At Lucera Labs, we refer to an “alarm” run by Wakē as a wakeup because there’s so much more to a wakeup with Wakē than a traditional alarm.
When the scheduled wakeup time is reached, Wakē will scan the bed to identify the location of the user. As currently implemented, Wakē will always start a wakeup even if it is not sure if the user is actually there; in the future, users will have the option of letting Wakē decide whether to start a wakeup or not when Wakē is not sure if a user is in bed.
Once Wakē is pointed at the user, the wakeup will start with the gradual ramp of directional, focused light, which lasts multiple minutes. Once the light ramp is complete, Wakē then starts the directional sound ramp. When the directional sound ramp reaches full volume, Wakē will continue to shine the directional light and play the directional sound for a fixed one minute timeout period, after which the directional sound will turn off and the omni-directional speaker will turn on as a backup. After one minute of playing the omni-directional backup, Wakē will stop the wakeup by turning off the light and sound and then rotate back to the center position.