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I snapped this picture of an iControl employee wearing a Pebble and showing off Time Warner Cable’s connected home app on the watch this week. My first thought was that the interface is too cramped to make this a great option, but then I realized for someone (like me) who never has a smartphone, it might actually be handy. I also think using the watch to send crucial notifications (your garage door is open or someone just opened your gun safe) with a gentle buzz would be useful.

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  2. DisgruntledReader Friday, February 21, 2014

    “My first thought was that the interface is too cramped to make this a great option, but then I realized for someone (like me) who never has a smartphone, it might actually be handy.”

    …. what do you think sends the notifications? What do you think connects to the security system in the first place? As someone who has been ‘covering technology for 11 years’ you should know how the most basic modern tech operates.

    Yes, even the pebble requires a smartphone.

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    1. My phone is often in my purse or on a counter nearby. I know the Pebble requires a phone to work, mine is often just slightly out of reach.

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      1. And even when it’s close by, mine is password-protected so having the display on the watch is much simpler than signing into the phone.

        But not for everything. I still want the car to *tell* me “Your door is ajar!” because I’m the guy who would fall out of the car while looking at my watch telling me the door isn’t properly closed.

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  3. “I also think using the watch to send crucial notifications (your garage door is open or someone just opened your gun safe) with a gentle buzz would be useful.”

    You just describe Notifon…
    ww.notifon.net

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  4. Is the Intelligent Home App only available to iPhone? I can’t find it in the Pebble app store for Android.

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