Category: Smartwatch

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ETAOI – a five key Android keyboard for phones and wearable computers

Posted by juliusaugustus – August 19, 2013

The developer of the ETAOI Keyboard shows a new keyboard design for smartphone, tablets, wearable computers and all other touch screen devices. Qwerty keyboards are a 19th century design which is meant to slow down users to prevent type writers from jamming. ETAOI works by swiping from side to side. The Keyboard takes up very little screen space and is well optimized for small screens. The keyboard is designed to be multi-lingual and has 1,000 users They also showed a Swype keyboard as the system keyboard. The keyboard also has advanced features that enable PC-Like functionality. The developers are ETAOI and can be found at http://www.etaoikeyboard.com/

Latest Embedded processing solutions from Freescale Semiconductor Inc.

Posted by m@ddy – August 12, 2013

Freescale demonstration their products already in the market and upcoming at computex 2013. Freescale is focused on MCU (Micro Controllers Unit), Sensors, Automotive, Network and other industrial areas. One of the interesting things noticed here is The worlds smallest ARM powered MCU. 1.9 x 2.0 mm MCU enables new wave of product miniaturization for the Internet of Things.

Measuring just 1.9 x 2.0 mm, the Kinetis KL02 MCU is 25 percent smaller than the industry’s next-smallest ARM® MCU. Within this miniscule device, Freescale has included the latest 32-bit ARM Cortex™-M0+ processor, cutting-edge low-power functionality and a range of analog and communication peripherals. This enables system designers to dramatically reduce the size of their boards and products while retaining the all-important performance, feature integration and power consumption characteristics of their end devices.

Garmin Forerunner® 10: Containing Kinetis K20 MCUs, Forerunner 10 is a GPS running watch that tracks your distance, speed/pace and calories. It also identifies your personal records and provides motivation along
the way.

GoPro HERO3: Black Edition
Featuring Kinetis K20 MCUs , the HERO3: Black Edition is the most advanced GoPro, ever. The camera is wearable and gear mountable, waterproof to 197' (60m), capable of capturing ultra-wide 1440p 48fps, 1080p 60 fps and 720p 120 fps video and 12MP photos at a rate of 30 photos per second. Built-in Wi-Fi, GoPro App compatibility and the included Wi-Fi Remote (normally a separate $79.99 accessory) make the HERO3: Black Edition arguably the world's most powerful and versatile solution for capturing and sharing immersible and engaging footage of your favourite life experiences.

i'm Watch
Powered by Freescale's i.MX233 applications processor, i'm Watch connects to smartphones, so you can use it for inbound calls and text messages. Facebook, Twitter, and weather forecasts look their best on its high-resolution screen.

Smart connected home:
Collect real-time energy consumption from smart meter and power consumption data from various in-house objects
Control activation/deactivation of home appliances Generate dashboard to provide feedback about power usage
Provide control menus to control appliances Provide a link to the utility and/or Internet

Regarding development board and end production chip sets demonstration
Q7-IMX6 Freescale i.MX 6 Qseven module.

The Q7-IMX6 scales from single core, dual to quad core CPU. The clock frequency is 1,2 GHz, DDR3 memory spans from 1 to 4GB, Gigabit Ethernet is there as well as industrial interfaces including on-board Flash memory. The graphics unit supports OpenGL ES 1.1/2.0/Halti, OpenVG 1.1 and OpenCL 1.1 EP. The HDMI/DVI graphics output is compatible to HDMI V1.4 and offers resolutions up to WUXGA (1920x1200). The Qseven module is truly low power (4-6W) and is suitable for applications such as POS/POI, Digital Signage, industrial Automation, Medical, Transportation, Home and Security Technology.

Reference:
http://http://media.freescale.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=196520&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=1789231
http://www.freescale.com/webapp/sps/site/overview.jsp?code=HOLIDAYGIFTS
http://
http://www.hectronic.se/website1/embedded/arm-modules/q7-imx6.php?group=prod_prod_grp-s1/54
http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o00rjFPiYqo
http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6JvVG5kCvE

Related Articles:
www.greencarcongress.com/2013/06/freescale-20130625.html‎
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freescale_68HC12
www.freescale.com/webapp/sps/site/homepage.jsp?code

Filmed at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) 2013

ARMdevices.net Shenzhen Sourcing Service launched

Posted by Charbax – August 12, 2013

Do you need help/advice sourcing bulks of devices out of Shenzhen? You can now get support and sourcing service from me at http://armdevices.net/sourcing/ and from my new team of experts in Shenzhen to connect you with the best prices, the best quality, the most reliable Shenzhen factories making Tablets, HDMI Sticks, Smartphones, Laptops, Wearables and any of the other emerging devices from the Shenzhen tech market.

For a fixed fee of $500, you can talk to me on video-chat (Google Hangout or Skype) for at least 1 hour, at a time of your choosing, I'll tell you what I know for what you want to know, and you get to be connected by emails with my sourcing expert partners here in Shenzhen. We will do our best to get you to the best possible prices/features for the devices that you are looking to import into your country.

Have you been looking at all my videos and checked the business cards visible to $20/year members, but you are still unsure which factory is the best for what you want? Do you want ideas for devices to sell? Do you want my opinions on what may be best for your market? Do you want to ask me questions and do you need my advice on email? This is the service for you.

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OMAP4 Smartwatch solution, System In Package (SiP) (OMAP5 option) integrated with NAND 512/256MB, LP SDRAM256/512MB,& IC TPS65950 from PRINCO Corp.

Posted by m@ddy – August 11, 2013

Princo SiP module Total Solution provides SiP modules integrated with OMAP4, OMAP5 programming processors,Sigle Level Cell NAND 512/256MB Flash,power management IC TPS65950, Low Power SDRAM256/512MB. Integrates with 5ICs and 100 capacity comounds.This miniature module IC is designed to serve as a core building block for video-rich and graphics-rich multimedia applications.

Target applications include:
Smart Watch, Smart Phone, Tablet, Multimedia Players, Industrial PDA, Human Machine Interface, Hand held Computing Devices, Smart Control unit, Smart Toys, Industrial Control application and More....
PRINCO Corp. has established for 30 years and devoted in devlopment of very high density software for 12 yrs.

Features and Benefits:
1.High Performance with Low System Cost
● ARM Cortex-A8 core, 600/ 720 /800/1000 MHz.
● Easy-to-use. ( 423-pin, 0.8 mm BGA ball pitch)
● 4L-PCB design feasible.

2.with High Reliability
● 21mm ×21mm × 1.25mm
● Ideal for space-constrained handheld devices.
● Proven for industrial grade use.(-40℃ to 85℃)

3.Wireless Connectivity
● Proven Wifi/Bluetooth connectivity.
● GSM/GPRS/3G connectivity
● GPS module

4.Platform Supported
● WinCE.
● Linux-QT
● Android.
● H/W,S/W Reference Design and PCBA total solution available.

Reference Link:
http://www.princo.com.tw/www/module/english//

Business Card:

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Mobile Action Technology Bluetooth 4.0 Fitness Devices

Posted by juliusaugustus – August 1, 2013

Mobile Action Technology is a producer of fitness devices that work on Bluetooth 4.0 low energy with Android and iPhone. These devices include GPS' and heart rate monitors. Heart rate monitors work by connecting through Bluetooth 4. A Bluetooth 4 sensor enables one to see the speed and distance of a bicycle on an iPhone. The sensor costs around $39. The GPS sports watch connects through Bluetooth 4 and the High end model is around $99. The smart watch can theoretically last for 24 hours. The bicyle computer costs $89. The company primarily targets European markets. All their devices use Bluetooth 4.0 low energy technology.

Filmed at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) 2013

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$179 Smartwatch by Sonostar

Posted by m@ddy – July 21, 2013

Mary Liu from Sonostar describes Flexible E Ink smart watch to be launching end of this year. Compatible with Android and iOS phones, connects via Bluetooth 4.0 you just go to Apple store or Google play to download the Sonostar app onto your smartphone.it has features like Eink paper display, highest resolution, sunlight readable. and has long lasting battery back up maximum up to 572 days for typical users. It can be recharged for reuse.1.73" grey e paper screen display 320X240 pixel gives clear view even under the sun. To be avialable in White & Black colors.

Business cards

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$99 WiMe Smart Watch NanoSmart NanoPhone NanoWatch

Posted by Charbax – January 24, 2013

Check out the $99 (retail MSRP) http://www.wime.tw NanoPhone that can be used as the NanoWatch wrist watch. It connects to your Smartphone using Bluetooth and it can also use its own built-in GPRS SIM card modem. The Wime NanoWatch does not run Android, but its embedded Linux OS synchronizes with Android: "Smart advisor that will remind you the new SMS, miss call, Gmail of your android smart phone". They gave me a review sample, I'll try to post a video review in the days/weeks to come. I'll try to figure out exactly what kind of features work yet in sychronization with my Bluetooth Android devices. Let me know in the comments what I should try to test on it.

I’m Watch Android Watch, a growing market for smart Android watches

Posted by Charbax – January 21, 2013

Italian startup I'm Watch thus far has sold 30 thousand Android wrist watches worldwide, with pre-orders for over 50 thousand units, their goal is to sell more than 100 thousand units this year. For now the watch runs on the Freescale i.MX233 and runs Android 2, with certain Android applications being optimized for the I'm Watch, Bluetooth synchronization with any Android or iPhone. Thus when you get calls, you can see caller ID on your watch, you can use the watch as Bluetooth headset, dial contacts, view email titles/senders, IM messages, plenty other Android notifications can be programmed to be shown on the watch. They have a gold version for 13000 euros, Titanium version for 800 euros, silver version for 1500 euros and the regular one has an MSRP of 350 euros ($389 in the USA, currently with a $150 discount, thus $239). They are also launching the I'm Here GPS Tracker, with a SIM card built-in, the GPS tracker can be used to track all types of things everywhere in the country. You can put it in the bicycle, inside the car, inside a bag, in pockets of children, etc, then it can localize the GPS tracker on your phone or on your I'm watch.

My video with I'm Watch filmed last year when they showed the first prototype of the device in 2011 got over 372 thousand views thus far, 351 comments, I guess my video-blogging kind of helped them launch the device. I'm looking forward to (I guess, and I'd like to see) the next version to be slimmer, lighter, using Bluetooth 4.0 low power, run on a faster Jelly Bean compatible ARM Processor, and run tons more Android notifications synchronizations apps, use a sunlight readable Pixel Qi LCD or an E Ink display for the display to stay turned on the whole day, thus whenever you glance at your watch, it always shows time, notifications and everything, no need to reach it and push the button to turn on the display.

I'd like to see the Android smart watch device market explode during 2013, I'd like to see real useful usage being demonstrated and proven to work perfectly on this type of device. They gave me an I'm Watch which I am now going to try to test over the next days and weeks and I'll report and post some video reviews on my hopeful success in being able to use it to improve my overall Android and smart device usage and experience. 2013 is the year that wearable computing becomes a mass market success, this device is one of the first examples of what we can expect.

Casio G-Shock GB-6900AA Bluetooth 4.0 Smartphone interface

Posted by Charbax – January 14, 2013

Casio is finally launching their Bluetooth 4.0 smartwatch to interface with smartphones such as Android phones and the iPhone, the phone can run 2 years on a regular wrist watch battery even with the Bluetooth 4.0 connection being active most of the time every day, when you get a call, it can light up and vibrate your watch, make it beep, display the caller ID, other features such as notifications, social network updates can also be enabled and managed through the app on the smartphone.

CST-01: The World’s Thinnest Watch

Posted by Charbax – January 10, 2013

Check out this ultra thin ultra low power, ultra light E Ink wrist watch. You charge it for 10 minutes and it displays the time and updates the eink screen each minute for about a month. It's on kickstarter now at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1655017763/cst-01-the-worlds-thinnest-watch