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You guys have spoken, thank you.

Effective immediately the ban on Hexxa is lifted.
 
It's cleared moderator review so I'll put it out to the community.

After the watch faces issue with Hexxa, and their apology, they are willing to work with the community on making their smartwatch better. So being reasonable and willing to move foward, I ask this question;

Should we lift the ban and allow for Hexxa discussions and participation in the community.
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+Pablo Eleven I've been talking with them to get things nailed down. Hoping to hear back from them soon.
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FINOW X5 160524 Firmware Bug List

This is a WIP and will be updated over the next few days

Clockskin Engine Bugs

Firmware Bugs
1- Google syncs do not work over a 2G connection while browser works fine
2- Stock keyboard will not use Google voice search as an input method
3- Stock keyboard uses "Speech Keyboard" for voice input which never connects to server
4- BT turning itself off for no good reason is still there.

Apps Bugs
1- Weather doesn't update

Phone Bugs
1- Cellular bug (random disconnects) still persists making stable standalone usage impossible.

Fixes from previous versions

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+Edward Henry Are you talking about 4/14 firmware working or 5/24 firmware working? I've tried the stock voice to text over 2G,3G,WiFi, BT and it has never worked on any firmware or device.

Google Now or "OK Google"? Google Now has always worked, "OK Google" from any screen has never worked.
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General Discussion  - 
 
It's cleared moderator review so I'll put it out to the community.

After the watch faces issue with Hexxa, and their apology, they are willing to work with the community on making their smartwatch better. So being reasonable and willing to move foward, I ask this question;

Should we lift the ban and allow for Hexxa discussions and participation in the community.
55 votes  -  votes visible to Public
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96%
No
4%
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#Google  - Amateurs with no fucking clue



#androidwear  
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The Minuum Keyboard was something I was waiting for. I never heard what happened to it, but thanks for explaining.

Google's announcement of a sure to be unusable keyboard coming to Wear is discouraging.
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Round Display Friendly Apps  - 
 
Navigation Revisited

There been a couple questions about standalone navigation recently and think a visual example of each is in order. So here we go;


BeOnRoad- Key buttons are inaccessible (completely off screen)
CoPilot- While some elements are off screen, appears usable
*GPS Navigation (by BeastHart)- * Unusable plus it has ads
MapFactor Free- While being a little cramped, is very usable
NAVIGON- Almost as friendly as Mapfactor
NDrive 10- Fails to launch even after a long wait
Offline maps & Navigation (by Navigation.)- Almost all buttons off screen (can't get past setup)
Route 66- Unfriendly UI makes it very difficult to use
Sygic- Key buttons are inaccessible (completely off screen)
TomTom Go- The maps can be massive, menu button unreachable after setting route so you're kinda stuck until you finish your route.

Conclusion
As far as standalone navigation goes, CoPilot, Map Factor Free and NAVIGON are the best choices. Be forewarned though, navigation eats battery and should be only used as an emergency backup or quick "I'm in the neighborhood" navigation.
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+Giuseppe Sodano That's right. You can't access the "start" navigation, back, car or info buttons.
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Yet another member banned (at their request) for not giving a crap about community rules, copyrights or respecting the original creator of the work.

Not a nice way to start the weekend.
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The rules are there for a very inportant reason.. To bad that some ppl dont read the rules 
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And kangers everywhere rejoiced while the jury castrated GPL and developers rights to their own works.
Oracle has spent many millions trying to get a chunk of Android, to no avail.
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Which one had the 40Mb HD were the heads would stick to the lube on platter when the machine was turned off for an extended period?
Or you know you work for an idiot when he would power the system back up to sync the disks!
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So remember this mystery watch, still no info. I was also unable to find the proper gold movement so picked up a standard version for cheap. I may strip the cheaper movement for parts and rebuild the original one if I have the time.

The worst part, the shaft sheared inside of the crown during disassembly but was already pretty weak to start with. With the crown being steel, HCl is not an option and I don't have access to a drill press.
 
It's here, and filled with the Mediterranean! I doubt the movement can be salvaged, but it's sitting in an alcohol bath right now to remove the sea water. Looks like the crown stem may have snapped as well.

Either way, for less than $150 USD ($50 watch / $35 new movement) and some time, I'll have a $1500 watch with some unique history and a sexy patina.
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+Seth L​ Nope. Sub-Chrono was it's own brand out off Israel. I've fine through the internet archive and while there are backups of the pages from the period, all the images are missing.
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Any progress on TouchOne for Android smartwatches?
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Thanks. I asked because the No 1 D5 was specifically mentioned in the survey ans was hoping you guys might be working on something for full Android smartwatches. With the Google opening up input methods on 2.0 I know you will have your hands full in the near future working on that.
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Round Smartwatch Design  - 
 
Displays

While many love OLED displays, they are by far not the most efficient displays possible. Even if you remove E-Ink and Mirasol displays from the list, they are still not the most efficient, not even close.

The most efficient display type is an LCD of all things, but a specific subset of LCDs. Those being standard transflective and transflective memory LCDs. And within that subset, WOLED backlight. But there is even a step beyond that increases efficiency by orders of magnitude.

Being both a smartwatch and watch guy, I pull many things learned from the watch world over to my approach on smartwatch design. The DarkVision display concept is one of those. The DarkVision display utilizes the benefits of WOLED backlight, transflective LCDs and something somebody that's not a watch guy would never think of. That being the use of lumino-phosphorescent material (A.K.A. lume).

The addition of lume allows for high contrast, large font information to remain visible for an hour or more with absolutely no backlight. If no power is used light the display, the advantages are fairly obvious. You can either reduce the battery size, (making the watch thinner), or increase battery life.

The physical design of such a display is as follows;

LCD > Lume > WOLED backlight

WOLED backlighting is used for it even lighting and broad range of levels. WOLED backlight can also be made as thin as you standard OLED display which offsets the thickness of the lume layer.

The lume as applied directly to the read surface of the LCD panel at a thickness of approximately 0.5mm and sits between the backlight and LCD. When the backlight is used it charges the lume layer causing it to glow. This glow acts as a backlight for the LCD in low and complete darkness environments. The average amount of backlight on time to achieve about one hour of usable glow is approximately 10-15 seconds using off the shelf lume. Something along the lines of Super-Luminova should achieve better results.

Another advantage by using a WOLED backlight, the backlight could periodically be used to recharge the lume layer throughout the night. There are two ways this can be achieved. The first is a long low level on period every 30 minutes or so. Another is have the backlight do shorter brighter cycles ever hour. Either way, this uses far less battery than what Ambient mode does on current AMOLED smartwatches.

While not having the proper facilities to do this, I can demonstrate it using a simple brushed on method to a standard LCD. The drawback here is consistency over such a large area is difficult and the standard backlight causes hotspots.

All the images except the first one are 15s f/2 800ISO exposures every 10 min. This specific exposure was used as it's still well above the limit of dark adjusted vision for the average person. The images are unadjusted. To get them to match what I physically see with dark adjusted eyes, they would actually be brighter than what's seen here.

The face used is probably the worst I could have used do to it's fine details. The advantage is it shows that even fine details remain visible for a pretty long time.

The color cast can be compensated for by using a color balancing layer between the LCD panel and lume layer. Without access to a color meter and means to make a proper filter, it does have a slight green cast when backlit.

I used an Omate Racer for this as it one of only three transflective display smartwatches I own. The others being a Sony SW2 and an inWatch Z.
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I made this. No, really, I'm an innovator and have been working for years on this. Honestly, you can trust this is all me.

IGG Campaign
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/cowatch-the-most-affordable-high-end-smartwatch/x/3337519#/

Meanwhile on Global Sources
http://goo.gl/egiyU7
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Looks like a game of cat & mouse from now on...
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PSA for my fellow cat people.
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