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Unreliable and therefore useless.
on 27 October 2013
Ok. There's only one thing I want from an alarm clock - that the alarm goes off at the time I set.
And the main thing I want from a radio-controlled clock is that when the hour changes in Spring or Autumn, it will switch automatically.
I've had this alarm for a while now, and it's proved to be totally untrustworthy on both counts.
First, last thing each night I have to check that it actually remembers the alarm time (07:30), because on a regular basis it forgets and resets the alarm to 00:00. Forgetting to check this has already cost me two no-breakfast, frantically rushed mornings.
Secondly, this has the worst 'radio' reception of any of my radio-controlled clocks. Signal strength can't be blamed, because all the others perform perfectly.
As an example, when the hour changed last night, this clock failed to register the fact at all, so the alarm woke me an hour too early this morning (finally prompting this grumpy review!). It was almost 1PM today before it actually realised that the hour had changed. I suppose it would have been worse in Springtime, when I'd have been an hour late!
I noticed that other reviewers had had similar problems, but ignored them. I wish I hadn't.
There are lots of good low-priced radio controlled clocks around, but this isn't one of them. Not recommended at all.