Reviews and Problems with Timex Expedition Vibration Alarm
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Wrong instructions but vibration works.
Kyle N, Illinois, reviews.timex.com
21 March 2014
Summary: I received the wrong instructions for my watch. If you go to the "Support" option and then go to "Vibration Alarm" product, you will get the correct instructions. However, even the correct instructions are confusing. You will not learn how to use the vibration feature under "Timer" or "Alarm" but rather under the "Time" feature (as in how to set it).
Summary: Here's how u turn on vibration & turn off hydra & occasion (stolen from internet): 1. Go to the main screen of the watch. (the one with the time...) 2. Press and hold "set" until it stops telling you to "HOLD-TO SET" it. 3. Press "mode" several times until you reach "ALRT" 4. Press stop/start to change ALRT setting from whatever it is, to "vibe" (for just vibrate) or "combo" (for both vibrate and audible).
Summary: Didn't even bother reading the instructions. Very intuitive. Rather than making a sound when the alarm goes off, it vibrates. Works fine. However, I wish the vibration were stronger. I cannot count on this watch waking me up. but I guess that's why God made cell phones :). Watch is very bulky - maybe next year they'll figure out how to fit all of this technology into a thinner package.
Summary: Setting Vibration 1. Hold set/done button to enter settings 2. Press mode button until word ALRT is on screen with the word tone flashing above it. 3. Press the start/split button until the flashing word says vibe 4.
Summary: Everyone complains the instructions for this sucks and they are right. But the watch really does what you want. You can make all alarms ring, vibrate, or both. The setting is under the main settings menu (the one you use to set the time on the watch and to hide the screens you don't want to use).
Summary: First of all, I must say I love Timex watches. They were my first watch when I was 5 and I've never had a different brand. This one, however, was a huge disappointment. 1. It stopped working after only three weeks. The display simply went blank so I have to send it back today to have it repaired. 2. The watch band absorbs a lot of water so it takes ages to dry. I used to shower with my watch on but I have to take this one off. 3. Why exactly is there a plastic compass?
Summary: Finally, an accurate watch that does not disturb others when the alarm goes off. Also, I no longer miss the alarm in loud environments. It has just enough timers for me. I use the hydration as a 2nd count down timer. 3 daily alarms are enough for me. I have no need for the occasion feature. (I have an iPhone). Also, numbers etc. are large enough so I can easily read without glasses. Compass bezel serves only a cosmetic function but I soon did not notice it.
Summary: I bought the Timex T498549J. The included instructions were for the Timex W-214. They do not give any clues as to how to set the vibration/audible alarm feature. I have not been able to find the appropriate manual online. HELP!
Summary: I am having the same problem as the other two reviewers. I bought this watch for my husband so that he could utilize the vibrating alarm while on deployment. Well I too received the wrong instructions, and we can not get the vibration alarm to work. Why are there multiple people purchasing the same watch and receiving the wrong instructions, and why not post them here so we don't have to waste out time calling you?!