I have poor hearing and, even with my hearing aids, I cannot hear it. Frequency is too high. I did not expect to use the alarm feature so it is no big deal for me. The other functions work fine and it is an accurate timepiece.
Hi Harold, Yes it shows the date. The Mode button will change to various functions like Timer, altimeter, date, stop watch, etc. This is a great watch. I have owned several much more expensive watches (like Sunto) that don't come close to this watch. I'm very active in outdoors, water, exercise, etc. and this watch performs extremely well. Very worth the price.