Other than the Echo speaker, were you aware that Amazon also produces Alexa-enabled clocks? The Echo Wall Clock is one of the more unique Alexa-enabled devices currently on the market. Here we you how to set up an Echo Wall Clock and cover everything you need to know about it, including how to fix any troubleshooting issues you may encounter.
“Alexa, set a timer for five minutes.”
The Echo Wall Clock is a natural extension of Alexa’s timer feature, as it allows you to physically see the countdown for your various Alexa-set reminders and alarms. Once you’ve set an alarm, the Echo Wall Clock will display a countdown via 60 light notches that are positioned around its face.
It’s far from revolutionary, but it does mean that you can see, at a glance, how much time is remaining. This visual countdown can be particularly useful when you’re working with vague timelines – for example, if you’re cooking something that needs to go in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Simply set an alarm for 30 minutes, and make a point to keep checking your food throughout the last 5 minutes of the countdown.
The Echo Wall Clock can also be useful for any household members who have hearing impairments or anyone who uses Alexa in a noisy environment. If you’ve ever missed an alarm and wound up burning your dinner due to your kids’ music or a loud TV, then this may be the perfect gadget for you!
How to pair your Amazon Echo Wall Clock
The Echo Wall Clock is different from other Alexa-enabled devices, as you can only pair it with a single device.
You can connect your Amazon Echo wall clock to any Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Show, Echo Plus, Echo Spot, or Echo Input deceive. Once connected, you’ll set a timer by addressing the paired Echo device, which will then relay this information to your wall clock.
It typically makes sense to place your Echo Wall Clock in the same room as the paired Echo device. For example, you could place both devices in the kitchen.
To pair your Echo Wall Clock:
1. On your chosen Echo device, say “Set up my Echo Wall Clock.”
2. Put your Wall Clock into pairing mode by pressing and holding the blue pairing button on the back of the clock. After around 10 seconds, the status LED should turn orange.
3. When the status LED turns blue, your Echo Wall Clock is in pairing mode. Throughout the pairing process, the light should pulse blue, and the hands may start and stop several times. This process should take around 10 minutes to complete.
4. When the status LED turns off, your Wall Clock is now successfully paired with your chosen Echo device. You can set a timer with the standard Alexa command (“Alexa, set a timer for 5 minutes”), and your Echo Wall Clock will put on a light show.
5. You can also set multiple timers, and your Wall Clock will display them as unique points.
When you create multiple timers, Alexa will prompt you to name each of these timers. You can clear all timers at any point with the command “Alexa, cancel all timers.”
Having trouble connecting?
Without its connection to Alexa, your smart clock isn’t all that smart.
If you experience issues communicating with your Echo Wall Clock, there are a few fixes you can try:
Reset the Bluetooth
If your Echo Wall Clock is struggling to communicate with its paired Echo device, you can try resetting the Bluetooth connection:
1. On your smartphone or tablet, launch the Amazon Alexa app.
2. Tap the “Devices” tab.
3. Select “Echo & Alexa.”
4. Find the Echo device that’s paired with your Echo Wall Clock and give it a tap.
5. Tap “Bluetooth Devices.”
6. Find your wall clock and give it a tap to expand.
7. Select “Forget Device.”
You can now repeat the setup process to see whether this has resolved the issue.
Disable Multi-Room Music
If your Echo Wall Clock is paired with a speaker in a Multi-Room Music group, this can cause issues with your clock. You’ll either need to remove the speaker from the group or pair your Echo Wall Clock with an alternative Alexa-enabled device.
To pair your clock with an alternative speaker, unpair your device using the instructions in the previous step. You can connect your Echo Wall Clock to a new Alexa-enabled device using the instructions at the beginning of this tutorial.
Try to set a timer on your Echo Wall Clock to see whether this has resolved your issue.
The Echo Wall clock is just another addition to Amazon’s wide range of smart home products. If you’ve purchased an Echo Wall Clock, we’d love to hear your thoughts on this Alexa-enabled gadget!
Would you recommend a smart clock to friends and family, or do you think it’s just a gimmick? Let us know in the comments below.