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[aprssig] Pebble Smart Watch

Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) ldeffenb at homeside.to
Wed Apr 18 19:14:12 UTC 2012


I'm anxious to see the SDK, but it appears that the watch is just a B&W 
"pretty" face with 4 buttons.  The intelligence actually runs elsewhere 
as far as I can tell.  Still, looks pretty cool as well.

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32

On 4/18/2012 3:04 PM, Eric Hansen wrote:
> 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 Hansen
> KC8IUR
>
> On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 2:25 PM, Jason Rausch <jason at ke4nyv.com 
> <mailto: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 <http://www.rpc-electronics.com>
>
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