You might think there aren’t a lot of ways to reinvent the alarm clock. And then someone comes along and realizes that there’s no reason you shouldn’t be able to link the alarm clock in your phone with the GPS receiver, and suddenly there’s an app to ensure you don’t fall asleep on a train and miss your stop.

Sleep Blaster is an alarm application for the iPhone that doesn’t just let you set a time you want to wake up — but also lets you set a place. All you have to do is trace a line on a map, and when your phone physically crosses the line the alarm will go off.

Theoretically, I suppose you could also use this feature as a security alarm, since your phone will ring if someone grabs it and runs out of your house — but you know, all they have to do then is tap the button to turn off the alarm.

Sleep Blaster also has a feature that lets you snooze by yelling at your alarm instead of actually picking it up and pressing any buttons. While the folks at Gizmodo think that’s a bad idea since it makes snoozing a bit too easy, I personally think talking first thing in the morning takes more physical exertion than grabbing a phone and mashing my fingers against the buttons. Your results may vary.

Sleep Blaster is available from the iTunes App Store for $2.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...

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