Salubrion Enso Clock
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- Visually communicates the passing of time with the Enso Ring
- Creates a soothing sound that gently awakens or alerts you
- 12- or 24-hour capable clock that is perfect for travel
- Convenient zipper carrying case included
- Lighweight and highly portable
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In my opinion, the key strengths of this device revolve around flexibility and looks. It allows you to choose from a number of wonderful, rich sounding chimes and other sounds (they actually sound better than the real bells & chimes built in to other meditation timers I own). You can set the tones to repeat "forever" after your meditation period has ended, or sound only twice at varying volumes. Good stuff.
You can also create very complex "programs" for yourself (Chime after x minutes, then y minutes, then z minutes, etc. etc.)
I also find the clock very attractive, but that's just personal opinion.
The flexibility that this clock gives you comes at a price, however - setting (time, alarm time, etc.) the thing is a bit complex. The first thing I normally do with any new electronic gizmo I purchase is throw away the instructions - it's an ego thing, I admit it. Anyway, 3 months later, I'm guarding the instructions to this baby with my life. While setting up a basic timer is easy as cake, doing more interesting programs will take a bit of trial and error.
The backlight button on the clock has also been hit or miss for me. I have to touch it just right or the backlight won't come on. I'd also like the ability turn the backlight on and keep it on. In it's current incarnation it only stays on for 5-ish seconds.
Finally, it would be nice if the buttons had some sort of tactile "nubs" attached (this comment is stolen shamlelessly from another reviewer). At 4AM in the morning, I need all the help I can get making sure I have actually activated the timer.
So, this clock isn't perfect, but it is the best one I've found so far, and it is fantastic for travel - packs really easily.
I also see some people are worried about losing the instructions, indeed they needed to refer to the instructions to set up the clock between sessions. However, as I am pretty technical I did not need to use the instructions to set up the clock - it was very logical to me. Of course, I understand logic in technological egonomics, so maybe my experience is skewed in this respect. If you can effortlessly program your video recorder or microwave oven then this clock will present no problem at all. You can download more detailed instructions from the Salubrion website.
This clock does has a few flaws as a meditation timer, but none that are 'show stoppers'. Here they are in full.
1. You cannot set the timer to chime just once at each interval - it would be better if you could set each interval chime count. In my case I would set it to chime once for mid-intervals and chime twice for the last interval. The option for 'continuous chime' is only relevant to an alarm. NOTE: for some reason mine chimes only once on every other interval - is this an undocumented feature?
2. When dismissing the display during a session to make it less distracting (a good feature), all items except the ring should vanish. However, the 'alarm' icon, 'enso' text, and 'enso icon' remain - they should really vanish, too.
3. For the price I think it should have a crown-glass front.Read more ›
I bought this as a yoga timer. The timer has 1-minute resolution; for yoga you need something finer, to allow 45-second or 90-second poses... or 85 if I'm feeling tired, 100 if I'm energetic. Even if it had 1-second resolution, setting intervals is challenging: you can't just say "chime every 90 seconds", you have to define a fixed number of intervals through a clunky interface. Perhaps there's something I missed? I emailed the manufacturer, then emailed again after a week of silence, and still (5 days later) haven't heard back from them.
The product shows signs of not having had usability testing. For instance, the backlight button--one of many on the circular face--has no tactile signature. It can't be identified in the dark. And even though the chime is lovely, it sounds twice. That makes it unusable (for me) as a meditation timer. A "chime once only" option would fix that... but I could find no such setting.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a grood clock/timer for meditation. You can pre-set 3 different timer durations. The only issue I have is that the display is very dim and doesn't get much better when... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Luv Amazon
I had seen this unit in use before I bought one for myself so I had a very good idea of what to expect, however I found it even more useful and never travel to teach without this... Read morePublished on February 2, 2014 by Dennis M. Orosz
It's surprisingly difficult to find a reliable timer without an annoyingly loud beeper, buzzer or bell. I've been using this one for about two years and it is still working fine. Read morePublished on February 21, 2011 by Seattleite
I read the reviews and I am SO GLAD I didn't listen to the negative ones. This clock is awesome! No difficulty pressing the buttons whatsoever, just like any other electrical... Read morePublished on April 28, 2010 by SB
Just received my Enso Timer. I purchased it for meditation. The good: the chime is lovely and perfect for ending a session. Read morePublished on February 28, 2010 by L. Wolf
I love using the timer for mediatation, and it's nice to wake in the morning to a gentle gong. My only quible is the price - $100 is a lot for a plastic timer/clock, even with all... Read morePublished on January 21, 2010 by Tom
The sound chimes are great, it's easy to use, and looks good, but the stop button is HORRIBLE. This may be hard for me to describe so that you can picture it, but I'm going to... Read morePublished on January 5, 2010 by Laura Smith
The clock arrived quickly with no problems at all. The tone of the chimes is pleasant.
I love the portability of the clock. The case is great. All in all I am pretty pleased.
Hello, I use this timer very day and I enjoy for everything from one minute upwards. What bothers me is that you cannot time 30 seconds with it, because that is what I need for the... Read morePublished on October 7, 2009 by Eva Schwanner-housman