UPDATED 12-23-10 Tests/Review : Sony Ericsson Live View with U.S. Galaxy Tab & EU F/W
Well after a long 3 days of waiting i FINALLY got it =)
I plan to test it with the different firmwares of the tab and post up my progress as well as the different plugins since there isn't much online about it.
Well as of other reviews yes it seems like disconnect issues, but only when i turn it on from being off (not standby) it just connects then disconnects but it eventually connects. I've had similiar issues with my headset and my car kit for media both being connected and both would get disconnected so it leads me to more that it is software related than all being hardware.
So far It stays connected, this is only from just having it in the charger and testing.. im running tasker so it will alert me if its disconnected or connected everytime soo.. so far it looks good with the JM6 firmware on the TMOBILE TAB. I will test with the latest firmware after i run all the tests im gonna make a video review with the tab as well.
I really hope this works well because this will be the perfect accessory for keeping the TAB in our pockets while receiving calls and messages.
I'm gonna wait to have it fully charged before doing extensive testing, but i have recieved calls and missed calls and txt messages and it works great as well as a contact call plugin =)
I will also be looking for alternative wrist bands, even though the original one is ok its only slightly uncomfortable because it is somewhat elastic.
Currently uploading 3 videos of my initial review of the first day of use, as well as a video of the custom wrist band i had put on to replace the wrist strap it originally came with, the videos are gonna take a few hours to upload since there 1080p and about 2gb's a piece and this is the second time since the first time failed uploading at some point so hopefully it will get uploaded fully or else i will have to reconvert the vids to 720p and try again later but for now here are pics of the new wrist strap i put on.
This is a wrist strap i got at a local mall , the strap cost me $35 installed and its a 24mm band but trimmed at the mounting points to 20mm to fit on liveview's wrist strap mount, there is a issue though doing this will expose the back and allows the live view to popout of the mount, im looking into how to remedy this by putting some sort of thick fabric or something behind to help prevent it from popping out.
When my videos get uploaded you will see how it pops out.
also in the pictures there is a custom zagg protector put on just the other day , got it for free so its a crappy job by zagg lol. Can't complain for free.
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12-13-10 - RECONNECTION FIX TEST'S
Sooooo good news after having some issues here and there really not as bad as others with other android phones, I may have found a solution to fixing the reconnection issues, I rarely get disconnected, so I'm unsure if this fixes that issue, but the problematic issue I had was reconnecting from the liveview being off or when my bt was off as well as being disconnected, but I found a way and still testing to make sure its a viable solution to fixing the reconnection issues.
Ironically I waited the whole day waiting for a disconnect after trying the fix the first time and it seemed to work so just need further testing
12-20-10 - RAIN TEST
So a test i wasn't intending doing, happened..
Its been raining a lot in california and i was rushing it outside to get into the car and as soon as i was inside i noticed my liveview had popped out of my watch mount.. i search everywhere in the car and decide to go look out side in the rain.. well
it was in a puddle =\ fully soaked in water..
i grab it run into the car, the screen still works fine doesn't seem like theres water inside maybe a lil but it wouldn't connect to my tab. So i turn on the heater and put it on the vents and leave it there for about 10mins or so, as i do this i keep checking and still not connecting tried doing my fix for reconnection and no luck as well as restarting the tab..
Well finnally after doing my fix one last time i was able to connect, ironically the liveview was pretty hot but the screen was fine no water or anything.. so i guess the liveview can handle some rain even a puddle .. few..
Video of my reconnection fix up this week.. sorry holiday delays.
So i figured out how to keep the watch from popping off i'm going to post a video of what to do but basically what i did was use a piece of clear scotch tape and ran it through the opposite side of the usb charge port on the band (harder since the band can't be easily removed with how tight its attached to my watch mount) and just left enough tape to put on the live views side and some on the bottom so now the tape acts like a hinge so when i need to charge it i just lift it up without removing it from the band and i can charge it and NEVER have to worry about it popping off anymore =)