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Old 12-05-2005, 08:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The alarm function in the 8700c appears to only allow you to set one alarm. I need to set multiple alarms per day is there an application available to do this. Using schedules or tasks just mucks up Outlook with conflicts and isn't an ideal solution.
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Old 12-06-2005, 09:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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if you are fine with defining your alarms manually it should be not that hard to write an application that alarms you when a certain time is reached.
just check the time in a loop and push a screen/ring the bell when it is the right time.

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Old 12-07-2005, 11:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I have this same issue! I need to set multiple alarms throughout my shift & having to wait to set one after another one has gone of isn't working. I wish I could set a schedule of alarms to the minute with notes. Does anything like this exist? Or maybe someone write this?
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Old 12-08-2005, 05:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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just a suggestion... can you use the calendar? my calendar alarms me 5 minutes before each appointment and you can set it up to repeat whenever (every monday at 2pm or monday-friday for 4 weeks)
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The calander doesn't work for someone like me. It only does 15 increments & I need multiple alarms that need to be down to the minute. One example is that I need an alarm @ 10:58am so I can start something for 11am. Then I need that every 2 hrs & sometimes on the half hour. It would be nice to be able to plan all that @ the beginning of my day instead of setting them as they come. My co worker has a sprint phone that does this so I'm surprised that BB gave us such a simple alarm app.
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Old 12-14-2005, 10:51 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Sorry, I meant to say "15 minute increments" in my last post.
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Old 12-14-2005, 10:52 AM   #7 (permalink)
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My Outlook Calendar shows you only 30 minute increments, but you can type anytime you want, so setting an appointment at 10:58 is completely doable. And the reminder defaults to 5 minute increments, but again can be changed to 2 minutes. So in your example I would set up a 11am appointment with a 2 minute reminder.
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And you can also set up recurring appointments in the calendar, so that if you are doing something that happens every 2 hours and requires an alarm each time, then you can do that, too. And also, you can set a snooze time, so that you can postpone the alarm for some amount of time after it goes off...
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Nope that doesn't work either. I don't have access to outlook which I can sync while at work & I don't know the schedule of alarms till I get to work. Also the BB calender reminder only gives u 5 min increments for reminders...
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Are you saying you don't synch with Outlook at all? Or are you saying you only have it set to synch when you're connected, rather than wireless synch?

Snooze can be set to 1, 5, 10, 15, and 30 minutes
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I can't sync at work, only at home. Also have to set an alarm to go off just to snooze it so it goes off 2-3 min later defeats the point. A lot of times I also have to set multiole alarms when away from a computer at all so outlook doesn't really work for me.
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Nope that doesn't work either. I don't have access to outlook which I can sync while at work & I don't know the schedule of alarms till I get to work. Also the BB calender reminder only gives u 5 min increments for reminders...
The BB increments can also be overriden, just type over the time rather than use the trackwheel.

BUT, I will agree with you that it can be hit and miss sometimes. Not sure what job you have, but I don't need so many reminders during a day

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Hehe, I wish I was bajing cakes. Actually starting backup tapes & recordings for a tv network.
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Hehe, I wish I was bajing cakes. Actually starting backup tapes & recordings for a tv network.
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I'll make one last point about Outlook and then drop it... The reason I asked if you synch with Outlook is because if you set that to sync wirelessly, then you don't need to be at home to get the alarms on the BB. Also, you can set up the "appointment" on the BB itself, and then synching won't really matter.

You are right - snooze is only relevant if you want that functionality. But if you just want the alarm, using the BB calendar is probably going to be your best bet...synching it is not necessary to achieve what you're trying to do...
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I completely see ur point about outlook. Problem is that I usually don't have access to it wired or wirelessly. Plus don't u need BES for that? But anyway that's all moot now. Thanx to who posted it because typing in the time into the BB callendar works! I completely didn't know u could do that. So noq I can just type in 1:58p & set the reminder for 0 min for the alarm to go off at that same time. Thanx guys problem solved !
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Now if I could just remember how to change the calendar alarm ring... Hehe
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Now if I could just remember how to change the calendar alarm ring... Hehe
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Go to your Profiles. There's an entry for how the calendar should ring in each profile...
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Your welcome ;)
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