Originally Posted by JimSmith94
I wouldn't trust Sony-Ericsson to support anything. There is a thread on this site about our problems with their non-support of the faded LCD displays on our MBW-150s.
Unfortunately I agree. Sony (aka SE) does have an appalling track record. Although I believe none of the "larger" companies really provide support in the mobile space.
I have heard of people getting new MBW-150s on warranty, but both my watches failed after warranty was up. Shame really as I really liked it.
The LiveView promised a lot but the updates were few (1 or 2?) and it never really got working with non-Sony devices. I understand that this due to non-standard bluetooth implementation in the other devices.
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Originally Posted by mjsztainbok
Do you think that the i'm Watch using Android 1.6 works against it compared to the WIMM?
If you had to choose between the various watches which do you think would most likely have the biggest and best app ecosystem?
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I haven't tried either the WIMM or the i'm Watch so I'm not really qualified to say anything. I imagine it all depends on the implementation.
Regarding support, well what kind of support? User support here on XDA? Manufacturer support?
The Sony and the MotoACTV are big names and you can find threads for both (well the old LiveView, but once the Smartwatch is out, I'd be surprised if there wasn't a thread or two) here on XDA. The MotoACTV already has been rooted, and there are custom ROMs and stuff being created as I type. As I said I would have gone MotoACTV but without a vibrating alert it's a non starter for me.
i'm Watch hasn't really been delivered to customers so we'll have to sit that one out. WIMM claims to have 2500 developers linked up. You have to sign up as a "developer" to buy the device, so I don't know how many of those 2500 are active developers. BTW that means 2500 devices sold... Not much. MetaWatch is available in the Texas Instruments online store, and has its own dedicated website for developers. It's open to anyone who wants to chime in.
As for the biggest app system - that'd be the Android Market, then. The MotoACTV is already there, as it has been rooted.
As for best app system, only time will tell, but usually this is a function of uptake - the more devices sold, the more interest from developers.