It's early in the morning, and the kids are fast asleep. You're happy to be able to lift the face on your new Braille watch to find out quietly how much longer you can sleep. Later on, however, you're running to catch the bus, and time is critical. A quick tap of the Talk button causes the time to be spoken aloud. Before, it was one or the other. But now, with this new, affordable timepiece, you can do both.
That's right, this inexpensive, durable watch boasts both tactile hands and spoken announcement of the current time. Now, you can set an audible alarm on your watch, but check the time without making a sound. You can discretely figure out how much longer your boring meeting is, and later listen to the time when your hands aren't perfectly clean. You have all the convenience of a talking watch, and all the benefits of a Braille one.
This watch comes with a stretchy metal band, so it's simple to get on and off. Four buttons around the face allow you to listen to the current time, set the spoken time and daily alarm, and control the optional hourly-report feature. A pull-out stem at the 3 o'clock position lets you easily set the hands to the correct time. Tactile dots on the watch face clearly mark each hour, with double dots every 3 hours and three dots at the twelve o'clock position. The face opens at the six o'clock position, with the hinge at twelve o'clock.
Please remember that, due to the amount of features offered, this watch is a bit taller than normal. We've kept it as small as possible, but it might look a bit bulky on a petite lady. (Runs on a single Renata 364 button-cell battery, which is both included and installed.)
Package Weight: about 5.3 ounces.
Directions for the Talking Braille Watch From Future Aids, The Braille Superstore.
To read the Talking Braille Watch by touch:
The watch lid opens at the 6 o'clock position, letting you determine the current time by lightly touching the hands.
The Braille markings around the dial help show exactly where the hands are pointing. When done, snap the lid back into place.
To set the hands, pull out the stem at the 3 o'clock position. Turn the stem clockwise until the correct time is reached, then press the stem back in.
There are four buttons around the rim of your new watch.
2 o'clock: Talk
4 o'clock: Mode
8 o'clock: Minute
10 o'clock: Hour
Press the Mode button once to enter the time-setting menu.
Press Hour and Minute until the correct time is spoken.
Press the Mode button twice.
Press Hour and Minute until the correct alarm time is spoken.
Press the Mode button three times.
Press Hour to toggle hourly report.
- One beep indicates time will be announced hourly;
- two beeps indicates clock will chime every hour from 7 AM to 9 PM;
- no beeps indicates Hourly Report is off.
Turning the alarm on and off.
Again, press the Mode button three times.
Press Minute to toggle the Alarm.
- One beep indicates the alarm is on;
- no sound indicates the alarm is off.
- Press Talk to hear the current time.
- Press Hour to toggle between 12- and 24-hour format.A beep is heard when 12-hour format is selected.
- Press Minute to hear alarm sound.
- When the alarm goes off, Press Talk to snooze for ten minutes, or press Mode to stop the Alarm.
(From the Braille Timepieces shelf.)