The Amazon Echo works great as a bedside alarm clock, especially if you have an Echo Spot (which is pretty much targeted for that very purpose). However, if you’re worried that your alarm won’t go off when the Wi-Fi goes down, there’s actually nothing to worry about.
Lifehacker recently published a PSA urging readers not to use their smart speakers (like the Echo and Google Home) as their alarm clock, because the author’s friend once had an alarm that didn’t go off the same morning the Wi-Fi went out.
There are many reasons this might have happened, but it probably wasn’t because of the Wi-Fi—the Echo’s alarms are designed to work even when Wi-Fi isn’t available.
I tested this out myself using a regular Echo and an Echo Spot (which I use every morning as my alarm clock and it works great). I started off by setting an alarm using Alexa, then…
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