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Atomic Talking Watches Adjust Automatically for Daylight Saving Changes
October 27, 2023

Atomic Talking Watches Adjust Automatically for Daylight Saving Changes

With the end of Day Light Saving coming up many of you will have to reset your watches one hour back. When looking for a new talking wrist watch for my father-in-law who had wet macular degeneration, we wanted to not only make it easy for him to tell the time, but to set the time. An atomic watch does just that.

A radio signal from the U.S. Atomic Clock in Ft. Collins, Colorado is received by the watch to automatically set for the accurate time in your time zone. Atomic watches will also accommodate not only Daylight Saving Time changes but leap years as well.

The initial set up requires that you select your time zone and then you will see the hands automatically spinning until the watch is set to the correct time. This may take up to 20-30 minutes and your low vision friend or family member may need your help with the initial set up.

These low vision watches are often described as "set it and forget it" making it easier for those with macular degeneration to manage the time on their watches without the assistance of others.

This is just another little way for your friend or family member to maintain their independence.

Low Vision Watches for the Visually Impaired from Atomic to Solar to Talking Watches

Leslie Degner, RN, BSN

Better Health for Better Vision

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