If you’re planning on traveling a lot then one of the most important things to carry with you is a travel clock. If you’re going to be moving country regularly then it can be difficult to keep up with the time. In the past, travel clocks were big, bulky and not very portable but today’s travel clocks are much lighter and smaller. Here are some things to consider when buying a travel alarm clock.
The most important characteristic of a travel clock is that it should be easy to carry and durable. In many cases they’ll be shoved at the bottom of your bag for long periods of time so you don’t want to worry about it breaking. Some travel clocks are more durable than others though so it can be helpful to bring a spare just in case something does go wrong.
A travel clock should also be easy to use. Traveling is a tiring business and you don’t want to be trying to set the alarm on a clock that’s fiddly and difficult to use just before going to bed each night. In many cases a digital travel alarm clock will be much easier to use than other options.
If it’s important for you to know the exact time then an atomic travel clock is one of the best options. Atomic clocks use radio signals to adjust the time but you should check they’re usable in the area you’ll be traveling too.
Many of the most portable examples of a digital travel clock come with a flip up screen so that they take up as little room in your luggage as possible. However, some people may find this annoying especially when trying to use it at night so make sure you think which type of travel clock is best for you before buying.