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  #1239969 16-Feb-2015 12:54
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SumnerBoy: Ok cool - so how are you activating those tasks? Voice commands?

I have a few tasker tasks setup - i.e. 'Coffee on' and 'Coffee off' turns the coffee machine on/off. 

Found the 'Start...' apps option now. Can start Tasker and have setup a few favourites. Works well. 

Also noticed Yatse has a nice little Wear app. This is pretty cool!


currently just via the tasker app and touch.  will play around and see if i can make i work via "Ok Google, Alarm Away" or something.  most useful one should be "Ok Google, open garage door".  the alarm should turn on automatically when there's no presence detected of course ;)

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  #1239970 16-Feb-2015 12:55
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Yep - see my last post - you need the PRO version but you can activate 3 different tasks only. Still handy!

 
 
 
 


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  #1239982 16-Feb-2015 13:02
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reven:
Blanch:
reven: just setup a few things in tasker, I can now arm/disarm my alarm from my watch :)   just have to figure out why my garage door z-wave device wont pair then Ill be able to open that with my watch too :P


Hi Reven, what alarm are you using? I'd like to set this up from watch and phone.


its just a virtual one I wrote for openHAB.  


OK?, I need to do some googling

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  #1239986 16-Feb-2015 13:11
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SumnerBoy: Yep - see my last post - you need the PRO version but you can activate 3 different tasks only. Still handy!


Oh you're using WearTasker, I was using Tasker for Wear :)

I'll use both now.

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  #1239987 16-Feb-2015 13:12
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Tasker Plugin for Android Wear lets you say Ok Google, start tast [taskname]...

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  #1239996 16-Feb-2015 13:19
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Interested to hear which one you prefer - much difference between the two?

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  #1239997 16-Feb-2015 13:21
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SumnerBoy: Interested to hear which one you prefer - much difference between the two?


tasker for wear has a nice menu when you open it to launch the different apps. 


... and now I found WearTasker has a similar (only saw the 3 favourites I added previously).  so yeah probably go with WearTasker now....

 
 
 
 


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  #1240003 16-Feb-2015 13:27
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reven: Tasker Plugin for Android Wear lets you say Ok Google, start tast [taskname]...


Not sure, but doesn't it only support 'Start Task' - i.e. no name afterwards? That means you can only start a single task using voice. WearTasker lets you do up to 3. Ideally they would let you speak the task name, but it sounds like the Google Voice API is lacking a bit in order to do that.

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SumnerBoy:
reven: Tasker Plugin for Android Wear lets you say Ok Google, start tast [taskname]...


Not sure, but doesn't it only support 'Start Task' - i.e. no name afterwards? That means you can only start a single task using voice. WearTasker lets you do up to 3. Ideally they would let you speak the task name, but it sounds like the Google Voice API is lacking a bit in order to do that.


you are right, I misread the description.   Hopefully an update isn't too far away so you can actually say things like "Ok Google, [appname] [stuff-passed-to-app]"  so "Ok Google, Task open garage door"

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  #1240263 16-Feb-2015 18:15
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God battery life on this is bad.

Sony watch is a lot better, just did 40% in 1 hour of playing and setting it up.





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  #1240317 16-Feb-2015 19:37
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Mines dropped 30% in 5 hours of hard out tutu. I charged mine first out of the box though.

The microphone is accurate with google now and it seems responsive. I havent done much more than set up the basics.

 

Time to start looking for watch faces, apps and use it for a week or so prior to trying a different kernel

 

 

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  #1240328 16-Feb-2015 19:50
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ive been using my since around 8:30am today and now at 7:50pm its at 59%, so I'm happy with that. and thats with way more than usual playing and "Ok Google"s

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  #1240351 16-Feb-2015 20:09
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Yep I have been using mine ALOT since I opened it up at 8am this morning, and it is now sitting at 24%. I am more than impressed. I always knew it would need charging every night but if it can take this sort of use, including firmware updates and countless app installs, I think I will be quite content!

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  #1240355 16-Feb-2015 20:12
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my nexus 5 died long before the watch :) (watch still at 56%)  Now the find my phone app popped up saying I left my phone behind somewhere :)



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  #1240365 16-Feb-2015 20:24
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Heres some of what appear to be the recommended apps.
Install on phone, then Android Wear > settings > Resync apps

Mini Launcher
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.npi.wearminilauncher&hl=en

Find my Phone
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.nickapps.wear.findmyphone&hl=en

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