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Is there some kind of "pomodoro-like" timer available for people that are hearing impaired and have trouble hearing alarms? Please no app or software, this must be a physical device that can be placed on a desk, wrist, etc.

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What's wrong with a software/app that flashes instead of beeps? You could use any physical timer; I just don't see why it is needed. – Jeanne Boyarsky May 31 '14 at 3:44
Jeanne, I work in a secure facility that does not allow us to install things on our desktop (heck, we can't even take our cell phones in). This is why I need some kind of basic no-frills device that wont' sound an alarm and annoy my coworkers. – redshift May 31 '14 at 12:59
makes sense. so the requirement is no noise and not just hearing impaired. (because something could be visual AND make a racket for a hard of hearing person, but you don't want that) – Jeanne Boyarsky Jun 1 '14 at 23:54

Any visual timer will work. The original "pomodoro timer" was a tomato shaped windup kitchen timer. A quick search on Google for "visual timer" turned up several that look suitable. Another search for "vibrating timer" found additional candidates.

To use it for pomodoro technique, set it for 25 minutes then for 5minutes.

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I did search, but most were some ridiculous toy (look at that learning resources device) for kids. Others were for autistic people with large blinking colors. Wondering if there was something more discreet. I'll keep searching and post here what I find. – redshift May 31 '14 at 13:01

Search for vibralite mini reminder watch. I think that's closest to what you want. It's designed as a discrete medication reminder but it should hopefully work for pomodoros. There are a couple of wrist-worn vibrating alarmclocks as well but they're chunkier, not like a regular watch.

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I think your best bet is to look for timers for deaf people. For example vibrating timers.

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Time Timer sells free-standing timers as well as watches that display the passage of time as a shrinking pie chart. The alarm at the end can be optionally silenced.

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