NYE Countdown Apps/Face

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by tomaustin44, Dec 31, 2015.

  1. tomaustin44 macrumors regular

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    So apparently the Apple Watch is 4 times more accurate at keeping time than the iPhone making it the best device in the room for counting in the New Year. Was wondering what peoples' thoughts are on a) the best face to use for counting down the seconds! or b) any decent countdown to midnight apps?
     
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    Where did you hear the watch is 4X more accurate at keeping time than the iPhone?
     
  3. sflomenb macrumors 6502a

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    You could use Numerous and set the app's glance/complication as the NYE countdown.
     
  4. nightcap965 macrumors 6502a

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    I'll need to set an alarm to wake me in time for midnight...
     
  5. gwhizkids macrumors 68020

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    60 Minutes Apple Spectacular, I think
     
  6. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    I always thought the iPhone got it's time from the network, like AT&T or T-Mo. I know it is very accurate as I have an atomic clock on my desk and the iPhone runs second to second in sync.

    I thought thew AW got it's time from the iPhone. DO not see how it could be more accurate.
     
  7. Xenden macrumors regular

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    It's on the front page.
     
  8. Julien, Dec 31, 2015
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    http://www.macrumors.com/2015/12/30/apple-watch-precise-time-keeping/

    A cell phone will usually be less then 200ms off. So while the :apple:Watch may be technically more accurate it is meaningless in our everyday life and both are relatively the same. Someone saying they NEED the :apple:Watch to tell when New Years happens is absurd since you can't perceive an event that is under 200ms (and with alcohol that will likely go above 750ms :D).
     
  9. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    I tend to agree and think the whole thread is meaningless. An apps to tell you when it is midnight? LOL!

    I will go to bed as usual and wake in the am to see the ball drop on TV. No way I would get out in a mass or a million people!
     

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