be@t: Swatch Internet Time widget for Connect IQ compatible Garmin devices

Swatch Internet Time (or beat time) is a decimal time concept introduced in 1998 by the Swatch corporation as part of their marketing campaign for their line of “Beat” watches. Instead of hours and minutes, the mean solar day is divided up into 1000 parts called “.beats”. Each .beat lasts 1 minute and 26.4 (86.4) seconds. Times are notated as a 3-digit number out of 1000 after midnight. So, @248 would indicate a time 248 .beats after midnight representing 248/1000 of a day, just over 5 hours and 57 minutes – Wikipedia

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be@t is available in the Garmin Connect IQ Store since May 26, 2015.


0.1 First release.


I only own a Garmin vívoactive™ watch and can only test the be@t widget on other Garmin models through the Connect IQ simulator. I, therefore, cannot guarantee that the be@t widget runs smoothly on the Forerunner® 920XT, epix™, fēnix™ 3 or D2 Bravo.