It's a lady and she has kind of a Japanese/American accent. She talks only every minute down to the last minute, then every ten seconds down to the last ten seconds, then 10, 9, 8...1. She really doesn't talk enough to be annoying.
Up to 8 programmable sequences, dimmable light, toggle percentage/time, overrun if required (for N+ development, audio signal every 30 seconds, developer temperature compensation if desired and a footswitch.
The kitchen timer is back in the kitchen, the metronome in the music room (well to be truthful, in the camera bag for long exposure timing)
It's so good to regain confidence in the pitch dark that the timer is working and that you have pressed the right button; not an uncommon panic attack for me in the kitchen timer days.
"I'd Really Rather You Didn't Use My Existence As A Means To Oppress, Subjugate, Punish, Eviscerate, And/Or, You Know, Be Mean To Others. I Don't Require Sacrifices, And Purity Is For Drinking Water, Not People."
RH Design Process Master with foot switch and an ND filter taped over the display. Well legible, precise, you know where you are in the process, no confusion once you are dark. Have not seen anything better.