[time-nuts] Most accurate clock on your wrist

Neon John jgd at johngsbbq.com
Thu Apr 19 12:49:16 EDT 2007


I've been waiting with baited breath for a GPS watch.  NOT a NAVAID on
the wrist but a simple GPS-synced watch.  It would seem to me that
making a miniature GPS receiver would be much easier than making a
WWVB receiver.

Unfortunately that watch ain't it.  Gad, they need a good industrial
designer!  

Maybe they'll put the same electronics in a table/travel clock.  If it
had a 1PPS connector on the back, so much the better :-)

John

On Thu, 19 Apr 2007 15:09:46 +0100, "Robert Atkinson"
<robert.atkinson at genetix.com> wrote:

>One problem with "atomic" timecode receiving clocks is the availability
>of a usable signal. Most only receive the signal for the geographic area
>where they were sold. Interference (SMPSU's etc) is also a problem.
>Thus my vote goes to the sub $100 Garmin Forerunner 101.
>https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=142&pID=231
>Yes it's a GPS referenced wrist watch! They sell it as a training
>(running aid) but it has a nice big time display. In terms of long time
>accuracy, the availability of a time up-date any where in the world and
>price it's got to be the winner. It's not much of a fashion statement
>though!
> 
>Robert.
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [mailto:time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On
>Behalf Of Peter Vince
>Sent: 17 April 2007 11:30
>To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
>Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Most accurate clock on your wrist
>
>Jim Palfreyman wrote:
>
>> Also, on the NIST website they talk about a new development - the
>atomic
>> clock the size of a grain of rice. I see this as having huge future
>> potential. Does anyone have any news on this development?
>
>Development continues - they are trying to reduce the power 
>consumption by an order of magnitude to about 30mW so it can work in 
>battery-powered equipment.
>
>
>> Oh and yes I want one!
>
>Join the queue!
>
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