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.
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.
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.
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.
iNet is one of the leading design houses in Shenzhen, here presenting their latest IoT Smart Devices, their smart connected toothbrush, their smart food scale, smart kitchen scale, for potentially healthier more accurate better tasting cooking, smart doorbell with camera video call, the smart weight scale. iNet also shows their all-in-one VR using the octa-core Allwinner H8vr. iNet also shows their special VR which is powered through the gamepad remote controller. They also show the smart car mirror, also showing bluetooth temperature and pressure monitors for car tires, smartwatches with transparent display. An NXP54101 powered classical smartwatch with bus payment, NFC/smartcard, wireless charge. MIPS ingenic Android Smartwatch. And also a POS system with fingerprint, smart card reader, nfc, and more developed with Datamini on MediaTek and Intel x86.
Bletop makes smart wristbands as well as other Internet of Things devices. Bletop are available for Children as well as adults with battery life ranging from one to one year. Bletop smartwatches can be controlled remotely with an iOs or Android device. Prices range from 29 Euro/31.57 USD to 39 Euro/42.46 USD.
Bluetooth SIG (Special Interest Group) have their own booth where they display products of their partner companies. Here we see the Meccano, a DIY kit robot controlled via Bluetooth off a device, BT beacons that are small in size with a battery life of a year (with a refresh every 3 seconds), and Texas Instruments’ 52 series board that allows one to run two protocols at once, amongst other things.
MuRata has designed their own wearable solution specifically for fitness tracking. The smartwatch-like platform connects to a host device via Bluetooth which then pulls the data from the wearable while also providing a real-time readout of the sensor’s current readings. The wearable can track heart rate, skin temperature, and blood pressure. It also has NFC, and can charge wirelessly from a dock.MuRata provides various component and sensor required for designing this type of smart wearable.
A GPS tracker for pets, a portable video-streaming walkie-talkie (running on 2.4GHz frequency between the two devices), a range of wireless security products, and a GPS watch for children to track their activity – all of this is on display by K&K, a company based in Dongguan. The pet tracker’s battery is expected to last for two days and costs US$28, while the GPS watch for children costs US$34.
Shenzhen Socoole Technology Co., Ltd was established in 2008 as a small mold shop, specializing in waterprood cases/bags. Now Socoole mainly focuses on manufacturing of waterproof wearable device and GPS trackers. Here we see both on display – the GPS tracker closely resembles a normal watch and has a battery that lasts for up to 7 days, or 4 days of intermittent GPS use. The other waterproof smartwatch features an LCD screen with a cutout at the bottom like the Moto 360.