★★★★★ 645 real customer reviews average rating: 4.8 stars
5 Stars By JOSEPH on 2016-10-12
Very good easy to read clock for keeping track of days and time
So, I bought this specifically for my wife's 94 year old father who last week told me the clock in bedroom was "lying to him" and he couldn't know if the time was what it was supposed to be so he needed at least 2 clocks, he has several in his room, to let him know it was the time it is supposed to be.
Now, my wife had gotten him a similar style clock for his birthday in March however I liked the fact this model not only states the month, date, year and time with am or pm, but as the item photo shows it also shows Night-midnight to 6 am, Morning- 6 am to 12 noon, Afternoon- 12 noon to 6 pm or Evening- 6 pm to midnight, under the day in the display.
While it does have the ability to set up to 3 alarms in it, that functionality isn't needed at this time. The clock can also be either am / pm or the 24 hour clock military or european time in month, date display also.
Emphasizing the large day of the week at the top with the still large time display with the added easily read morning, afternoon, etc. is really good especially for getting hard to see older folks. The lettering is against a black background and can be either white or yellow.
So far it seems to be helping him understand time again a little better. He has the first clock in his room as a nightlight and this clock was put in the living room and I used the Yellow display to show him this clock is a different and between 2 clocks telling him the day and time when he gets up at 1:30 in the morning thinking he should be up then with this clock telling him unequivocally that 1:30 am is in fact NIGHT, he should still be in bed, maybe he'll believe it!
I fully intend to continue using this clock when he no longer needs it to put it in our RV as when we've been on longer trips it is kind of easy to occasionally forget what day it is at times, and this will help!
5 Stars By Christopher P. on 2017-02-07
It is what it says and it does what its supposed to.
There is a stand that comes off the back for desktop placement,or may be hung on the wall. Has three alarms that will sound for one minute, each day.
It really helps to keep track. It seems a little pricey but its what they cost, it does alot. There are other clocks with more stages of the day but they don't have the alarms. I believe this has 4, and others have five (Before dawn) is the difference. I like the alarms for taking meds. You can set what time morning begins, maybe 4am? It's up to you, or.what you wife tells you, then it's up to her. Just say yes dear and set morning to start at 1am if that's what she says.
5 Stars By A Mom on 2016-10-07
Love having period of the day as well as time of day, date and day of the week. Only comes in white is a lone downside.
Bought for 81 yr old mom with dementia. While I could find several options of calendar clocks with day of the week, date, time this one was the only one that seemed have all those PLUS the period of the day (afternoon, evening, etc) She had difficulty differentiating am and pm so this solved that. The features described all work as well as expected. The only negative for me is that it's only available in white. I'd like to have charcoal or black or variations of those.
4 Stars By Larry M. Tedrow on 2016-08-23
Very good clock
I bought this for my dad as he has dementia and struggles with being able to tell whether it is morning or evening. It is actually a five-star clock but I gave it 4-stars as it would have been a better product for him if the clock indicated "morning" and "evening" rather than A.M. and P.M. (a clock like that is now available). It is very easy to set, even for my dad, good display, and you can change the color of the display. Excellent clock
5 Stars By Wendy Adams on 2016-11-13
This is the greatest clock ever!!! My mom has Alzheimer's, this has been working perfect for her. She gets so proud of herself because she's able to read it and does pretty good at telling the time. She checks it several times a day and reads it out loud to me. It tickles me :) I shared this on a caregivers fb page for my caregiver friends to purchase for their loved ones. This has saved me from telling her several times a day. It's been a God send. Thank you so much!!!!!
LATEST UPDATE: I wanted to say a big THANK YOU to Yvonne in CS for SVINZ!!! You have a customer for life! On an earlier update I had commented on the problem I was having. I sent a message and was so happy for the quick positive feed back I received.
5 Stars By catwoman322 on 2017-01-07
Have bought two now
Bought this for my elderly mom who really also needed the date and what part of day it was, meaning the 'morning, afternoon, evening' feature that really helps her at first glance to know what part of the day it is. When you get old and sleep a fair amount its easy not to know if its early or late sometimes so I will always look for that feature. Also the lettering is nice and clear, I can read the whole display from outside her room easily, very nice. But a bit pricey.
5 Stars By JC on 2016-08-26
I would buy this again!!!!!!
Me. Who is losing my days going blindly at guessing dates, can even clearly remember to read the clock and be able to figure out what today is. Teaching the baby days of week and month and year is wonderful! He can identify Fridays and Wednesdays. Perfect. He can even tell time digitally. Perfect for numbers. It's a big as an iPad 10inches more or less and has a stand also if you don't want to put it on wall.
Easy to o program. My baby, who is 3 helped me program this!
5 Stars By The Virginia Kid on 2017-01-23
I love this clock
I love this clock. Additionally, it has multiple alarm capability. The alarms would be helpful to remind persons of appointments or various time frames for taking medications. Also, for me, I do not have to rely on my cell phone or a computer to remind of the specific day of the week and time. It seems like since I retired, the days all seem to blend together, so a clock in the central part of my home is helpful.
5 Stars By Bikedude2 on 2016-08-03
Perfect for our situation
My 87 yr old mother has Alzheimer's but is still able to live on her own, with lots of help.
Her biggest challenge was knowing what day it is and waking up on time to catch the shuttle to the day center.
This beauty solved both problems. Once set its all but impossible for her to mess with it. The Monday thru Friday only alarm setting means I don't need to change settings for the weekend.
The only negative, and it's hard to call it a negative, is the alarm is very loud. There is no way to adjust it. Simply put - you will not sleep through this alarm.
5 Stars By P.T.C. on 2016-12-15
They ALL think that these are the best ever! For those who are elderly and developing ...
I have purchased three of the SVINZ clocks for elderly friends. They ALL think that these are the best ever! For those who are elderly and developing memory issues, the name of the day, the time (AM and PM) and date, plus the size of the screen information, makes this clock extremely valuable and helpful to them. They can see it clearly from across their room both day and night. The auto dimming at 7:00 PM keeps it from being too bright at night but makes it still readable. All three of the recipients of these clocks have highly recommended them to their friends. This is truly a great gift and well worth the price.