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Yes Watch - Astronomy Watch Review
"The Yes Watch changes your relationship with time" says its website. I found this intriguing, and, ultimately very true.
The Yes Watch bills itself as a lot of things, rightfully. It is a sophisticated world-wide solar and lunar computer programmed through 2099. It has a tremendous amount of data and functionality available from its dot matrix digital display, but I'll focus on its wonderful LCD Interface. I mean, it's cool that I know that it's 1205 days, 15 hrs 4 min and 10 seconds until my first solar eclipse starts (Idaho, Aug 21, 2017), but its the interface that makes this watch uniquely and instantly useful.
Yes Watches come in a variety of cases and bands, the interface comes in two flavors. The pictures in the review are of my WorldWatch II, which shares the same interface as the Zulu, Kundalina, Inca, and Cozmo watches:
The Yes Watch unique graphic interface shows the following information in a single glance:
Looking at the watch over a period of days, you see:
Observing the watch over a period of weeks, you see:
These are the benefits the brilliantly-designed interface delivers with a simple glance - without having to touch any buttons.
Touching buttons provides the same celestial information as above through the LCD Interface for:
If you want to dive in to the dot matrix digital readout, you get a wealth of information.
For example, a few hours before the Lunar Eclipse of April 15, 2014, I wanted to know what time the Eclipse Maximum was, but was away from the internet (heaven forbid!). "Oh, yeah: my Yes Watch knows!" Yes it did, and it was happy to tell me.
Pressing the upper right button shows the date, holding button kicks off a ton of precise information, including
City, Day of Year, Week, Latitude & Longitude, Solar and Lunar data, including rise, transit, and set times as well as New and Full Moon times and current percent illumination.
The Userís Manual is available on the Yes Website, so I wonít reproduce the other details.
Its uniquely intuitive and powerful interface, surrounded by a variety of models to suit your taste make the Yes Watch a beautiful and valuable full-time companion. There's nothing quite like it!
Questions or comments? Email:Jeff Martin