The Amazon Echo Wall Clock is a simple and inexpensive way to visualize one or all of your Alexa timers. At first glance I, like many of my teammates, wondered, “why would you put Alexa in a wall clock?”. However, after testing the device in my home, I learned that, despite seeming as an unusual device to integrate with Alexa, the Echo Wall Clock is surprisingly useful.
Amazon Echo Wall Clock
- Inexpensive alternative to using smart dispays for timers and alrms
- Automatic time syncing to your Echo device
- Doesn’t take up space on your counter
- Sleek, simplistic design
- Easy to set up
- Easy to use
- Works as advertised
- Only one color variation available
- Can only pair to one Echo speaker at a time
The Amazon Echo Wall Clock sports a sleek and simplistic design that should fit in with any home with modern furnishings.
It’s entirely made of plastic, and measures 10 inches in diameter. The material is a bit on the flimsy side, but sturdier materials wouldn’t make the Echo Wall Clock any less useful.
The clock doesn’t have a clear cover over its face, which is unusual, but again, doesn’t diminish it’s value.
It uses 4 x AA batteries (batteries included), and has a keyhole mount on the back, which makes installation both easy and familiar.
The Echo Wall Clock must be paired to an Echo speaker to function. It should also be within 30 feet of the Echo speaker it’s paired to.
Pairing your Echo Wall Clock to your Echo speaker is super easy. All you need to do is say, “Alexa, set up my Echo Wall Clock”, then push the blue pairing button on the back of the clock to pair begin the pairing process.
The hands on the clock will begin to move during the setup process, and will eventually sync up to the same time as the Echo speaker it’s paired to.
Note: It’s important to not manually adjust the hands on the clock as this could cause damage to the.
For more details on setting up your Echo Wall Clock, including troubleshooting tips, check out How to set up your Amazon Echo Wall Clock.
Using the Echo Wall Clock for timers
To get started with visual timers, try saying to your paired Echo speaker, “Alexa, set a timer for 2 minutes” and watch first 2 LED lights on the clockface light up. The number of lit LEDs will decrease as each minute passes. When you reach the 1 mintue mark, all 60 of the LED lights will turn on then visually countdown the final minute of your timer. When your timer runs out, all the LED lights will pulse, and your Echo speaker will play its standard timer sound.
You can set and visualize multiple timers too. If you already have a timer running, try setting another. The Echo Wall Clock will keep lit the very last LED from your first timer (ie. 10th LED for a 10 minute timer), and all of the LEDs for your second timer (ie. first 5 LEDs for a 5 minute timer). The clock will follow the same logic if you create additional timers, always lighting up all LEDs that correspond with the most recent timer, and only the last LED for each previous timer.
If you use Alexa timers frequently, you’ll find the Echo Wall Clock an incredibly simple and useful solution keeping track of how much time is left.
It’s also an inexpensive alternative to using smart displays to visualize your timers. It may not be the reason to go out and purchase your first Echo speaker, but it will certainly help you get more out of your Alexa experience, while making your life a little easier.