페블 앱 – Slow

Last Update Aug 11, 2019

 

Slow – Pebble watch-application inspired by Slow Watches1https://www.slow-watches.com/

 

Slow v2.0

This is application type of pebble watchface, mainly considered to reduce battery usages. 

 

  • It runs on most platform of Pebble devices. This does not run on aplite platform due to the size limit.
  • Automatically re-launch in 90 seconds from quiting app. Also supports disabling this feature.
  • Selectable 0’Clock positions. Up, Right, Down, Left. Selectable according to your preference.
  • This app has Blank Mode that reders screen only by button clicking. So you can maximize battery life.
  • Supports 25 minutes alarm-preset for Pomodoro Time Management.
  • Optionally can enable to display second hand
  • Intuitive alarm setting

 

I had 3 of pebble devices and one of them, Pebble2 already broken and can not revive any more.  It didn’t worked for 2 years due to the fragile side cover. Another Pebble Steel also ended its life for the dead battery.  Despite of organ transplant, I could not swap the dead battery. Sad. It was the price of first Pebble SmartWatch Dev campaign. I was one of 16 winners. Pebble Time has gradually been loosing its battery capacity. Maybe I can replace its old battery by new one, but I am not sure I have to do that.  I think I have to let it die when its end of battery life. But luckly I could buy a used Pebble Time Steel several months ago.  Now it is only one I wear.

Since Nov 2015, creation of this app, I’ve been using this watch app all day long. And many features in and out for my own taste. But now I’ve decided to make final adjustments.  Because official Pebble app gone in Android and iOS. Though we have Rebble,  I’ve preserved development environment in VMware GuestOS so that I can still develop and install apps via PebbleSDK. 

 

You can download pbw from Github2https://github.com/andrwj/pebble-slow

 

 

 Usage of Keys

 

BUTTON PRESS TYPE NORMAL MODE ON-DEMAND MODE ALARM SETTING MODE
BACK single quit and re-launch automatically in 150 seconds quit and re-launch in 150 seconds switch to normal mode
double quit without re-launch. quit without re-launch.  
SELECT single switch to alarm setting mode update screen

waiting consecutive key press
(timeout: 1700ms)
+ single-up-click ➡ +5minutes

+ double-select-click ➡️ +25 minutes

double toggle Bluetooth Observing    
long cancel alarm   set alarm
UP single toggle second-hand display update screen +1 minute
double switch to configuration window switch to configuration window +minutes
long switch to on-demand mode switch to normal mode +minutes (accelearated on pressing)
DOWN single    update screen -1 minute
  double

instance set 25minutes alarm

(a pomodoro)

  -minutes
  long     -minutes (accelearated on pressing)

 

 

 

References   [ + ]

1. https://www.slow-watches.com/
2. https://github.com/andrwj/pebble-slow