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maazdraco

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Hi all. I am planning to buy the Sony Ericsson LiveView as it is very cheap. I will not mainly use it with my phone. I will use it as a watch and calendar so is the clock and calendar good (with the latest update and without connecting it to the phone)? I will usw it sometimes with the phone for twitter, WhatsApp and calls. I have a Sony Xperia U so will it be good as mine is not an Ericsson? I will also play music. Please guide me mates as this is my first smartwatch.... :) Thanks in advance


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Yeah is there a gps abd sports tracker in the watch? Just asking.

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Hey I've got LiveView so I can tell you some about it. Price is very low but quality is very low too. Twiter, Facebook is not working (you can't log in). Music control works good. Call/SMS notifications works nice. I haven't any connections problem with Xperia x8. There are some sports trackers for example: SportyPal PRO or Microtracks (app for Google's My Tracks).
(with the latest update and without connecting it to the phone)
Hymm It can't even display time without connecting ;p. If you connect and disconnect it works only as a clock and showing right time (no any other functions) but if you just turn on it without connecting it shows only 0:00.
 
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Hey I've got LiveView so I can tell you some about it. Price is very low but quality is very low too. Twiter, Facebook is not working (you can't log in). Music control works good. Call/SMS notifications works nice. I haven't any connections problem with Xperia x8. There are some sports trackers for example: SportyPal PRO or Microtracks (app for Google's My Tracks).

Hymm It can't even display time without connecting ;p. If you connect and disconnect it works only as a clock and showing right time (no any other functions) but if you just turn on it without connecting it shows only 0:00.

Ok thanks. But can it show a map? Small one? And did it slip of the wrist strap while as a watch? Can i view a calendar mate? Lastly, are there WhatsApp notifications??

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I'm using microtracks and it shows distance, speed, time etc. I don't think there is usable plugin which shows map. Calendar: there is a calendar plugin but it in not working for me. WhatsApp: I have never used it but there is something about this app https://play.google.com/store/apps/...icsson.extras.liveview.plugins.customnotifier here http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=24009063&postcount=17
And did it slip of the wrist strap while as a watch?
Not much but this strap isn't the best but you can use any watch's strap which width is 20 mm.
 
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Is there any way to use it as a mouse

I need to control my computer through bluetooth, so I wonder if there is any way to use this watch as a bluetooth mouse. If not, please advice me about it. Thanks in advance.
 
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Can you turn the watch's bluetooth off, and continue using it as a watch?
Not being able to do so is a dealbreaker for me, it's far cheaper than the pebble :(
 

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Can you turn the watch's bluetooth off, and continue using it as a watch?
Not being able to do so is a dealbreaker for me, it's far cheaper than the pebble :(

Sort of. When you connect to your phone with the LiveView, and then disconnect, the time will still be displayed on the LiveView. However, once you restart the LiveView, the time will disappear until the next time you reconnect with your phone

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willfck4beer

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Could use some advice.
This thing has a TINY battery and doesn't use that much power.
As a watch mode it's in the light all the time.
ebay has:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/PowerFilm-M...162?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4172b2bb12

http://www.ebay.com/itm/PowerFilm-F...00918136469?pt=UK_Gadgets&hash=item2ec7a77695

and my favorite

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Thin-Film-F...489?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a81313771

for dirt cheap that puts out decent charge ... anyone have any ideas how to fashion one of these into a watchstrap?
Perhaps solder on a male micro usb that will couple to liveview on that side and then a regular watch pin on the other side.
Wouldn't this generate enough energy to never have to plug in and allow unlimited use?
50ma * 8hours a day??? for a 100mah battery?
Am I missing something here?
The only issue I see is the voltage... usb needs 5V +/- .25ish?
Would one use a voltage regulator?
Any input greatly appreciated. I'm more software than EE.
Thanks,
Frank
 

reddragon72

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Houston, because I have a problem
Could use some advice.
This thing has a TINY battery and doesn't use that much power.
As a watch mode it's in the light all the time.
ebay has:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/PowerFilm-M...162?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4172b2bb12

http://www.ebay.com/itm/PowerFilm-F...00918136469?pt=UK_Gadgets&hash=item2ec7a77695

and my favorite

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Thin-Film-F...489?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a81313771

for dirt cheap that puts out decent charge ... anyone have any ideas how to fashion one of these into a watchstrap?
Perhaps solder on a male micro usb that will couple to liveview on that side and then a regular watch pin on the other side.
Wouldn't this generate enough energy to never have to plug in and allow unlimited use?
50ma * 8hours a day??? for a 100mah battery?
Am I missing something here?
The only issue I see is the voltage... usb needs 5V +/- .25ish?
Would one use a voltage regulator?
Any input greatly appreciated. I'm more software than EE.
Thanks,
Frank

None of those will work. 5V or nothing.

I have tried a few of those on other USB powered devices and they never work. You would need two of them hooked up in series and that will give you 6V low amperage. Once you hook it to the device the voltage will essentially drop to 5.5V which is a outside the safe margin but a small chance of working.

Good luck.
 
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    Hey I've got LiveView so I can tell you some about it. Price is very low but quality is very low too. Twiter, Facebook is not working (you can't log in). Music control works good. Call/SMS notifications works nice. I haven't any connections problem with Xperia x8. There are some sports trackers for example: SportyPal PRO or Microtracks (app for Google's My Tracks).
    (with the latest update and without connecting it to the phone)
    Hymm It can't even display time without connecting ;p. If you connect and disconnect it works only as a clock and showing right time (no any other functions) but if you just turn on it without connecting it shows only 0:00.
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    I'm using microtracks and it shows distance, speed, time etc. I don't think there is usable plugin which shows map. Calendar: there is a calendar plugin but it in not working for me. WhatsApp: I have never used it but there is something about this app https://play.google.com/store/apps/...icsson.extras.liveview.plugins.customnotifier here http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=24009063&postcount=17
    And did it slip of the wrist strap while as a watch?
    Not much but this strap isn't the best but you can use any watch's strap which width is 20 mm.
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    Is there any way to use it as a mouse

    I need to control my computer through bluetooth, so I wonder if there is any way to use this watch as a bluetooth mouse. If not, please advice me about it. Thanks in advance.
    1
    Can you turn the watch's bluetooth off, and continue using it as a watch?
    Not being able to do so is a dealbreaker for me, it's far cheaper than the pebble :(

    Sort of. When you connect to your phone with the LiveView, and then disconnect, the time will still be displayed on the LiveView. However, once you restart the LiveView, the time will disappear until the next time you reconnect with your phone

    Sent from my LT29i using xda premium
    1
    Could use some advice.
    This thing has a TINY battery and doesn't use that much power.
    As a watch mode it's in the light all the time.
    ebay has:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/PowerFilm-M...162?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4172b2bb12

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/PowerFilm-F...00918136469?pt=UK_Gadgets&hash=item2ec7a77695

    and my favorite

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Thin-Film-F...489?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a81313771

    for dirt cheap that puts out decent charge ... anyone have any ideas how to fashion one of these into a watchstrap?
    Perhaps solder on a male micro usb that will couple to liveview on that side and then a regular watch pin on the other side.
    Wouldn't this generate enough energy to never have to plug in and allow unlimited use?
    50ma * 8hours a day??? for a 100mah battery?
    Am I missing something here?
    The only issue I see is the voltage... usb needs 5V +/- .25ish?
    Would one use a voltage regulator?
    Any input greatly appreciated. I'm more software than EE.
    Thanks,
    Frank

    None of those will work. 5V or nothing.

    I have tried a few of those on other USB powered devices and they never work. You would need two of them hooked up in series and that will give you 6V low amperage. Once you hook it to the device the voltage will essentially drop to 5.5V which is a outside the safe margin but a small chance of working.

    Good luck.
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