Anyway, always on the scour for a relatively cheap geektastic piece of s*** plastic to throw on my wrist, I saw the Sony Liveview, thought 'ooooh', did some googling and thought 'eewwww' then saw that expansys were selling it cheap with free postage which made them cheapest around (who'd have thought it!) and all in under fifty quid.
Anyways, I was (note the 'was', that'll become relevant in a second) using the with sense MCR on my desire and it was causing all hell of a load of issues with the liveview, there was just something strange going on between the two devices that would cause either/both of them to lock up..
So, I'd read on xda some guy wasn't seeing the bluetooth stack issue, but he was using a sense-less ui, and that got me to thinking.. is the issue rom specific, I mean Sony-Ericson must have done SOME testing with devices, and something this bad should never leave testing, let alone hit the shelves in the stores.. (only way to get it to respond is a hard reset power cycle, and this will usually not actually connect but at least will stop showing the bloody 0:00 screen).
So this weekend I started playing with roms, tried the sense-less MCR but a previous cockup on my rom buggered that up (yeah I should have wiped data etc, I know this now...) so after a bit of cleanup I put cyanogen on.. and I gotta be honest, its a lot better.
Don't get me wrong, it's still a piece of s***, it DOES drop the connection relatively quickly (approx 15 mins) but it will usually reconnect again when prodded, because it's not getting stuck in a reconnect loop the battery is actually surprisingly good (charge nightly for all day use) and now the widgets are starting to appear its occasionally actually useful at telling you stuff you would have missed otherwise.
However, there's one thing that is important. Because it's not getting it's knickers in a twist constantly trying to reconnect to bluetooth until it needs a hard reset it retains it's clock, so as a watch it works, and to be honest I can live with waiting a couple of months for a firmware update to straighten out its foibles with staying connected to my device, as long as it tells me the time when I need it to.
geeky watch ftw
Edited by mors3, 06 December 2010 - 04:09 PM.