Sunday, March 11, 2007

2006 Honda Odyssey: Daylight Saving Time adjustment

Well, today was the brand new official start to Daylight Saving Time (DST)--3 weeks earlier than what was used in the past. I'm still miffed by the fact that we here in Canada have to change our clocks simply because of something the US Congress decided to do.

Because the Odyssey has a GPS navigation unit, it sets the clock in the van by synchronizing with the GPS satellites. There's an option for automatically adjusting the time by using the GPS to calculate your Time Zone and for automatically adjusting for Daylight Savings.

Back in the fall, the clock adjusted with no problems because we were still on the old system. This morning it did not.

At first I thought it was maybe because the van was parked in the garage overnight and it had lost contact with the GPS satellites. But after driving around and running errands for about an hour, the clock still failed to change.

And until Honda/Alpine provides software updates, it will not change automatically. *sigh* I guess I'll have to resort to getting accurate time the old fashioned way: manually.

2 comments:

  1. Down here in the USA, there's plenty of us miffed, as well.

    Just cuz city people in NewYork and LA stay up till all hours, shouldn't mean the rest of us be forced to stumble around in the dark at 6 in the AM.

    Congrats on the coming baby. Gotta say in hindsight...it was a might easier carrying my kids in my belly than it was getting up at all hours to feed them. hehehe

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  2. Thanks. The baby is now 6 days overdue--but our other girls were late, too. I'm trying to catch up on my sleep before the new one arrives!

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