6 Best Vibrating Alarm Clocks [Reviews] | To Wake YOU Up

After spending hours in search of the best vibrating alarm clock out there, we have come to the conclusion that heavy sleepers need to purchase an option that works for them. Finding an option that works for you when it comes to vibrating alarm clocks means knowing where to look and what factors to look for.

Some of the most important factors include the type of alarm noise it makes when it wants to wake you. Does it have alternative wake-up features? We will be looking at more of these in the buyer's guide below.

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Our Rating
Sonic Alert Black Travel Shaking Vibrating Alarm Clock SB200



• Easy to user

• Bed shaker

• Volume Control

• Battery backup


(4.5 / 5)
4.5 out of 5

Sonic Alert SBJ525ss Sonic Bomb Jr., Black/Red



• Very loud alarm

• Large display

• Strong vibration


(4.1 / 5)
4.1 out of 5

Sonic Alert SB300SS



• Strong vibrations

• Less disturbing

• Flexibility vibrations

• Easy to configure


(4 / 5)
4.0 out of 5

Sonic Alert SBP100



• Easy snooze button

• Alarm on/off switch

• Lightweight design

• Battery operated


(4.2 / 5)
4.2 out of 5

Smartshaker 2 By iLuv



• Strong vibration

• Mobile app

• Longer snooze duration


(3.5 / 5)
3.5 out of 5

Silent Vibrating Personal Alarm Clock "Shake-N-Wake" (White)



• Can be worn

• Built-in reminder

• Silent vibration


(3.1 / 5)
3.1 out of 5

Buyer's Guide for the Best Vibrating Alarm Clock


1. Digital Display


The best alarm clock for deaf people should come with a Digital Display. This is way better than having them look through the night into an analog watch. You need something that is digital that makes it easy for you to read the time.

2. Loud Alarm


There are all kinds of vibrating alarm clocks with different alarm sounds. Some are soft while others can be gentle. If you're a heavy sleeper or you suffer from partial deafness, you need a vibrating alarm clock with a large volume behind it. This ensures that you will be awakened irrespective of the amount of sleep that you might have gotten. We have a couple of alarms in our reviews whose major positive is the sound of the alarm.

3. Alternative Wake-up Features


Granted, these features were not part of the clocks that our parents bought for us growing up but alarm clocks have gotten sophisticated over the years. Now, you can get vibrating alarm clocks with alternative wake-up features such as a soft music that plays an hour before the alarm sets off as well as light that helps you wake up naturally which are great if you're a heavy sleeper. Alarm clocks now come in a wide variety of features that will help you get a perfect sleep and wake up at the appropriate time.

Some even have hybrid digital and analog clocks which are perfect if you want an awesome kids alarm clock.

4. AM/FM Options


Irrespective of how you like to wake up - maybe to morning news or you prefer to have some light music playing in the background, a vibrating clock with a radio functionality will add some pleasant sound to your bedroom.


5. Fall Asleep Functions


Sometimes, it can be difficult to fall asleep in a silent environment. This is where the fall asleep functions come to play. It helps you to calm down and meditate so you can relax and then fall asleep without the need to hear every sound in the house.

Best Vibrating Alarm Clock

Editor Rating:

 4.5/5

The Sonic Alert Black Travel Shaking Vibrating Alarm Clock SB200 is a 113db extra loud vibrating alarm clock for deaf people with adjustable tone and volume control. There is an option in the alarm clock to set the alarm for vibration mode with and without sound.

It also has a flashing light setting - where the clock won't vibrate or make a sound. This alarm clock has a dual alarm and battery backup. It's packaged with a powerful 12volt bed shaker that vibrates the bed when it's time to wake up.

You can decide to turn off the sound functionality completely by using the volume feature. The bed shaker can be used instead of the alarm with ease. There were some concerns from current owners who said it falls over easily but this is not a deal breaker as the alarm clock has a metallic casing so it won't get spoiled or dented with any fall.

With battery backup, this alarm clock can work for a 12/24 hour time period without slowing down. It's built for heavy use and you will definitely enjoy waking up to the sound of its alarm.

Things We Liked


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    Easy to Use
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    Bed shaker
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    Volume Control
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    Battery backup

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    Falls off
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    Complicated manual

Editor Rating:

 4.1/5

The Sonic Alert SBJ525ss Sonic Bomb Jr., Black/Red is an alarm clock with a lot of great features but it's also missing some important features. This alarm clock will wake you up even if you're a deep sleeper in the morning.

It has proved over again how powerful it can be when used appropriately. This clock works as expected - snoozes for the exact amount of time listed on the package which is for seven minutes. This can be changed of courses. 

You can switch the digital alarm clock for an adjustable snooze interval from one to 29 minutes. You can also snooze it indefinitely which can roll over to the next day until you turn it off.

This large Sonic Alert alarm clock runs on AC power with a 9-volt battery backup that will restore power the moment there is a power outage. During power outages, don't expect the Sonic Alert SBJ525ss Sonic Bomb Jr. alarm to work. 

Among the many features that are missing with this alarm clock includes a temperature display and date. It also doesn't have a music player. If you require something to make you sleep at night - this is not the alarm clock for such. You might want to check out the rest of this review for features that help you sleep quicker and wakes you up when you want to.

Things We Liked


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    Very loud alarm
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    Large display
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    Strong vibration

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    Manual snoozing
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    No music player
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    No radio

Editor Rating:

 4.0/5

The Sonic Alert SB300SS is a bit similar to the Sonic Alert SBJ525ss reviewed above. It is a 113db extra -loud alarm with adjustable tone and volume control. As with most Sonic Alert products, this SB300SS also comes packaged with the powerful 12-volt bed shaker which would vibrate the bed until you get up to turn it off. 

It has a battery backup to maintain power to the alarm clock in the case of a power outage. This gives the vibrating alarm clock a 12/24 hour time capability to work during and after power outages.

You should note that when the alarm clock is working on the backup battery, the alarm feature won't go off until power is restored. But the time feature will continue to work so you can check the time even when there is no light in your home.

The wake-up sound doesn't shut off by itself also. It will stay on with the noise it makes until you set it off manually or hit the snooze button. If you live in the rural area and you often experience frequent power outages, you might want to use the vibrating component more than you use the audible alarm.

This also ensures that the alarm won't wake your partner as you can place it underneath the mattress pad beneath your pillow. This ensures it's less disturbing to your partner and more powerful to wake you up in the morning.

Things We Liked


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    Strong vibrations​​​​
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    Less disturbing​​​​
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    Flexibility vibrations
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    Easy to configure

Things We Didn't Like


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    Bright display
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    Cords tangle easily

Editor Rating:

 4.2/5

The Sonic Alert SBP100 Portable Loud Vibrating Alarm Clock is a 90dB extra loud vibrating alarm clock that is very portable. It is small, lightweight and battery operated.

The screen is also easy to read thanks to its .75" display and there are functional keys all around the display. When you're looking for a loud escalating alarm tone, this is the alarm clock you should go for. You can decide to use the alarm sound as well as the bed shaker but you should be careful. This alarm sound could wake up an entire neighborhood.

It uses two AA cells for the vibrator and two AAA cells for the clock itself. This could seem a bit odd but the clock batteries don't have to be changed as frequently as the vibrator batteries. Also, there is a clip that will keep it stable on your night stand as it tends to vibrate off the table if not clipped in.

The snooze button on this unit is very clear and accessible. There is an alarm on/off switch as well as a green light that comes on when the snooze button has been activated. In summary, it does everything you'd expect from an alarm clock and much more.

Things We Liked


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    Easy snooze button
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    Alarm on/off switch
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    Lightweight design
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    Battery operated

Things We Didn't Like


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    Complex operation
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    Poor egonomics

Editor Rating:

 3.5/5

When you have that new baby at home and you require an alarm to wake you without waking up the rest of your household, you need the Smartshaker 2 by iLuv. This custom innovative alarm clock has three levels of vibration from Normal, Strong to the Strongest that gets you out of the bed like never before.

It has a double the vibration strength that most smartphones have and it is guaranteed to get you out of the bed without waking up your partner. Another reason why you should get this alarm clock is the mobile app. It comes with a mobile app that is extremely user friendly. Can be setup to 10 alarms through the app.

You can also monitor the battery life of your alarm and get updates on the weather from the comfort of your mobile phone via the app. The vibration used by the Smartshaker 2 makes it applicable to be used by anyone - nursing mothers, deaf people, and even seniors. It will provide the needed wake-up support needed based on the preference of the owner.

There are other wake up options available with this alarm clock such as the ability to pair your alarm clock with iLuv's Rainbow 7 Bluetooth Smart Bulks and wake up to the preferred lighting you want in your room.

Things We Liked


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    Strong vibration
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    Longer snooze duration

Things We Didn't Like


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    Not user-friendly
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    Poorly designed app

Editor Rating:

 3.1/5

The Silent Vibrating Personal Alarm Clock "Shake-N-Wake" (White) comes with a silent vibrating alarm that won't disturb your partner. There is a choice of using the vibration or the audible alarm based on your choice.

This alarm clock can be worn on your wrists or detached and placed under your pillow with a built-in reminder and handy backlight feature, you will find this Silent Vibrating Personal Clock pretty useful. There are a series of button on the clock - each having a distinct feature of things they can do.

The start/stop button is used to start the alarm and stop it but unfortunately, it also serves as the snooze button. So, what happens is that the alarm snoozes for only 5 minutes and it will continue doing this unless you reset the alarm. Resetting the alarm means you turn it off.

This could be a deal breaker for most but you have to look at the positives. It can be worn on the wrist. It has a built-in reminder and the back light feature can come in quite handy and it stays glued to your arm. You won't find this alarm clock falling off your arm easily due to its design.

Things We Liked


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    Can be worn
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    Built-in reminder
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    Silent vibration

Things We Didn't Like


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    Clunky wristband
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    Clumsy buttons

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