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    Question on Waveceptor/Time Sync G's

    Is this functionaility "ON" all the time? Or can it be synchornized manually?

    The reason for the question is battery life. Not sure if it's a valid concern, but I would assume that searching for a singal and synchronizing drains the battery ever so slightly. If you're doing it every day, a few times a day, wouldn't it shorten the life of the battery?

    If a standard G is only off 12-15 seconds per month anyway, wouldn't it be more... economical to maunally sync the watch once a week and leave the "feature" disabled the rest of the time?
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    Re: Question on Waveceptor/Time Sync G's

    On every waveceptor I've owned, it has been possible to turn the function off.

    Since my watches are worn on rotation, I turn it off when I put them away. Other than that, I leave it on all the time. To my mind, it would make a nonsense of the convenience factor to manually sync - you might as well have a non-waveceptor and set it against a time signal.
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    Re: Question on Waveceptor/Time Sync G's

    Quote Originally Posted by tribe125 View Post
    ...you might as well have a non-waveceptor and set it against a time signal.
    LOL. That's a good point. Hadn't really thought of it that way.
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    Re: Question on Waveceptor/Time Sync G's

    Nearly all waveceptors are also solar. I always turn on the 'power saving' feature because I try to wear them in rotation, and it might be awhile between the watch coming out of the box. Once the watch goes to sleep, it does not try to sync the time, so I leave it set to automatically receive in case I wear the watch a few days in a row.

    And I like to have the exact time (or as close as I can get) on a digital watch when I'm wearing it .
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    Re: Question on Waveceptor/Time Sync G's

    Quote Originally Posted by Topher1556 View Post
    Once the watch goes to sleep, it does not try to sync the time
    Are you sure about that?

    I guess it would be easy enough to check by looking at the date of the last sync...

    Hmmm... perhaps I will check if my Gulfman does that...
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    Re: Question on Waveceptor/Time Sync G's

    Quote Originally Posted by tribe125 View Post
    Are you sure about that?

    I guess it would be easy enough to check by looking at the date of the last sync...

    Hmmm... perhaps I will check if my Gulfman does that...
    Tribe, I'm 100% positive. What's easiest to check is a module manual. Module 3063, as in the GW5500/GW5525/GWM5600 shows that when it enters power saving mode, time signal calibration is disabled, along with alarms and hourly time signal (see page 3).

    All atomics I have (except the my newest Overland) funciton this way. I've noticed this from your supposition about checking the date of the last sync. The only reason I can't verify on my Overland is I can't read the dang manual (my understanding of Japanese is limited to realizing I don't understand how to read it ).

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    Re: Question on Waveceptor/Time Sync G's

    Hmm, well, I know how the GW500A works, and from the manual it looks like the 3063 is the same.

    Each night at 11pm, assuming the light is low enough, it will go into the first level of power saving, which just turns off the display. At that level, the atomic sync is still enabled. In fact, it pretty much has to be--if not, the watch would virtually never sync, since under normal circumstances it will enter this mode every night.

    After 6-7 days, it enters a deeper sleep mode where the atomic sync is disabled. I guess this is what you're referring to.

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    Re: Question on Waveceptor/Time Sync G's

    Quote Originally Posted by incandenza View Post
    Hmm, well, I know how the GW500A works, and from the manual it looks like the 3063 is the same.

    Each night at 11pm, assuming the light is low enough, it will go into the first level of power saving, which just turns off the display. At that level, the atomic sync is still enabled. In fact, it pretty much has to be--if not, the watch would virtually never sync, since under normal circumstances it will enter this mode every night.

    After 6-7 days, it enters a deeper sleep mode where the atomic sync is disabled. I guess this is what you're referring to.

    You got it .
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    Re: Question on Waveceptor/Time Sync G's

    Ah, well if it's after 6-7 days I think I'll carry on switching it off when I put them back in the box.
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    Re: Question on Waveceptor/Time Sync G's

    Yeah, for you tribe, you probably cycle thru them quick enough. Me...I'm having a hard time getting to them all.

    Still fun though .
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