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Chess Clocks Setup Tests

Setting a modern chess clock is not trivial. Some solve the problem better than the others. Here’s an overview of eight popular examples.

 

Insa:

Simple, from another era.

 

Chronos FX:

This is what you want from a day to day clock. Rugged, easy to reset, fat display. This brand is best on the market.

 

ZmartFun Chess Clock:

A plastic substitute with bright LED display that fades out in sunlight. An indoor clock only. The model shown was discontinued on a day of shooting this video. Just my luck. The new model does have a slanted display. Review pending, the clock is on the way as we speak.

 

DGT XL:

Tournament standard. Not much use for anything else.

 

Chronos Digital Game Clock:

Everything but the kitchen sink. Badass clock.

 

Garde Digital Electronic:

New with a touch of old. Elegant.

 

Chronos GX:

FX’s younger sibling. Two pane display, nobody knows why.

 

Chess.com App Clock:

Very convenient for travel. Elegantly done. Beats all other specialized chess clock apps in the App Store. Lots of ugly design there.

 

 

My personal all time favorite is the discontinued Chronos FX. For travel the convenience of the bare bones Chess.com app is best by far.

 

-Izmet

http://bestchessmenever.com

Comments


  • 4 months ago

    4minutemiler

    Hi if,

    Someone at the Asheville N.C., USA, chess club had your clock. I should have asked him how to get it....

    So I will ask you, because, indeed - it's really cool!! 

    (I could not find it in the apps on my imac computer)

    Robert

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