Category: Smartwatch

Best of MWC: MediaTek MT2601 Smartwatch and Smart Glass!!


MediaTek launches their MT2601 Android Wear ready (soon) Smartwatch platform, and also they show off their Kopin micro LCD Smart Glass solution on MediaTek Aster MT2502. In my opinion, these are the best looking Smartwatch and Smartglass at Mobile World Congress 2015. The Smartwatch that MediaTek is showing is designed by GoerTek and it runs Android 4.4 for now but Android 5.0 with Android Wear UI is coming soon for the MT2601 platform according to MediaTek. MediaTek MT2502 is running an ARM11 core to run the MediaTek LinkIt OS while MediaTek MT2601 is a dual-core ARM Cortex-A7 to run a full Android Lollipop with Android Wear soon supported! This is perhaps the optimal low cost Smartwatch and Smart Glass solution for the market, finally available from MediaTek, with soon to come Lollipop thus Android Wear supported.

Specs of the GoerTek MediaTek MT2601 Smartwatch:
– 1.5” circular TFT LCD 320×320
– IPX7 waterproofing
– BT/BLE, Wi-Fi, GPS, 3G cellular supported
– Android 4.4 OS (Lollipop Android Wear soon!)
– PPG heart-rate sensing
– Built-in microphone and speaker

Atmel QTouch Surface Platform, Eirik Slettahjell

Posted by – March 9, 2015

World’s lowest power capacitive touch, the new Atmel QTouch Surface platform builds on the market-proven QTouch capacitive touch button sensing technology supported by Atmel | SMART MCUs. The new solution includes an on-chip peripheral touch controller (PTC), the cornerstone technology that enables higher performance capacitive touch on Atmel MCUs. Consuming less than 4µA, the QTouch Surface technology is perfect for wearables and other battery-powered applications that require a capacitive touch user interface.

LG Watch Urbane Android Wear

Posted by – March 6, 2015

LG’s nicest yet Android Wear watch has a circular 1.3″ P-OLED display with 410mAh and runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 400.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 custom Kryo ARMv8 architecture, and Qualcomm MWC2015 Booth Tour

Posted by – March 5, 2015

Qualcomm announced their upcoming Snapdragon 820 processor, introducing their newest Kryo custom ARM 64bit design, to be available in the second half of the year, built on FinFET technology. Qualcomm introduces their cognitive computing which is a sort of artificial intelligence making mobile computing easier. This video is also a 28-minute booth tour of the Qualcomm booth at Mobile World Congress 2015, where they are showing Cat9 450mbitps LTE and even Cat11 LTE at up to 600mbitps! Qualcomm shows their advanced 4K and Graphics on the Snapdragon 810 Octa-core 64bit ARM Cortex-A57/53. We also get to see some of Qualcomm’s Allseen Internet of Things demos, augmented reality, mantis vision’s MV4D world scanning, the Snapdragon 400 powering Android Wear and more.

Huawei Watch, 42mm Android Wear on Qualcomm Snapdragon400

Posted by – March 3, 2015

Gold plated, also to be available in other colors/prices, Huawei is putting final touches to their Android Wear Smartwatch product, to be released by the middle of this year, their highlight for the MWC show and also quite an attraction and loved by tech media, it runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, comes with a 1.4inch 400×400 AMOLED display for an impressive 286ppi pixel density. The question is what price Huawei plans to sell it at, it may not be sold for cheap.

ARM Cortex-M processors are everywhere at Embedded World

Posted by – February 28, 2015

In this video, Thomas Ensergueix and Diya Soubra, product managers at ARM for Cortex-M processors,
discuss how software complexity is driving the increase in the deployment of 32bit Cortex-M processors in the embedded market.

The ARM Cortex-M processor family is a range of scalable and compatible, energy efficient, easy to use processors designed to help developers meet the needs of tomorrow’s smart and connected embedded applications. Those demands include delivering more features at a lower cost, increasing connectivity, better code reuse and improved energy efficiency. The Cortex-M family is optimized for cost and power sensitive MCU and mixed-signal devices for applications such as Internet of Things, connectivity, smart metering, human interface devices, automotive and industrial control systems, domestic household appliances, consumer products and medical instrumentation.

You can read more about the ARM Cortex-M series of processors at http://www.arm.com/products/processors/cortex-m/

FlyShark Smartwatch on Kickstarter, Heart Rate, Sleep monitoring and more

Posted by – February 28, 2015

Available for $79 on Kickstarter, the Flyshark Smartwatch includes functions like calling, texting, heart rate testing, exercise tracking, sleep monitoring, built-in camera, Bluetooth synchronization with Android and iOS and more. Using the MediaTek MTK6261A and a 1.54″ 240×240 touch screen display. They just launched the campaign on Kickstarter and they have already raised over $43 Thousand at: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ilepo360-keyboard/flyshark-smartwatch-everything-at-the-touch-of-you

Distributor can contact Flyshark here:
Ms Mary, Sales Manager
Mobile: +86 13714507573
Phone: +86 755 89485250
Email: sales@flyshark.mobi
WhatsApp: +86 13714507573
Facebook: Flyshark.ilepo@gmail.com
http://www.flyshark.mobi

Flyshark company introduction, Smartwatches, POS-phone, foldable keyboard and more


Flyshark has Gaoxin as a brother company, established in 2009, where Flyshark focuses on R&D product development while Gaoxin focuses on the sales. They have created their brand” Flyshark” and “iLepo”. They have developed new products including the Flyshark keyboard (which I first filmed with them 6 months ago here), the Flyshark health smartwatch, Flyshark POS smartphone, the Flyshark massage mat and more.

Distributor can contact Flyshark here:
Ms Mary, Sales Manager
Mobile: +86 13714507573
Phone: +86 755 89485250
Email: sales@flyshark.mobi
WhatsApp: +86 13714507573
Facebook: Flyshark.ilepo@gmail.com
http://www.flyshark.mobi

Transflective LCD Smartwatch Podoor PW305II, Assembly, Roadmap

Posted by – February 17, 2015

Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at a Shenzhen smartwatch company. The Shenzhen Podoor PW305II uses an always-on translucent screen, it is a new material, can display clock all the time at a low power consumption. with the backlight on for a full backlit image. Podoor says that they are the first company to use this display. The other features of this watch is measuring heart rate in normal time and at sport. Waterproof. They built a sever for smartwatches, so that exercise and heart rate data can be analysed on the server; the sever organizes and ranks users. Podoor’s Android mobile watch PW306II and PW308, they show multiple colors that can be customized. For 2015, Shenzhen Podoor will unveil PW305S compatible with both Android and iOS The Podoor Lady’s watch, using a circle case, can detect lack of skin humidity, sense ultraviolet radiation, they even have a lady alert system when she is in danger, she can press one button on watch which sends her position to 10 friends, and the Podoor Elder smartwatch for easy use and for elder and care.

You can contact Shenzhen Podoor here:
Fessmin Zhan (Overseas sales manager)
Shenzhen Ptah Technology Co.,Ltd
T:0755-2795 6729 F:0755 2997 0821 Cell:180 3811 3951
Skype: fessmin.zhan
fessmin@szpodoor.com
http://www.szpodoor.com
4th Floor,Bao’he Business Bldg., 74 Area, Bao’an District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

Sony Booth Tour with my 12-year old cousin


Sony 4K World Cup TVs and cameras, Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet, Sony Smart Glass, Sony E Ink SmartBand Talk, Sony Smartwatch 3 with Android Wear, 4K Camcorder with Sony Xperia Z3 with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, Sony Playstation 4 demos, Sony Action Camera, Sony RX100 and more.

The Rising Tide of Wearable Tech with Alfred Poor and Dan Rosenbaum

Posted by – January 8, 2015

At the IDTechEx conferences in Santa Clara, California, I have a conversation with Alfred Poor (Editor of Health Tech Insider), Dan Rosenbaum (Editor of Wearable Tech Insider), and James Hayward (Technology Analyst with IDTechEx). The wide ranging discussion covered wearable technology, printable electronics, and the other new technology on display at the conference. The three experts shared their views on the future of personal technology, and what will drive the growth of these markets.

Alutech Fitness Tracking Watches


Alutech makes a watch that enables one to count how many steps they have walked as well as other fitness functions with a retail price of about 60 USD. Alutech also makes other fitness tracking watches that have bluetooth functionality with connectivity to smartphones and tablets. The Alutech watches offer impressive battery life of a year or more.

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Interview with Guillaume, analyst at IDTechEx

Posted by – November 18, 2014

Guillaume Chansin (@GChansin) is one of the analysts from IDTechEx. We meet him in Santa Clara where the company is holding their annual US event. We talk about what we will see during the conference and why printed electronics can help make better wearable devices. He also explains printed sensors, flexible displays, and why we will not see flexible LCD anytime soon.

An Introduction to the Wearable Technology Event at IDTechEx

Posted by – November 18, 2014

Technology Analyst James Hayward introduces the topics and themes of IDTechEx’s co-located conference: ‘Wearable Technology LIVE! 2014’. Co-location of the event with others covering topics including Printed Electronics, Energy Harvesting and Storage, Internet of Things and 3D Printing brings together all of the relevant emerging technologies that will cause the wearable technology market to reach $70 billion in the next decade. Find out more about the IDTechEx events at: http://www.idtechex.com/events/

The IDTechEx event on emerging technologies starts tomorrow


IDTechEx brings the business and technology communities on key future technologies together at the Santa Clara Convention Center, in California. Their event is focused on some of the most important and most exciting emerging technologies of the future with focus on 3D Printing, Internet of Things, Printed Electronics, Wearable Technologies, Graphene and Supercapacitors. To attract at least 2,500 attendees and more than 200 exhibitors. Hear from the IDTechEx team a day before the conference kicks off. Find out more about the IDTechEx events at: http://www.idtechex.com/events/

$25.5 RK2926, $33 MT8127, $25 4.3″ A23 from Holawin


Holawin shows some of their cheapest tablets on sale, with the Rockchip RK2926 single-core ARM Cortex-A9 with Mali400 and 1080p video playback selling at only $25.5 for 10K orders, and the MediaTek MT8127 quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 3G tablet with Mali450 selling at $33 for 1K order. Holawin also shows a special car charger, smartwatches and fitness bands. Holawin can produce 90 thousand tablets per month in their factory.

You can contact Holawin here:
Holawin Technology (HK) Limited
Shenzhen Holawin Technology Co,.Ltd
Lynn Cui, Sales Director
Mobile: +86 13632728865
Phone: +86 755 23948062 Ext: 802
lynn@holawin.com
Skype: twozero623
QQ: 2850613853
http://www.holawin.com

4K and Wearables Industry overview by Paul Gray of DisplaySearch

Posted by – October 21, 2014

Paul Gray is director of European research for NPD DisplaySearch. In addition to TVs, he also covers wearable devices, digital broadcast, and semiconductor technology. He is heavily involved in analysis and forecasting of wearable devices, connected TV, and 4K Ultra HD. Gray has more than 20 years of experience in market intelligence, marketing, and product management. His work includes forecasting, product strategy, investment, and R&D decisions. He is also involved in consulting and conferences, and he has been cited as an expert in Nikkei, Los Angeles Times, Le Monde, Financial Times, Korea Herald, and other publications.
Before joining NPD DisplaySearch, Paul worked at NXP Semiconductors as a market intelligence manager and also as a semiconductor product manager. Before NXP, he held positions of increasing responsibility at Philips Display Components (later LG.Philips Displays), including director and international account manager in both Asia and Europe. Paul began his career as a production shift leader in a CRT factory.

My video with Paul Gray from a couple of years ago

MT6572 Android Smartwatch from Zgpax

Posted by – October 20, 2014

ZGPax’s latest Smartwatch runs MT6572 with a 5Mp camera, the price is about $80 (bulk) to $150 for people enquiring for single samples (you can contact them below). The basic non-Android Smartwatch is about half the price. ZGpax has a round color display Android Smartwatch coming out next week. ZGpax says they will be getting Android Wear UI on some of their Android capable Smartwatches, with and without sim card. Here’s my video filmed with ZGpax last year and at their headquarters a few months ago.

You can contact Zgpax here (please only for serious buyers/distributors):
Shenzhen PGD Digital Technology Co Ltd
Anlong International Group (HK) Co Ltd
Andy Loi, Sales Director
Mobile: +86 15013588272
Tel: +86 755 33126046
sales@andalong.com
root@andalong.com
Skype: pgd818
http://andalong.com
http://zgpax.com
http://china-msd.com

Onyx E Ink Smartwatch

Posted by – October 18, 2014

Onyx International is developing their new E Ink Smartwatch, with steps counter, Bluetooth interactions with the Smartphone, GPS functions, waterproof and more.

You can Contact Onyx International (please only for serious buyers/importers worldwide):
Onyx International Inc.
Kim
kim@onyx-international.com
Skype: Onyxkim
http://www.onyx-international.com/en/

YLW 60/65 USD Smartwatch, 9.7″ Tablet 119 USD, and 6″ Dual Core/Quad Core Smartphone


YLW sells 20,000 tablets per month and has a factory employing 100 people. YLW makes a smartwatch with a 2G sim card slot enabling it to be used as a mobile phone, it also features bluetooth and wifi for 60 USD for 2G and 65 USD for 3G. YLW makes a Allwinnner 9.7″ A31S based tablet for 119 USD for 500 pieces. YLW also makes 6″ (960×540) IPS Mediatek based smartphones a dual for 62 USD and a quad core 82 USD.

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