Category: Smartwatch

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AUO shows Foldable AMOLED, Conformable Plastic LCD, Bezel-less displays and 240Hz Monitor

Posted by Charbax – May 31, 2017

AU Optronics R&D Manager JJ Lih presents some of AUO's latest displays such as their 5" 1280x720 Foldable Touch AMOLED, 1.4" and 1.2" High Resolution True Circular small bezel AMOLED 454x454 for the Smartwatch industry, 5.5" FHD Super Narrow Border 0.4mm LTPS LCD, 3.5" 480x320 Plastic Flexible Conformable LCD to be available on the market within one year. 12.3" FHD AMOLED for in-car Cluster, 12.3" Free-form LTPS LCD for in-car Cluster. 9" 1280x800 Curved LCD. 8.9" Free-form LCD for Rear-view Mirror. 15.6" QHD 120Hz LTPS LCD for Gaming. 13.3" 4K Ultra-low Power LTPS LCD using lower 15hz frequency. 13.3" 4K Ultra Narrow Border 1.5mm LTPS LCD. 15.6" 4K Ultra Narrow Border 2mm LTPS LCD. AUO also shows their 240Hz World's Highest Refresh Rate Gaming PC Monitor.

GPU for ARM Cortex-M, Think Silicon NEMA, 0.1mm2 @ 28nm

Posted by juliusaugustus – May 8, 2017

Think Silicon NEMA GPU Series and NEMA dc are claimed to be the world’s smallest 2D/2.5D/3D GPU and display controller. They have been specifically designed for area constrained wearable devices, embedded systems and IoT platforms where power consumption and battery life is crucial while still maintaining vibrant graphics and fluid smartphone performance-like user interface performance. The NEMA GPU Series is what Think Silicon claims to be the only GPU which works with SoCs sporting a 32-bit MCU such as the ARM Cortex-M by utilizing the MCU by just 3-4%. Think Silicon's GPU for Embedded silicon footprint can be of 0.1mm2 @ 28nm, has leakage power GPU consumption of 0.07mW. Implementing Think Silicon’s patented compression technologies (TSFBc and TSTXc) limits memory power consumption to just 0.03mW (in DDR-less systems). With Think Silicon’s proprietary graphics API NEMA|GFX and the GUI Developer Toolkit NEMA|GUI, developers can use these tools provided by Think Silicon to create their individual Graphical User Interface in a fraction of time. Tools and the GPU Bitstream (NEMA|Bits) are available for free to download at http://think-silicon.com

Pertie Gligo E Ink Smartwatch

Posted by juliusaugustus – May 8, 2017

The Gligo watch two is a E Ink smartwatch. The E Ink display is segmented and there are analog hands for telling time. The smartwatch can provide notifications, time and heart rate. The e-ink smartwatch is available in a wide array of styles. The price is $50-60 in bulk.

SafeMotion smartwatch for personal alarm, safety for kids and the elderly

Posted by stromium – March 5, 2017

SafeMotion provides mobility safeguarding assistance service for their consumer, here they are showing off their SmartWatch which works in entire Europe with multiple network provider without requiring to swapping the SIM card, instead, it chooses the best network available in the area. The watch allows user to generate SOS alerts which include calling up to 10 people automatically when the SOS button is pressed where user can add the company’s call center number in case if other people are not available, it also has feature of calendar, reminder, voice calling service  and active GPS tracking facility which scans the user and generates an alert if the user goes outside of predefined area the monthly subscription for the service is USD 14.90 / month and price of smart watch is USD $249.

Huawei Watch 2 4G LTE Version

Posted by juliusaugustus – February 28, 2017

The Huawei watch 2 LTE is similar in function to the Huawei Watch 2 but it features a removable LTE sim card slot. The Huawei Watch 2 can share LTE with existing devices. The watch 2 LTE has a design similar to a real watch plus a removable band and ip68 durability.

Huawei Watch 2 with Android Wear 2.0

Posted by juliusaugustus – February 28, 2017

The Huawei Watch 2 is a smartwatch designed for exercise running on the latest Android Wear 2.0 platform which brings refinements and improvements to Android wear. The Huawei Watch 2 is a reference design for Android wear. The Huawei Watch 2 features a design similar to a regular watch and is available in multiple colors. Pricing ranges from $329 - 379 depending on region. The device has fitness features like GPS tracking, heart rate monitoring, and music playback. The Huawei Watch 2 can be paired with Android and iOS devices. There is ip68 dust and water resistance. The battery can last up to 21 days they say.

$179 Withings Steel HR Smart Analog Watch

Posted by juliusaugustus – February 25, 2017

Withings is a division of Nokia from France that produces analog smartwatches. The Steel HR is the first analog smartwatch currently available with a heart rate monitor and a circular OLED display. The watches also has a small circular screen for glancing at information. There is also an Android and iOS app for controlling the device The prices of the watches start at $179.

Blueboo E Watch, X Watch, smartphones

Posted by stromium – December 22, 2016

Shenzhen Huihua Exploit Technology Co., Ltd, also known as Blueboo, is a Shenzhen based manufacturer of smartphones and smartwatches. Here we see their E watch with an MT2601 chipset, 1.5” 320x320, 512MB RAM, 4GB of onboard storage, and a 360mAh battery. The smartwatch is rated IP65 water and dustproof, comes in Golden or Silver colours and leather or steel straps. Their smartphone range is also on display, and we see a 6” flagship model with an HD display, MT6737 chipset with octa-core 1.7GHz processor. The CP3A model with an MT6580 chipset costs US$49.5 (3k units), an MT6735 unit with 5” display and LTE MT6735 chipset for US$54. The phones feature fingerprint sensors on some models. The flagship unit comes with a 5” 1080p display, MT6753W octa-core chipset, 2GB RAM, 32GB storage and 2650mAh battery, on Android v5.1.

RFTECH Android Smart Watch on MT6580

Posted by juliusaugustus – December 21, 2016

The RFTECH smartwatch runs on Android 6.0 with a quadcore Mediatek MTK6580 processor and 3g connectivity. Price for the Mediatek MTK6580 model is not available. RFTECH also has other smartwatch models available in different price ranges.

Flexible Haptic feedback by Novasentis for AR/VR controllers, smartwatches, e-textiles and more

Posted by Charbax – November 24, 2016

Novasentis CEO introduces their flexible, thin, light, multi output haptic technology, here demonstrating how it may be used to enhanse sensing for AR/VR applications where you already have video and audio, and the haptic feedback that can be customized for each finger and programmed so that you can get a variety of "sensations", smart variable haptic frequencies can emulate the feeling of touching different materials in the AR/VR world. Francois did not name his customers but they are working with companies that are making AR/VR devices, gaming controllers and wearable devices. I have previously video blogged about the flexible wearable devices and they are making further progress with that application also where the haptic actuators are embedded into the smart watch strap. I can think of many more applications for this technology including smart clothing. Watch my channel to hear latest updates about Novasentis that is the only company that has this type of technology.