I’d agree with Steve here, the Braille dot issue is a much more serious one.
And that’s not only in the area of notifications. If the dot 4 in the second
cell fails to render when it is 1428 and the dot 2 in the second cell also
fails to show, then suddenly you are presented with a time displaying 1525
instead of 1428. It’s a real shame because I believe, as I know Jackie does
that the idea is hugely attractive to Braille users. It’s the execution which
lets it down. I still use the one I have quite regularly as a substitute for my
Apple watch but I would never try to read notifications on it especially when I
could get them more quickly and efficiently from my iPhone which supplies them
to the Dot. While writing, I wonder whether Graham would mind answering a
question about battery replacement. Would the watch have to go back to the
manufacturer for this or could the UK distributor do it? Or even better, could
I take it into my friendly neighbourhood and extremely competent jeweller and
have him do it?
On 1 Jun 2020, at 17:00, Steve Nutt <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
For me, it was a deal breaker. The other thing I found was that sometimes
dots wouldn’t come up properly, so a P Dots 1-2-3-4, could be an M, Dots
1-3-4, and when you’re reading notifications, that’s not funny.
All the best
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Subject: [access-uk] Further Dot Watch question
With thanks to Jackie for her review, I have one question for everyone who
has tried the Dot Watch. The most serious criticism of it is that you need
to touch then lift, touch then lift to read the cells. Apparently, if you
leave your finger on the cell too long, it will not refresh properly or not
at all. Is this something one can get used to, or is it a deal breaker?