Includes: Atomic alarm clock, instruction manual
Warranty: Limited 1 year warranty
|Time Zones||PST, MST, CST, EST|
|Indoor Temperature Range||32 to 99 degrees Fahrenheit; 0 to 37 degrees Celsius|
|Temperature Accuracy||+/- 2 degrees Fahrenheit; Learn more|
|Power||3 AA alkaline batteries (not included)|
|Dimensions||5-inch height x 7-inch width x 2.3-inch depth|
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It's a nice clock, if that's what you're looking for. As an alarm clock it was a nice idea that didn't succeed. The alarm will only wake a light sleeper. If you're a heavy sleeper that needs a loud alarm this will not fill the bill. The alarm only goes off for 1 minute then it shuts off. If you're sleeping heavy like I do you'll never hear it before it shuts itself off. As a stand alone clock it's a very nice one. As an alarm clock it stinks. The one I bought is going back to the store tomorrow.
At first I thought it a bit too lsrge. But, it can be seen across the room easily. I live off the grid, and cannot use any clocks that plug in, as whenever we shut off the generator after running large appliances, an electric clock zeroes out. This clock keeps great time, and now fits right in on the end table.
If you press the Alarm button momentarily, the clock will go through the "seek radio signal" routine and try to set the time from it. Oddly, the user manual doesn't mention this feature. Also, like every radio-setting clock it will take a good few minutes to download the time code - the low frequency radio signal transmits it at only 1 bit per second! So prepare to see the T followed by 1 to 4 bars FLASHING for a few minutes after you press the button, while the clock is downloading the time code. If you see only 1 bar after the T chances are you will have to wait until the nightime when the signal is better, although you could try repositiioning the clock.
Clock seems to keep accurate time. It has nice big numerals and is easy to set with separate hour and minute settings and settings that flash by fast if you hold the button down or go by one by one, if you press the button momentarily. I haven't seen it connect to the nist radio station yet. The backlight is uneven. Dark on left, brighter on right. I'm not happy with the design of the alarm. At first it sound single tones about a second apart, then you hear them repeated 1/2 second apart, then it goes into about 4 beeps per second for - a minute. They are adequately loud at his point. But if you don't press the snooze button within that minute - it is all over - the alarm tone will not sound again until 24 hours later. It is not persistant enough to make sure I wake up. I need an alarm that keeps sounding for at least several minutes, or I will fall back to sleep before I am awake enough to hit the snooze button.
I purchased this clock having owned one previously (different model). I had a great experience with the last one and would have loved to have kept it. Lost in the divorce. I wanted another but saw this model and had a great experience with it. I live in Arizona, where we do not change our clocks and this clock was accurate for over three years. Now I have to change the batteries for the first time since I bought it. I would purchase another without hesitation.
I bought this clock several years ago at Walmart, I've not yet had to change the batteries! it still has the original set I put in the day I bought it! , I bought it as an alarm clock, but the only down fall is it's not loud enough for me! so Instead I use it in my living room as an extra clock, and to use it as a thermostat, since my house thermostat is never right, using this I know the true temperature of my house . This clock has also taken a beating and keeps on tickin' - I have it sitting on my t.v. stand and my cat knocks it off at least 3 times a day! it has not one single bump, break, crack, looks brand new like the day I took it out of its package.
the face of the clock is large enough for me to see from across the room - and I don't have the best eye sight in the world. I have never had to set it and it's perfect for when the power is out and I need to know what time it is.
I would recommend this clock to any one who doesn't sleep like the dead like I do :)
I like the clock. However, who ever heard of manually setting an atomic clock? I live about 3 miles from the atomic clock setting station for the mountain time zone. My atomic wall clock set itself as soon as it could communicate with the station. I am lucky, I can set this clock to my other one. Does anyone else want to know what the real time is?
This clock was purchased as a replacement for my nightstand alarm clock. The old one worked perfectly for many years - it was just dropped one too many times :) I really like the large numerals and backlighted display (it doesn't stay on; the display lights up only when you press the alarm stop bar, which is conveniently located at the top on the back of the clock). The alarm is easy to set, and the clock is easy to find when the alarm goes off because of its size. Blain's Farm & Fleet had the best online price. I highly recommend this alarm clock.
Purchased for an elderly woman and it is exactly what she wanted.
Very easy to read and was thinking of purchasing another one for myself.
I purchased the clock last October, about 2 weeks before DST changed. Set the time manually and went to bed. Next AM found the time reset an hour. Apparently the clock was programmed before DST was normalized to November and March in 2007. After a week the time aligned and all was OK until this March, when it fell behind. Cannot find a way to update the DST dates. But I still like the clock.
This is the most accurate clock that I have ever had..Everything is done automatically..The only manual thing you have to do is set the alarm.
This clock was a birthday gift and I had been looking at it on the shelf for over a year and was so glad to get it. Once you put the batteries in, it takes a little while to "set" from the atomic signal, but I went to sleep and when I woke up it was in sync with a lot of "bars". I am in a brick apt complex. Very easy to set. Very large and easy to see from across the room, which is what I wanted to do when getting ready for work in the morning. The blue backlight is 5 seconds and works great when you check it in the middle of the night. Alarm is a nice soft beep without jarring you awake. Long easy to reach snooze bar. Love getting so much info, date, time, temp, and day all in one glance. You will not be disappointed if you purchase this clock, you will love it !!
I like this clock! We've had one for a year now and it's still on its first set of batteries. It had a little trouble synchronizing at first, but that's like any of these clocks -- they have to able to receive the NIST radio signal from Colorado, so if you're really far indoors or in a metal box, it will not work. It is simple, small, relatively inexpensive, has a nice big display, gives you the date and day of the week, and also displays the ambient temperature. It works fine for me.
I'm buying a few more for around the house.
This clock is great, but I expected it to plug in to the wall outlet. I also expected it to be lit all the time. The alarm could be louder, as well. However, it is piercing enough to wake me. I like it a lot.
I really like the big numbers and being able to check temp in the room. Airconditioner will say 70 in the window and I am hot plus. Husband disagrees. Thank you clock it says my side of the bed 76-79 and husbands in front of air flow 72-76.
Only downfall is I really wish it was electric also so could be back lighht at night to tell time when I wake up. Due to chronic pain that is often.
But do love that it is never off and runs and alarms during a power falure. I am buying my 75 year old mom one for a mothers day present.
Clock is wonderful in that you never have to reset the time because it is automatically done for you on a daily basis. The clock's display is crisp and sharp in all levels of light due to being back lit via a press of a button. Buy it you will not be disappointed.
I have had this clock for years and works GREAT. Time, Temp date nice large numbers...
However I just moved out of the US and cannot turn off the atomic setting. Anyone know how? or to change the time zone other than US as it still resets?
I love the design of this clock. It sitds on my bookshelf and has a really nice, solid look, good materials and construction. Great product!