Timelapse clock face

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by The Game 161, Sep 30, 2015.

  1. The Game 161 macrumors P6

    The Game 161

    Dec 15, 2010
    I thought with time-lapse it was suppose to show you real time of the day to what it is on the clock faces?

    As it's 14.30pm here and even the london one has it being dark when it should be daylight.
  2. theinstructor macrumors regular


    Jul 13, 2007
    From my experiences so far, this is about par for the course. The QA of everything on or inside of the Apple watch is in question from my new owner's perspective. Apps don't work, unusual behavior of apps, workout programs are off, I'm not sure if this is how Apple intended the watch to be but so far I am disappointed.
  3. AtheistP3ace macrumors 6502a


    Sep 17, 2014
    Yea I was hoping the time lapse would show me what that place would like if it was my time there. I live on the east coast and set the Mack Lake but it seemed to show me what it looks like at their current time.

    So what is it supposed to do? Most of them I will never see any of their day night cycles because of the time differences. Would be cooler to see each image change with my time of day, in my opinion.
  4. Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    Los Angeles
  5. parseckadet macrumors 65816


    Dec 13, 2010
    Denver, CO
    Not sure what you guys are talking about. My local time is shortly before noon, and in Shanghai it's almost 1:00 AM. When I look at the face it shows me the daylight view, because where I currently am it's daylight. This is the way I expected it to function. Are you guys saying you would expect it to be dark because it's currently dark in Shanghai?
  6. gsmornot macrumors 68030


    Sep 29, 2014
    I thought that was how it was supposed to be. I thought the idea was to see what different parts of the world looked like at the same time. So, if its 1:00 where you are but 11:00 where your watch face is I would expect to see the 11:00 version. My thought being if this were a webcam it would be dark there but light here.

    I guess it would be fine to show what 1:00 looks like in another city if its 1:00 where you are but this does not match what the city really looks like at the moment. I don't use the time lapse because I want more info but I did think it showed current condition.
  7. Mac 128 macrumors 603

    Mac 128

    Apr 16, 2015
    I really wish Apple would open this up to developers to create custom time-lapse watch faces. It's been over a year since the watch was announced, and it really seems like some of the framework should have been in place for the simpler custom watch faces, if not full blown analogue dial faces. I love the idea of a web-cam actually uploading current images to populate the time-lapse in more or less real time. I'm sure it would drain a lot of power, but man would that be slick.
  8. jgelin macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2015
    St Petersburg, FL
    Yeah, it is supposed to be the time of day that it is where you are no matter what the time lapse of the watch face is... it is a good way to show progression through the day as you see things change relative to the time you are experiencing. It is pretty cool because even the NY one will turn off the lights on the Empire state building at 1AM as they do each night.

    Though it would be EVEN BETTER if the time lapse face was live and would display the custom colors that they light it up for different events, causes, etc. That would be amazing.

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