FAIR DISCLOSURE: There was a time (no pun intended), in my younger life, when I was a watch collector. The weirder the better. For every new added feature I had to have one. At the time it really didn’t matter if it told the time. I don’t even want to count the number of watches that I have purchased over the years, especially since I haven’t worn a watch in probably the last 10 years. That said, I’m tempted by the offer that follows. Not because I can’t figure out when the time of tides are going to occur but being able to look at my watch with no additional calculations or research. Oh, and did I mention it is not a watch at all but an Iphone App.
The following is information from ChronGlobal which I could not resist sharing.
Since the beginning of time, man has been at the mercy of the tides. It is only in the past couple of centuries that we have come to an understanding of this natural phenomenon and become masters of our own destiny at sea.
The Lunar Chronoscope follows the daily lunar movements and moon phases in a fascinating way. You can see when the moon is rising and setting as it transits the visible sky. And with a striped moon, you have a depiction when the moon is on the other side of the earth, thereby providing moon ‘under’ as well as moon ‘over.’ All this is accomplished through a GPS based on your location.
Yet it is only now, with the advent of a remarkable new application for your mobile device, that professional yachtsmen and mariners of all kinds will be given a freedom and flexibility they have never known before.
This remarkable application is the ChronGlobal Tide Chronoscope for your mobile device. It is the first application that tells the tides in the simplicity of a graphic depiction of tide events in a watch format. And it’s no exaggeration to say that it’s going to change the lives of anyone with an interest in water-oriented activity. Not just fishermen, boaters, sailors or mariners. But divers, surfers and even shell collectors.
And as one might expect, this Chronoscope provides all the basics of a precision watch. Time is of the essence, and it is ascertained by perfect timing as provided by your device. In hours, minutes and seconds. There is a date display as well. Tap the date display, and date and time wheel appears which you can adjust for future time and date up to 7 day tide prediction. Go to the Info screen and you will see the detailed tide, moon and sun events. Slide this screen and you will see 6 additional tide event details.
With the Tidal, Lunar and Solar Chronoscopes, you can choose from several different and attractive dial theme combinations including nighttime and ‘training’ wheels, for understanding the functions. And most of all, of course, the fascinating and ingenious way all the functions are seen in action. All eyes are compelled to turn to the moon or sun disc indicator as it so vividly and graphically demonstrates the tides, moon phases and sun positioning.
In short, everything about this App says superb technical integration.