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Not so useful as you'd think
on 4 March 2012
The pill reminder works OK but the facilities are not suitable for all users. The controls are not complicated, but not simple either, so the timer needs to be used by a 'carer', even though the person taking the pills can deal with ordinary clocks etc.
One big failing is that the countdown timer does not work in conjunction with the normal clock timer.
But, for us, the need for a pill timer was not really fulfilled. Yes, the timer would go off a the appropriate time but if you did not hear it or were not in the same room, then there is no repeat alarm and so you forget to take the pill. (this is what we thought the countdown timer was for, or could be used for). Ideally, the alarm should repeat at say 5 minute intervals until cancelled.