The thought of a vibrating watch is actually an amazing concept, it provides the ability to send you notifications in stealth without disturbing anyone else. Its a feature that is commonly found in smart watches, but is also available in some regular digital watches and sports watches. So Ive decided to do my own research and testing and come up with a little guide of some of the best watches that vibrate, to help you narrow your search down for an efficient vibrating wrist watch.
Some situations in which a vibrating watch will come in handy:
- You may have a hearing or sight impairment
- You have a job that doesn’t allow sound from electronics
- You have a wife or girlfriend you do no want to wake up in the morning
- Any situation in which you don’t want others to know you’re receiving notifications
Top 3 Picks
|Watch||Band||Style||Water Resistance||Price Point|
|WobL - Black 8|
|TIMEX T498519J Rugged Digital CAT|
|VibraLITE Mini 12-Alarm|
|Cloth material||Reminder||Splash only||$$$|
Have a look below for our in-depth mini reviews on each model!
WobL – Black 8 Alarm Vibrating Reminder Watch
This is the Black 8 from Wobl. They have labelled this watch as a reminder watch, thus sending you the reminders by vibration or by audio. The black 8 looks quite sporty in style, but also fairly basic, although its function is extraordinary. The Black 8 is rated as one of the best vibrating/reminder watches do to its alarm settings, which has 8 different notification modes, and its quite easy to navigate the display.
The Wobl Black 8 is praised as one of the best vibrating reminder watches for hearing and visually impaired people, as you can set reliable custom reminders for medically related issues. The Black 8 isn’t very water resistant and can only handle some light splashing, swimming or submerging in water should not be done with this watch.
TIMEX Men’s T498519J Rugged Digital CAT Vibration Alarm Watch
Timex is such a well known brand you can practically buy any watch from them and be satisfied. The T498519J Rugged Digital Cat is a great timepiece and suitable as a blind buy if you have no where to check it out before purchase.
The T498519J has all the features you would expect from an expedition type watch, including the highly sought after vibrating notifications. This vibrating watch is quite athletic in appearance and functions as more of an all around sports/expedition type of watch rather then solely a piece designed for extensive notifications. You should feel quite comfortable in casual social settings wearing this rugged vibrating piece, as well as out in nature swimming, hiking, or exploring natural terrain. It’s also water proof up to 330 feet and makes an excellent snorkelling watch.
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VibraLITE Mini 12-Alarm Vibrating Watch
The VibraLite mini is a simple and minimalist in its look, but is boasting a large 12-alarm vibration function under the case. The display is large and allows for easy reading, or reading from a distance. The case is quite small and sits very nicely on smaller wrists.
The VibraLite Mini is made specifically to provide a great variety of vibrating notifications and is not really designed for sports or robust use. This timepiece is an excellent choice for those who need silent vibrating notifications with a comfortable, lightweight, and low profile fit. The VibraLite is not waterproof and best kept away from water all together.