry around in your pocket.
To see all of the features in detail, this is the place to be.
Fizz Alarms offers you the ability to schedule alarms for a set time of day, and then on a schedule. The scheduling feature borders on overkill. The daily alarm allows you to choose the days of the week that you wish your alarm to activate. This is useful for setting one alarm for the work week, and another for the weekend. The monthly alarm allows you to set the alarm to go off on a set day each month. The yearly alarm will allow you to set one day each year for the alarm to activate. The last option allows you to set the alarm to go off only once; after which the alarm is retained, but deactivated.
Once your schedule is set, you can also modify such options as what sound to play, whether vibration is used, or if you want the sound to increase in volume over time. Additionally, you can customize the snooze duration (imagine being able to set the snooze for a work day at 5 minutes, while the weekends are set to 30).
But wait, there’s more! Fizz Alarms also supports stopwatch and counter functionality. The stopwatch provides all of the features that you would expect, with lap times (including the ability to save times) and also the ability to prevent your device from going to sleep. The counter option allows you to specify an amount of time before an alarm will fire. The counter alarm offers the same features as the standard alarm functionality.
Fizz Alarms is very finger-friendly. With large buttons and an intuitive control set a stylus or hardware keyboard are not necessary. All of the functions are similar to a digital watch or clock, giving you an intuitive method of inputting and manipulating the program.
Travelers or those that have a constantly varying schedule would do well to pick up a copy of Fizz Alarms. A three day trial is available, and will quickly sell you on the benefits of having such a flexible and powerful alarm clock. Grab your copy at the WMExperts store for $14.95.
|Ratings (out of 5)Features: 4Usability: 4Overall:||ProsGood set of features for a reasonable priceUsable, finger-friendly design is very easy to useConsNo intuitive way to navigate to your own music for alarm sounds|
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George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.