Greetings MetaWatch Backers!
It’s been a whirlwind couple of months since we wrapped up Kickstarter and began shipping to you, our seriously awesome backers. We also started shipping orders taken from our new shop, MetaWatch.com. We thought it was about time you heard about all the cool stuff we’ve been working on for you and the even better stuff that’s just getting started.
We’ve heard a ton of feedback and incorporated it into the latest and greatest firmware for your MetaWatch smartwatch, version 1.3 (build 459.406). Updating is suggested for all FRAME and STRATA smartwatches; it will provide increased stability, compatibility as well as other fixes and enhancements.
This release focuses on platform stability and compatibility, but future firmware releases will include enhanced support for full screen clock widgets (aka, watch faces).
Please visit our support website for instructions on updating your smartwatch’s firmware:
Updated MetaWatch Manager Apps (iOS and Android)
Updated iOS and Android apps have been in beta testing and are now either released for store approval, or will be released shortly. Aside from bug fixes, some new functionality will be available.
MetaWatch Manager (MWM) for iOS now supports improved calendar alerts and periodic (every 15 minutes to minimize phone battery drain) Gmail email notifications. MWM for Android adds the weather widget, music controls, and enhanced support for Android OS 2.3 and up.
Look for the app updates in Google Play and the Apple App Store on your smartphone as soon as they are approved. We will continue to update our MetaWatch Manager apps to add new notifications and widgets as fast as we can.
Waiting patiently for your MetaWatch smartwatch? Wait no longer! The Susan Kare limited editions have been shipped and you should have them shortly. We think we shipped to all of our backers who completed the survey. If you still need some assistance please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know.
A new round of Stealth models are in the warehouse and ready to order so now all styles (STRATA and FRAME) are in stock: http://www.metawatch.com
Developers: Open Source Projects for iOS and Android Apps
Soon, updated open source projects for all our recent work on iOS, Android, and the watch firmware will be made available. Please play, explore, modify and make it your own. Create wearable solutions to the problems you know best and then use the MetaWatch platform as a hardware component for your business. Yes, you can do that!
Developers: Widget SDK for iOS
We know how excited y’all are to get your great app ideas going, and so are we. Our Widget SDK for iOS is in private beta and will soon become a public beta. Use MetaWatch smartwatches as an extension of your own app or web service to display relevant yet unobtrusive information to your users. It’s like your own piece of glance-able, wrist, real estate you can use 24 hours a day. Keep an eye out for it on GitHub.com: http://www.github.com/MetaWatchOpenProjects/
Just a reminder: If you need help, please send an email to email@example.com with your questions and support requests. We’re proud of our outstanding customer service, so let us know how we can help!
Want to join MetaWatch?
If you live in the Espoo or Helsinki area of Finland, we have open positions for experienced Android developers and also for experienced embedded firmware developers (MSP430 and ARM). Join a hot company in one of the fastest growing segments of mobile devices. Please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a question? Want to tell us about all the cool things you’re doing with your MetaWatch smartwatch? Here’s how to reach us:
Business Development: email@example.com