I really wanted to love this alarm, but I returned it to the store today. Since I'm a night owl, it's always been hard for me to get to sleep and to wake up to a 'normal' schedule. I thought the whole calming sound and light thing would really be helpful, but my husband, who falls asleep in seconds, complained mightily that it kept him awake. With that option removed for me, I thought the pre-wake sounds and light were a great idea (and he's always up earlier than I am), and I did like that, when the alarm worked.
Because I work a split shift, I also need a dual alarm because I like to nap in between. So I still had high hopes. But the main trouble with this clock is the difficulty in setting, then re-arming the alarms. No matter how I tried, I could not accurately set or re-arm the alarms using the buttons, which are also too small and difficult to see. It simply doesn't work as described in the instructions. When I think I've done it successfully, I wake to my husband frantically yelling that I'm going to be late for work because the alarm didn't go off. I had to set my phone alarm in hopes one of them would wake me. Paying $100 for this clock, I shouldn't have to rely on my phone.
I found I could only change the alarms and pre-wake settings using the Bluetooth connection. Having that option is great -- HAVING to use it is not. Also, the button for pairing with Bluetooth is tiny and in the back, so is not accessible when I have to use it constantly.
When resetting the alarms, both the volume and light levels on the pre-wake settings are always back to zero. The snooze time settings are always different than what I had saved them as. And, though I set the alarms to go off only on weekdays, they will actually go off on the weekends, too, even though I didn't reset them as I've had to during the week. It's maddening!
Having spent so much time trying to make the alarms work, I can't review the radio as I never got around to trying it.
The last suggestion I will make for the next version of this clock (and, ever the optimist, I hope there will be one), is that the pre-wake sound and light should continue after the alarm sounds and I hit the snooze button. It would help to prevent me falling back to sleep too deeply.