Freescale presents the WaRPboard Wearable Reference Platform that implements a hybrid architecture to address the evolving needs of the wearables market. The platform consists of a main board and an example daughtercard with the ability to add additional daughtercards for different usage models. In this hybrid architecture, the guts of the design is done on the main board with Freescale’s i.MX 6SoloLite single-core ARM Cortex-A9 applications processor, and a secondary microcontroller, Freescale’s Kinetis KL16 MCU, is implemented on the daughtercard, which is used as a sensor hub as well as a wireless charging MCU.
WaRPboard.org is a nonprofit community based organization providing service and support for the wearables reference platform (WaRP). The solution’s hardware and software will be open sourced and community driven. No closed development tools or licensing fees are required when used in conjunction with open source resources.
i’m Spa of Italy presents their i’m Tracer GPS Tracker, includes a multi-country M2M GSM SIM card, provides GPS tracking support, you can put it on your dog or cat and you can see on your Smartphone or on the Web where you Pet is at the moment. It can ping its location according to the times you want, for example once every 10 minutes, once and hour or as you wish, the more it pings the shorter the battery life. You can also set it to only send you its location when you call it with thus up to 5-6 days of battery life. i’m Spa previously released the i’m watch which I filmed a couple of times and they say their products are fully made in Italy except the electronics components.
This summer, Archos will release this Touchscreen E Ink Smartwatch, running an E Ink optimized UI to display your smart notifications through the upcoming Archos Smartwatch App for Bluetooth 4/3 Smartphones on Android and iOS. Sunlight readability, always-on and battery life should be great. Archos also will release their non-touch E Ink Smartwatch for $129 a couple or so months before this one.
Vuzix is showing their $1000 Smart Glass headmounted computer solution uses a compact WQVGA 16:9, 1Ghz OMAP4430 Powered, White Pearl display module and ultra-low-power driver IC from Kopin Corporation, 16GB Flash, 32GB MicroSD support, head-tracking sensors are 3 axis Gyro, 3 axis Accelerometer and 3 axis Magnetometer. 600mAh battery offering 1-2 hours of display usage but much more can be achieved with an external 3800mAh battery pack. Camera does 5megapixel photos and 1080p video. Mounting options include over head, Safety Glasses and can be used on either left or right eye. They have an SDK for further Android development for it links up using Bluetooth 4.0 to Android or iOS host device. You can read more about it here: http://www.vuzix.com/consumer/products_m100/
RIBX FB1 “Future Battlefield” and the TI “Titanium” Smartwatch is built to be durable, retail price may be $299 and $699 to be available in April, they expect to sell more than 100 thousand. The processor is MT6572 with built-in SIM card, GPS support. Android 4.3 support.
ZTE shows their Silicon Labs EFM32GG230 ARM Cortex-M3 powered Smart Watch platform, called the ZTE BlueWatch, synchronizes with Android phones over BT3/4, 235mAh battery, it may be very cheap and come soon on the worldwide market.