Sports Scores on Watch Face

JonDigital

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Jul 26, 2010
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Coconut Creek, FL


I've been a long time subscriber to some of Google's extra calendars they offer via calendar.google.com. A neat part of using their sports calendars is they update the score in real time. I was pretty surprised to look at my watch to see scores (obviously if you have the calendar complication enabled). Neat trick until third party complications are released in OS 2. Just figured I would share.

Obviously this only works if you use Google Calendar. If someone knows of another .ical service that updates game scores in real time I would love to hear a suggestion.
 

landahoy55

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Jun 15, 2015
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Jondigital, do you know how often the scores are updated?

I had to find Google's calendar sync settings to get the information to show btw.
 

MoodyM

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Aug 14, 2008
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Can someone talk me through how to find a Google Calendar with live scores?
 

JonDigital

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Jul 26, 2010
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Coconut Creek, FL
Jondigital, do you know how often the scores are updated?

I had to find Google's calendar sync settings to get the information to show btw.
Not sure and I'm also not sure if there is anyway to invoke refreshing it. I just know when a game is in progress and I look at the calendar it's typically up to date if not it's 10-15 minutes behind. It's not a perfect solution but a decent temporary one until third party complications are ready.

Yes you are correct. In order for "other" calendars to appear on iOS you need to use Google's Other Calendar sync site here: https://www.google.com/calendar/syncselect
 

JonDigital

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Jul 26, 2010
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Coconut Creek, FL
Can someone talk me through how to find a Google Calendar with live scores?
Login to your Google account and head over to calendars. Go into the settings>calendars and in the middle over to the right there is a link to "Browse interesting calendars". From there you can add holidays and sports teams.
 

alecc131

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Nov 13, 2013
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What's everyone's favorite complication for sports scores?

ESPN hasn't worked well for me. theScore hasn't been the most reliable either.
 

dwfaust

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Jul 3, 2011
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What's everyone's favorite complication for sports scores?

ESPN hasn't worked well for me. theScore hasn't been the most reliable either.
Still using Sports Alerts... it's a PITA if you have more than one favorite team playing... but it's still the best/most reliable of all available apps. It's truly a sad state of affairs... so much potential, and so little true progress.