You would possibly wish to set a backup alarm in case you 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 have been set, inflicting some people 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 via 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 issues popping as much as safely say that it appears to be recurrently plaguing many Pixel Watch house owners.
“I’ve been having a problem that has now occurred 4 or 5 occasions 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 cellphone simply in case.”
Another user bumped into a problem the place they missed their little one’s feeding time due to the Pixel Watch’s snafu:
I’ve an alarm for 7PM set as a reminder to offer my son his milk. It labored simply tremendous 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 assumed perhaps it was some sort of glitch and deleted the alarm and remade one. Identical time (7PM) and it went off at 702 as an alternative.
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9to5Google posits that the Bedtime mode might be what’s making individuals late and maintaining 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 just aren’t buzzed awake by a drunk dial. It’s a attainable offender!
I’ve not been utilizing our Pixel Watch review unit persistently sufficient to see the identical points myself. To check this difficulty, I set 4 alarms on the Pixel Watch in succession, and every time it hit the mark. Then, once I turned on Bedtime Mode, it additionally rang the alarm on time. I contacted Google to ask if it’s conscious of the problem and can report if I hear again.