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adjtm

Member since Apr 2023 • Last active Jun 2024
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  • in Bangle.js
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    I have the exact same issue. My bangle.js 2 accumulates around 40 to 45 seconds per day, so it seems that it would be like 5 minutes per week.

    Right now I have stable 2.22. I used to have the watch unconnected for several days and it didn't happen before. Recently I have connected nearly every day, so I don't know which update broke it. My guess is that it happens since some development update during 2.21.x.

  • in Bangle.js
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    I'm not sure if they are compatible with Bangle.js 1 or Bangle.js 2, but Olimex is selling this kind of conectors (both cables and device connectors).

    https://olimex.wordpress.com/2024/05/07/­new-usb-2-0-cables-with-snap-magnetic-co­nnectors-in-stock/

  • in Bangle.js
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    Also I'd say Bangle 2 is not ugly at first sight so it is definitely not "apple-like" rectangular shape

    I agree, Bangle.js 2 is more similar to Amazfit Bip smartwatches.

  • in Bangle.js
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    ...and any new watch should be circular, not the "apple-like" rectangular shape the bangle 2 currently resembles.

    Some of us prefer a rectangular watch while others prefer a circular one. Analog wristwatches used to be circular because they make better use of the space for the hands (rectangular watches also existed, but were less common). Digital watches since the 1970's have been usually rectangular because they make better use of rectangular displays (which are better from a hardware point of view and for displaying information). Circular digital watches are the "new trend" and in my opinion are worse for ergonomics and displaying information. I think that nearly all of us would agree that circular watches with rectangular displays (like Bangle.js 1) are the worst of both worlds.

    I really like the Bangle.js 2 display, but I would prefer the display to be larger with thinner bezels.

    Apple is the devil

    Yes, but they didn't invent rectangular watches (like with most things people associate Apple with).

  • in Bangle.js
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    Hi avanc.

    @user156811 was asking for a Bangle.js 1 to buy for development testing purposes. I don't know if he already got one.

  • in Bangle.js
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    On the charger front, I'm surprised you're having issues with it coming off - someone else complained recently, but until that point I hadn't really heard of anyone having issues

    I have never complained because it is something that I can live with (and nothing you can done to fix it). But the connector is very bad: the connector in the watch side is not recessed, the magnets are too weak and the connector too tall. The connector twists and stops making connection with just a gentle movement of the cable or the watch. A USB-C is my ideal option, but it would take a lot of internal space.

  • in Bangle.js
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    Do you know that you can change the screen orientation? that way you can have the button away from your hand. 'Settings'->'System'->'LCD'->'Rotate'

    That's a nice suggestion, I will think about it. But pressing by mistake could also happen with the sleeve or whatever. It also needs new muscle memory for pressing the button.

  • in Bangle.js
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    Looking for the Bangle.js 2 silicon cover side effects, I only found this conversation about charging:

    https://forum.espruino.com/conversations­/376087/

    What other side effects the cover has? Specially I'd like to know:

    1. Button. I very often press the button accidentally while running (for example while I put on my globes). Is it more difficult to press the button by accident? Is it more difficult to press the button on purpose?
    2. HRM. Does the cover affect the heart rate readings?
  • in Bangle.js
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    It looks nice. Did you use a pink Bangle.js 2 or a black one? Did you used hot glue? I suppose that the cover would also work as protection for the watch.

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