Nobody can get by in life without one eye on the clock. It doesn’t matter if you’re a child, a working adult or retired – we live by the clock. Both watches and clocks have an uncanny knack of becoming family heirlooms, lovingly prized and serving as a reminder of previous generations. The following CareCo watches and clocks are functional, attractive and help you organise your day. Whether you are sight-impaired, disorganised, have a coordination difficulty which means a clock is your lifeline, or are simply a heavy sleeper, we have something for you.
This ultramodern digital design watch is both attractive and functional. CareCo watches and clocks with voice functions are useful in a number of ways. Firstly, they are suitable for people with problems such as dyslexia and dyspraxia, for those with dementia, for those suffering natural memory loss as they get older, and for the sight impaired. This oversized talking watch has four different alarms so you can plan and organise your day around it. Use one alarm for medication reminders, another for appointments and so on.
Not everybody likes digital watches, but not everybody can read the face of a clock due to poor eyesight or coordination problems. This talking LCD watch from the CareCo watches and clocks range has the best of both worlds. The top 2/3 of the face is a digital clock face whereas the bottom half has the actual time in digits. You can set the watch to make an audio announcement every hour. This is useful for people who need to set their time by a watch or whose eyesight is insufficient to see either face.
Heavy sleepers can sometimes sleep right through an alarm or only wake up when it’s been going for a while. The beauty of the Wake and Shake is that it’s the only model in the CareCo watches and clocks range that uses every trick in the book to wake you up. Not only does it have an extra-loud alarm (95db – about the same level as standing next to a tractor with the engine on) but it also vibrates and has a bright flashing light. Some people with poor hearing wake up easier with vibrations; this is why most phone alarms have this option too. If the Wake and Shake won’t wake you up, perhaps nothing will.
Solar Atomic Talking Watch (RNIB Approved)
Do you want a classic design watch face but when large enough to see the hands? This timeless model from the CareCo watches and clocks range is one of the biggest sellers amongst users with sight impairment. That is hardly surprising as the Royal National Institute for the Blind endorses it. It is solar powered, so you need never change the battery – just make sure that it gets enough sun exposure. It’s also atomic. You need never adjust the time; it will update itself even when the clocks go back in winter and forward in summer. This is one of the most advanced models in our range.
Memory problems can be a real hindrance to getting by in life. Do you forget where you parked your car? Or what time the family is coming over? The talking memo alarm clock does not just set an alarm at your specified time – it allows you to record your own voice for specific tasks. If you set an alarm and then forget while you set it, this may be the device for you. The clip recorder is just ten seconds long, but that should be more than enough time to help you remember what you needed to remember.