Best Atomic and Satellite Clocks Daylight Savings Time Change
Satellite Clocks Make It Easy to Fall Back or Spring Forward
Another time change is coming! Let an atomic clock keep time for you, and never change your clocks again.
These kinds of clocks are often called atomic or satellite clocks because they receive a signal generated from the US Atomic Clock in Colorado. They keep exact time, originating from this extremely accurate timekeeping system, with an error of only one second in 100 million years.
If the power goes out, no scramble to reset your electric clocks.
Whenever the time changes for daylight saving time, or back to standard time, the clock automatically resets to keep your clock up to date. Just set it and forget it!
This frees you to use another anniversary date to change the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors, like July 4 or January 1.
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Satellite Clock Sets Itself - Also Called Atomic Clocks
I have an earlier scientific alarm clock, and it's been my favorite ever since.
I carry mine around the house and out to the car each spring and fall, when it's time for the time change. It makes the job of resetting my ordinary clocks easier. The job is done when every other clock in the house shows a consistent time, at least until the next time change!
This model has the same time projection feature as my clock. If you want the time projection on the ceiling all the time, you have to plug it in. If you only need to see that occasionally, then batteries alone work fine.
The projection clock resets itself. This can take about 10 minutes.
Small Atomic Clocks
Many models are a convenient size for your bedside table or office desk.
These clocks are handy! My small clock is the reference for my other heirloom or specialty clocks that cannot reset themselves. New clocks...I like this type, especially the wall clocks that are harder to get to than those that sit on a shelf.
Lots of Different Satellite Clock Models
Even Goldilocks Can Have One That's Just Right
These time-saving clocks are available in lots of different models. You can find the functionality and style that you need for anywhere in your home.
Models include large wall clocks, small clocks, alarm and travel clocks. Clock radio models. Even weather stations with a self-setting clock, all in one unit.
Just look for terms like self-setting, satellite, atomic or radio controlled in the item description.
The Time Change Comes Twice a Year
What is Daylight Saving Time?
Spring forward or fall back, depending.
Daylight Saving Time begins each year at 2 am on the second Sunday of March. "Spring forward" and set your clocks ahead one hour. (Sorry about that lost hour of sleep. I know I miss it!)
It ends, and standard time returns, each year at 2 am on the first Sunday of November. "Fall back" and enjoy that extra hour of sleep. Set your clocks back an hour.
If you don't have your atomic clock yet, you can get the exact time on the Internet at www.time.gov.
There are a lot of clock models to choose from, to suit your needs and home décor.