#WatchMinder 3 Behavior Modification Watch Review

Thanks to WatchMinder I received this WatchMinder3 behavior modification watch as a complimentary sample in exchange for my honest review. This reminder/training watch was developed my a child psychologist who saw the need for a tool to help his patients with ADD & ADHD to focus through the day.

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It can also be used to help individuals in these circumstances or needs –

  • AD/HD
  • LD
  • Elderly
  • Chronic Illness
  • Brain Injury and Stroke
  • Medication Compliance
  • Deaf & Hard of Hearing
  • Behavior Modification or Self Monitoring
  • Independence Training and Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Research, Data Collection and Clinical Trial Studies
  • Assistive Device for 504 Plans

It is replete with all kinds of built in reminders, training messages like “Pay Attention”, a timer function and an unobtrusive backlight for nighttime or viewing the screen in a dark room.  Here is a list of the available messages to set on your watch:

  • TRAIN – choose the activity, a daily start time, an end time and an interval
    • BATHROOM
    • STRETCH
    • STOP
    • SMILE
    • SLOW DOWN
    • RELAX
    • PRAY
    • POSTURE
    • PAY ATTN
    • IGNORE
    • I CAN DO IT
    • GIVE POSITIVE
    • COUGH
    • BREATHE
    • BE POSITIVE
  • REMINDER – You can set up to 30 per day
    • BACKPACK
    • WRITE HW
    • WRITE
    • WATER
    • TV/DVR/DVD
    • TURN IN HW
    • TRASH
    • TEETH
    • TALK TEACHER
    • STRETCH
    • STORE/GAS
    • SNACK
    • REST
    • RECHARGE
    • READ/WRITE
    • PRAY
    • PLAY TIME
    • PLANNER
    • PET CARE
    • MEDS 8 THROUGH MEDS 1
    • MAIL/EMAIL
    • HW STUDY
    • GO WORK
    • GO SPORT
    • GO SCHOOL
    • GO MEETING
    • GO LESSON
    • GO HOME
    • GET KIDS
    • EXERCISE
    • EAT
    • DRESS
    • DOCTOR
    • DIABETIC TEST
    • COOK
    • CLEAN
    • CHORES
    • CALL/TEXT
    • BOOKS
    • BED TIME
  • PERS MSG – set in a personal message.
    • Typing this can be a pain because you have to scroll back and forth through the alphabet to select each letter.  You are limited to 7 characters
  • TIMER – pretty self explanatory. Just a note: If you are running a timer you must allow it to run completely down or delete it before setting any other reminder or training option. The set button will only allow the timer function to run until it is done or deleted.

The charging procedure is a little touchy — you have to place the clip just right and be sure not to bump it to ensure a good charge. Once you get used to which buttons do what it’s not too bad to select what you need. I have a feeling an individual, especially a child, with an attention disorder or who gets frustrated easily may lose patience setting this device – there is a lot of scrolling through lists and lists to get the thing set.

The reminders are not audible, but a silent vibration that only the wearer can feel. I guess if the watch is sitting on a hard surface you would be able to hear the vibrating alarm as it made the watch collide against the table or countertop. I find this watch useful because I tend to lose track of time. Often I find myself forgetting to administer medications or take vitamins or simply stay on task. Even though I have reminders set on my phone they’ve become so commonplace that it is too easy for me to tune them out. I get into too many things at once and end up losing track of what my original goals were. My hope in using this watch is that I’ll be better able to keep focused on a specific track to be able to bring a project or task to fruition without allowing distractions to pull me away. I think the physical alarm as opposed to merely an audible one will force me to take notice.

Lucero De La Tierra (1062 Posts)

I'm a mom of two beautiful little girls, stay-at-home mom and blogger. I write about things that affect the everyday life of a stay-at-home parent or any parent for that matter such as parenting, relationships, discipline, the media, product reviews, giveaways, social media, food, cooking, gardening and anything else that might come my way.


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