You can view, create or customize price and volume alerts on any market using the Alerts panel in the Utility Belt. The Alerts panel is opened using the 2nd button from the top of the Utility Belt.
To create a new alert from the Alerts panel, click the
Create Alert button at the bottom or the
+ button at the top of the panel. To clear your alerts entirely, click the
Delete all button at the top.
Create Alert button at the bottom will convert the panel into an entry form:
Select whether the alert is for price, volume, or TA (technical analysis)
Input the conditions required to trigger your alert. For volume alerts, you can also adjust the time period and choose between base and quote volume. SMA alerts require an interval, number of periods. and whether the cross is above or below the SMA.
Decide what type of alert is triggered when conditions are met.
You can receive alerts with sound, via browser pop-up, SMS message and/or email. Tailor your alerts to your activity — if you're going to be at your desk for a while, you can choose to deselect SMS and email alerts. If you have to take a break, enable either or both to keep up with the market. If you absolutely can NOT miss the next move, why not fire up all four?
Each alert method has a corresponding icon in the alerts panel. This way you can quickly check exactly how Cryptowatch will get your attention when an alert triggers.
Cryptowatch includes the option to set default markets, alert type and trigger types for your alerts. Default alert parameters save you time by letting you choose the options you want to remain persistent each time you set an alert. To set default alert parameters, expand the Alerts panel from the utility bar and click the gear icon in the top-right of the panel:
Sets the default alert type to price alerts
Sets the default alert type to volume alerts
TA (Technical Analysis)
Sets the default alert type to TA alerts, such as SMA and EMA alerts.
The trigger type can be changed from default browser alerts (free) to the SMS or Email add-on alert triggers. SMS and Email alert triggers each cost 1 Credit.
Any changes to your alert settings are saved automatically.
To set a price alert on the chart, click anywhere on the price chart's y-axis. You should see a triangle appear next to the price level like the image below. Alert triangles are yellow by default, but can be adjusted in the Theme panel in the top-right of any Cryptowatch page.
Alt (Windows/Linux) or
Option (Mac) to disable snapping to round numbers so you can place the alert at a precise price level. Alternatively, you can deselect the
Snap to round numbers option in the settings window.
Volume alerts behave like price alerts, but trigger at a determined volume level instead.
To set an alert for a volume level, just click on the y-axis of the volume section of the chart. Volume alerts depend on your chart's timeframe, so make sure the desired timeframe is set before you click to set the volume alert. For example, if you want to know when BTC/USD trades over 10K in a day on Kraken, make sure your timeframe is set to 1 day on the chart.
You can also designate an alert as a volume alert via the Alerts panel when you create a new alert or adjust an existing one.
Alerts can be adjusted simply by clicking and dragging them on the y-axis of the price or volume chart. Right-clicking an alert on the y-axis of the price or volume charts will delete it.
For a more precise adjustment, open the Alerts panel in the Utility Bar. Clicking an existing alert will open the Alerts window, allowing you to edit the conditions, value, and what type of alert is triggered:
Price and volume alerts set via the y-axis can also be adjusted in the Alerts panel.
When the price or volume crosses an alert you set, your browser will make a sound and the Alerts panel in the upper right will expand. Browser alerts will fire even when you're viewing a different market. You will also receive a browser notification if you enabled them for https://cryptowat.ch. Chrome, Firefox, and Safari support these notifications.
Use the Command Line Interface (CLI) panel in the Utility Belt to enter alerts in bulk.
Here’s how to create an alert on the Kraken BTCUSD market for when the price crosses 8,000, 9,000, and 10,000 with just one command:
alert kraken btcusd price >8000 >9000 >10000
As with any CLI command, you can get help by using the
-h flag after another command. Try typing
alert -h to learn more about setting price and volume alerts with the command line.
You can also send the
help command to get a list of other recognized actions.