OpenWatch v1.5.1 (2011-08-02) Android (SE BT Watch MBW-100/150/200, LM958, Prada)

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moneytoo

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OpenWatch is an application for Android that uses connected Bluetooth watches for notifications and many more. Full featured version is currently available for Windows Mobile (smartWatchM) and BlackBerry).

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See OpenWatch VIDEO!

Requirements
- Device running Android 2.0 or newer
- Sony Ericsson MBW-100/150/200 (recommended - no issues)
- or LM Technologies (LM957/LM958)
- or Prada Link (limited support - currently missing message list and some notifications)
- or Allerta inPulse (only some Android devices are supported)


Tested Devices (or reported)
- Motorola Droid
- Motorola Milestone
- Nexus One
- HTC Dream (T-Mobile G1)
- HTC Hero
- HTC Desire
- HTC Legend
- Samsung Galaxy S
- HTC EVO
- HTC Tattoo
- Acer Liquid
- Motorola Milestone XT701
- HTC HD2
- HTC Desire Z (T-Mobile G2)
- Dell Streak
- Huawei S7
- Samsung Galaxy Tab
- HTC Desire HD


Current features
- Start on boot
- Call notification (name or number)
- Silent/reject incoming call
- SMS notification (name or number and text preview)
- MMS notification
- Media player control (play/pause, next/previous track, volume up/down)
- Music info (track and artist)
- Gmail notification (sender and subject)
- K-9 mail notification (sender and subject)
- Calendar notification (time and event name)
- Alarm notification
- IM notification (Mundu IM - sender and text preview, Hi AIM/MSN/Yahoo)
- Display number of unread SMS+MMS, Gmail, missed calls, battery
- Ability to Silence ringer on incoming call
- English, Russian, Greek, German, Swedish, Norwegian, French, Czech fonts
- Slovak, Polish accents stripping
- Any language support for mail/sms/music/appointment (Chinese, Japanese, Korean...)
- English, German and Czech localization (contact me if you want to translate the text or improve it)
- Notification bar icon
- API for developers (receive button events and display text/envelope on watch, make it vibrate)
- Graphical logos (96x16 BMP)
- Customizable screen
- Launch remotely an app


3rd party applications using OpenWatch API
- TransiCast (Joa) - transit service browser (shots)
- BusWatch (Wabi Labs) - real-time public transit vehicle arrivals
- Last.fm (Last.fm Ltd.) - personal radio
- 3CXPhone (3CX) - VoIP Softphone
- Agenda to OpenWatch (Kamosan Software)
- Locale OpenWatch MSG plug-in (handydroid)
- Meridian Player


Installation (SE MBW)
1. Turn BT on
2. Pair the watch in the BT manager


Installation (LM Technologies)
1. Lanch OpenWatch, go to Settings, open Device and select "LM Technologies" and return
2. Enable BT on the watch and start pairing mode (2nd icon)
3. Click Discover in OpenWatch Settings
4. If the watch was found, the MAC address should be filled automatically - if not, you have to enter it manually
5. Hit Start
6. Confirm the Pairing request and enter pin if needed (check notification area)
7. IMPORTANT! Go to system Settings -> Wireless & networks -> Bluetooth settings -> Bluetooth Devices, hold finger on Watch, select Options... and uncheck all options


OpenWatch is closed source application but it's free. Decide yourself if it's worth supporting the developer with a small donation. PayPal link is on this page.


Changelog
v1.5.1 (20110902)
added workaround for gmail notifications with gmail v2.3.5 or newer
added hardware acceleration support (Android 3.x)
fixed notification text color (Android 3.x)

v1.5.0 (20110305)
added new watch supprt - Allerta inPulse (fw 3.8.5)
added French translation by Zepiii
added all system notifications (using accessibility service)
added option to exclude apps from system notifications
added vibrate toggle for system notifications

v1.3.0 (20110110)
added music control - headset simulation (works with PowerAMP/Music Player Pro - enable headset buttons and scrobbling)
added option to select controlled players in classic mode
added option to answer call (instead of end call)
added option to display single messaging line using system font
added option to clear/don't use event queue
added German translation by Marc Hillesheim
added <UnreadNewsRob/> (requires ADWNotifier)
changed better BT state handling - OpenWatch service starts and stops when BT goes on/off
fixed <UnreadK9/>

v1.2.0 (20101117)
added event queue
added sending events after returning to range
added full text messages (1 line/2 lines)
added option to clear queue
added changelog embedded
added specification of required features for Android Market
fixed sms receiver priority

v1.1.2 (20101028)
added media controls/track info for Sony Ericsson X10
added media controls/track info for Winamp
improved calendar reminder on Android 2.2
removed Twitter support (access blocked by Twitter app)

v1.1.1 (20100914)
added alarm alert for HTC devices and Nexus One
added tag <UnreadK9/> (requires K-9 mail 3.102 or newer)

v1.1.0 (20100731)
added media controls/track info for Samsung Galaxy S default player
added media controls/track info for TuneWiki (requires FlyScreen installed)
added media controls/track info for bTunes
added media controls/track info for MixZing
added track info for Meridian
added swap messaging info and play/pause button toggle
added disable military time toggle
fixed fake MBW-150 (unconfirmed, not tested)

v1.0.1 (20100627)
fixed HTC Legend connection
removed internet permission (not used, just a test)

v1.0.0.1 (20100623)
fixed Private number text with phone numbers not in phone book

v1.0.0 (20100622)
added support for LM Technologies watches (LM958/fake MBW-150 and others)
added call rejection (code from Tedd's Droid Tools)
added private number (hidden cid) text
fixed multiple instances of partial wakelock
fixed displaying text instead of name in Gtalk notifications (system font only)
fixed rare NullPointerException on incoming call
fixed default messaging line values
changed proper silence ringer

v0.6.1 (20100604)
added Twitter notifications (tweet, mention, direct)
added Twidroid notifications (tweet, mention)
added tag <UnreadTwitterTweetMention/>
added Gtalk notifications

v0.6.0 (20100530)
added option to launch any predefined app from watch (music app) - link
fixed Gmail on Android 2.2 (not tested)
fixed Gmail notifications (last E-mail)
changed service priority (no disconnections)
removed notification bar option (required because of service priority)

v0.5.1.1 (20100523)
fixed rare exception on Droid

v0.5.1 (20100515)
fixed music track notifications
changed default counter GmailUnreadInbox

v0.5.0 (20100128)
added hires notification icons
added keep awake when disconnected option (power management)
improved watch response time (power management)
improved faster watch messaging info display

v0.4.3 (20100124)
added <SignalPercentage/> tag (GSM, Android 2.1 or later)
added Unicode support for MBW-100
added graphics display (API)

v0.4.2 (20100123)
fixed compatibility with latest Mundu IM (download from im.mundu.com)

v0.4.1 (20100117)
added batter about screen with changelog and links
fixed compatibility with latest K-9 mail

v0.4.0 (20091230)
added graphic caller id (96x16, BMP)
added customizable messaging info screen
added 2 line caller id
added firmware check
added limited Prada Link support (call history, notifications - CID, SMS, MMS, Gmail, calendar, alarm)
added Prada specific setting screen
changed android 2.0 preference icon
changed deprecated name lookup
fixed Stop and Exit
removed unused permissions

v0.3.3 (20091213)
added support for small resolutions (QVGA)
fixed API (vibrate intent with text)
fixed MBW-200 connection

v0.3.2 (20091205)
fixed intents (api)

v0.3.1 (20091128)
added Mundu IM notifications
added Hi AIM/MSN/Yahoo notifications
changed bold text in notification bar


Download
Android Market
or
http://beta.smartmadsoft.com

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velazcod

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brilliant idea, is the app open source? can we help or provide code to enable other custom notifications?

Maybe we can even make apps on the market "openwatch" friendly...

Also, I know its not possible because there's no API available for it..but GMAIL notifications would be great too.

Looking forward for it
 

moneytoo

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brilliant idea, is the app open source? can we help or provide code to enable other custom notifications?

Maybe we can even make apps on the market "openwatch" friendly...

The good thing about Android is that exactly this will be way easier than on other mobile platforms. Twitter updates or whatever you can imagine. :)
 

AdamPI

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It's nice alright, but I don't like the watch :(

I did a quick search, so I see music controls are possible.
But I tell you what the watch needs, a microphone (yeah and a speaker I guess). It would be sweet to use it in conjunction with bluetooth headphones, so you can be listening to music, answer and talk to the watch with your phone wherever.

But mix that with voice control and you've really got something cool. (Just don't say "Disable Bluetooth" :p)
 

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I love the idea of this we just need more choices on the watches and what not. I guess that will come in time.

I really like the idea of being able to look at my watch and see who is calling instead of fumbling around with my phone in my pocket during a meeting.

A mic would be cool i guess but i don't think i would use it much. I would rather the device be able to show me missed calls, the entire txt message and mms messages (possible pic), calendar appointments and so forth. Great idea.

The Sony Erricson one looks pretty cool but it looks a bit spendy. Just need some companies to pump some more watches out.
 

Azralag

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Ive been waiting for an app like this so I can pair my G1 with a sony ericsson watch.
 
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ytwytw

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WONDERFUL!!!

Is that the only BT watch working on android?

so ugly...

Can you recommend one fully functional perfect BT watch for both WM and Android?

WANNA BUY ONE&DONATE for SURE
 
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moneytoo

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Since the connection is a bit stable and should handle reconnection, I have made OpenWatch available on Android Market.
Now I can finally start using it. ;)
 

Icebergxx

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Throw some Augmented Reality on that watch with a QWERY and I'm balls deep in!
Lol its a very cool idea and nice to see but, I typically don't wear a watch especially with my g1 in my pocket and the fact that I'm more wired to check my phone in my pocket then look at a watch.

But I don't have a lot of blue tooth experience and I can see my phone being away and my watch saying I have calls and texts, that would be nice :]
 

YaakovB

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I just ordered the watch from the link that was on the first page :)
Ill let you guys know how it goes :)

btw thanks moneytoo
 

masterofmayhem

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I know there are bluetooth issues with android. Is there a way to get OpenWatch working with the SE watches for rooted phones?
 

Josasp

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I cant wait for full SmartWatchM functionality on Android.
I'ts the only thing holding me agaist getting a Hero.

So no pressure moneytoo ;)
 

tabashir

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I know that the top of the thread says LM958 only, but does this include the LM957 Sports version? (http://www.lm-technologies.com/home/bluetooth/LM957/bluetooth-watch-sports )
On other threads they seem to refer to the series as LM957/LM958 and looking on the manufacturer site data sheets the functionality looks identical, they appear to differ only in styling so I'm guessing it should work.
Can anyone confirm one way or the other?
 
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    OpenWatch is an application for Android that uses connected Bluetooth watches for notifications and many more. Full featured version is currently available for Windows Mobile (smartWatchM) and BlackBerry).

    15qvkp0.png
    10nxsli.png


    See OpenWatch VIDEO!

    Requirements
    - Device running Android 2.0 or newer
    - Sony Ericsson MBW-100/150/200 (recommended - no issues)
    - or LM Technologies (LM957/LM958)
    - or Prada Link (limited support - currently missing message list and some notifications)
    - or Allerta inPulse (only some Android devices are supported)


    Tested Devices (or reported)
    - Motorola Droid
    - Motorola Milestone
    - Nexus One
    - HTC Dream (T-Mobile G1)
    - HTC Hero
    - HTC Desire
    - HTC Legend
    - Samsung Galaxy S
    - HTC EVO
    - HTC Tattoo
    - Acer Liquid
    - Motorola Milestone XT701
    - HTC HD2
    - HTC Desire Z (T-Mobile G2)
    - Dell Streak
    - Huawei S7
    - Samsung Galaxy Tab
    - HTC Desire HD


    Current features
    - Start on boot
    - Call notification (name or number)
    - Silent/reject incoming call
    - SMS notification (name or number and text preview)
    - MMS notification
    - Media player control (play/pause, next/previous track, volume up/down)
    - Music info (track and artist)
    - Gmail notification (sender and subject)
    - K-9 mail notification (sender and subject)
    - Calendar notification (time and event name)
    - Alarm notification
    - IM notification (Mundu IM - sender and text preview, Hi AIM/MSN/Yahoo)
    - Display number of unread SMS+MMS, Gmail, missed calls, battery
    - Ability to Silence ringer on incoming call
    - English, Russian, Greek, German, Swedish, Norwegian, French, Czech fonts
    - Slovak, Polish accents stripping
    - Any language support for mail/sms/music/appointment (Chinese, Japanese, Korean...)
    - English, German and Czech localization (contact me if you want to translate the text or improve it)
    - Notification bar icon
    - API for developers (receive button events and display text/envelope on watch, make it vibrate)
    - Graphical logos (96x16 BMP)
    - Customizable screen
    - Launch remotely an app


    3rd party applications using OpenWatch API
    - TransiCast (Joa) - transit service browser (shots)
    - BusWatch (Wabi Labs) - real-time public transit vehicle arrivals
    - Last.fm (Last.fm Ltd.) - personal radio
    - 3CXPhone (3CX) - VoIP Softphone
    - Agenda to OpenWatch (Kamosan Software)
    - Locale OpenWatch MSG plug-in (handydroid)
    - Meridian Player


    Installation (SE MBW)
    1. Turn BT on
    2. Pair the watch in the BT manager


    Installation (LM Technologies)
    1. Lanch OpenWatch, go to Settings, open Device and select "LM Technologies" and return
    2. Enable BT on the watch and start pairing mode (2nd icon)
    3. Click Discover in OpenWatch Settings
    4. If the watch was found, the MAC address should be filled automatically - if not, you have to enter it manually
    5. Hit Start
    6. Confirm the Pairing request and enter pin if needed (check notification area)
    7. IMPORTANT! Go to system Settings -> Wireless & networks -> Bluetooth settings -> Bluetooth Devices, hold finger on Watch, select Options... and uncheck all options


    OpenWatch is closed source application but it's free. Decide yourself if it's worth supporting the developer with a small donation. PayPal link is on this page.


    Changelog
    v1.5.1 (20110902)
    added workaround for gmail notifications with gmail v2.3.5 or newer
    added hardware acceleration support (Android 3.x)
    fixed notification text color (Android 3.x)

    v1.5.0 (20110305)
    added new watch supprt - Allerta inPulse (fw 3.8.5)
    added French translation by Zepiii
    added all system notifications (using accessibility service)
    added option to exclude apps from system notifications
    added vibrate toggle for system notifications

    v1.3.0 (20110110)
    added music control - headset simulation (works with PowerAMP/Music Player Pro - enable headset buttons and scrobbling)
    added option to select controlled players in classic mode
    added option to answer call (instead of end call)
    added option to display single messaging line using system font
    added option to clear/don't use event queue
    added German translation by Marc Hillesheim
    added <UnreadNewsRob/> (requires ADWNotifier)
    changed better BT state handling - OpenWatch service starts and stops when BT goes on/off
    fixed <UnreadK9/>

    v1.2.0 (20101117)
    added event queue
    added sending events after returning to range
    added full text messages (1 line/2 lines)
    added option to clear queue
    added changelog embedded
    added specification of required features for Android Market
    fixed sms receiver priority

    v1.1.2 (20101028)
    added media controls/track info for Sony Ericsson X10
    added media controls/track info for Winamp
    improved calendar reminder on Android 2.2
    removed Twitter support (access blocked by Twitter app)

    v1.1.1 (20100914)
    added alarm alert for HTC devices and Nexus One
    added tag <UnreadK9/> (requires K-9 mail 3.102 or newer)

    v1.1.0 (20100731)
    added media controls/track info for Samsung Galaxy S default player
    added media controls/track info for TuneWiki (requires FlyScreen installed)
    added media controls/track info for bTunes
    added media controls/track info for MixZing
    added track info for Meridian
    added swap messaging info and play/pause button toggle
    added disable military time toggle
    fixed fake MBW-150 (unconfirmed, not tested)

    v1.0.1 (20100627)
    fixed HTC Legend connection
    removed internet permission (not used, just a test)

    v1.0.0.1 (20100623)
    fixed Private number text with phone numbers not in phone book

    v1.0.0 (20100622)
    added support for LM Technologies watches (LM958/fake MBW-150 and others)
    added call rejection (code from Tedd's Droid Tools)
    added private number (hidden cid) text
    fixed multiple instances of partial wakelock
    fixed displaying text instead of name in Gtalk notifications (system font only)
    fixed rare NullPointerException on incoming call
    fixed default messaging line values
    changed proper silence ringer

    v0.6.1 (20100604)
    added Twitter notifications (tweet, mention, direct)
    added Twidroid notifications (tweet, mention)
    added tag <UnreadTwitterTweetMention/>
    added Gtalk notifications

    v0.6.0 (20100530)
    added option to launch any predefined app from watch (music app) - link
    fixed Gmail on Android 2.2 (not tested)
    fixed Gmail notifications (last E-mail)
    changed service priority (no disconnections)
    removed notification bar option (required because of service priority)

    v0.5.1.1 (20100523)
    fixed rare exception on Droid

    v0.5.1 (20100515)
    fixed music track notifications
    changed default counter GmailUnreadInbox

    v0.5.0 (20100128)
    added hires notification icons
    added keep awake when disconnected option (power management)
    improved watch response time (power management)
    improved faster watch messaging info display

    v0.4.3 (20100124)
    added <SignalPercentage/> tag (GSM, Android 2.1 or later)
    added Unicode support for MBW-100
    added graphics display (API)

    v0.4.2 (20100123)
    fixed compatibility with latest Mundu IM (download from im.mundu.com)

    v0.4.1 (20100117)
    added batter about screen with changelog and links
    fixed compatibility with latest K-9 mail

    v0.4.0 (20091230)
    added graphic caller id (96x16, BMP)
    added customizable messaging info screen
    added 2 line caller id
    added firmware check
    added limited Prada Link support (call history, notifications - CID, SMS, MMS, Gmail, calendar, alarm)
    added Prada specific setting screen
    changed android 2.0 preference icon
    changed deprecated name lookup
    fixed Stop and Exit
    removed unused permissions

    v0.3.3 (20091213)
    added support for small resolutions (QVGA)
    fixed API (vibrate intent with text)
    fixed MBW-200 connection

    v0.3.2 (20091205)
    fixed intents (api)

    v0.3.1 (20091128)
    added Mundu IM notifications
    added Hi AIM/MSN/Yahoo notifications
    changed bold text in notification bar


    Download
    Android Market
    or
    http://beta.smartmadsoft.com

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    ooooh, could anyone possibly give me instructions on haw to pair an mbw-100?

    mines the same with the screen faded to the point of invisible but think the rest still works

    I have this saved for my MBW-150, so maybe it's the same for your MBW-100. Of course your display won't go white, but it will start pulsating/vibrating when it deletes the old pairing and automatically goes into pairing mode.

    first delete the bt pairing on the phone then:
    4x button on the lower right
    1x button upper right
    this initiates the clock pairing mode
    then press the upper and lower button on the right until the display goes white, this deletes the pairing of the clock, then long press the lower right button to initiate a new pairing
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    Thanks but that didn't work. I thought it was bottom right button three times and top right button once, but that's not working. Since I can't see the display, I'm can't even say for sure if the watch is really charging. Until it's charged, Bluetooth won't turn on anyway. Does anyone else remember?

    Hold down the lower right button and the watch should vibrate. That'll toggle your bluetooth.

    Push the bottom right button 4 times (BT toggle, msg notify, not sure?, pairing mode) and then the top right button to go into pairing mode.
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    The inPulse battery life is usually 24-48 hours. Most of the OpenWatch notifications work but some features are limited (because of the lack of buttons/SDK) like music control or silent/reject phone call feature. Another limitation is non-functionality with most HTC and Samsung devices.
    However Allerta is working on their own 1st party app.
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    Great App! Was happy to know that I wouldn't lose the BT watch when I switched from WinMo to Android. Thanks!

    I also wondered if there was any way to force the 12 hr clock in the android version.