Awake timer and clock
The clock doesn't work!! Have tried emailing the company, but the emails keep bouncing back. Did get a message from them once saying they would get back to me, but have never heard from them regarding the return of this clock. Don't buy from them, they don't stand behind there product nor can they be contacted
The Change I'd Sought
I was aware of (and bothered by) my phone's intrusions into meditation and waking-up experiences, but I was not fully cognizant of how deeply it was affecting those tender times of day until I started using the Offgrid Mindfulness clock. I've deleted Insight Timer and now use my OM clock to wake up in the morning. The difference is quite significant. Insight Timer's automatic "streak" tracker, though surely well-intentioned, injected a sense of unease/guilt/self-competition into my meditation practice that evaporated almost immediately. Additionally, it's incredibly helpful not to be touching my phone (with the endless "possibilities") first thing in the morning and right after meditation. The OM clock is, honestly, the simple fix I've been seeking for some time. Thanx !
At long last, exactly what I needed
I searched for quite a while, trying to find a simple alarm clock that had a gentle wake up sound, all while not being dependent on a smartphone connection or wifi. This is it! The wake up sound works great for me. Gentle, but enables waking. It's nice there are 2 volume settings. If I had to make one suggestion for an improvement, it would be making some of the buttons have quieter clicking sounds, and maybe adding another button or two (dividing up shared button functionality even more). But these are nitpicks. This alarm clock is so useful to reducing distracting internet in my room and routine, while gently waking me up in the morning. I think the meditation timer is a genius feature idea. I may even use it for interval training. I am looking forward to using this clock for a long time.
I like several things about this clock: the chime sounds great, the size is good, and I like that you can turn off the screen. But the volume is too loud even on Lo. And the buttons are not intuitive, particularly turning off the alarm. Furthermore, the 100% guarantee is great. But the email address for returns doesn't work, and when I emailed through the contact form I got no response. I'd like to return the two clock/timers I ordered. It is frustrating that there's been such a lack of response.
bit pricy, but worth it
pros: - operation is simple and reasonable - design is enough simple - no internet connection cons: - button clicking sound is a bit loud - button doesn't work properly some time - low volume of chime sound is still too loud for me (I applied some paper on back and it works well) - setting timer length isn't very smart. I prefer dial - LCD screen quality is bad: good contrast angle is very limited overall: I'm satisfying with this product. Thanks for this timer, now I can go to bed and meditate without any electric device except this one.