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  • watchOS 6 should support direct-to-Apple Watch software updates

    Soli said:
    Personally, I'd just like to be able to pair my Apple Watch with my vehicle's bluetooth.
    I happened to try this again just last week, no luck. I get the 6-digit code and can verify it on the Watch and my car but after that I get an “operation failed” notice on my car.

    I, too, would like to see this work. When I’m making a quick trip to the store, just a couple of miles away, I can use my Watch for Apple Pay and or to send a quick text if needed, etc. Being able to use it for calls and music would allow me to leave my phone at home.
    I have had luck in the past with an older Mini, but oddly not since watchOS 5.
  • Netatmo Smart Video Doorbell to support HomeKit Secure Video at launch, indoor & outdoor c...

    This is an odd development because AppleInsider previously reported that wireless cameras were not supported by Apple HomeKit. So now they are?
    The Netatmo cameras are not wireless, they are all powered from a cable, including the doorbell. 
  • Nokia to sell off failed health division to Withings co-founder

    charles1 said:
    Wow, just yesterday my doctor said I should get a BP monitor, so I looked on the Apple Store and they have the Nokia BPM+ for $129.95. It appears to be an update of the Withings BPM (no "plus") which you can find on Amazon for $99, as well as the apparently identical Nokia BPM (no plus again) at the same price. But the Nokia BPM+ is not available directly through Amazon (only through a third-party which is price-gouging at $361). Well now I'm not sure what to do. I read reviews that the Withings app sucked but Nokia updated it. Now app development is back with Withings?
    The BPM and BPM+ are two different products. The BPM 'just' the Withings product, and it's great.  Get it the best way for you, if that's what you wish - Amazon if it's better.  The BPM+ is a different model, of course it still measures your blood pressure, but it's much smaller and you can certainly travel with it.  The BPM (no plus) is quite large, and finding a drawer for it is a task.  Silly?  Perhaps, but you have to put it away, so maybe it's worth the extra.

    HealthMate, the app, is good - it really is better than when it was a Withings app.  The major update was released too early, and the complaints were warranted, however the issues have been resolved as far as I can see, and you're good to go.  It's the best HealthKit set of products IMHO.