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How do I read the display?

The Tidey display ‘fills up’ with light to indicate low to high tide. When tide is fully out all the lights are off, and when the tide is in all the lights are illuminated. You can estimate tide time by counting the squares – each little square represents about 6 minutes, and an entire row …

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How much electricity does Tidey use?

Tidey uses low-energy LED lights, the estimated electricity cost is approximately 1.5 pence a day, at the default brightness setting. For comparison – a 10 Watt lightbulb costs 12.5 pence a day to run. (Calculated using the UK Price Cap, October 2022, electricity rate of 52.00 pence per kWh.)

Does Tidey require WiFi?

Yes WiFi is required to display the Tide position and direction, and to keep the software up-to-date. A WiFi connection also allows you to change the beach as often as you like.

Does Tidey keep good time?

Yes, Tidey is synchronised using an internet connection, it’s pretty much as on-time as any NASA computer (you could say).

How many beaches does Tidey display?

Tidey displays one beach of your choice. You can log-in to your Tidey at any time to choose one of 1000’s of available beaches around the world. From Hawaii to New Zealand to Brighton.

Is Tidey good for the environment?

We have designed Tidey with the environment front of mind, and are doing our best to keep our environmental impact as low as we can. The main construction of Tidey is from recycled bioplastic and recycled cardboard. The plastic is recycled PLA – a plant-based plastic which is biodegradable (not home-compostable). We also will take …

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What is Tidey?

Tidey is a network connected tide clock, it displays the live tide position and direction for your chosen beach – from a list of thousands.