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

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

Expanded mmWave Support for iPhone 13 5G

Apple's September 14th event introduced the new iPhone 13 and what caught my attention was a brief mention by Tim Cook of "new bands and antennas" for the iPhone 12 successor. Looking more closely at the specs shows that the iPhone 13 adds support for 26 GHz mmWave (n258), which builds on the 28 GHz … Continue reading Expanded mmWave Support for iPhone 13 5G

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)

My LiveWire is Due for Its 1K Service

It's an electric motorcycle... but it still needs an oil change 🙂 The spiral bevel gear primary drive (that rotates the motor output through 90 degrees to the belt drive) gets a special gear oil replacement after the first 1000 miles. Here's a cool video of what my LiveWire, "ELVIRA" will be getting done next … Continue reading My LiveWire is Due for Its 1K Service