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Baron Sekiya
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Still playing with Watchface Generator. http://bit.ly/1QWLKFc
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I like the watchface
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Literature & Latte is looking for an iOS developer to work through some issues in the iOS version of Scrivener. http://www.literatureandlatte.com/blog/?p=645
We're looking for another iOS coder to help speed things along with getting our iOS app finished. Full details can be found here: http://literatureandlatte.com/workwithus.php. If you've got the right sort of experience and skills, and are interested in working with us, please drop us a line.
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+Robert McLemore I'm smart enough to know that I'm not smart enough to do so. ;)
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Pebble is going to blow it. TWiT.tv co-host Megan Morrone just got her Pebble Time but can't pair it. Their show goes live soon. Somebody better get into their live chat room to help her. http://www.twit.tv/ and hit the LIVE button up top.
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I put the main link for their website in there now. Red Pebble Time on her stand.
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Pebble Time  - 
 
Casio LCD watch, Original Pebble watch with Skinomi screen protector, Pebble Time watch with Gadget Wraps brushed aluminum bezel protector (no screen protector), Casio analog watch.

Without a screen protector on the Pebble Time the clarity is very close to that of the OG Pebble.
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Thanks for the pictures +Baron Sekiya​​ nice to see a comparison. I used to have a Casio Gshock ,the design was similiar to the Casio on the far left,that watch was very well worn,when I got my Pebble. I figured the Pebble Time ( and Steel )has Gorilla Glass so no cover for me,especially if it affects the contrast. One request +Baron Sekiya​​ would you be able to take a picture of both Pebbles with an inverted watchface where the grey/white was background and black was used for the watch hands? 
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Pebble Time  - 
 
Pebble Time with GadgetWrap Brushed Aluminum Bezel protector and GadgetWrap clear screen protector on left. OG Pebble with Skinomi clear protector on the right.

The Pebble Time screen, with a screen protector on it, is more difficult to see in poor lighting. I think this is due to: LCD screen is setback farther from the face, not quite a bright white as the OG Pebble, the screen looks here to be slightly smaller but I'm not sure if that's enough to matter (Pebble says OG Pebble is 1.26" in size, Pebble Time 1.25", the pixel pitch is probably smaller on the Pebble Time).

Under bright light the Pebble Time with screen protector is easily visible. With the backlight in zero or very low light the Pebble Time is easy to view. In poor lighthing where the backlight isn't on the screen is difficult to read with a screen protector on. With a naked screen it's a lot easier to read but still not as good as an OG Pebble with or without a screen protector.

I think the set-back of the LCD is the biggest issue. The Pebble Time Steel will have the e-paper LCD bonded directly to the glass so it should be improved in visibility.

The description of the Pebble Steel describles the display, 'Optical hard coating for scratch resistance.' No such description for the Pebble Time.
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This is a lousy iPhone photo. I had to get my real camera to make up for it. You can find the latest here: https://plus.google.com/+BaronSekiya/posts/itTyMJ4T9hT
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Pebble Time  - 
 
Posted my tweet.
“@tim_cook #FreeOurPebbleTime because diversity and being different should not be punished by Apple.”
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Not that I'm in a super rush since I backed a White Pebble Time. Though I did buy a Nexus 7 tablet and downloaded the new PT app for Android in case the iOS app is still in purgatory.
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Pebble Time  - 
 
Playing around with the Watchface Generator v3 Preview 1. Unfortunately this doesn't look good at all in black & white for OG Pebble. I'll have to generate another for that. I reduced the color palette so I didn't have to use dithering. I also messed-up a little and didn't offset the time to right slightly to accomodate for two digit hours. (offset is now fixed along with black & white version) Link: http://bit.ly/1Ka8jia
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I re-worked it to use dithering so it would work on PT/PTS and OG Pebbles. New link because I'm not smart enough to figure-out how to do new releases. http://bit.ly/1Ka8jia
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Pebble Time  - 
 
Out jogging today and all of a sudden I get this. Had RunKeeper going along with Google Music, Ingress. I opened the Pebble Time app, it said I was already connected. Went into the onboard watch settings and was able to get the built-in running app going again. RunKeeper never stopped since it's on the iPhone.

Some watch bugs that need fixing.
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Don't know if you have a screen protector on yours, you can see my crooked protector on mine. The screen protector really cuts down on the visibility of the screen as it reduces the transmission of light and is too reflective. Just used Skunk today at Starbucks, also works at Longs fine.

Other apps are fine, I use a Timer app a lot. Pandora control, Evernote for my shopping list.

Overall the color doesn't add as much as I thought it would. An original Pebble with the Timeline software would probably work well.
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Pebble Time  - 
 
'According to Corning’s spec sheet for Gorilla Glass 3, the glass had a hardness between 534 – 649 kgf/mm^2. (Interestingly, this is softer than the original Gorilla Glass).'

Some truth about GG3 http://androidandme.com/2013/12/opinions/why-i-dont-use-screen-protectors-an-engineers-perspective/
Phones are expensive; you probably spent a couple hundred dollars on your phone. Plus, you typically sign a two-year contract when you buy a phone. So, it's worth it to keep your phone in good cond...
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+Baron Sekiya The Zagg protector on my 12N7 is so smooth, it is almost impossible to tell it is there anymore unless you compare it to my naked M8. I've had it on for about two years.
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Pebble Time  - 
 
Casio LCD watch, Original Pebble watch with Skinomi screen protector, Pebble Time watch with Gadget Wraps screen protector and Gadget Wraps brushed aluminum bezel protector, Casio analog watch. You will see ghosting of the second hand and/or minute hand of the watches as this was a 13 second exposure. Also color balance was calibrated via the WhiBal card.

As you can see the Pebble Time screen is the most difficult to read with the screen protector on. It is clearer with it off but still not quite a clear as the OG Pebble.
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+Larry Price I've uploaded a newer photo showing the Pebble Time without the screen protector. The clarity is close to the OG Pebble but not as contrasty due to the nature of the color e-paper display and set-back behind the crystal. https://plus.google.com/+BaronSekiya/posts/itTyMJ4T9hT
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Pebble Time  - 
 
Finally got my white Pebble Time Kickstarter watch. Added a GadgetWrap screen protector and a brushed aluminum bezel protector. #PebbleTime
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+Yuriy Galanter I think what I'll end up doing is putting a Bepple cover over the bezel to make it higher then put a Gadget Wrap bezel skin over that to make it match the watch better and to build it up even more. The screen protector is back on my watch crystal until the Bepple comes in.
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I think Pebble should form some partnerships with AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile to sell their watches in their stores. Yeah it's not a cellphone but it may spur sales of the watch and for folks to move from a dumb to smartphone if they can have someone demonstrate the capabilities without spending crazy Apple Watch prices. Maybe even put the cellphone companies logo on the watchband. That way the company get the brand identity and folks could always buy a plain watchband, which they can also buy in the cellphone store, if they don't like the logo.
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Last time I went to the at&t store and Verizon store they didn't sell any watches.
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  • Hawaii 24/7
    Founder, Publisher, Visual Journalist, 2008 - present
    We are a hyperlocal news site covering Hawai‘i Island and news of interest to our community.
  • Nā Leo ʻO Hawaiʻi Community Television
    Former General Manger, 2013 - 2014
    We run cable channels 53, 54, 55 for the community, government and education. Nā Leo ʻO Hawaiʻi welcomes folks to become one of our producers.
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Hilo, Hawaii
Tiny place inside but there's a table to sit at outside. Only had iced coffee a couple times. They use frozen coffee as ice cubes so your drink won't get watered down as they melt. Nice baristas, casual place.
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