True Alarm Timer vs Interval Timer

True Alarm Timer vs Interval Timer
With a TRUE Alarm Timer you set individual times (example 8:00 AM, 1:30 PM, 10:45 PM) when you want the e-pill devices to alarm.

e-pill TRUE Alarm Timers

TRUE Alarm Timer: As long as the patient follows the same routine each day, using a TRUE Alarm Timer is the most practical way to schedule medications. Alarms can be set to co-incide with meal times, school or work times, bed time etc. Missing or delaying one event (alarm time) will NOT change the subsequent alarms.


  • An e-pill Timer should work with patient’s “daily rhythm” (meals, sleep, etc.)
  • An e-pill Timer should work for all patient’s medications (polypharmacy)

  • TRUE Alarm Timer = NO Reset Required: You set the e-pill Medication Timer once and every day it auto repeats the alarms at the same time (re-sets automatically at midnight each day). Most e-pill Medication Reminders are TRUE Alarm Timers. Popular examples of TRUE Alarm Timers are; e-pill Med-Time XL (991019), e-pill 4 Alarm VIBRATING Pocket (960622 ), e-pill 7 Day Organizer and Reminder (960615), and e-pill CADEX 12 Alarm Watch (952431).

    Learn more: TRUE Alarm Timers in Clinical Studies vs Interval Timers.

    Interval Timer: With an Interval Timer the alarm will go off once the pre-set interval has elapsed. The interval can be set in Hours and Minutes.

    Example: If you set an Interval Timer for 8 hours and start it at 8:00 AM the alarms would go off at 8 AM, 4 PM and Midnight.

    If one alarm is missed on the Interval Timer, subsequent alarms will be moved ahead (which in not desirable for most patients).

    Parkinson PD: Parkinson's Patients that DO NOT START their DAY at the SAME TIME often prefer an Interval Timer.

    Popular e-pill Interval Timers: e-pill Dose-Alert (991145), e-pill Vibrating Count-Down Timer (770082) and e-pill 5+ Alarm Voice Timer (435713).
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