As a result of fifteen years of product evolution at Now & Zen, we have created the world's ultimate alarm clock, practice timer, and "mindfulness bell." Our Zen Timepiece's acoustic 6-inch brass bowl-gong fills your environment with beautifully complex tones whenever it strikes. In the morning, its exquisite sounds summon your consciousness into awakening with a series of subtle gongs that provide an elegant beginning to your day. When the alarm is triggered, the long-resonating gong strikes just once … then automatically, it strikes again in 3-1/2 minutes … then in 2 minutes … then in 1 minute … As shown in the chart below, the gong strikes gradually increase over 10 minutes, eventually striking every 5 seconds until turned off. Once you experience the Zen Timepiece's progressive awakening, you'll never want to wake up any other way. It also serves as the perfect meditation timer.
Progressive Alarm • Interval Timer • Countdown Timer
Meditation Timer • Chimes on the Hour
Gong Meditation Timer
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Bamboo Clock Platform
Maple Clock Platform
Cherry Clock Platform
In addition to its use as an alarm clock, The Zen Timepiece also serves as an aesthetically sophisticated timing device for the practice of yoga, meditation, bodywork, or any activity where beauty and tranquility are important. Upon reaching the end of the programmable countdown time, the clock strikes through the same 10 minute progression sequence as the alarm function described above. In the interval timer mode it can be set to strike its gong repeatedly at any time interval. The interval timer's repeating gong strikes are perfect for yoga, wherein the rich sound of the gong guides you through your practice by periodically signaling the time to change positions. The Zen Timepiece also includes a strike-on-the-hour function that is a true delight for your home or office, and perfect for the practice of 'mindfulness.'
In addition to the beauty of its sound, the Zen Timepiece is also visually beautiful, serving as a decorative accessory that can be positioned with the digital clock display facing out, or with the bowl-gong to the front, as shown above. It is available in either bamboo, clear maple wood finish, reddish-brown cherry wood finish, or glossy black lacquer finish. The black lacquer finish comes with either a brass bowl (like the cherry or maple versions) or a nickel (silver colored) bowl. The silver bowl version also features a matching silver LCD display and control panel. The volume of the Zen Timepiece's gong strikes can be adjusted over a wide range, from soft, subtle ring tones to loud, bold gongs that can be heard throughout the house. But however you use it, we are sure that the Zen Timepiece will improve your life with the natural resonant tones of its rich acoustic gong. The Zen Timepiece runs on 2 "C" batteries (included), it measures 4.5 inches high, 9.5 inches wide and 7 inches deep, and comes with a 40 page booklet detailing its many uses and its harmonic design. All Now & Zen products are designed in Boulder, Colorado, and made in Shenzhen, China; they include a 1 year warranty and our 30 day money-back guarantee.