Counts down from an easily programmable time. Can be set at any time in minutes and seconds (usually the optimum time). Once started the time counts down to zero and alarms and then counts up showing elapsed time over the optimum time. Count up from zero with Minute Marker Alarm - simply set the time to zero and press start. The watch counts up in minutes and seconds and the alarm sounds 4 beeps on every full minute. Normal time keeping watch - the watch can also be used to tell the normal time of day, an indicator tells whether it is a.m. or p.m. Water Resistant Case. Low Battery Indicator. Includes instructions, zip-up pouch, spare battery, one year no quibble guarantee.