Looking for a simple repeating alarm.

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    There are tons of alarm clock apps in the market but i just need my alarm to do one thing. Go off every 2 hours after i turn it on. I cannot figure out how to do that on the stock alarm app, if its even possible.

    Anyone come across an app that i can set to go off every what ever amount of time during the day?

    Thanks
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    Easy to do with the stock alarm clock, but will take a little bit. You'll have to make an alarm for every second hour and have it repeat every day.
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    ^^ I thought of doing it that way but my start times vary depending on what tine I get up and eat. I might be able to do it with a stop watch app that had a count down feature that can run in the background.
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    I use Touch Timer. You can set it for hours, minutes, and/or seconds. Very simple to use and you can have anything you like for the alarm sound. I'm using the "time to get up, sir" soundbyte from The Andromeda Strain.
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    If you had a clock that would allow you a 2 hour snooze, that should work but I don't know of one.
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    I'm looking for the same thing. Its so simple its mind boggling, yet with God knows how many apps out there I haven't seen a simple reminder app. I don't want to set it for a specific day or hour, I just want something that vibrates (once!) That I don't have to turn off, every 5,10,20 minutes or whatever I say forever until I turn it off, then again When I turn it back on. How hard is it to make my own? Sorry, very frustrated that I can't find something so simple.
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    Interesting. Is this a diabetes thing? Parking meter thing? Or like my young son, a thing to remember to go pee?

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    Well for me its a health thing, i need an alarm to go off every two hours so i can eat :). But i use Count Down Alarm App, and just set it for two hours and click go. Works perfect.
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    I need it as a motivational tool. They sell timers that vibrate every set amount of time to remind you to get to work, change your thoughts, or whatever habit you are trying to implement/break. I need something I dont have to reset or acknowledge, just something that vibrates once and keeps going.
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    Sorry to bump a two year old thread, but I figured I'd ask and see if anyone has found anything yet?
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    Use a countdown timer that can repeat. HTC has one in the stock clock app.

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    Guess it's not on the Rezound, can't find a way to make it repeat. I can't believe something so simple is so difficult to find!
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    I just came from my first physical therapy appointment and was looking for a similar app. I need to get up every two hours and do a back exercise. I am trying an app called Calendar Snooze. I made a calendar entry called Exercises for when I wanted it to go off the first time, and I plan to snooze it every time it goes off. I've already verified that I can snooze it for two hours. So far so good, so I thought I would share.
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    Interesting. Is it a separate calendar within the app? And so you set it at, say, 2pm, and tell it to go off at 4, and then set snooze for 2 hours and hit it when the phone goes off, yes?

    If I got that correct then please keep us (or at least me) updated on how consistently it works. As a LMT I'm looking for something I can recommend to clients to help them remember to do certain stretches, adjust posture, use ice or heat etc etc. Same idea as your PT so please let me know!
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    It isn't its own calendar. It's just an add-on to the Google calendar app that gives you better snooze options instead of just 10 minutes. So far it's working pretty well. This morning after I got settled in at my desk i created an event in my Google calendar for two hours from then. In that calendar event I set one reminder 0 minutes before the event and will snooze the notification for two hours when it goes off. I did this yesterday and was able to keep snoozing the same event for two hours each time.

    It's a little silly to have to make a dummy event on my calendar each day but this gets me the behavior I want so oh well!

    Hope that helps!
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    I was looking for something along these lines myself (I need a reminder to do some stretches my physical therapist recommended every 3 hours) and eventually figured out the magic Google string: 'medicine reminder app android'. There are several apps designed to remind people to take their medicines; not exactly my situation but close enough. A couple of recent reviews at 3 Free Android Apps That Help To Remind You To Take Pills On Time and There's an App for That! A Review of Medication Reminders - 22-Mar-12: InfoSheets and Tools Pharmacy tips article: contact Ying Tang Ng. I haven't tried any yet but I'm going to start with AnyTimer.
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    Finally!! I knew they had to be out there somewhere...


    Please let us know what you think of AnyTimer or any others you try!
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    AnyTimer works for me so far. I don't demand much of it, just one alarm five times a day, so I can't say much about its capabilities, but it does seem to do that just fine.
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    Was looking for the same thing which landed me at this thread, but I eventually came across Minute Manager which lets you set a repeating or non repeating reminder in X minutes/hours. Only thing it doesn't do is let you specify the exact time, it just counts up from the time you set it.
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    I use alarm clock pro ..
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