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What's new?

color your life
well-rounded, or as you would say in german: "a round thing"

Having a long history and a lot of releases in the past it gets time to create a new product page. The new pebble2 generation is the right time to draw a line.

Note: The "old" product page of InfoWatch classic can still be found here.

pebble stepped forward in a new era of smartwatches. Due to this InfoWatch follows to be complementing part of a fantastic story.

The idea is: No needless need to pull the phone out of the pocket any more. Let’s provides a brunch of InterNews always available direct on your wrist!

We spend energy and a lot of time to optimize something that was near to be excellent. So we are proud to present a new generation of InfoWatch that…

  • ... runs on (the old) pebble classic, the pebble time, the new pebble round as well as the new pebble2 generation. So it's available for all pebble platforms.
  • … has a fully new implemented settings layer.
  • … is based on a single setting entity independent of the daily pebble watch device you are using. So a daily switch for example from pebble round to pebble2 will keep available settings. Even a reinstall of the pebble app won't lose any setting you made so far.
  • … has a fully new implemented settings layer. Settings dialogs are dynamic and it's up to you if you want to see notes or if you want to see the expert mode.
  • … has a much more reliable license mechanism. In case the license is unlocked the watchface only must be restarted and the watch automatically gets informed about it. If you for example unlocked InfoWatch on pebble time a switch to your additionally pebble round or pebble steel won't annoy you any more with any unnecessary license issue. It simple works!
  • … fixes a lot of issues. For example wrong Romania date translations, some stock issues, image scaling issues etc. thanks for your error reports and patience.
  • … provides a new web based infrastructure for upcoming improvements… :)

... steps to V6.2 - so have fun!

Only for pebble round the digital time has changed to classic hour and minute hands.

Note: In case the hands hide your important news, weather forecast diagram etc., just shake your wrist and the hands are hidden for 15 secs.

Yes, the app will cost small money - is subject to a fee. Anyway you will get a full featured license for at least on day free of charge – so give it a try.

Note: In case you’ve still paid your fee, it remains valid! No need to do anything. :)

Be aware that it's a hard work to develop such an app and a fee is a kind of 'thank you' for hundreds of hours the developer spend.

Click here to find the app in the pebble market.

In case you lost the link to the paypal button to pay your fee, here it is. ;)

Functionality

  • Time and date service: The day, time, CW and date in nearly every language is shown. Currently up to 18 languages are supported.
    Note: Maybe some translations are missing. But in case you provide your translation to me I will update the corresponding language resource file. It's also possible to add new language files. Don't hesitate and tell me what is missing.
  • Current weather service: The actual weather (incl. the expected max/ min temperature) for a fixed or GPS dependent location is shown. In addition the sunrise, sunset as well as the expected sun duration of the day is available.
  • Weather forecast service: The forecast is broken down into 3 hour steps of either today, today and next day or today and the next two days. It’s split into a sun information (e.g. temperature and expected sunshine duration) and a rain information (e.g. rain probability and amount).
    Note: A detailed documentation of the weather forecast graphs can be found below tab "howto" or in the section "Weather Configuration" in the settings - press the corresponding "howto" button.
    Note: The time of the last weather update as well as the corresponding weather location can be found respective left and right hand side as part of the current weather InfoPanel.
  • Feed service: Up to 3 feeds are configurable. You will get the latest news of up to 40+ selectable preconfigured feeds, a google alert search or your own feed selection. RSS as well as ATOM feeds are supported.
  • Stock/ currency value service: Nearly all stock, indices and currency values provided by Yahoo! finance are selectable and shown in a nice table structure.
    Note: The Dow Jones isn’t provided by Yahoo. The limitation is due to restrictions by the Dow Jones Index. Yahoo! is no longer able to provide Dow Jones Index data in this manner.
  • Calendar service: A configurable calendar view with public holidays support.
    Note: I got a couple of questions, if the personal google/ apple calendar dates are supported too. The simple answer is: No. Why? The Javascript layer of the pebble app doesn’t provide any access to the calendar information. Due to this it’s technical not feasible. However – believe me that in case you get your pebble timeline it won’t ask anymore because pebble will provide all dates in your personal timeline. ;)
  • Notification service: You can be informed every 15 minutes, every 30 minutes or every hour by a short vibration.
  • Bluetooth info service: Get informed by a short vibration in case the Bluetooth connection gets lost.
    Note: If you don't like it, you can deactivate it in the settings. But sometimes it's useful because you get feedback if you are going to lose your smartphone. ;)
  • Network service: In case errors occur during data transfer between smartphone and pebble, a corresponding message will be shown instead of the weekday. In the same place you will get info if features are deactivated or time rules prevent information get send to pebble.
    Note: Have a glance at the progress bar in the top of your screen, In case an "error" occurs it's drawn bold.

Howto

Panels
Settings
The graph with the sun shows for timeframes of 3 hours over two days the sun minutes (bar) as well as the expected temperature (line).
The graph with the cloud shows for timeframes of 3 hours over the day the rain amount (bar) as well as the rain probability (line).

The Panels

Beside the "TimePanel" two further panels are provided: The middle panel is a small one (alias "FixedPanel") the bottom panel is a big one (alias "InfoPanel").

The small FixedPanel was - as the name still says - intended as a static panel. You can choose between information such as course of the sun, news tickers, stocks or currency values, weather forecast or a tiny calendar (with public holidays).

Note: In V5.0 a new y-axis twitch gesture was added to the accelerator control. It can be used to change the shown "Fixed"-Panel. Why? It simply enables you to increase news texts, stock lists or to have a glance to the sunrise info etc.. So what is fixed in a more and more moving world? ;)

The big Panel at the bottom provides different InfoPanels. Means it's a dynamic and fully configurable content layer. The content either changes (preconfigured) every 60 secs or by accelerator control. In later case a simple turn of your wrist will switch to the next available content.

Note: A detailed usage documentation of the accelerator control can be found in the section "InfoPanel Configuration" - press the corresponding "howto" button.

The Settings

A settings dialog is provided in the pebble app. It offers a brunch of settings - nearly everything is configurable. In particular you can configure the InfoPanel switch duration, enable/ disable accelerator control, individual portfolios composed of either stocks, indices or currencies etc. provided by Yahoo finance, your public holiday location out of 38 countries, your individual language, a color scheme etc..

It’s worth mentioning that the visibility of InfoPanels can be configured. Have a glance to the "Service Configuration" section for all properties in regard to this topic.

You have an opportunity to disable e.g.  the calendar and/ or the weather forecast InfoPanels in general. Furthermore you can configure a general "load info for InfoPanel" alias InfoPanel timeframe or an individual portfolio time rule. In later case the display duration in regard to weekdays, all days etc. and a defined timeframe is configurable.

Note: Imagine you don’t want infos are reloaded during the night. Just define a general InfoPanel timeframe.

Note: In case you defined such a general InfoPanel timeframe and you are out of this timeframe a message "no info time" occurs. The property affects the availability of news, stocks, currencies and public holidays - no surprise. ;) Weather is an exception and is independent of any timeframe. It's always gathered from the internet.

In particular the weather configuration should be taken into account.

You have to select a fixed weather location because it's a fallback in case GPS can't locate you. To ease the configuration of your fixed location you can search either per name token or by GPS a weather station near to you.

Per default the GPS location is used to show an individual weather/ weather forecast. This can be disabled by enabling "Only fix location" in the settings. As a result only the configured fixed location is shown - your GPS location isn't used any more.

Note: You will find GPS options. Normally there is no need to change the options! Only in case your GPS can't reliable find your location, you can adapt the properties "accuracy", "timeout" and "cache time" of your GPS device appropriate.

Note: In case you want to change the "weather forecast switch duration" you have to change the "InfoPanel switch duration". Why? The "weather forecast switch duration" always equals to the half of the "InfoPanel switch duration".

Screenshots

weather forecast
feed and calendar
course of the sun
stock values
stock and feed
current weather
other color same weather ;)
stocks and calendar
extended feed text
weather forecast
public holidays
currency values
"old" pebble support
calendar
weather forecast
hour and minute hands
news and weather info
load in progress

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