Unusual ways to display time for Pebble Time
Today I will talk about the dials (watch faces) for Pebble Time which will make you stretch your brain a little. To understand what time is on the dial, you have to solve a small puzzle. For everyday use, this is not very convenient, but it attracts the attention of others and complements your image.
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Dial with binary decimal display system. Here, each column corresponds to one category. The first, second, and optional third pair of columns display hours, minutes, and seconds. The "weight" of a point in the first row from the bottom is 1, in the second - 2, in the third - 4 and in the fourth - 8. The discharge value is obtained by adding the "weights" of all points in the column. The time on static screenshots is 12:59, on the animation - the transition from 12:59 to 13:00.
This dial at first glance resembles a barcode, but if you look closely you can recognize the usual Arabic numerals in each pair of stripes: The
time on the screenshots is 18:25, 20:47, 04:36 and 12:59
Neon IO X
Read the time on this dial from the center out. To decode each digit, imagine that the central horizontal bar does not work for the seven-segment indicator . To distinguish zero from figure eight, figure eight is shown in a special way - two horizontal stripes correspond to it. The time on the screenshots is 04:36, 18:25, 20:47 and 12:59.
To find out the number of hours, count the number of lit faces on the blue cubes. Number of minutes - the number of illuminated faces of the yellow cubes multiplied by five plus the number of illuminated lilac cubes. The time in the screenshots is 3:53 PM, 12:26 AM, 7:19 AM and 4:45 PM.
Everything is simple here, a hint in the name of the dial itself. To read the time you need to focus on the unpainted squares and they will add up in numbers. On the animation - the transition from 22:47 to 22:48, on a static screenshot - 10:35.
Also a pretty easy to read dial. The position of the circles corresponds to the positions of the hands on a regular analog dial, and the triangle only distracts attention and adds mystery.
The numbers from 1 to 7 are encoded with “standard” colors of the rainbow from red to purple ( every hunter wants to know where the pheasant sits ). Eight is light gray, nine is light blue, zero is light green. On animation - the transition from 03:14 to 03:15. In the static picture - 12:47.
Narrow bar - 1, wide - 5. For example, the number 6 is displayed as one wide and one narrow strip, the number 4 - as 4 narrow. The single narrow narrow bar on the right is the AM / PM indicator. In the screenshots - 8:47 PM, 6:25 AM, 4:36 AM and 12:59 PM.
This article is based on the BRAIN TEASERS section of the Pebble Appstore. If you are the author of the puzzle dial and want to add it to this section, just contact support .
See also my review of cosmogike dials: Space for Pebble Time .
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