Still no digital seconds

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  1. Hedgepig macrumors newbie

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    Post-os2 and there are still no seconds on any of the digital faces. Anyone know why? Am I the only one who cares?!
     
  2. drew05 macrumors member

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    The analog watch faces have second hands. If it's that important to you, use one of those faces.
     
  3. Hedgepig thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for stating the obvious. Having owned the watch for 5 months I had noticed second hands on the analogue faces without your input. The question concerned seconds on digital faces. None of the analogue faces contain as much information as the modular face. It's like questioning the quality of a apple and someone suggesting just having a banana instead. A digital face is easier to read in a hurry and seconds would be useful. Thanks for taking the time to add your utterly pointless smug response.
     
  4. drew05 macrumors member

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    I'd imagine that digital seconds would clutter up the modular face even more than it is already. And I think smug responses and obvious answers are all you're going to get in a forum. Apple isn't going to come in here and answer your question as to why there are no digital seconds on the Apple Watch. Sorry to disappoint you.
     
  5. Hedgepig thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Allow me to take each of your points in turn. 1. I don't find the modular face cluttered. But would be more than happy to lose a complication to accommodate digital seconds if clutter is the issue. But I suspect it's not. I suspect there is a fundamental reason why this isn't included despite Apple being repeatedly asked for its inclusion. 2. What's the point in a forum where people like you just hang around, not to help or share or be useful, but simply to make themselves feel better by belittling perfectly valid questions. It's a question that's been asked before and after a major software update bares repeating. It shouldn't be beyond the wit of Apple to add digital seconds to a watch claiming 50 millisecond accuracy. 3. I didn't expect Apple to answer my question. Which is why I put it on here, in the vain hope that someone slightly less self-opinionated might share my curiosity or be able to shed some light on a curious omission. 4. The only thing that dissapoints me is the first answer to my first post is from someone who personifies everything that's hateful about forums like this.
     
  6. Aml216 macrumors 6502a

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    Welcome to the interwebz.

    Personally, I don't think there is much room for a seconds display ... especially with the complications.
    Maybe add the stopwatch complication to your watch face so you can more easily keep track of those seconds when need be.
     
  7. Hedgepig thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No reason not to try.
     
  8. Hedgepig thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You could lose a complication. Then the choice is in the hands of the user. The point is knowing, to the second, what the exact time is. It's a bit geeky, but this is meant to be a super accurate timepiece first and foremost. There must be a reason why is can't be included. It seems insane that my £20 Casio is more useful in this respect than a £500 watch.
     
  9. FrisbeeK9 macrumors 6502a

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    Hedgepig,
    just because you are the thread starter doesn't give you the right to belittle any comments to your post.
    Maybe, just maybe YOU are the only one that cares about a seconds showing in the digital face.
    "Thanks for stating the obvious. "
    "Thanks for taking the time to add your utterly pointless smug response."
    "The only thing that dissapoints me is the first answer to my first post is from someone who personifies everything that's hateful about forums like this."

    If you're so self righteous maybe you should not continue reading and posting on this forum.
    I bet you've also said out loud "get of my lawn" to kids.
     
  10. Four oF NINE macrumors 68000

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    Unless you work for NASA or CERN or some other scientific endeavor, to-the-second time of day isn't relevant to 99% of watch wearers.
     
  11. Hedgepig thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So if a reply is pointless, obvious and smug, should I just bend over and say thanks? I don't care if people disagree and want to talk about it. You'll note my response to a later post that bothered to state an opinion was more friendly. Sorry if I'm not fitting in with the question and smug answer from a forum regular game. You'll have to tell me how you'd like me to behave and I'll run it by you first.
     
  12. Julien macrumors G3

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    I also wish it displayed seconds. Seems a little counterintuitive not to. A developer could make an App and use the Complication. However on the Modular at best the seconds would be on the left side of the hour.
     
  13. Hedgepig thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Why bother with second hands on the analogue faces then?
     
  14. Hedgepig thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Absolutely. Yes, the current design would place it on the left. Not ideal.
     
  15. Julien macrumors G3

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    Just for kicks here is the Timer Complication. You can get seconds but also have minutes and on the 'wrong' side. You would need to start the Timer on the minute for it to be correct too.

    [​IMG]
     
  16. FrisbeeK9 macrumors 6502a

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    *Bam* there it is. All I'm trying to say is you don't need to go so hard at the people on the forum that reply. And I realize I'm wasting my time with this because you've probably always been this way and I'm not going to make a dent in your snobbish armor. Post as you see fit but as a new member on the forum as you are, you will quickly realize your approach should be modified.

    And by the way I could care less if the digital face doesn't have seconds.
     
  17. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    You have noticed that the colon on the Modular face pulses for each second, right?
     
  18. snarlz macrumors 6502

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    So you know the watch hasn't stopped...
     
  19. Hedgepig thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Perhaps they don't have to be so smug and pointless? It's a form of bullying. I don't like bullies.
     
  20. Hedgepig thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Full marks for ingenuity! Shame there has to work-arounds for something so simple.
     
  21. Julien macrumors G3

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    If the :apple:Watch stops there won't be any display at all.:D
     
  22. Hedgepig thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes. But unless you coun't to 60 every minute, largely pointless for time keeping.
     
  23. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Why do you want this and only in the digital format? If you don't necessarily need it all the time, use the Chronograph face and set one of the complications to display the digital time. You can then hit the upper right hand corner to start the timer.
     
  24. bh85 macrumors regular

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    I know what you mean. I like modular face, and there has been a few times where I wish it had seconds on it. If you can see on screenshot posted by Julien, time can be moved a little bit to the left and then add smaller numbers for seconds, like the size of numbers that timer complication uses. It can be done, but with apple, sometimes you don't the whole apple. Like others suggested, try using another watch face that will give you that ability.
     
  25. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    What do you do that requires such accuracy?
     
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