Traditional alarm clocks have long gone out of fashion. These days, most people don't use them for a variety of reasons. Some don't due to how cumbersome they are to set, while others simply prefer a digital alarm clock.
Regardless of whatever your reason for using a digital alarm clock is, your main purpose is for it to wake you up when you need to.
To set a digital alarm clock, what you need are two things: the time right now and the time you want to wake up.
The latter is important if you want to set an alarm, and even though not all digital alarm clocks are the same, the steps used to set the alarm on a digital alarm clock don't really differ from each other much.
A Step-by-Step Guide to Setting a Digital Alarm Clock
Here are the steps required to set a digital alarm clock.
Step 1 - Locate the clock button
Locate the "Clock" button on your digital clock and hold it.
Step 2 - Locate the hour button
Locate the "Hour" button. Push it. Once you can change the current hour, move it forward (usually by the hour).
Step 3 - Locate the minute button
Locate the "Minute" button. Push it. Do the same thing as you did for the hour portion of the alarm clock.
Step 4 - Choose AM or PM
Choose between "AM" or "PM" and release your hold on your "Clock" button to indicate that you've finished setting the time.
Step 5 - Locate the alarm button
Locate the "Alarm" button. Press it and hold it down. Use the "Hour" and "Minute" buttons to set which time you'd like to set the alarm.
Pay close attention to the "AM" and "PM" designation and make sure that you've set your desired alarm time correctly.
Sunrise vs. Bluetooth vs. Vibrating Alarm Clocks
While setting digital alarm clocks doesn't really differ, there are different types of alarm clocks.
A type that's steadily growing in popularity over the past few years is the sunrise alarm clock, which uses an artificial light source that gradually intensifies. It simulates the effect of the sun rising up on the human body, waking you up in a more natural and less stress-inducing manner.
Another type of digital alarm clock is the Bluetooth alarm clock that also doubles as radio, can work as a night light, and lets you stream music or answer voice coils, in addition to helping you wake up.
Some vibrating alarm clocks come with additional features, like noise or a lighting effect similar to what sunrise alarm clocks use. But, how to set them don't differ much.