Originally Posted by rebdogg
I just recently bought a Pebble watch and now my bluetooth connection to my HTC audio dongle has been acting weird.
I have an NFC sticker in my car and when scanned it turns on bluetooth, connects to the bluetooth audio dongle, launches Google Play music, then plays the music.
Ever since I bought the the Pebble it goes through this process when the sticker is scanned, but then the phone disconnects from the dongle and music playback stops. I have a Bluetooth Auto Connect widget on my home screen and when pressed it quickly makes a connection again. I can always add that task to the end of the rest of the steps onto my NFC sticker to reconnect, but why is it disconnecting in the first place?
I'll also note that I'm not using my Pebble at the time, so it seems like it disconnects from the dongle and tries to search for the Pebble. Any ideas what's going on and why it would be disconnecting from the dongle after it clearly makes a connection?
Any help would be appreciated...this is getting super annoying.
The reason it is doing this, is because the Pebble people won't get BTLE (Smart) working on Android, so it has to use the "old" Bluetooth, and it's a single point connect system (it can only connect to 1 device at a time, and switching takes a while to do, and mainly added for music/phone being 2 devices). If they would support Smart, that's a different "radio" (but same chip) and was design to switch VERY quickly and hook to many devices, so you could be connected to both the radio (old BT radio) and the watch (Smart radio) at the same time. This is why I still don't have a Pebble, and won't get one until they support Smart on Android.
My guess as to why it switches, is they're custom app is seeing the disconnect (the connect to the radio) from the pebble, and forcing a reconnect.