I love the DIY aspect of this. I hate wearing watches, but with something like this I can 3D print my own belt loop or other style case to experiment with other forms of wearable.
Not saying that I like "backlight" watches (I don't), but there's a large selection of reflective LCD watches (e.g. most traditional sport/GPS ones, Garmin, Suunto, etc.) which are indistinguishable from the Pebble in terms of display.
e-Ink at this point is just $$ and slow refresh. For most users, at least.
Just for example, do you have any specific watches that you like the most for their LCD look?
And where would you go purchase small LCD screens? I'm not familiar with online marketplaces that do that, although I'm sure I can do some of my own research and find some.
It's proprietary; patented by one company.
Just different to the arduino one.
Received it today and hadn't time to play with it yet.
Even a js firmware for me front-end guy. Cool!
The ESP32 is a great SoC!
I tend to shower with my current watch simply for convenience. While I can get over that without issues, I find it's missing a button. The Pebble Time has a great UI for music control requiring 3 buttons (up/pause/down) and a back button that is incredibly convenient and I just haven't seen matched anywhere yet.
I think I actually prefer this project over the Pine Time because it has E-Paper, no touch screen, it looks nice and developing for it may be simpler.
(I use the timer on an F91-W to time my coffee brewing, and that's about as smart as I need a watch to be. But hey, it's programmable, a timer preset for different brewing methods that buzzed but continued when I needed to do a step sounds nice.)
I want to like this, but even if it gets back in stock I wouldn’t get it.
I don't know who decided that I need to be able to make and receive calls on my watch, have a color screen, or any number of the other "new features" modern smart watches push. I wouldn't mind a HRM, but I'd still prefer a 1-week battery life.
That said, it allows me to read my heart rate, reply to messages, have a customisable Linux terminal prompt tell the time/date, and store an SSH key for when I need it.
This is the peak, IMHO.
The next peak will be when it doesn't have teh GOOG OS.
Things move slowly, but I'm getting a PinePhone (just had the email about Brexit messing up shipping) because if we can help get a proper OS onto devices, we should.
Nothing should peak so early that it gets forgotten about for another "generation".
Nah, me either. Especially as I'm in England. Please don't send the black helicopters.
Having something critical on your watch (PGP/SSH) means you're never stuck without it. I'd love to be able to plug it in as a bootable USB with Tails on.
I seem to recall someone doing that for phones so it might be possible!
The reason I always need keys... Mum uses Linux (my choice) and I admin it from 200 miles away when she can't get her game to run.
I'm going to try wasp-os, based on python, but will definitely give banglejs a spin.