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TI Deals 06/07/2012 - Metawatch

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Here we are over a week later and this is probably he only deal that hasn't sold out in less than 24 hours. Did anyone buy one at that discounted price? What is the verdict?

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It appears that these watches are not selling very well. Digikey was showing 1600+ available a week ago, and they still have 1600+ left. IMO they are way overpriced for being the first generation, non-iOS compatible old stock.

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Why is it that these aren't iOS compatible? Is it a hardware incompatibility?

 

Not hardware - the Iphone has bluetooth. Apple just locks down their phone too much. I believe you can use the Metawatches with any Iphone if you have jailbroken it.

 

The new model Metawatch (from metawatch.org) supports Bluetooth 4, which uses a different protocol, but it only works with Iphone 4S or later (not plain Iphone 4). The ones they are selling in this TI Deal is the old version of Metawatch, which uses Bluetooth 2.1 Serial Port Profile rather than the Bluetooth 4.0 LE.

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