• As mentioned here

    on the WAN show stream

    (1:14:35 in)

  • @Gordon seems like a good opportunity!

  • Wow! Good news. I also asked them to pay attention to the Bangle.js, but most likely they did not see my comment :)

  • This is great news! I'll get in touch with them when I return from holidays.

    Judging by some of their reviews I wonder if they'd end up roasting Bangle.js a bit - but we'll see - if they know what to expect then it could be great.

  • Yes, the main thing is to make it clear that Bangle.js is not an Apple Watch or an Amazfit Bip, but a completely different product with its own advantages and some similar functionality. Closer to Pebble watch (second version of Bangle.js), but completely open source.

  • I sent the merch message he read. He mentioned on the upside down build stream he was looking for a simple watch and missed his pebble.

  • Excellent - thanks! Just dropped them an email so we'll see.

    I won't send anything until I'm back anyway, and potentially I might try and update the menu system beforehand so it's a bit less fiddly ;)

  • Also, it might be a good idea to have a really good 'get started'. Perhaps it needs to be updated. For instance, swipe launcher is really good, also pattern launcher is good too and I have my pattern launcher to replace swipe launcher. If this was the default out of the box, it's very easy to understand.
    Step by step. Currently, the weakness is the initial setup in my opinion. Could the firmware load some sane defaults? Like swipe or pattern launcher, turn on step counter widget, install quiet time by default. I'm thinking if the initial setup is at a place where a noob can just play with the watch first, enough on the watch to see how it works without having to use the website.

  • Also, it might be a good idea to have a really good 'get started'

    What do you mean? You mean the apps that it comes with by default? Or just what is written on https://banglejs.com/start2?

  • Actually that's pretty good. One possible addition would be a suggested install list of possible first apps to install (I'd recommend (Multi-clock, Anton Clock, Quiet Mode Schedule and Widget, Auto widget hide). My second suggestion is the initial load doesn't include some settings by default on, like the step counter widget; this could happen when you do the next initial load for your next batch of watches. Obviously you'll load the newest firmware, perhaps having some of these settings by default would be a better initial load.

  • Yes, it would be nice to have more good pre-installed applications out of the box, more watch-faces + a couple of games like Clock-Tris. So that there is something to see before the app store, for a good first impression.
    Also, to demonstrate the possibilities, you can pre-install, for example: GPS Recorder, Thermometer, Compass, Pedometer widget.

  • well, in my case i was happy to receive the Bangle with not too much pre-installed apps, and then being able to wander and roam thru the different apps, to finally make it my own.
    And i ´m sure if we would ask everyone in this forum wich would have been their suggested pre-installed apps, everyone would have had a different list to suggest :-)

  • Yet to get one but I was thinking this will probably be me. I like simple, light defaults.

  • well, in my case i was happy to receive the Bangle with not too much pre-installed apps, and then being able to wander and roam thru the different apps, to finally make it my own.

    Yes, this was my thinking really. Half the fun is making it your own...

    The Wiki does have a list of suggested apps: https://github.com/espruino/BangleApps/w­iki

  • Any updates? :-)

  • Afraid not - I've sent them two messages so far offering to send them a free one for testing and no reply!

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