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Clear voice, accurate, but large and a bit chunky
on 10 December 2013
I was after a speaking watch for some time, purely for use at night when it's difficult to see a normal watch.
Accurate; it gets a time signal every day (assuming you're not living in a lead-lined room, and even then you can just leave it on the window sill during the day and it will pick up the time within a few minutes)
Clearly spoken. Although during the day you might think "not loud enough, surely?" I can assure you that at 2am it's more than loud enough. Man's voice, BBC English, and optionally will speak the date too.
Large face with nicely contrasting black hands and white face (other options are available too but this seemed the easiest to read).
Not only is it accurate the voice and hands all match up so you don't have to adjust it. Not ever, not even after the daylight saving hour. Brilliant!
Large for a 'ladies' watch, but as it's primarily for the partially sighted it's probably a good thing.
Chunky. OK, this was probably the biggest surprise, in how thick it was from front (the watch face) to the back of the watch, probably due to all the electronics. Not a deal breaker but not the most stylish of watches for day use. However, if you are visually challenged then its function will be of much more importance than how chunky it is. And as I said, it's only used at night.
Strap was leather with a buckle. Useless for quick changes. So I replaced it with an expanding bracelet from a market man-in-a-van and it's great. Annoyingly, other models in the same range come with either a bracelet (clasp) or expanding bracelet strap just not this black-hand on white face version. Typical.
Excellent for what it is intended for. A bit chunky for day-to-day use and certainly larger than most 'ladies' watches but you must remember who it's aimed at. I'd buy this again, most certainly.
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