Here are some of the most frequently asked questions.
You can view the technical specifications here.
Many features of the Doppler require Wi-Fi to function, so it must connect to your Wi-Fi network. The phone app is required to initially configure your Doppler and connect it to the internet. After that, the app is no longer necessary, but it does have many features that allow for customization with the alarms. The free app is available now for iOS and Android.
When you order the Doppler you can select the USB-C option, which has 3 USB-C ports and 3 USB-A ports. That is available here. If you have already ordered your Doppler and would like to upgrade, here is the link for the self install upgrade.
The Sandman Doppler features an internal rechargeable battery backup so when the power in your house goes out the Doppler’s alarm will still go off. There is no battery for you to install or replace!
Of course! The Doppler can display the time in either 12 or 24-hour format. Just press the clock button.
The Doppler features a dual voltage power supply. This means it will work worldwide of 110 or 220-volt power. We will supply the proper plug for your country as well. Just plug in the Doppler and it will work!
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The Doppler does not feature Quick-Charge. We wanted to go with a universal format and Quick-Charge hasn't and won't be universally adopted. Your Quick-Charge compatible phone will still charge fine (and at high-speed) it just won't be as fast as some other chargers. Usually, the Doppler is used to charge your phone overnight so you'll still have plenty of charge!
A few seconds of what is picked up by the microphones will be analyzed by the Doppler and discarded permanently unless the wake word “Alexa” is detected. The Doppler never saves anything it hears permanently. Also, nothing is transmitted unless a wake word is detected. When you say “Alexa”, your command is sent to Amazon's servers via a secure connection and a response is sent back securely. If Alexa is turned off or if the mute button is pressed, nothing is listening, and nothing will be stored or analyzed.
We are looking into adding Google Assistant and building it into the Doppler. Stay tuned!
We are looking into building this streaming functionality into the Doppler. It's an awesome idea! In the meantime the Doppler has bluetooth functionality.
The Doppler doesn't have a true FM radio inside, but you'll be able to listen to many FM radio stations via Internet radio. Just ask Alexa to play your favorite radio station.
Absolutely not! The Doppler will automatically dim at night and the user can adjust how dim it gets. It can even be set to have the display off completely so you can sleep in total darkness.
Yes, the Doppler can store multiple alarms that are managed by the app. Additional alarms can also be set via Alexa and a single system alarm can be set via the physical buttons on the device.
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Currently, the Doppler supports streaming via Pandora, Amazon Music, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, SiriusXM, Audible and Deezer. Support for Spotify will be coming soon.