Time Zones

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Bulldog3777, Mar 13, 2017.

  1. Bulldog3777 macrumors 6502

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    I recently traveled into another time zone and did not have my Iphone with me. I previously lost an Iphone while traveling so I bought a burner phone for travel. I assume the watch will not recognize a different time zone with out the Iphone, correct?
     
  2. BarracksSi Suspended

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    I wasn't able to figure out how to change the watch's time independently, either. I didn't even realize it until I got on a flight and wanted to set the watch to my destination time.

    A workaround would be to set a complication to a different time zone (although this probably needs to be done with the phone) and choose it when you've arrived. Then, you know how you can have a version of the XL face with a large-sized complication in the middle? Maybe you can put the alternate time zone there.
     
  3. Bulldog3777 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hasn't anyone customized the watch to put the time zones in the lower right as it shows on a Youtube video I watched? The video does not show how to do it.
     
  4. Bulldog3777 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have the original Apple watch which does not have GPS. Could that be the reason the time zones do not show up?
     
  5. BarracksSi Suspended

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    Which video?

    Does it show a complication with a different time zone?

    I put three time zones in my Utility face across the bottom. See what I wrote in my earlier post.

    I don't have my AW on at the moment; I'll try to remember to check again when I get home. I'll experiment by switching it to Airplane Mode to ensure it won't re-sync with the phone.
     
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  7. BarracksSi Suspended

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    (going by memory here)

    I've got several time zones set up in World Clock in the phone's Clock app.

    They're all accessible on the Watch as a complication. When you customize a face, select a complication position and scroll down to World Clock. The different time zones are grouped together towards the bottom of the list.

    #5 here talks briefly about complications:
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT205536

    I think I used the AW app on the phone to rename some of the alternate time zones to what I wanted, like "GMT" for London time, etc.

    But like I said before, though, I don't think there's a way to create and show a brand new time zone on the AW itself, or to change the watch's location (and, thus, its displayed time) in AW's native Settings. For example, here in the US, I have Eastern, Central, and Pacific times set in my phone, but no Mountain time. I don't think I'd be able to set my AW to Mountain time without the help of my phone (which would pick up Mountain time if I fly into Denver, Colorado).
     
  8. BarracksSi Suspended

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    To continue from the above post --

    No, I can't find a way to change the watch's time zone to one that hasn't already been made available on the Clock app on the phone.

    Here's mine. In World Clock, I have several cities:
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    I can change their abbreviated names in Watch app -> Clock -> City Abbreviations:
    [​IMG]

    I can then set them as Complications on a face on the Watch:
    [​IMG]

    I mentioned the XL watch face. This is how it looks with another time zone as the big central complication:
    [​IMG]
     

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