Besides the Echo speaker, did you know that Amazon also produces Alexa compatible clocks? the Echo wall clock is one of the most unique Alexa-enabled devices on the market today. Here, we walk you through how to set up an Echo wall clock and cover everything you need to know about it, including how to fix any troubleshooting issues you might be having.
“Alexa, set a timer for five minutes.”
The Echo Wall Clock is a natural extension of Alexa’s timer feature, as it allows you to physically see the countdown to your various reminders and alarms set by Alexa. Once you’ve set an alarm, the Echo wall clock will display a countdown via 60 illuminated notches positioned around its face.
It’s far from revolutionary, but it does mean you can see, at a glance, how much time is left. This visual countdown can be especially useful when working with vague deadlines – for example, if you’re cooking something that needs to go in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Just set an alarm for 30 minutes and be sure to keep checking your food for the last 5 minutes of the countdown.
The Echo wall clock can also come in handy for anyone in the house who has a hearing impairment or anyone who uses Alexa in a noisy environment. If you’ve ever missed an alarm and ended up burning your dinner party because of your kids’ music or a loud TV, then this might be the perfect gadget for you!
How to pair your Amazon Echo wall clock
The Echo wall clock is different from other Alexa-enabled devices because you can only pair it with one device.
You can connect your Amazon Echo wall clock to any Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Show, Echo Plus, Echo Spot, or Echo Input deception. Once connected, you set a timer by speaking to the paired Echo device, which will then transmit that information to your wall clock.
It’s usually a good idea to place your Echo wall clock in the same room as the paired Echo device. For example, you can place both appliances in the kitchen.
To pair your Echo wall clock:
1. On the chosen Echo device, say “Set up my Echo wall clock”.
2. Put your wall clock into pairing mode by pressing and holding the blue pairing button on the back of the clock. After approximately 10 seconds, the status light should turn amber.
3. When the status light turns blue, your Echo wall clock is in pairing mode. Throughout the pairing process, the light should flash blue and the hands can start and stop multiple times. This process should take about 10 minutes.
4. When the status light turns off, your wall clock is now successfully paired with the chosen Echo device. You can set a timer with the standard Alexa command (“Alexa, set a timer for 5 minutes”), And your Echo wall clock will make a light show.
5. You can also set multiple timers, and your wall clock will show them as single dots.
When you create multiple timers, Alexa prompts you to name each of those timers. You can clear all timers at any time with the command “Alexa, cancel all timers.“
Are you having connection problems?
Without its connection to Alexa, your smart clock isn’t that smart.
If you’re having trouble communicating with your Echo wall clock, there are a few solutions you can try:
If your Echo wall clock is having trouble communicating with its paired Echo device, you can try resetting the Bluetooth connection:
1. On your smartphone or tablet, launch the Amazon Alexa app.
2. Tap the “Devices” tab.
3. Select “Echo & Alexa”.
4. Find and tap the Echo device associated with your Echo wall clock.
5. Tap “Bluetooth devices”.
6. Find your wall clock and tap it to zoom.
7. Select “Forget Device”.
You can now repeat the setup process to see if that fixed the issue.
Turn off multi-room music
If your Echo wall clock is paired with a speaker in a multi-room music group, it may cause issues with your clock. You will need to either remove the speaker from the group or pair your Echo wall clock with another Alexa-enabled device.
To pair your clock with another speaker, unpair your device by following the instructions in the previous step. You can connect your Echo wall clock to a new Alexa-enabled device by following the instructions at the start of this tutorial.
Try setting a timer on your Echo wall clock to see if that solved your problem.
The Echo Wall Clock is just another addition to Amazon’s wide range of smart home products. If you’ve purchased an Echo wall clock, we’d love to hear your thoughts on this Alexa-enabled gadget!
Would you recommend a smart clock to your friends and family, or do you think it’s just a gimmick? Let us know in the comments below.
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