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Roughly: the approximate time, in words

By Iain Anderson

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"Roughly" is a Watch complication for the Modular, Utility and Mickey faces that tells you the approximate time, in words. Times are given to the nearest five minutes: "it's about ten to six", "it's about quarter past three", or "it's about five o'clock". Accurate but imprecise, it's a "fuzzy clock".

Roughly is most useful for those with dyscalculia (numeric dyslexia) or for the lazy. When you're asked what the time is, you can just read it out.

Please note that on the Utility and Mickey faces (only) the hour may be shown as a digit if there is insufficient space for a word. For example, "TWENTY FIVE PAST 12" may be shown rather than "TWENTY FIVE PAST TWELVE". This is more common on the smaller 38mm Watch, and if it's an issue for you, please use the Modular face instead.

## Instructions

The iPhone app only displays an image. To load Roughly, install the iPhone app, then wait for it to install on your paired Apple Watch, or install it manually through the Watch app on your iPhone.

Force Touch (hard press) on the watch face to change it, then switch to a Modular, Utility or Mickey face. Press Customize, then activate the central complication on Modular or the lower complication on Utility or Mickey. Choose Roughly from the list there, then press the digital crown twice to return to the watch face.

## Time Travel

Roughly supports the Time Travel feature for times within the next several hours.

What's New in Version 1.2.1

v1.2.1: Minor typo fixed in the Norwegian version. Updated images in App Store listing for other translations.

v1.2: Translations for German, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian, and Spanish have been added. Also includes limited support for French and Japanese.


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Roughly: the approximate time, in words
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Offers Apple Watch App for iPhone
  • Free
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.2.1
  • Size: 34.2 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Languages: English, Danish, Dutch, German, Norwegian Bokmål, Spanish
  • Developer:

Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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