By Tom Kerrigan
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Watch Tracker is a revolutionary new app for tracking the accuracy of a wristwatch. It's dramatically easier and more accurate than any previous method.
Just tap a button when the time on your watch matches the time displayed by the app, and Watch Tracker does the rest. It synchronizes with an atomic clock, measures and records the difference, and displays graphs of all the data points you've recorded.
- Uses best-fit analysis to accurately calculate how many seconds your watch gains or loses per day
- Displays graphs of rates and variance
- Can track multiple watches simultaneously
- Saves data in CSV files that can be opened with any spreadsheet software
Watch Tracker is made by the developer of tChess (the chess app that was featured in Apple's "Learn" commercial for the iPad) and Learn Chess (the Apple Staff Favorite e-book).
What's New in Version 1.1.1
- Displays new statistics in the list of timing runs
- Option to display offsets in the list of data points (vs. rates)
- Option to list watches in alphabetical order (vs. most recently modified)
- Added a confirmation dialog box when deleting data points via swiping
- Fixed a layout bug when starting the app in landscape orientation on an iPad
Tracking Made Easy
Well, it's here for the watch enthusiast interested in keeping track of how their time pieces are doing their job. It is very good at keeping track of rate by comparing time at two different points, all at a touch of a finger. No need to sync your watch accurately. No need to check if your benchmark your track your watch with is spot on. It does that for you ( gives an offset ).
You can keep track after when your watch was on a winder, then add a few data points after you were wearing it and compare and see the difference. It even plots a variance slope.
This is one thing you will not see when using a timegrapher which gives you an instantaneous rate, amplitude, beat, angle, and vph in varying positions while on the timegrapher which is fine if you fix watches. This app complements the time grapher because it tells you how your watch does under use, which is what we need to know. It is more suited for people who doesn't need or care to know the fine details.
It just give you the bottom line.
Very easy to use. Keeps tab on multiple watches.
Nice app to track accuracy
OK, all of us with mechanical watch collections know that these are not the most accurate of timepieces available for purchase. However we also know that they do require periodic maintenance, usually forewarned by a change in how they track the passage of time. This application is great for that purpose. If you check your watch every month or two, it is easy to spot when they start losing significant time due to needed maintenance or if they start gaining significant time due to an accidental magnetization of the movement. While you can chart all of this via paper & clock/stopwatch, I find tracking this data inside the Watch Tracker application to be much more simple and much more flexible.
Last update has really added some nice features. Definitely a product I would buy again.
Excellent timepiece performance tool
I have several watch timing apps and this has proven to be one of the best. Using the app is simple and quick. I've tested it against a chronometer with a known rate and it has proven itself to be very accurate. The new updated interface makes keeping track of my watch collections running rate records easy. Each timepiece labeled with its image for easy identification has its own history, the latest rate test at the top. Now each watch has its own performance history and will make catching possible mechanical problems early a breeze. Great job.
- Category: Utilities
- Updated: Jun 29, 2016
- Version: 1.1.1
- Size: 1.1 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Tom Kerrigan
- © Tom Kerrigan
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.