Atomic Talking Watch

Attractive Calendar Watch, With a Clear Male Voice
Item Number: 1008


Item Number: 1008-1
The standard size, suitable for almost anyone. Face measures 30.5 MM.

Price: $39.95 Shipping: FREE From our Distribution Center
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Time Setting

Drawing of Watch

If you like, we can set the time on your new watch to the timezone of your choice. This service costs $5.00.

Time Setting:


Item Number: 1008-2
This is a slightly-smaller style of watch, designed for ladies or those who prefer to wear less bulky timepieces. Face measures 26.5 MM.

Price: $39.95 Shipping: FREE From our Distribution Center
Include a replacement CR2025 battery for $1.25?

Time Setting

Drawing of Watch

If you like, we can set the time on your new watch to the timezone of your choice. This service costs $5.00.

Time Setting:
This is a slightly-smaller style of watch, designed for ladies or those who prefer to wear less bulky timepieces. Face measures 26.5 MM.

Product Features

  • Color: Hazy silver face, shiny silver body.
  • Self-setting, atomic timepiece (its tiny built-in radio insures the spoken time is always correct).
  • Can speak the current date.
  • Can announce time every hour.
  • One daily alarm.
  • Spoken instructions guide you through every setting and feature.
  • Boasts silver face and body, with clear, male voice.
  • Features analog design (dial and hands).
  • Easy to use, high quality, robust.
  • Only two buttons makes setting easy.
  • Stainless steel stretchy band.
  • Sizes available for men or women.
  • New: Auto-sets for US, Canada, Germany, UK and Japan! Uses 1 CR2025 button-cell battery (included).
  • Measures about 1-1/4 in in diameter.
  • Package Weight: about 4.6 ounces.

Product Description

If you're the type of person who always goes for the gold (so to speak), this unisex watch is likely the one you'll choose. It's our most high-end, attractive timepiece to date, and boasts several top-notch features which all our other watches simply don't offer.

First-off, not only does this watch speak the time (E.G.: "The time is 9:45 A.M."), but it also will announce the date at the touch of a button (Today is Friday, January 2, Year 2009."). Whether you're a student about to write an exam, a high-powered executive afraid of missing that all-important meeting, or an elderly grandmother wanting to keep track of meal-times and birthdays, being able to hear the time or date at the touch of just one button is quite helpful indeed! And for anyone looking at the screen, you'll be interested to note that this is actually an analogue watch, meaning the time is displayed with an old-fashioned dial and hands, rather than using a digital read-out.

Next, we should point out that this talking watch is atomic, so it always stays set to the correct time and date. It regularly monitors for the American Military's RF broadcast signal, so it even automatically adjusts for daylight savings. It supports Pacific, Mountain, Central and Eastern timezones, so is suitable for the Contenental US and Canada (excluding Atlantic provinces). It also now auto-sets for Germany, UK and Japan.

The watch also boasts tons of great features - every single one of which is 100% usable by a totally blind individual. Setting the alarm is a piece of cake, as is turning the Hourly Chime option on or off. Frequent flyers will appreciate the ability to effortlessly switch between the four major U.S. time zones, as well as Germany, UK and Japan. And you can always press a button to insure your watch updated the current time that morning. The pleasant male voice clearly speaks the time, date, alarm time, and audibly guides you through all other setup options.

There are only two buttons on the rim of the face, making this watch easy to set and use. It's impossible to accidentally change the time or mess with the other settings, as the Set button must be held down for a full five seconds before the menu is entered - a fact which makes this powerful yet easy-to-use watch ideal for anyone, even newly-blind or older folks.

The watch comes with a stretchy metal band, so you can just slip the watch on or off - without ever worrying about fastening a clasp or doing up a buckle. The stretchy expansion band automatically fits almost all wrist sizes.

Well, we all know that looks aren't the most important thing in life, but most of us still want to look our best. This watch fits right into that philosophy, and feels substantial on your wrist, without being unnecessarily heavy. The watch-face and band are classy and upscale, without being bulky to wear or awkward to use. And we're quite positive you and your friends will agree with our enthusiastic assessment! (Uses one CR2025 button-cell battery, as well as one LR626 battery, both of which are included and already installed.)

Product Directions

Directions for the Atomic Talking Watch From Future Aids, The Braille Superstore.

Congratulations on just having purchased a well-made atomic talking calendar watch - complete with a clear male voice and good old-fashioned analogue display!

You will find only 3 buttons on the rim of this stylish watch.
At the two o'clock position, you will find the Talk button. It is labeled S1.
At the 3 o'clock position, there is a stem for synchronizing the hands.
At the 4 o'clock position, you will find the Set button. It is labeled S2.

Display. Since this watch displays the time using an analogue face (real moving hands to point to the hours and minutes), no other info is digitally displayed because there's not enough room. So, when checking the date or setting the watch, you need to listen for auditory queues and instructions.

Initial Setup. Setting up this watch is very easy.
1. First, pull the plastic tab out of the case behind the stem and press it in. Then, hold down the Talk button for 5 seconds to bring it out of sleep mode.
2. The hands will now spin until they are synchronized with the spoken time. You must wait until the hands stop spinning to continue.
3. Once the hands stop spinning, hold down S2 for 3 seconds to enter the Setting menu. Watch announces "Set Alarm."
4. Press S2 three more times, and "Global Signal Selection" is heard.
5. Press S1 until your timezone is spoken, for example USA Central, then press S2 to confirm.

Remember, whenever you change the time or timezone, you may have to wait several minutes while the hands on the clock-face spin around rapidly to update the displayed time. During this process, if you hold the watch up close to your ear, you will hear a buzzing sound - which is the hands spinning around furiously. Do not press any buttons while the visual time is being updated, as you will hear no speech until this procedure has completed. (If, after the watch has finished adjusting the positions of its Hour and Minute hands, the time is still not displayed correctly, simply pull out the stem, spin it until the correct time is displayed, then press the stem back in.

Normal Operation.
Press S1 once to hear the time.
Press S1 again to hear the date.
Press S1 a third time to hear whether or not the time was updated.

Picking up a signal. Because this watch is radio-controlled, or atomic, it will always stay set to the correct time, even during daylight savings. However, in order to do that, the watch needs to pick up the current time from the time broadcast station in Colorado. So, if your watch announces Time not Updated, follow these steps.
1. Place the watch in a window facing Colorado (East for folks in Washington, West for those in New York, Southwest for customers in Toronto, etc.).
2. Insure the metal band is not touching the back of the watch, as this can interfere with the radio reception.
3. In the morning, the time should be set correctly.

Additional Features. In addition to the spoken time and date, this watch also sports a daily alarm and hourly chime. To configure these features, just follow the below steps.
1. Press and hold down the S2 button for three seconds, then release it. You have now entered the Setup menu.
2. Press the four O'clock button to cycle through the various setup options: Set Alarm, Alarm On/Off, Hourly Chime On/Off, Global Signal Selection, and Set Time.
3. Once you get to the option you wish to set, press S1 until the desired setting is spoken.
4. Press S2 to confirm.

Manual Time-Setting. If, for some reason, your watch did not pick up the time signal, it is possible to manually set the time.
1. Hold down S2 for 3 seconds to enter the Setting menu. Watch announces "Set Alarm."
2. Press S2 four more times, and "Set Time" is heard.
3. Press S1 until the current hour is spoken, for example 10 o'clock AM, then press S2 to confirm.
4. Press S1 until the current minute is spoken, for example 54 minute, then press S2 to confirm.
5. Watch announces "Confirm, 10:54 AM," then starts spinning the hands to match the time you just set.

That's about all you need to know. We hope you enjoy sporting this stylish, unique timepiece for years to come!

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