Watch Featuritis

The Timex company, (and others) despite making watches for decades does not understand customers like me. I have a simple need.

I already have an alarm clock. I do not want to time horse races. I do not want to track the time in Kuala Lumpur.

They put so many features on even the most basic models that if you hit a button by mistake, the watch goes off into some obscure mode. You have to find the manual and spend 30 minutes getting it back to ground state. The watch is unusable in the meantime.

If they must put on all those bells and whistles, there should at least be a button you hold down to put the watch back into ground state. For configuring the watch, you should be able to use a computer where you have all the buttons you need, a mouse and online help. The time should automatically sync from the computer’s time, including DST (Daylight Saving Time). It could work with a Logitech unifying USB (Universal Serial Bus) receiver, the way a wireless mouse works.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)