Debugging Harley LiveWire Bluetooth and iPhone Issues, Part 3

Look at what I found printed on the bottom of my LiveWire’s display unit: Two immediately interesting bits of information there -- a Harley-Davidson part number (70900801) and an FCC ID (SQGBT850). A bit of quick googling finds 70900801 is “INSTR,CLSTR,DIGITAL” (Instrument, Cluster, Digital). There’s even one on eBay right now. Google also turns up … Continue reading Debugging Harley LiveWire Bluetooth and iPhone Issues, Part 3

Debugging Harley LiveWire Bluetooth and iPhone Issues, Part 2

TLDR: So... like others, I am unable to use iOS Settings > Bluetooth to pair my Harley-Davidson LiveWire... the motorcycle doesn't even appear (making it impossible to pair with) or if it does appear, pairing usually fails. However, I have been able to successfully pair using the LightBlue app by Punch Through - its a … Continue reading Debugging Harley LiveWire Bluetooth and iPhone Issues, Part 2

2021 National Drive Electric Week

National Drive Electric Week, Sep 25-Oct 3, 2021, is a nationwide celebration to raise awareness of the many benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more. We were excited to take our 2021 Rapid Red Mustang Mach-E and 2020 Vivid Black Harley-Davidson LiveWire to the Mill Creek event organized by the Snohomish … Continue reading 2021 National Drive Electric Week

Setting Up iOS Bluetooth PacketLogger in Xcode

Edit (Oct 2, 2021): I later found a similar article on the Bluetooth SIG website iOS has two ways to see Bluetooth packets. One involves capturing a log file by triggering sysdiagnose and the other allows for live capture - you can see the announcement in “What’s New in Core Bluetooth” from WWDC 2019, especially … Continue reading Setting Up iOS Bluetooth PacketLogger in Xcode

Logitech Circle View Doorbell – Mixed Bag So Far

We replaced our indoor-camera-pointing-outdoors and conventional doorbell with a Logitech Circle View Doorbell. We chose it based on its tight HomeKit integration including the promise of HomeKit Secure Video (just in case package thieves rear their ugly heads again here.) The unboxing and hardware installation were a snap. Their online manual / installation guide took … Continue reading Logitech Circle View Doorbell – Mixed Bag So Far

PunchThrough’s Ultimate Bluetooth Guide for iOS

I just came across this wonderfully detailed guide to iOS CoreBluetooth written by Gretchen Walker of PunchThrough. It goes into the details any iOS developer should try to keep in mind when integrating with Bluetooth devices. It is very much worth bookmarking and referring back to. I also heartily recommend their wonderful iOS app for … Continue reading PunchThrough’s Ultimate Bluetooth Guide for iOS

iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch Radio Subsystems (Index)

This post serves as a brief summary of the technical specifications of the many radios in the Phone, iPad and the Apple Watch and as index for easier deeper exploration into each. Most of these are very broad categories (for example, there are many types of Bluetooth with differing data rates) and I’ll be linking … Continue reading iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch Radio Subsystems (Index)

Snohomish PUD FlexTime Pilot, a ChargePoint Home Flex, a Mach-E and a LiveWire

We’re one of 100 households participating in a energy conservation pilot program by our local utility - the Snohomish PUD. It’s called “FlexTime.” We qualified by agreeing to install a ChargePoint Home Flex charging station for our electric vehicles - one that allows for charging to be delayed to overnight to reduce demand on the … Continue reading Snohomish PUD FlexTime Pilot, a ChargePoint Home Flex, a Mach-E and a LiveWire

Debugging Harley LiveWire Bluetooth and iPhone Issues, Part 1

TLDR: If at first you don't connect, try, try and sometimes try again. I found my LiveWire would only connect to my phone roughly half the time, and waiting beyond 30 seconds for it to connect is unlikely to help. I'm determined to uncover as much as I can as to what is undermining the … Continue reading Debugging Harley LiveWire Bluetooth and iPhone Issues, Part 1