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Posted: 10/28/2006 8:52:27 PM EST
I bought a couple of clocks with these features and the damn things arent adjusting themselves like they are supposed to.

But it is a neat feature when they work.
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 8:53:28 PM EST
Running out of fissable material??
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 9:01:13 PM EST
Just wait until when the rules for daylight savings time change. Then every "automatic" appliance that was programmed before the rule change will automatically change them on the wrong date. Unless of course they can get an updated version of the software to them but last time I checked most devices like clocks and VCRs aren't connected to the interent.
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 9:10:29 PM EST
Put it outside, it will adjust.

Also remember that the signal is not continuous, it only comes out a few times a day IIRC.
Link Posted: 10/28/2006 9:14:23 PM EST
A clock that can't tell time on its own?

Just more socialism and government to exercise control over you.
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 7:49:08 AM EST
Ah, the things all reset themselves. Some are obviously better then others because one of them changed almost immediately. The others took hours.

The hospital bought a bunch of them to make the clocks uniform and none of them work consistantly.

More money down the drain.
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 7:57:43 AM EST
We have them at work. They seem to work good.

I wonder how well the watches work?
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 11:23:18 AM EST
Of course these same complainers have VCRs that blink 12:00 and can't format a hotlink on ARFcom to save their lives. I bought one of these and not only did it update to Standard Time on the right day, it even did it at 2am(3am) like it's supposed to do. It keeps perfect time down to the second, and the indoor/outdoor temp is nice, too.
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 11:25:54 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/29/2006 11:55:26 AM EST by david_g17]

Originally Posted By PePeLePew:
Ah, the things all reset themselves. Some are obviously better then others because one of them changed almost immediately. The others took hours.

The hospital bought a bunch of them to make the clocks uniform and none of them work consistantly.

More money down the drain.


they are usually are setup to synchronize their times at a certian hour each day.

at least the ones i use are.

i got sick and tired of reseting clocks when power goes out or daylight savings time, so i got a bunch of them.

eta: make sure they all can get a good signal.
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 11:31:34 AM EST
Odd. My atomic Casio G-Shock hasn't adjusted itself yet. Is that because it only checks the signal at a certain time of the day?
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 11:47:28 AM EST

Originally Posted By SevenMMmag:
Odd. My atomic Casio G-Shock hasn't adjusted itself yet. Is that because it only checks the signal at a certain time of the day?

same with mine.
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 11:53:10 AM EST
If they're not working properly it is a sign of a crsis of near epic proportions! Quick, check their coolant fluid levels in the core before they go critical and turn your home into a new Hiroshima!!
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 5:29:32 PM EST
My G shock never adjusts to DST /DST. I have to turn on or off DST feature.
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 5:35:42 PM EST
I knew a guy whose atomic clock failed to adjust itself. 3 days later...DEAD!
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 5:37:20 PM EST
Try rebooting it.
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 5:52:45 PM EST
The signal is out of Colorado, I belive. Face the clock to CO.

If I place an atomic clock on the East wall - away from CO - it can take days to update.

Place it on the west wall - towrd Colorado - and it updates four times a day.

Av.
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 5:57:56 PM EST
Colorado...that is to be the new capitol of Amerika in the New World Order, right?

Underneath the very very weird Colorado International Airport, as I saw in a thread a while back here on ARF....
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 6:02:35 PM EST

Originally Posted By SevenMMmag:
Odd. My atomic Casio G-Shock hasn't adjusted itself yet. Is that because it only checks the signal at a certain time of the day?


They auto update three times during the night. Casio says sit it near a window overnight when it needs an adjustment. Or you can update it yourself whenever you want. Just select the mode and stand outside for a few minutes.
Mine updates all the time, no problems whatsoever.
I don't think they need to update too often anyway, I doubt they lose time too often.
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 6:06:41 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/29/2006 6:47:05 PM EST by DragoMuseveni]
My timex atomic watch doesn't self adjust for DST. I have to manually set the time zone from -4GMT(EDT) back to normal -5GMT(EST) but other than that I have nothing to worry about. The time gets synced every 12 hours, if the watch manages to pick up the signal.
Link Posted: 10/29/2006 6:46:15 PM EST

Originally Posted By SPECTRE:
Casio says sit it near a window overnight when it needs an adjustment.


Because that is easier that than adjusting the time yourself and putting it back where it should be? You're just changing the hour, not the minutes, seconds, or how ever far down the atomic clocks go. Seems to be a severe limitation in the "atomic clock that auto updates" if you have to remember when the clocks are supposed to updated and move all your clocks to a window.
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