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[aprssig] Pebble Smart Watch

Jason Rausch jason at ke4nyv.com
Wed Apr 18 19:12:18 UTC 2012


Eric,
Cool!  I'm toying with backing them at the $115 level.  I really want one.  I was on the fence, comparing with the Sony SmartWatch ($150), but I think the Pebble is the better deal.

Jason Rausch - KE4NYVRPC Electronics, LLCwww.rpc-electronics.com

--- On Wed, 4/18/12, Eric Hansen <skyssx at gmail.com> wrote:

From: Eric Hansen <skyssx at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [aprssig] Pebble Smart Watch
To: jason at ke4nyv.com, "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at tapr.org>
Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 3:04 PM

I'm a backer. I signed on as soon as they changed the spec from water-resistant to water-proof. The company will be releasing the SDK in a few months so people can get to work designing apps for the watch. The watch will be released in September.
--Eric HansenKC8IUR

On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 2:25 PM, Jason Rausch <jason at ke4nyv.com> wrote:

OK, I'll fully admit that I am an RF guy when it comes to APRS.  I am a limited internet-APRS connection user, however, there is a new product coming out that I would love to see used for some kind of APRS display with a smartphone.  It's called the Pebble:




http://getpebble.com/



Watch the video for details.  At the end they mention an end user SDK that can let you send and receive data to/from the watch via an Android or iPhone.  Even though it pretty much takes radio out of the equation, I would love to see some kind of gateway on the phone that would allow you to display APRS station info, messages, WX data and even respond to message through this watch.  I wonder if these functions could be integrated into APRSDroid on Android or IBCNU (I think that is the iPhone flavor) to support this?




Just thought some here might find this as an interesting application!



Jason Rausch - KE4NYV

RPC Electronics, LLC

www.rpc-electronics.com



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