Sounds like you are right. When I bought mine, the charging didn't last for more than half a day. I returned it, and the one I have now lasts for 5 days... I guess the watches have been in stock for several years, and that is not good for the batteries.Hey guys.
My smartwatch doesn't seem to be holding charge. It will only stay on when connected to the charger. I'm thinking the battery may be dead. Any ideas?
half a year ago a full battery lasts for 3-5 days.
Is there any way in either openliveview or the official app to keep the green led blinking on notifications? It seems silly that it doesn't, leds don't use that much power.
Can you broadcast intents from Tasker? (I've never used it)
If you can you can send an intent named "OLV_ADD_NOTIFICATION" with the following extras:
timestamp: long, contains unix time in seconds
type: int, 0 for generic, 1 for Android notification, 2 for SMS message and 3 for note
title: string, title of the alert
contents: string, contents of the alert
Alternative: If you can execute a console command in the shell of your phone you can try the following command:
(in combination with the latest version of OLV released in this topic a note should be added to the list of messages. This command does not notify the user that there is a new notification)Code:
am broadcast -a OLV_ADD_NOTIFICATION --el timestamp 0 --ei type 3 --es title "Title of your alert" --es contents "Contents of your alert"
Please note that the name of this intent will change soon.
(Also note that there are other commands you can execute with intents too, like making the liveview vibrate or awaking the lv from standby. These commands are all part of the plugin API I am working on, so they may change in the future.)
I just moved to a new ROM that seems to have a compatible BT stack, so I'm playing with the LV some more. I'm a teacher, and if it proves stable, plan to use the Note feature to store notes for lessons, leaving my SGSII in my pocket and my iPad to display things for the class. My question is, is there currently any way like the above to send a note to OLV?
Don't remember. Maybe I turned it off over night. Never used it much because of disconnects every few minutes, no Gmail full-text notifications (API change in Gmail) etc. I bought it to develop a plugin for c:geo ("current" version maintained by Portree-Kid: https://github.com/Portree-Kid/LiveView-Navigator), but Sony's app was crap and we stopped working on the plugin.
Sadly after viewing the code of OLV I lost some of my enthusiasm about this project. The reverse engineering part is absolutely ok, but the code doesn't look nice. It's more a proof of concept than something you can release to the public.
First there's no consistent formatting of the code. A quick refactoring and reformatting with the Java guidelines should help a lot. Secondly the design is bad. There's no real structure and most of it looks like "hmm... does it work? then let's keep it, we'll clean it up later". What it needs: Clean event handling and dispatching. Currently there are several nested switch statements that control most of the functionality and is mixed with a sort of finite state machine.
The reverse engineering part was the first step. Now we have the communication protocol with the device. The next step is to provide a stable API that is extensible and represents the state of the device. With this I mean: If an event occurs the API knows to which plugin/extension it must be dispatched. In the other direction the API can handle commands from the plugins/extensions and decides if the device is in a state where it can handle them.
IMHO the development will be sped up a lot if we have this API with a good interface. Then functions like media control, sms notification etc. can be implemented by independent developers.
Don't see this as an offense against you. You've done good work, but there's a lot of room for improvements.
Yes, there is.
I think you can use the command you found but instead of OLV_ADD_NOTIFICATION use nl.rnplus.olv.alert.add
Maybe I changed other things too, so if it doesn't work please tell me and I will look into it.
i grabbed a few of these liveviews form a shop trying to sell a load off cheap.
one i leaving as is, one i opened up but its still working ok, andanother i want to reflash with a custom firmware like a dedicated watch or something.
may grab one or 2 more if the lower the price again
how would i go about flashing olv or something via windows or have u only linux methods? linux is ok tho, as long as i dont have to compile anything, never works properly X3
lol. you do know that i'm working on a custom firmware for the device itself?You dont "flash" anything, this is a control app that sends info to the watch for each connection. you cant make it work without a phone connected, AFAIK
i know about the app cos i use it now X3, i jsut saw glimpses and heard rumors of an analog clock firmware (proof of concept?)
because i want one to be an analog watch free from connection to the phone. kinda like how wen u turn off the bluetooth on the phone and the time remains constant on the liveview device, (using one as a watch like that atm X3 but would be nice as an analog face )
were did you hear thoose rumors from? i'm the creator of that analog clock.
just take a look at this post. if you read it carefully you may be able to flash it.
anyways: it does not take the device to the deepsleep yet so it runs out of battery really quick (does not matter if the screen is on or off)
you also should create a backup of your current firmware.
to see how dfu-util works, simply download the firmware tar.gz file and take a look at the file "Makefile"
the olvfwp.bin file is what you can flash onto your device.
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Yes, that's true. 2 seconds timeout and then - disconnect. I hope that GottZ will make a really good firmware with a better protocol.Last note:
The official LiveView firmware is a *****: to exactly what she wants or she drops the connection
I'm sorry for being a noob again but what is OLV?
Can there be a rom for the LiveView in the coming years?
Is the LiveView open source?
+ can anyone provide me a detailed spec sheet of the LiveView... Like the processor and alll..
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