The Buzz & Beep Vibrating Timer is the perfect small timer for meditation, yoga, massage, or any function where a silent timer is needed. There are separate buttons for Hours, Minutes, and Seconds so it is quick and easy to set. A small switch sets the timer in either a vibration and beep mode or in the vibration mode alone. The vibration makes a humming sound, but is gentle enough to use for meditation practice.
Posted by Judy Riley on Feb 16th, 2015
The Polder Buzz, Beep, Vibrate timer is what I expected, and does its job ok. It was packaged well & arrived in UK in time for Valentine's Day! I appreciate the efforts to reduce the volume of the unit by affixing a piece of felt. However, the vibrate volume is still much too loud for my requirements, and I don't like the repetitive "buzz." At present, I haven't been able to store my chosen meditation time, either.
I appreciate that this is a cheap [inexpensive] product. Customer Service Note: Pressing the CLEAR button twice will recall your previous setting.
Posted by Unknown on Oct 16th, 2014
The unit does what it says it will do. The only problem I see is that the buzzer sound seems quite loud and can not be adjusted from I can see. Vibrate element seem ok - not intrusive. My rating is based on the volume of the buzz-beep sound.
Posted by Willow Myers on Sep 25th, 2014
This buzzer is very helpful and keeps me from having to glance at the clock if I need to get up from sitting by a certain time. I can be set by the hour or minute and can also be used as a very quiet alarm. I just used it at a retreat and it was quieter than my alarm and helpful for not disturbing my roommate. It doesn't tell time, but works good for what it's meant for.
Posted by George Silver on Aug 16th, 2014
This does the basic tasks of a timer, but as a meditation timer it lacks features I have found elsewhere. The main "flexibility" I'd like is a way of setting quiet alarms at regular or random intervals during the meditation period. These can be used to remind you that time is passing and can bring you back to your breath or to whatever other meditation object you may be using.
Good features are that it's easy to reset the timer to the previous meditation time, The buzz and the beep are quiet and it's easy to hear the buzz with the beep turned off. Also if you position the timer just right, it's possible to read the number of minutes without a lot of squinting or moving of the timer to catch the light during your meditation interval.
Posted by Unknown on Jul 9th, 2014
The buzz is too loud for meditation, but good if you have something cooking. I hoped the vibration was a little stronger, yet friendlier, but it works for the price.
Posted by Jean Pierre on Jun 21st, 2014
Good product, I would have like the beeping sound less loud even more if I could have been able to ajust the volume. It is not that it is that loud but when I come out of meditation I'm pretty sensitive to sound.
The vibration mode is just perfect.