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[aprssig] Pebble Smarter Watch

Steve Noskowicz noskosteve at yahoo.com
Thu Apr 19 03:56:25 UTC 2012


 
 
Gee ...  Just add one of the latest GPS chip receivers and a Bluetooth capable tracker...  Dick Tracy here we are!
 
Then, when it gets Multi-Touch...WOW!

Sent from my Knight-Kit Crystal Set.
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73, Steve, K9DCI USN (Vet) MOT (Ret) Ham (Yet)
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--- On Wed, 4/18/12, Eric Hansen <skyssx at gmail.com> wrote:


It's got its own processor on board. One of the questions posed was will it run without a bluetooth connection to the phone. The answer was that it'll continue to execute the clock or whatever app was last loaded.


One of the big draws for me was that it's a simple low-power B&W display, enabling seven days of run time.
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Eric Hansen
KC8IUR


On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 3:14 PM, Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) <ldeffenb at homeside.to> wrote:


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. 
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Eric Hansen
KC8IUR


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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