HUMAN VOICE A1 LOUD & CLEAR TALKING WATCH Spanish,alarm
TALKING TIME WATCH
RICH, VIBRANT SOUND
With snooze alarm and hourly report
Loud enough to be heard across a room
|Latest Version III Sound Chip
Approx 20% Louder than prior versions
Good for language learning !
I periodically go for night hikes, sometimes with local hiking groups, and on a trail is where I really appreciate the value of this little wonder. It took me awhile to find one with really good, clear sound, and this is it (I’ve gone through 3, maybe 4 different other models over the years. Mine do tend to get destroyed from climbing rocks in the daytime, but I wouldn’t think of buying anything else). By the way, my current personal one has been dented, dropped, scratched, stepped on and soaked , but I refuse to give it up for a new one ( has quite a history ).
Large Speaker emits loud, rich sound
This very well designed watch speaks in a pleasant female voice at the touch of a button, and if you need to be reminded of something during the day, it has an alarm function to, for example, wake you up from a nap at a prescribed time.
Multiple alarm sound choices:
Rooster crow, cuckoo, techno and beep
There’s also an every-hour-on-the hour time announcement, which I find annoying — got me into a heap of ‘trouble’ once (see story below) — but it’s a function some people like and will find useful. You have your choice, using another side button, of turning this feature on or off.
There are many obvious possible uses. You’re in a dark movie theater, and want to know the time. Even in a dimly lit bar or niteclub, with all the noise, it can still be heard quite clearly. Or on a street with heavy ambient traffic noise. For me, it’s useful on semi-dark night hikes.
The elderly, or vision-impaired individuals love these, and find them extremely practical. Also, many have been purchased by campers and backpackers (this is quite a good application, actually).
9 inch strap is virtually indestructible
An excellent gift idea for Spanish-speaking friends or relatives, for birthdays, holidays, anniversaries, etc.
|These are brand new, of course, with easy to read instructions.
Time format is standard U.S. 12-hour.
Comes with 2 installed Alkaline button cells, LR110, easily replaceable if ever needed later. Also known as AG10, 389A, etc
Most important of all, of course, this is a watch that is EASY to use, which is especially important if the end user is visually impaired.
YouTube VIDEO CLIP with sound
Please note the video clip was made several years ago but it’ll have to do for now. It’s a prior version made by the same factory.
Hence, the current model has virtually identical sound quality as the one in the video clip.
Both English & Spanish version comments are lumped in together, as they use the same sound chip.
|A few more interesting comments :
“Thank you again for all of your help. My Dad continues to thank me daily for his watch, I have never seen him have so much fun with such an inexpensive item. He’s anxious to get back to his cardiac rehab class and show it off!
“Watches arrived on time. You made legally blind friend and grandson both happy. Thanks again. Have a great New Year ! ”
I am replacing a watch for a dear friend who had one just like this one and lost it. He used to “entertain” the young kids in the family with it and had enormous patience with them wanting to hear it over and over again. He is an older gentleman and although he said it didn’t matter, I could tell that it did. He has been so wonderful to so many people, (myself and son included), that I am thrilled to be able to surprise him with it when it arrives.
Thanks for your update. The watch is going to my grandfather who recently lost his eye sight. My grandmother will be so relieved when he gets it because he has to depend on her to find the time.
And, last but hardly least, a very funny rooster story ….Hi Alan,
Thanks for the fast service. I love the watch and therein lies a story almost as funny as the one you related on your listing site.
The watch arrived just as Karen, my helper and I, were getting ready to leave for, IN, where Institute branch is. It was time for my 6-week checkup following the first PDT Laser surgery treatment on my left eye.
I had Karen read the instructions for setting the time and, working under two strong magnifiers, I followed the instructions. When we arrived at the clinic, a nurse took me back to the last room in the building. I sat in the dark room, waiting my turn. Suddenly the rooster started crowing and I almost jumped out of the chair. It was so unexpected and loud that Karen heard it clear out in the waiting room. (The floors were vinyl-covered. I imagine that’s why the sound carried so far.)
I heard several voices, all wondering: “what is that?” and “where’s that noise coming from?” I heard footsteps in the hallway and expected a nurse or doctor to pop his/her head into my room any minute, but that didn’t happen. Meanwhile I was blindly pushing all along the sides, trying to stop the rooster. Finally, I put my hand over the watch and muffled the sound so that it didn’t carry beyond the room I was in (I think). It seemed to go on a very long time! I thought it would never stop.
When my doctor came in she didn’t mention having heard anything and neither did I. But when Karen and I got outside, she told me that there was quite a lot of “unusual activity” going on in the office. A couple of doctors and 3-4 nurses were searching around in the office, apparently thinking the “noise” was coming from some of their equipment. Karen said that she heard a “shrieking noise” but had no idea it was coming from me. What she heard sounded strange, she said, and was loud enough to stir up a commotion in the hall, the office, and stir up comments among the patients up and down the hall, awaiting service. She said that even after it stopped, they were still trying to find out if something had gone wrong with some of their equipment. True, this is not as funny as your story, but on the way home, Karen was so vividly describing what had gone on in the clinic that I laughed so hard I cried, the tears just rolled down my cheeks.I needed a good laugh at that particular time.
Thanks again, Alan, and I hope you get rich (or is it “richer”), from your sales on eBay, though I can’t see how you could from such modest sales as the listing I bought from. May you have a wonderful life!
|Just in case the reader is wondering if these watches are ‘loud enough for everyday use‘….as you shall soon see, they really just may be that very thing indeed (this is the story mentioned in the first few introductory paragraphs above):
THE DAY TIME STOOD STILL
What typically happens when Mr. Talking Watch seller wears his own personal Talking Watch in public
I was thrilled to be invited in as a ‘spectator’ at a gripping Corporate trial in a local Federal Court recently. In retrospect, however, staying home that day would have been a most desirable option.
Naturally, I had decided what a great idea it would be to sit near the front row, right in the center of things…….this would help greatly in sealing my fate later. As the hours of mostly unintelligible legal wrangling dragged on, I kept shifting position (the benches were very hard and unyeilding….much like memories of a certain childhood Church).
At some point (throwing one hand on top of the other) I inadvertently triggered my Talking Watch ‘every hour on the hour’ Time Announcement button…….in doing so, the watch emitted an audible series of four loud beeps. Several people looked scornfully my way.
I glanced anxiously at the time. It was exactly 3:56 P.M. Uh-oh. Knowing that turning this function back off would create another ‘beep’, and not wanting to get publicly reprimanded, I decided the best course of action would be to go ahead and let it announce the time in 4 minutes, except I would COVER THE SPEAKER GRILLE WITH BOTH HANDS to muffle the sound (it works with radios, right?)
This was a most unfortunate decision.
At the prescribed time, the watch went off, a very loud and very clear woman’s voice (preceded by the just-as-loud electronic chime) IT’S-FOUR-O’-CLOCK-PM ! It resonated like thunder in the crowded courtroom (very good acoustics, I recalled in wonderment later).
I was absolutely horrified……….immediately I tried covering the speaker with my other hand, my entire arm, bundled edges of my shirt, a magazine, but it was useless…….. actually I don’t think sitting on the thing would’ve made a difference. ‘Mr. Bean’ comes to mind here, as I’m sure this is whom I must have looked like to an observer.
Instantly EVERY EYE IN THE ROOM was on me. The lawyer for the defense was no longer the center of attention. I was. I wanted to slump down, down, way way down, under the bench, but due to the layout of the place it wasn’t a useful option. An Alice-in-Wonderland type tunnel would have been greatly appreciated. But I digress.
To complicate matters, this (very stern) judge had earlier, twice, firmly reminded ‘EVERYONE IN THE COURT’ that beepers and cellphones were to be turned OFF (she was even good enough to spell it for us…..0-F-F). I remember smugly thinking that, yeah, she was right, who WERE these inconsiderate people to bring electronic noisemakers into a Courtroom at all? Ha! Cellphone users especially, I thought…….how annoying! What on earth were they thinking?
Now, almost as if by some sinister cosmic magic, I was in the uncomfortable position of being the biggest scofflaw of them all. The judge repeated her earlier warnings yet again, almost word for word. This 3rd time, however, I think I could see a vein bulging in her neck.
But the biggest ire emanated (yes, emanated…sort of like steam suddenly rising up out of thermal vents in Yosemite) from the clerk that assists the judge. Earlier in the day I’d been thinking , heck, she was actually kind of cute. Not anymore. She was staring laser holes through me (this, in case you don’t already know from your own treasure trove of experiences, is an advanced stage, way beyond the condition known as ‘if looks could kill’). She perceived it wasn’t a beeper, OR a cellphone, so WHAT exactly was this new kind of courtroom annoyance ?
Judging (legal parlance, perfect for this situation) by her quizzical, scornful look (the same way dogs tip their heads when they hear an unknown new sound) and what appeared to be the beginnings of movement in my direction, I quickly held up my wrist with the A.O.D. – Attached Offending Device — and meekly tried to communicate that it was, well……. accidental.
To complicate matters, my voice (if you could call it that) had headed south, evaporating into a sort of modified whimper — a Chichuaua begging for food comes to mind here — so I just moved my lips to form words, any words. She was not amused. But this fast, do something/anything response seemed to have worked…..she unexpectedly stopped dead in her tracks, and after a millenium of seconds the court resumed deliberations. At the very least, I was still alive.
Moral of this improbable story : Whatever you do, don’t take your Talking Watch to Federal Court (or State Court, or City Court or any destination that has the word ‘Court’ in it)
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