Marathon Slim Jumbo Display Weather Wall Clock

Last updated date: December 21, 2019

DWYM Score
9.0

Marathon Slim Jumbo Display Weather Wall Clock

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Overall Take

The Marathon Slim Jumbo Display Weather Wall Clock features large lettering for the time to make it easy to read. You can also choose between 12-hour and 24-hour display formats to customize the clock to your own preferences. It's only 1-inch thick, which makes it easy to slide into a corner of your desk or hang on a wall. In our analysis of 54 expert reviews, the Marathon Marathon Slim Jumbo Display Weather Wall Clock placed 4th when we looked at the top 11 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note January 2, 2020:
Checkout The Best Weather Monitoring Clock for a detailed review of all the top weather monitoring clocks.

Expert Summarized Score
9.2
4 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.6
460 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
As other reviewers stated, this clock functioned properly for approximately 5 months. Then it just went nuts. Since it's automatic there is no way to properly set it. I have tried the reset button several times, no luck. I am so disappointed as my husband LOVED this clock.........I took the batteries out and put them back in. The clock reset within 15 minutes, so for now I reset my review to 5 stars as my husband really LOVES this clock.
- Review Meta
Decorate your living room or bedroom with the Marathon CL030062WD Digital Wall Clock. This clock has the slim jumbo display that has the thickness of only 1″ and featuring the 4.5″ digits for easy view and you can get the best view of the time from every corner of your office or living room. More than just a clock, this digital clock can also serve as a world clock where you can switch between 4 time zones such as eastern, Pacific, mountain and central. You can also change the time format to 12 hours or 24 hours.
- The Z8
September 5, 2019 | Full review
At only 1 inch thick, this digital wall clock is very easy to handle. The thin size also makes it easy to fit this digital wall clock anywhere. Additionally, this wall clock boasts a large and wide-angle display that is very easy to read. Plus it has several display modes including 12 and 24-hour display formats. That being said, you will choose your preferred time display format. Another feature that interests us is the alarm function, which comes with a snooze function to make sure you are satisfied with the results. The wall clock has up to four time zones including Central, Mountain, Eastern, and Pacific to further provide you with the much-needed convenience. It is a great digital wall clock for the office, gymnasiums, living room, school, and library, among others.
- Ah Joo
Marathon's Slim-Jumbo Digital Wall Clock with Temperature & Humidity is our thinnest model. The sleekness of this clock will suit modern and contemporary interiors. Although it is wall mountable, it also features a fold-out table stand. The large, wide-angle, easy to read display has a high contrast ratio, making it extremely legible. You can easily switch between 4 time zones (Pacific, Mountain, Central & Eastern), and select Fahrenheit or Centigrade for the indoor temperature display. Please allow the clock to reach room temperature before you begin the set-up process, then remove the plastic film on the clock before inserting the included batteries to avoid any blemishes on the LCD panel.
- Pillons Reviews
What experts didn't like
It's main purpose is to show the correct time and it kept failing at it. I had to dig online to find the secret sequence to set the right time zone and that only works temporarily, then the time changes again on its own. I have a different model clock from Marathon and it has had no issues with changing the time for daylight savings. Apparently no one bothered to test this product.
- Review Meta
Does not show humidity under 20-percent.
- Ah Joo

From The Manufacturer

Marathon’s Slim-Jumbo Digital Wall Clock with Temperature & Humidity is our thinnest model. The sleekness of this clock will suit modern and contemporary interiors. Although it is wall mountable, it also features a fold-out table stand. The large, wide-angle, easy to read display has a high contrast ratio, making it extremely legible. You can easily switch between 4 time zones (Pacific, Mountain, Central & Eastern), and select Fahrenheit or Centigrade for the indoor temperature display. Please allow the clock to reach room temperature before you begin the set-up process, then remove the plastic film on the clock before inserting the included batteries to avoid any blemishes on the LCD panel. If you experience any difficulties during the set-up process, our team will be happy to assist you. Along with the time, day, date and indoor temperature, this clock also displays indoor humidity. The CL030062 Slim-Jumbo Wall Clock with Temperature & Humidity makes an excellent wall or desk clock and with an alarm and snooze function, it is also great as bedside alarm clock. Don't miss out on this clock! Perfect for the office, home, school, gymnasiums, library, living room and more! A great gift giving item!

Overall Product Rankings

Marathon Slim Atomic Wall Clock with Temperature
1. Marathon Slim Atomic Wall Clock with Temperature
Overall Score: 9.7
Expert Reviews: 3
La Crosse Technology Wall Clock with Temperature
2. La Crosse Technology Wall Clock with Temperature
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 8
AcuRite Alarm Clock with Indoor Temperature & Humidity
3. AcuRite Alarm Clock with Indoor Temperature & Humidity
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 5
Marathon Slim Jumbo Display Weather Wall Clock
4. Marathon Slim Jumbo Display Weather Wall Clock
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 4
AcuRite Weather Station Atomic Clock
5. AcuRite Weather Station Atomic Clock
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 0
La Crosse Technology Wireless Forecast Station
6. La Crosse Technology Wireless Forecast Station
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 17
AEVOBAS Wireless Weather Station Clock
7. AEVOBAS Wireless Weather Station Clock
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 1
AOM Weather Station Alarm Clock
8. AOM Weather Station Alarm Clock
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 2
UMEXUS Clock with Indoor/Outdoor Temperature
9. UMEXUS Clock with Indoor/Outdoor Temperature
Overall Score: 8.0
Expert Reviews: 2
La Crosse Technology Wall Clock with Moon Phase
10. La Crosse Technology Wall Clock with Moon Phase
Overall Score: 7.9
Expert Reviews: 3
La Crosse Technology Clock with Weather Forecast
11. La Crosse Technology Clock with Weather Forecast
Overall Score: 7.4
Expert Reviews: 5

An Overview On Weather Monitoring Clocks

You probably have clocks around your home, but how helpful are they? Do they tell you the temperature, day of the week and date? What about moon phases? If they don’t automatically update the time, you’ll have to reset your clocks twice a year, due to the time change, and you may even have to reset them if there’s a power outage.

A weather monitoring clock keeps you up to date on the outside temperature and, in some instances, the temperature inside your home, as well. Some update you on the outdoor humidity and others provide icons keeping you updated on the current moon phase. You’ll probably also want a weather clock that displays the current time fairly prominently, as that’s the information you’ll probably view most often.

When looking for a weather clock, the thermal sensor is the most important feature. Chances are, your clock will be remotely sensing the outside temperature, and you’ll want the freedom to be able to set it anywhere without having to worry about interference. Look for a clock that has a strong thermal sensor that can monitor outdoor temperatures from the area you plan to place it.

Modern weather stations use wireless technology to get the latest weather readings. You’ll place a wireless transmitter outside your house, then set the clock in an area of your home where a connection can be maintained at all times. The best weather monitoring clocks can read from as far as 300 feet away, but there are factors that can interfere. You shouldn’t attach the sensor to a metal fence or near electrical wires, for instance, because you’ll experience interference if you do. Within your home, items like metal objects, concrete walls and wireless routers can get in the way. The best course of action is to set your transmitter and clock up, then if you experience issues, troubleshoot what objects might be interfering.

DWYM Fun Fact

It can be easy to take advantage of how much we know about weather patterns, but there was a time, not so long ago, when snow, rain and storms couldn’t be detected in advance. Before the Renaissance, philosophers speculated on weather events, but it became clear they needed tools to forecast accurately. In the 1400s, an instrument called a hygrometer was used to measure humidity in the air, followed by the thermometer developed by Galileo Galilei in the late 1500s. In the 1600s, the barometer allowed weather forecasters to measure atmospheric pressure. Today, meteorologists combine their own expertise with computer models to provide the most accurate weather predictions possible.

The Weather Monitoring Clock Buying Guide

  • The strength of the sensor is perhaps the most important feature in a weather monitoring clock. You’ll need a built-in wireless sensor, as well as a remote sensor that you’ll place outside. The indoor remote sensor will give you input on the weather conditions inside your home, including humidity and temperature, while the outdoor one provides the outside weather information you want.
  • The next deciding factor will likely be the type of information you see on the screen. As useful as the weather is, it also helps to have an all-in-one unit that gives you other data you need. You’ll find many weather monitoring clocks provide the date, time and day of the week. Many others go beyond that. If you want your temperature displayed in Celsius, for instance, you’ll have to search for a clock that offers that. You may also like clocks that provide graphics with your weather, such as rain or snow, in the temperature area. If you’re interested in the current phase of the moon, you can find weather monitoring clocks that address that, as well. If you don’t want a particular information type, make sure the clock you choose allows you to turn that part of the display off and, ideally, replace it with something you find more useful.
  • You’ll either hang your weather monitoring clock somewhere or you’ll set it on your desk. It can help to have the option of both if you ever change your mind. Make sure your clock comes with a mount for hanging, a stand for setting it on a table or desk or both, if you think you might want to change it up someday.
  • As you’re shopping, pay attention to how your clock will be powered. A clock that includes extended-life batteries can be well worth the extra expense over one that will need its batteries replaced regularly. If your clock will plug into a wall outlet, this might not be the best option for hanging on the wall. Even if your clock will be on a desk, make sure you can install a backup battery to keep your clock functional during power outages, particularly if you’ll rely on it to wake you up in the morning.