Not perfect, but very, very good Seriously, developer deserves major kudos here. For less than 1/100 the cost of the cheapest hardware timegrapher, you're getting a capable, tweakable timing machine that absolutely nails the rates of most any mech watch you can throw at it. I've timed several Seikos, some Chinese "mall watch" throwaways, and several Swiss ETA's with this app, and it works like a charm. Needs some tweaking, and yes, the ability to read will come in handy. But for what you get, this app is a steal at 10x the price.
A powerful piece of software which must have taken a long time to write but WAY too complex for most users. I guess many buyers will use it to regulate a mechanical watch from time to time (a couple of times per year) so there ought to be a "watch regulation mode" that hides away most of the guff and options that aren't needed. I've got a degree in physics and work in tech so should be OK with this, but gave up using it to regulate a watch after an hour or so of twiddling around.
Can't get it to work. Looked at the video, saw someone tap the bottom of the screen and a menu popped up, doesn't come up on my Samsung S5.
A very handy little tool. I bought this app to regulate some clocks. Be sure to read the tutorial and configure the app properly before you use it. Once you've done that, the learning curve is not steep. My clocks keep excellent time now and setting them was fast compared to the old trail and error method. Other apps geared toward setting clocks cost around $5 so WildSpectra is a steal at 99¢. It's also the only app of those I tried that could properly distinguish my Seth Thomas's balance wheel ticking (and automatically at that).
Finicky, but works after much tweaking, look forward to updates! I don't write many reviews, spent a lot of time with app. Happy to have it, wish was easier to use. Will pay again for standalone watch timing version! Pro is no better than Lite, paid to support! Keep at it! User interface is very complicated; terminology exclusive to engineers in this field? Frustrating, requires trial and error. Example: I'm constantly told to change the "threshold gap" and this is not a setting. Have read the tutorial several times and watched the youtube video again and again (it has no audio/spoken instructions). The app will not work for timing modern mechanical watches without adjusting a lot of settings. The main issue is gain level/mic. Gain level on Spectrum, dB is almost too low to register the beats (like an ETA 2892 for example) or is too high on Spectrum, Power, the app can't process. Probably works better for pocket watches/old loud ticking wristwatches. Using HTC One M8, has dual membrane HDR mic. Put the watch on top of the phone mic in order to get a signal the app can process. Watch often hits the back, home or google key (grrrr); rotate the UI to remove home icons etc from near mic and display is jumbled. Look forward to updates!
Impressed with this! I didn't really need this app - it was more to do with curiosity, to see if I could improve the regulation of the few mechanical watches I have. I saw good write-ups on a couple of sites, and, realistically, at a fraction of the cost of a pint of beer, it was worth a go. Downloaded and installed it this morning, on my ZTE Blade Q-mini (pretty much the bottom of the heap, as smart phones go), worked through the tutorial video a bit at a time, and it worked a treat. (You really do, however, need a quiet spot to work with it!) Two watches done (wrist-watches, not pocket watches) - theoretically improved from gaining 2 to 3 minutes a day to within a few seconds - we'll see how they perform on my wrist in due time. Irrespective of how well I've set up the watches, the software is excellent - many thanks, Keith - splendid job!
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