Clock Tuner

Clock Tuner


A Timegrapher

Adjust your mechanical clock by your self.
Just run this app on your phone and put your phone near your cuckoo clock or grandfather clock.

This tuner samples and analyze clock sound to displays the frequency of pendulum in real time.
You can easily measure clock frequency to adjust pendulum.

My Galaxy Nexus detects the pulse of Rolex Datejust in calm environment.

Not for digital clocks.
Not working in noisy environment.
Set microphone direction toward a clock.

** Basic version display wave graph and pulse interval histogram.
** Frequency display requires 'Premium' upgrade.
** Do not upgrade if the 'Basic' version fail to display pulse interval histogram.

- Review from Mr. Kojima
http://www.thewatchsite.com/index.php/topic,42142.0.html

- Preset example
Rolex or mechanical watch: Target frequency: 4 or 5Hz, Sample duration: 2Sec, Sensitivity: manual 50
Most pendulum clock: Target frequency: 1 or 2 Hz, Sample duration: 5 or 10 Sec, Sensitivity: medium

FAQ.
1) in the settings there is a sensitivity option with a high, medium, low and 3 manual settings, can you explain how this changes the results

It determines sound amplitude threshold for detecting clock sound. If your clock sound is loud you may reduce sensitivity. This will allow more environmental noises.
If you increase the sensitive, you may measure hand watches. But small noise may measurement errors.

2) why does the detected frequency change between light grey, black and red
Red means smaller drift during the measurement interval while grey means that measurement may have an error.

3) the average frequency does not always calculate, it stays at NaN
The 'detected frequency' should be red continuously.

4) how do you calculate the pulse drift %
abs(max detected frequency - min detected frequency) / detected frequency during 1 detection cycle.

5) what are the 2 graphs showing and what data are you using for the calculations
The size of bars in the upper graph should be almost the same.
The bottom shows amplitude of sound wave recorded from micro phone.

6) are newer versions of the app being developed

** You may provide sound sample by sending wav or mp3 file to [email protected]

Recent changes:
v 2.05
- Keep ProMode without data connection.
- Improved sound filter.
- Half beat rate problem is fixed.
- Improved accuracy
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About Clock Tuner
A Timegrapher

Adjust your mechanical clock by your self.
Just run this app on your phone and put your phone near your cuckoo clock or grandfather clock.

This tuner samples and analyze clock sound to displays the frequency of pendulum in real time.
You can easily measure clock frequency to adjust pendulum.

My Galaxy Nexus detects the pulse of Rolex Datejust in calm environment.

Not for digital clocks.
Not working in noisy environment.
Set microphone direction toward a clock.

** Basic version display wave graph and pulse interval histogram.
** Frequency display requires 'Premium' upgrade.
** Do not upgrade if the 'Basic' version fail to display pulse interval histogram.

- Review from Mr. Kojima
http://www.thewatchsite.com/index.php/topic,42142.0.html

- Preset example
Rolex or mechanical watch: Target frequency: 4 or 5Hz, Sample duration: 2Sec, Sensitivity: manual 50
Most pendulum clock: Target frequency: 1 or 2 Hz, Sample duration: 5 or 10 Sec, Sensitivity: medium

FAQ.
1) in the settings there is a sensitivity option with a high, medium, low and 3 manual settings, can you explain how this changes the results

It determines sound amplitude threshold for detecting clock sound. If your clock sound is loud you may reduce sensitivity. This will allow more environmental noises.
If you increase the sensitive, you may measure hand watches. But small noise may measurement errors.

2) why does the detected frequency change between light grey, black and red
Red means smaller drift during the measurement interval while grey means that measurement may have an error.

3) the average frequency does not always calculate, it stays at NaN
The 'detected frequency' should be red continuously.

4) how do you calculate the pulse drift %
abs(max detected frequency - min detected frequency) / detected frequency during 1 detection cycle.

5) what are the 2 graphs showing and what data are you using for the calculations
The size of bars in the upper graph should be almost the same.
The bottom shows amplitude of sound wave recorded from micro phone.

6) are newer versions of the app being developed

** You may provide sound sample by sending wav or mp3 file to [email protected]

Recent changes:
v 2.05
- Keep ProMode without data connection.
- Improved sound filter.
- Half beat rate problem is fixed.
- Improved accuracy

User reviews of Clock Tuner
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Android Market Comments
A Google User
Feb 14, 2015
Don't bother Doesn't work usually and when it does, it's usually wrong. Don't waste your time.
A Google User
Jan 12, 2015
Useless The free version was useless in setting up my 1800's gingerbread clock. I debated paying for the upgraded version for days because of this. Yesterday I went through with it hoping it would actually work. Nope. Waste of money. So disappointed.
A Google User
Dec 14, 2014
Does not work for mantel or grandfather clocks Does not work for mantel or grandfather clocks, not worth the upgrade eatheir
A Google User
Nov 24, 2014
Best mechanical watch tuning utility No one can get better tuning utility then this helped a lot to fix speed of my automatic mechanical watch.
A Google User
Nov 16, 2014
Nice but.... ...I have a Hermle grandfather movement before me that runs @ 66 bpm (3960 bph). The app does not seem to recognize that rate to sync and calculate against
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