Every once in a while I get an odd product to review and the Tikker watch falls under that category for me. This is not your average watch, while it does tell the time, the Tikker watch is all about raising awareness about how much time you have left. The top 2 rows of numbers are count down timers for Year, Month, Day, Hour, Minute and Second on how much time you have left. The bottom row is the only part of the watch that actually tells the time.
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The watch comes with a Black or White band and both are comfortable to wear and it has a simple, elegant look if a bit plain.
The watch doesn’t have a lot of features, it has 2 buttons on the side, the start/stop count down button, and the button which allows you to modify settings including setting the date/time, switching from 12 to 24 hour mode if you prefer, and set how many days, months, years, hours, minutes and seconds to count down. It actually is too slow to adjust and use to do a single minute or second count down, so I would only use it to count down things like days or hours. It is really meant for longer term count down goals, or even the life expectancy one as a reminder to live in the moment you have a finite time left.
That is really the purpose of the watch itself, it is the Tikker, as in a ticking clock or ticking time off until you expire. The fact that the watch booklet comes with a life expectancy list for many countries for both Male and Female and you can use that to calculate the average amount of time you have left on this planet. This concept is to help people who get stuck in the monotony of every day and forget to think about how precious our time and life is and how much time average there is left until we may expire from this world. This is where the concept is really different and something that makes you think.
I plugged in and according to the averages, I have 37 years, 9 months, 30 days, 23 hours, 59 minutes left of life average at the time I wrote this review. 37 years left is my average time left based on U.S. average, so that would mean I am more than 50% through my average lifespan. It may seem like a lot of time is left, but really it seems like the first decades went by so fast. Maybe this watch and what it does would inspire more anxiety and panic in some people who are really frightened or have a limited life span. I imagine morbid scenarios like a doctor gives you a diagnosis of 6 months to live and you use this watch as a count down timer? Maybe it could be used to help show a goal that was overcome? Losing 50 pounds in 1 year, track it, beating cancer and keeping it as a marker for how much time they said you had, and look at you 5 years from now way past life expectancy?
Now as a watch it has limitations, no way to set an alarm, no smart technology to have it 1 touch set goals, or automation like 30 day, 5 year, 1 year…etc. It would be nice to be able to 1 click or easily select some goals, or have some smart technology that can let it sync to some average spans online to pre-fill that info, and possibly use more measurements like factor in health, weight…etc. So it could always have more, but it achieves the purpose it was designed for and that is a simple way to show how much time you have left.
There are various ways one could use such a watch like Tikker, and some would be pessimistic but others can use it as an opportunistic way to truly be in touch with how much time left, whether it is to reach a goal, an event, or simply the average expected end. How would you use the Tikker if you had one, and what would you use it to count down until?
Give me some ideas, and I may set my Tikker to your goal.
Disclaimer: I was sent the Ticker watch to do a thorough and accurate review. All opinions are 100% mine and mine alone.