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4th November 2014, 05:00 PM   |  #1051  
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Hi everyone, i have just bought an used sony ericsson liveview and it seems amazing! works with my lg g2 but i have the trouble of frequent disconnection...so i tried to update the liveview but the update service is no more online...a message says me to use pc companion app from sony...but there is no possibility to update the liveview as it is too old (imho)...

how can i update it so that i can solve the problem of disconnection?? please help this is really an amazing device!
4th November 2014, 07:56 PM   |  #1052  
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It's basically rubbish. I hope you didn't pay much for it.
5th November 2014, 10:46 AM   |  #1053  
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It's basically rubbish. I hope you didn't pay much for it.

yes i paid only 25 euros...but for a such low price the device is really cool! and works quite fine until now.... i have partially solved the problem with the liveview manager app on play store but i still wish to upate it
5th November 2014, 11:00 AM   |  #1054  
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search this thread for liveview apps (v0.5). These apps are a result from developers that re-engineered communication between liveview and phone.
The disconnect problem is solved in this app, and it has the same basic functionality as sony has made.
But further development seemed to have stopped.

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ps: no need for firmware updates on the device. Just use this app instead of sony's liveview-app.
5th November 2014, 04:15 PM   |  #1055  
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Originally Posted by Ultimategeppie

search this thread for liveview apps (v0.5). These apps are a result from developers that re-engineered communication between liveview and phone.
The disconnect problem is solved in this app, and it has the same basic functionality as sony has made.
But further development seemed to have stopped.

---------- Post added at 11:00 AM ---------- Previous post was at 10:59 AM ----------

ps: no need for firmware updates on the device. Just use this app instead of sony's liveview-app.

I tried the app and it's so cool. But it doesn't have plugins like Sony app.

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5th November 2014, 06:04 PM   |  #1056  
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True.
it's a choice between plugins and disconnects.
This why it's buggy.

Nonetheless it's great that people have done this and came so far!! But with all the new smartwatches my liveview is lying in a corner, doing nothing.
5th November 2014, 06:39 PM   |  #1057  
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i have to say that, for the use that i wanted ( to know who the hell i calling me every single f...ing time i move with my motorcycle) it is really usefull... in my opinion it is useless to have a quad core device with amazing graphics and capable of grat game at your wrist...i allready have the phone for that!

my only wish is to update it to the last version of firmware so that i know that it is at his best...
18th November 2014, 01:30 AM   |  #1058  
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Jep, it's dead
I haven't used the liveview in a loooong time (since the wristband broke).
For the people who still want to play with their liveview there is some usefull information available in this topic, but I strongly recommend new users to look for another device.

Another final thanks to everyone who has helped with making our Liveviews more usefull.

(everyone who wants to can still contact me if you want me to put a link to your repo in the google code project page or if you want me to take my version of the app down from google play, so you can publish your version)

I think the next step for me will be finding a newer smartwatch that costs less than 25 euro.

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18th November 2014, 10:35 AM   |  #1059  
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From what I remember, the LiveView was the only smartwatch which could be paired with a PC and then controlled via a Python script. So it can have a great afterlife as a server status monitor or notification display for your desktop PC.
18th November 2014, 06:07 PM   |  #1060  
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It's basically rubbish. I hope you didn't pay much for it.

I have one, and cannot agree on that. As a watch it sucks, but it is not really a watch. It is basic notification device/display. And in a such capacity it is quite OK for a price. Calls, SMS, gmail notifications and meetings it works just fine, and I have no problems with disconnects (lucky me
Personally, I will date for Moto 360 second edition before dumping mine LiveView.

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