Because all talking watches need to have tiny holes in the casing so the spoken time can be heard, ones that are impervious to water are virtually non-existent. This particular watch, however, does offer a couple of improvements.
First, the components of this talking watch are protected by a watertight casing, made of thin steel and toughened plastic. The speaker is very small to minimize the damage typically caused by water, yet the sound is still very good. The watch itself is lightweight and small, lending itself well to men or women. The plastic band also has several holes, so it fits a wide range of wrist sizes. The finished product is a talking watch that is resistant to rain and splashing, but should not be submerged in water.
In addition to surviving incidental exposure to water where most other watches fail, this timepiece also has lots of other noteworthy features. These include a daily alarm with 5 different sounds to choose from, an optional hourly-report feature (which can be set to just announce during the day), and can speak the time in either 12- or 24-hour format. (The watch operates on one CR2032 button-cell battery, included.)
Package Weight: about 1.8 ounces.
Directions for the Water Resistant Talking Watch From Future Aids, The Braille Superstore.
Place the watch on a table in front of you, with the buckle facing to the left.
Buttons. Top-Left: Talk
Operation. To set the watch, press Mode once to enter the time-setting mode. Press the Hour and Minute buttons until the correct time is reached. Press the Mode button and repeat the above procedure for the Alarm.
Press Mode a third time to enter the Features menu. Press Hour to configure Hourly Report (1 beep for on during the day, 2 beeps indicates always on, and a low tone indicates it is off). Hit Minute to turn the Alarm on and off. Now, press Mode a fourth time, or simply wait for the watch to beep. This returns you to normal mode.
In normal mode, press Talk to hear the current time. Press Hour to toggle between 12-hour (1 beep) or 24-hour (no beeps) time announcement. Press Minute to select your favorite alarm sound: Beep-beep-beep, cuckoo, Obnoctious Tune, Pretty tune, or Down-right Annoying Tune.
(From the Talking Watches shelf.)