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    Re: Why the lack of interest on GB-5600B/6900B/X6900B Bluetooth series?

    Yeah. Sorry for mixing up MR and PR (I work currently on a project with merge requests instead of pull requests).

    I answered you previous post but got notification that Admin has to approve it and for some reason it never happened.

    The behavior is that when the connection is lost watch always tries to reconnect for about 30-60 seconds (man plugging the connectors is shown).

    The problem is that the phone ignores it unless screen is lit (phone unlocked or at least moved so that Motorola Always On Display is triggered).

    I think this issue can be fixed on app side as there is exact behavior described on some stackoverflow pages - I cannot post links but you can search for "BLE scan stops on Samsung devices when screen is locked" and "BLE scan is not working when screen is off on Android 8.1.0". The fix seem to be quite easy and sounds even easier than changes in your PR although I'm not familiar enough with BLE or scan filters to confirm this on my own.

    Unfortunately for Casio GB-5600B/6900B/X6900B are long forgotten watches and they simply don't want to fix the app for the watches no longer manufactured.

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    Re: Why the lack of interest on GB-5600B/6900B/X6900B Bluetooth series?

    Quote Originally Posted by xjason View Post
    The behavior is that when the connection is lost watch always tries to reconnect for about 30-60 seconds (man plugging the connectors is shown).

    The problem is that the phone ignores it unless screen is lit (phone unlocked or at least moved so that Motorola Always On Display is triggered).

    I think this issue can be fixed on app side as there is exact behavior described on some stackoverflow pages - I cannot post links but you can search for "BLE scan stops on Samsung devices when screen is locked" and "BLE scan is not working when screen is off on Android 8.1.0". The fix seem to be quite easy and sounds even easier than changes in your PR although I'm not familiar enough with BLE or scan filters to confirm this on my own.
    If it's shown for 30-60 seconds, the scanning has worked and the phone tries to connect but fails. I see this sometimes, it usually works after the second try (I found that if reconnection doesn't take place within less than 5 seconds, the connection attempt stalls). For me, the man with the connector only appears for 7 or 8 seconds if the phone doesn't react to the advertisement packets.

    Anyhow, PR1416 already includes the workarounds for the scanning behavior as mentioned in the stackoverflow posts.

    Important thing: Did you test with an official Gadgetbridge build (that one does not scan at all but relies on the BLE stack for reconnection - this never worked for me) or my testing build (which has PR1416 applied and scans actively).

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    Re: Why the lack of interest on GB-5600B/6900B/X6900B Bluetooth series?

    Like I wrote for me screen being locked it crucial condition. Any issues I have are visible only with screen locked and black out. If screen is lit up everything works perfectly even with original G-Shock+ app.

    I only tested official Gadgetbridge available on F-Droid. Casio GB-6900B is mentioned as supported on Gadgetbridge main page but I guess it just hangs there since earlier version of Android and I think the issues started with Android 8.1.

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    Re: Why the lack of interest on GB-5600B/6900B/X6900B Bluetooth series?

    Yeah, BLE is a big mess on Android, because it depends so much on the manufacturer of the phone. What you can try, if you haven't done so, is to disable battery optimizations. I do that for Gadgetbridge regularly since I feel it is more stable then.

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    Re: Why the lack of interest on GB-5600B/6900B/X6900B Bluetooth series?

    Hi to all, I own a casio STB-1000 and a casio GB-6900B about six months ago I got a new phone (sony xperia 10 plus android 9) previously I had a sony Z ultra android 5.1, I used both watches via bluewatcher and both worked great. after moving to android 9 bluewatcher did not work anymore. I tried Gadgetbridge and to my surprise the GB-6900B Works great! except for notifications from facebook and facebook messenger and viber and watsapp. does Gadgetbridge support these apps? everything else works great! call notifications with caller id,sms,emails come to my watch as expected. I would be generous enough to donate to the developer of Gadgetbridge if they fix the issue. thanks very much in advance for the great app because I didn't think that I would use the casio ever again.

    By the way the STB-1000 Does not work with Gadgetbridge could you maby try to add the STB-1000 to the list of supported devices? thanks again for the great app and keep up the good work!

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    Hi to all, I own a casio STB-1000 and a casio GB-6900B about six months ago I got a new phone (sony xperia 10 plus android 9) previously I had a sony Z ultra android 5.1, I used both watches via bluewatcher and both worked great. after moving to android 9 bluewatcher did not work anymore. I tried Gadgetbridge and to my surprise the GB-6900B Works great! except for notifications from facebook and facebook messenger and viber and watsapp. does Gadgetbridge support these apps? everything else works great! call notifications with caller id,sms,emails come to my watch as expected. I would be generous enough to donate to the developer of Gadgetbridge if they fix the issue. thanks very much in advance for the great app because I didn't think that I would use the casio ever again.

    By the way the STB-1000 Does not work with Gadgetbridge could you maby try to add the STB-1000 to the list of supported devices? thanks again for the great app and keep up the good work!

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    Re: Why the lack of interest on GB-5600B/6900B/X6900B Bluetooth series?

    Quote Originally Posted by mathios View Post
    Hi to all, I own a casio STB-1000 and a casio GB-6900B about six months ago I got a new phone (sony xperia 10 plus android 9) previously I had a sony Z ultra android 5.1, I used both watches via bluewatcher and both worked great. after moving to android 9 bluewatcher did not work anymore. I tried Gadgetbridge and to my surprise the GB-6900B Works great! except for notifications from facebook and facebook messenger and viber and watsapp. does Gadgetbridge support these apps? everything else works great! call notifications with caller id,sms,emails come to my watch as expected. I would be generous enough to donate to the developer of Gadgetbridge if they fix the issue. thanks very much in advance for the great app because I didn't think that I would use the casio ever again.

    By the way the STB-1000 Does not work with Gadgetbridge could you maby try to add the STB-1000 to the list of supported devices? thanks again for the great app and keep up the good work!
    Couple of things. First, this is a watch collectors forum, while some of us are a little bit more tech savvy, it's very unlikely you will happen to find a developer for a specific app here. Compatibility issues or requests for additional features is best to contact the developer of that app directly. There should be contact information under the app in the Google Play store.

    Secondly, I don't think Casio supports 3rd party apps, so any problem with them you are basically on your own. The STB-1000 was an iOS only watch all along, so unlikely you will find support from Casio for Android OS. The GB-6900B is an older generation G-Shock Bluetooth watch, and I believe manufacturer support is fading away. So don't expect Casio will continue to support it for the next Android version.

    With that said, good luck for contacting the developer for the app you mentioned. Hopefully, they can provide what you need.
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    Re: Why the lack of interest on GB-5600B/6900B/X6900B Bluetooth series?

    I think Casio phased out GB6900 long time ago and GB-X6900 variety as well. I thought i can grab one at some discount price and nope. none.
    These available cost too much for what it is. so it full pass on both.
    Considering both GB-6900 and STB-100 are about 8 years old support for them will be non existent.
    Frankly today nothing apart from metal/resin BT square seem waste of money.
    It should be special!

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    Re: Why the lack of interest on GB-5600B/6900B/X6900B Bluetooth series?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocket1991 View Post
    Considering both GB-6900 and STB-100 are about 8 years old support for them will be non existent.
    STB-1000 was released around March 2014. See thread: https://forums.watchuseek.com/f17/ne...ch-995895.html

    GB-6900B/GB-X6900B/GB-5600B was released around November 2013. See thread: https://forums.watchuseek.com/f17/no...0b-939222.html

    GB-6900AA/GB-5600AA was released around November 2012. See reference: Bluetooth GB6900AA G-Shock Series Announced for US | mygshock.com

    The GB-5600AA/6900AA was considered the 1st Gen Bluetooth G. The GB-5600B/6900B/X6900B was considered the 2nd Gen Bluetooth G. Those use the the G-Shock+ app, which can still be installed in Android 9. But I believe the app is near the end of support.

    The current GW-B5600 and GMW-B5000 can be considered the 3rd Gen. Those use the new G-Shock Connected app, but they don't have notification functionality any more unlike the older gens.
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    Re: Why the lack of interest on GB-5600B/6900B/X6900B Bluetooth series?

    Quote Originally Posted by Watch_Geekmaster View Post
    Couple of things. First, this is a watch collectors forum, while some of us are a little bit more tech savvy, it's very unlikely you will happen to find a developer for a specific app here.
    I would like to apologize for saying that without reading the recent posts in this thread. While I was active in the early days of this thread, it's been a while since I kept up with this thread. Couple pages back, the developer of Gadgetbridge did visited this thread/site. Hopefully he will reply back here. But I would still suggest to contact him directly, if there's contact info in Google Play. Other things I said about 3rd party app and Casio support in my post above (#247) still stands.

    Quote Originally Posted by andyboeh View Post
    In case anyone is interested, I am working on integrating Casio support into Gadgetbridge - an open source Android app to communicate with different smart watches and fitness trackers. The official version only has limited support for Casio watches, but there are open pull requests that greatly improve reconnection support. Initially, it was developed for a GB-X6900B, but testing is nowadays only performed on the GB-5600B, so YMMV on other models. I'd be happy to hear your feedback in case anybody can test it.
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