Best Vibrating Alarm Watch Reviews

Updated June 12, 2022

Best Vibrating Alarm Watch Reviews

Whether it is being on time for work or making sure you never miss your class, alarm clocks have been helping us for decades.

The first iteration was the cuckoo clock, and then came the grandfather clock, followed by the well-loved bedside alarm clock.

Manufacturers decided to take the logical next step and incorporate alarms into wristwatches.

At times, they annoy the best of us, despite that we can’t get by without our trusty clock.

Ever wanted to smash your alarm into pieces in the morning? Don’t worry; we’ve all been there.

Thankfully, wristwatches with vibrating alarms are better optimized for human use.

They won’t shock you to conscience and will provide you with more functionality!

However, finding and selecting the best alarm watch can be a tough call to make. The timepiece will serve more purposes than just waking you up.

To help you narrow it down to a worthy pick, we tested some of the best gadgets on the market. The ones that stood out the most are mentioned below.

Go through the piece and find what resonated with you

See Our Best Vibrating Alarm Watches

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1 Timex - Men's T49851 Expedition Vibrating Alarm
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Timex Expedition Vibrating Alarm Watch
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2 Timex men's Expedition Grid Shock 50mm Watch Timex Expedition Grid Vibrating Wrist Watch
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3 Casio Men's GD350-1B G Shock Black Watch
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Casio GD350-1B G Shock Vibrating Timer Watch
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4 Fitbit - Charge 2 Fitness Smart Watch Fitbit Charge 2 Smart Watch
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5Samsung Galaxy Watch 3
Samsung Galaxy Watch 3
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Samsung Galaxy Watch 3
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6 Timex - Men's Expedition Katmai Combo 40mm Watch Timex Katmai Combo Analog Alarm Watch
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7 Shock Clock 2 1
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Shock Clock 2 Silent Vibrating Alarm Clock for Heavy Sleepers & Couples
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1. Timex Expedition Vibrating Alarm Watch

Highlights
  • Imported
  • Adjustable black 22 millimeter resin strap fits up to 8-inch wrist circumference
  • 100-hour chronograph; 24-hour countdown timer; 3 vibrating & audible daily alarms
  • 24-hour military time mode; 3 time zones; occasion reminders; hydration timer; calendar
  • Black 43 millimeter resin case with acrylic lens; gray digital display; Indiglo light-up watch dial
  • Water-resistant to 100 meter (330 feet): In general, suitable for snorkeling, as well as swimming, but not diving
Best For Low Budgets
Timex - Men's T49851 Expedition Vibrating Alarm

Product Description

A sporty, durable watch, the Timex Men’s T49851 Expedition Vibration Alarm Black Resin Strap Watch belongs to the great outdoors. The 43mm case and dial create a fantastic appearance on this sleek, stylish watch. The black resin band helps to bring the look together for something that is sure to catch the eye. The digital display features a high-quality quartz movement and is water-resistant to a depth of 330 feet (100 meters).

 

Timex Group B.V. is one of the best-known American watch companies. Timex’s U.S. headquarters are located in Middlebury Connecticut and it has substantial operations in China, the Philippines, and India and full-scale sales companies in Canada, the UK, France and Mexico.

The company began in 1854 as Waterbury Clock in Connecticut’s Naugatuck Valley, known during the nineteenth century as the Switzerland of America. Sister company Waterbury Watch manufactured the first inexpensive mechanical pocket watch in 1880. During World War I, Waterbury began making wristwatches, which had only just become popular, and in 1933 it made history by creating the first Mickey Mouse clock under license from Walt Disney, with Mickey’s hands pointing the time.

During World War II, Waterbury renamed itself the U.S. Time Company. In 1950 the company introduced a wristwatch called the Timex. Over the next three decades, Timex was sold through a series of advertisements that emphasized its durability by putting the watch through torture tests, such as falling over the Grand Coulee Dam or being strapped to the propeller of an outboard motor, with the slogan It takes a licking and keeps on ticking. With the help of former Olympic broadcaster, spokesman John Cameron Swayze, sales took off. The company later became Timex Corporation, then Timex Group, and, to date, has sold over one billion watches.

The company has remained very competitive and the Timex brand continues its dominance through the present day. Its primary market remains the United States and Canada, although the Timex brand is sold worldwide due to its ability to capitalize on its strong brand image and reputation for quality.

One of the most successful and important features available on many Timex watches is the Indiglo backlight system. Indiglo is a brand name of Indiglo Corporation, solely owned by Timex for licensing purposes. Timex electroluminescent lamps, branded Indiglo, were introduced in 1992 in the Ironman watch line. They were an immediate success. The Indiglo lamp uniformly lights the surface of the Timex’s watch dials in a manner that makes the dial read very easily in many different light settings. In some newer watches, the Indiglo backlight only lights up the numbers, rather than the entire LCD display, which is achieved by means of a specialized film that inverts the LCD transmissivity.

Today, Timex Group products are manufactured in the Far East and in Switzerland often based on technology that continues to be developed in the United States and in Germany. With a large and varied line of watches, Timex has a style for everyone. From the locker room to the board room, there is a great Timex style time-piece for you.

 

Product details

  • Is Discontinued By Manufacturer ‏ : ‎ No
  • Product Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 4 x 2 x 1.25 inches; 1.92 Ounces
  • Item model number ‏ : ‎ T49851
  • Department ‏ : ‎ Mens
  • Batteries ‏ : ‎ 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)
  • Date First Available ‏ : ‎ February 21, 2011
  • Manufacturer ‏ : ‎ Timex
  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B004GHLEMQ
  • Best Sellers Rank: #193,248 in Sports & Outdoors

Specifications

Material:
Case material Resin
Size:
Band size Mens Standard
Weight:
1.92 Ounces
Movement:
Digital
Case Diameter:
43 millimeters

2. Timex Expedition Grid Vibrating Wrist Watch

Highlights

Timex men’s Expedition Grid Shock 50mm Watch

  • Adjustable black 16mm resin strap fits up to 8-inch wrist circumference
  • 100-hour chronograph; 24-hour countdown timer; 3 vibrating and audible daily, weekday, or weekend alarms; Shock resistant to I.S.O. standards
  • 24 hour military time mode; 3 time zones; Occasion reminders; Hydration timer; month, day, and date calendar
  • Black 50mm resin case with acrylic lens; Gray digital display; Indiglo light-up watch dial. Strap and lug width is 16 mm
  • Water-resistant to 100m (330 ft): In general, suitable for snorkeling, as well as swimming, but not diving

Product Description

Get off the grid and embark on an adventure. We’ll be right there with you. Inspired by our much-loved WS4 design, Grid Shock is ready for anything. It’s got vibrating alarms and timers and Indiglo night-light for after dark. The hardened resin case with stainless steel top ring is officially shock-resistant and water-resistant to 100 meters.

Chronograph Function

The chronograph functionality of the Timex Expedition Digital collection allows you to track your personal bests.

 

Indiglo Backlight

Timex created revolutionary Indiglo back-light technology, changing how the world told the time in the dark.

Rugged Outdoor Watch

A true adventure companion, the Timex Expedition collection was built to withstand whatever life throws its way.

Specifications

Material:
Case material Resin
Size:
Men's Standard
Weight:
2.72 Ounces
Movement:
Quartz
Case Diameter:
50 millimeters

3. Casio GD350-1B G Shock Vibrating Timer Watch

Highlights

Casio Men’s GD350-1B G Shock Black Watch

  • Imported
  • World time; 35 time zones (100 cities), city name display, daylight saving on/off; 12/24 Hour Formats and Full Auto Calendar (pre-programmed until the year 2099)
  • Shock Resistant and 200M (660ft) Water Resistant
  • Auto LED Backlight (Super Illuminator) and Flash alert
  • Countdown timer, 1/100 second stopwatch,  measuring capacity: 999:59’59.99”; measuring modes: elapsed time, split time, 1st-2nd place times
  • Vibration Alert (Daily Alarms, Countdown Timer, Hourly Time Signal)
Best Overall
Casio Men's GD350-1B G Shock Black Watch

Product Description

Casio 2018 GD350-1B Watch G-Shock Vibration Alarm Black Reverse LCD

Casio

With the launch of its first watch in November 1974, Casio entered the wristwatch market at a time when the watch industry had just discovered digital technology. As a company with cutting-edge electronic technology developed for pocket calculators, Casio entered this field confident that it could develop timepieces that would lead the market.

Today, Casio is focusing its efforts on solar-powered radio-controlled watches: the built-in solar battery eliminates the nuisance of replacing batteries, atomic timekeeping means the users never have to reset the time. Recently, Casio launched a series of Bluetooth watches that sync to the users cell phone to automatically update the time. Casio is always moving time forward.

 

This new g-shock is designed and engineered for those special dark, secret missions that demand something extra. The timer function is has a large, specially designed easily identifiable dedicated button for quick and sure operation under the toughest of conditions. When the timer reaches the end of its countdown, you can select to be alerted by either a vibration operation or a tone plus led flash operation. The special shock absorber design of the back of the watch helps to ensure that vibration is felt by the writs. A high luminance led can be configured to light for one, three, or five seconds, and an auto light feature cause the face to illuminate whenever the watch is tilted towards the face for reading.

G-SHOCK

The most durable digital and analog-digital watches in the industry, trusted by military personnel, law enforcement, surfers and outdoor enthusiasts around the world.

Shock resistance

Shock-resistant construction protects against all sorts of impact and vibration.

20-bar water resistance

You can wear your G-SHOCK in all sorts of situations, from working with water in daily life and taking a shower to participate in water activities such as swimming, surfing, or jet skiing.

Backlight

With the back-light, you can see the watch face in any situation without light.

Specifications

Material:
Case material Resin
Size:
Men's Standard
Weight:
2.65 Ounces
Movement:
Japanese Quartz
Case Diameter:
49 millimeters

4. Fitbit Charge 2 Smart Watch

Highlights

Fitbit Charge 2 Heart Rate + Fitness Wristband, Black, Large (US Version), 1 Count

Supported Application Sleep Monitor, Reminders, Alarm, Calendar, GPS, Heart Rate Monitor
Brand Fitbit
Wireless Communication Standard Bluetooth
Color Black
Connectivity Technology Bluetooth
Operating System Windows 10
Compatible Devices Smartphones : smartphones|smart phones|android phones
Human Interface Input Touchscreen, Buttons
Wireless Carrier Du
Battery Cell Composition

About this item

  • PurePulse continuous, automatic wrist-based heart rate tracking to better measure calorie burn all-day
  • Maximize your workouts using simplified heart rate zones (Fat Burn, Cardio, and Peak). Splash proof. Do not shower with the device or submerge it in water
  • See call, text, and calendar notifications on the OLED display; Automatically track how long and how well you sleep and wake with a silent vibrating alarm. Reminders to move
  • Get a better understanding of your fitness level and see how you can improve over time with a personalized Cardio Fitness Score; Use Connected GPS during run mode to see real-time stats like pace and distance on your wrist
  • Track all-day activity like steps, distance, calories burned, floors climbed, and active minutes; Find moments of calm throughout your day with personalized guided breathing sessions based on your heart rate, Like all heart rate tracking technologies, accuracy is affected by physiology, location of the device, and different movements
  • Sync stats wirelessly and automatically to computers and 200-plus leading iOS, Android, and Windows devices
  • Operating temperature: 14 degrees to 113 degrees Fahrenheit, Maximum operating altitude: 30,000 feet
  • The minimum and maximum circumference range between 170 206 millimeters

Directions

Keep it Clean: Regularly clean your band and wrist—especially after working out or sweating. Rinse the band with water or wipe it with a small amount of rubbing alcohol. Do NOT use hand soap, body soap, dish soap, hand sanitizers, cleaning wipes, or household cleaners which could get trapped beneath the band and irritate the skin. Always dry the band well before putting it back on. Keep it Dry: While Fitbit devices are water-resistant*, it’s not good for your skin to wear a wet band for long periods of time. If your elastomer band gets wet—like after sweating or showering—rinse and dry it thoroughly before putting it back on your wrist. Be sure your skin is dry before you put your band back on. Don’t Wear It Too Tight: Make sure your band isn’t too tight. Wear the band loosely enough that it can move back and forth on your wrist. If you use Fitbit products with Purepulse Heart Rate tracking, for better heart rate readings during exercise, we suggest wearing the band so it’s secure, but not too tight, and wearing the band higher on your wrist (about 2-3 finger-widths above your wrist bone). Lower the band on your wrist and loosen it after exercise. Give Your Wrist a Rest: Prolonged rubbing and pressure may irritate the skin, so give your wrist a break by removing the band for an hour after extended wear.

 

Legal Disclaimer

This product contains a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65warnings.ca.gov

Statements regarding dietary supplements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition.

 

Specifications

5. Samsung Galaxy Watch 3

Highlights

SAMSUNG Galaxy Watch 3 (41mm, GPS, Bluetooth) Smart Watch with Advanced Health Monitoring, Fitness Tracking, and Long Lasting Battery – Mystic Silver (US Version)

Supported Application Phone, GPS, Camera, Heart Rate Monitor
Brand Samsung Electronics
Wireless Communication Standard Bluetooth
Color Silver
Connectivity Technology Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC, GPS
Band Color Black
Compatible Devices Smartphone
Human Interface Input Touchscreen, Buttons
Screen Size 41
Water Resistance Level Waterproof
Best For Higher Budgets
Samsung Galaxy Watch 3

About this item

  • STYLE YOU CAN COUNT ON: Galaxy Watch3 combines style—two sizes, two finishes, three colors and, 50,000 plus watch faces-with military-grade durability and water resistance
  • LEAVE YOUR PHONE BEHIND: Galaxy Watch3 gives you the freedom to call, text, stream music and get notifications via Bluetooth connectivity. No ANT plus
  • You can share the PDF report of your ECG recording with your health care provider using the Samsung Health Monitor app on your compatible Galaxy phone
  • BATTERY BUILT FOR ENDURANCE: The Galaxy Watch3’s long-lasting battery can go for more than a day on a single charge, and you can always get a quick boost from your compatible Galaxy phone with Wireless Power Share
  • STRONGER INSIGHTS. NEXT-LEVEL FITNESS: Spend your time moving while Galaxy Watch3 tracks seven popular activities automatically. Get more out of each movement thanks to built-in run coaching
  • LEVEL UP YOUR DOWNTIME: Galaxy Watch3’s automatic sleep tracker offers insights on how to get a better night’s sleep. It also monitors your stress level and helps you recenter with breathing guides
  • SMARTWATCH. SMART LIFE: Integrated Bixby voice functionality can read your texts, make a call or initiate coaching on command and on the go. Samsung Pay lets you leave home without a wallet. And a multilayered defense-grade security platform keeps all your data safe.
  • ANDROID/iOS COMPATIBLE: Pairs seamlessly with Android devices and select iOS devices
  • Supported on both Android and IOS. This device passed military specification (MIL-STD-810G) testing against a subset of 10 specific conditions, Including drops from 4.9 feet, extreme temperatures, dust, shock/vibration, and low pressure/high altitude. Water-resistant up to 50 meters per ISO standard 22810:210. Not intended for scuba diving

Specifications

Size:
41 mm
Weight:
12.6 ounces

Pros

  • What's in the box:
  • Watch Strap
  • Charger

6. Timex Katmai Combo Analog Alarm Watch

Highlights
  • Rugged design
  • Chronograph, alarm and timer functions
  • Light-up watch dial
  • Rotating bezel

Timex is a well-known and respected watchmaker and this Expedition Katmai model offers great value for money.

The large round bezel is chunky and rugged in design, with a black face and yellow accents which pick out the second hand and the function buttons.

This watch features Timex’s Indiglo backlight technology, so you can hit the button to light the face if you need to check the time in the dark.

The fabric strap with buckle closure feels robust and is available in a choice of colours. The other buttons around the bezel are for chronograph, alarm and timer functions.

Specifications

Material:
Resin and Fabric
Size:
Case thickness: 12.5 mm
Movement:
Quartz
Case Diameter:
40 mm
Watch Strap:
20 mm width, fabric

Pros

  • Adjustable nylon strap
  • Digital display can be set to fix on the time or date depending on preference
  • Available with a range of straps
  • A reputable brand at an accessible price point

Cons

  • Instructions not supplied in the box (but are available online)
  • Some wearers find the watch ticks loudly

7. Shock Clock 2 Silent Vibrating Alarm Clock for Heavy Sleepers & Couples

Highlights

Shock Clock 2 – Wearable Silent Vibrating/Zapping Alarm Clock by Pavlok, LLC. The wearable silent alarm clock! This is the only way to wake up.

This is the perfect gift for women, college students, frequent travellers, and anyone else who needs to wake up with the minimal disturbance.

Best For Low Budgets

The Shock Clock 2 is a vibrating alarm clock with an Electro-shock function. It’s the perfect way to wake up if someone has problems getting out of his bed in the morning.  It wakes you up at your lightest sleep phase with its silent vibration and gives you a zap when it comes to red numbers or at your full alarm time.

Features

The wearable silent alarm clock uses a gentle tap to the wearer’s wrist to gently wake them from their slumber.

  • Wearable silent alarm clock zaps/vibrates to wake you up
  • New automatic time adjuster for Daylight Savings Time!
  • Vibrating silent alarm clock never disturbs your partner or roommate
  • Gentle tap to your wrist wakes you up silently and naturally (a normal alarm clock sounds too loud and abrupt)
  • Stealth watch design will not wake up others when used as an alarm clock

Specifications

  • Material: ABS Plastic, Denier Nylon band
  • Package Dimensions 6.81 x 4.65 x 1.54 inches
  • Item Weight:1.55 ounces
  • Department: Unisex-adult
  • Manufacturer: Pavlok

Specifications

Pros

  • Sleep tracking
  • Alarm clock
  • Wearable/battery powered

Cons

  • The big learning curve for the bracelet function to get it working well
  • Somewhat Expensive
  • Electro-shock function

Vibration Watch Buying Guide

Best Vibrating Alarm Watch Reviews

If obnoxious alarms are not your thing, it’s time to make your life easier with a Vibrating Alarm Watch that alerts you, and not the entire room.

Some of them come with extra features, such as a stopwatch and calendar features. This makes them handy in many ways.

And if you think that a vibration alarm won’t be effective enough as an audible notification, think again!

Plus, you always have the option to set alarms with sounds.

Why You Need A Vibrating Alarm Watch

Having a Vibrating Alarm Watch has many benefits, which most people don’t think about until they come across one.

Vibrating Alarm Watch takes alarms to a whole new level, as they allow you to feel them rather than just hear them.

These watches are useful for the hearing impaired. They are also helpful if you struggle to wake up to loud sounds or if you are in a situation where sounds and interruptions are frowned upon.

Newer models allow users to sync their smartphones to them, and this is where things take an interesting turn.

You can get vibrational alerts on your wristwatch when someone calls on your phone or sends a text message, like a smartwatch that can text, making it a combination of a watch, alarm, and pager all in one!

Furthermore, if you’re a fitness buff, there are even vibrating watch models with inbuilt pedometers.

These watches can be helpful for children diagnosed with ADHD as well as dementia patients.

A vibrating reminder can help them keep track of things like mealtimes and medications.

Moreover, family members of patients with such conditions, especially dementia and Alzheimer’s, can feel relief, knowing that they have a device that will keep track of important events.

A regular alarm clock can be too disrupting and even triggering for some patients.

Consequently, a vibrational device that stays on the wrist is more handy and beneficial for sense-compromising conditions while also helping patients maintain their independence.

Vibration alarm watches are also great for professionals in the healthcare industry. They are like the newer, improvised versions of pagers that we see doctors carrying.

Loud, beeping noises can be distressing around patients who are trying to relax. Therefore, a silent alarm can help doctors and nurses keep track of their routines without disturbing anyone around them.

Types Of Vibrating Alarm Watch

Contrary to popular belief, silent, vibrating alarms are not exclusive to smartwatches.

These days, you can find digital and even analog watches with vibrational alarms, allowing you to choose from a variety of different types based on your comfort and style choices.

Analog

Analog watches display the time with an hour, minute, and second, ’s hand like conventional clocks instead of digital and smartwatches that show digits on an LED screen.

These are considered elegant and fit the bill for social events and occasions that call for a formal outfit.

Additionally, they go well with almost any occasion, and there is an endless variety of styles to choose from, from leather strap dress watches to NATO strap business casual watches.

Big brand analog watches are seen as symbols of high artistry and prestige. Leading watch manufacturers compete with each other to release the most exclusive and high-rated models.

The analog is a classic style, and it’s unlikely that they’ll ever be replaced by another.

While luxury analog watches are highly valued, they don’t offer the added features and accuracy of digital and smartwatches.

Digital 

Digital Vibrating Alarm Watch is ideal for people who prefer sportier looks and like to live life on the go.

They offer versatility and are great for making the switch from the office to the gym and vice-versa.

These watches offer more features, with many models coming equipped with timers and stopwatches.

Moreover, wristwatches with vibration alarms are all the more resourceful because they help you keep track of time without any disruption or noise.

Additionally, most digital watches have the option of using vibration or sound and even both at the same time.

If you’re looking for an easy-to-read, versatile watch, this is the style you want.

Smart 

Smartwatches are relatively new, which is why they haven’t been as widely adopted as their predecessors.

These watches are like mini-computers on your wrists that have taken simple timekeeping and added countless other features.

They function the same way as digital watches, displaying the time in digits. But that’s where the similarity ends.

Smartwatches offer you a world of value-added features such as GPS tracking, calorie measurements, fitness calculators, and even internet connectivity in some models!

Smartwatches have evolved from simple quartz digital watches and are easier to read as well.

However, smartwatch wearers will need to trade in their watch for a new version fairly regularly if they wish to keep up with technological advancements.

As expected, these watches are prone to obsoletion.

Noise Level

Most alarms make use of loud noises to alert the users. But with modern watches, users have the luxury to tweak the sound levels per their wishes.

Conventional analog alarm watches typically allowed their users to adjust the duration of the ringing notification.

Typically, alarms would sound between 30 to 90 decibels, with some going even louder.

Digital and smartwatches, which have more features, allow for more flexibility.

Some watches give users the option of using customized tunes, while some models come with an integrated radio feature and streaming options for WiFi.

For those who detest noises, they can search for watches with silent alarms.

A detectable vibration on the wrist is enough to alert most users, even in the absence of sound.

Moreover, some models even include flash alarms, which use bright bursts of light to draw the wearer’s attention.

Both these features are useful for those with hearing impairment or patients who are sensitive to loud noises.

For the best results, some Vibrating Alarm Watch like to use a combination of alarms, including sound, light, and vibration.

Almost all alarm watches feature a snooze button but if you tend to oversleep, look for a model without a snooze feature.

Pricing Range

The price for a Vibrating Alarm Watch can range anywhere from $20 to $150 or higher.

However, if you’re looking for a simple Vibrating Alarm Watch with a vibration feature, the prices will remain in double digits, usually $30-$40.

Although watches with value-added features, like countdown timers and calendars, will be more expensive.

Furthermore, smartwatches are on the pricier end, costing upwards of $100 and higher, though you can find cheaper variants from low-end brands.

BEST OVERALL

Casio GD350-1B G Shock Vibrating Timer Watch

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can a vibrating alarm wake me up?
A:

The vibrating motion on your Vibrating Alarm Watch is enough to wake you up. Depending on your settings, these watch alarms can be used with or without noise, and often include additional features like lights to help you wake up in the morning.

Q: How Come My Alarms Won't Wake Me Up?
A:

You might not hear the alarm tone clearly, or you might be used to it. Set a new ringtone that is loud enough or combines vibration, sound, and flash alarms for better results. Make sure your watch has a snooze function if you frequently hit the snooze button on your bedside table alarm.

Our Verdict

There are numerous models to choose from if you’re looking for a Vibrating Alarm Watch; your requirements and budget should dictate your choice.

If you’re looking for a simple, low-price watch with basic vibration features, an analog watch should be well within your budget.

However, newer models come equipped with calendars, timers, stopwatches, and other features if you want a fancier option.  Keep in mind that their prices will be on the higher side.

If you have the budget for it and truly want a watch for the times, consider investing in a smartwatch. It’s a combination of a wristwatch and a smartphone and allows you to stay connected 24/7!



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