Sports Scores on Watch Face

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  1. JonDigital macrumors regular

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    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.
     
  2. landahoy55 macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for this Jon! Very useful. Just set it up to show cricket scores.
     
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    Related:

    The ESPN app is horrid. Takes forever to update and is way worse than just pulling your phone out.
     
  5. landahoy55 macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  6. MoodyM macrumors 6502a

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    Can someone talk me through how to find a Google Calendar with live scores?
     
  7. JonDigital thread starter macrumors regular

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    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
     
  8. JonDigital thread starter macrumors regular

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    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.
     
  9. Randman macrumors 65816

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    WatchOS 2 will allow third-party apps to use complications. Sports scores were shown at WWDC.
     
  10. JonDigital thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes that is fully understood.

     
  11. alecc131 macrumors regular

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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.
     
  12. dwfaust macrumors 68040

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    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.
     

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