OMATE shows their latest Smartwatch in Pink color, a lighter form factor still with a 500mAh battery, camera, with a retail price of $299, they are ramping up the mass production now. You can also see my video with the founder and CEO of OMATE here: http://220.127.116.11/2013/12/18/omate-truesmart-mt6572-android-smart-watch/
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/
MediaTek MT6572 powered Smartwatch with 512MB, 4GB Flash, Camera, SIM card support. $37 RK3026 7″ tablet. Also a more-than-$200 Intel reference tablet.
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.
You can find more about them at http://www.ribx.hk
Cedar Kingdom shows Hyundai branded phones with MT6572 and other Mediatek processors, MT6572 Smartwatch.with 600mAh, 1.54″ 240×240.
Filmed at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition) 2013
600mAh battery, uses a single-core MediaTek processor (not sure which one), price is below $90 depeding on the bulk purchase quantity, they have 200 people in their Shenzhen factory.
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.
- ZTE BlueWatch hands-on (androidcommunity.com)
- ZTE BlueWatch hands-on (otroandroidblog.wordpress.com)
- ZTE BlueWatch Gadget Review (trustedreviews.com)
- Hands-on: ZTE BlueWatch smartwatch [VIDEO] (otroandroidblog.wordpress.com)
- CES 2014: ZTE BlueWatch SmartWatch and Unique Hotspot cum Projector Goes Official (gizbot.com)
- BlueWatch is ZTE’s first wearable device (liliputing.com)
After showing how the Smart Home is going to be done by the industry, Archos introduces simple and cheap smartwatch systems, all are Bluetooth and the basic idea is you pair it with your Android or iOS phone, you install the Archos Smartwatch management app on your phone to select which notifications you want to vibrate and alert you on your Smartwatch. That’s nearly about it. The E Ink and memory LCD units last for 1-2 weeks on a battery while the touchscreen backlit LCD unit lasts 2-3 days on its battery. They charge with a dock which you can have next to your bed. The idea is for the Smartwatch to be a companion to your big-ass phone in your pocket, thus mainly everything is about Archos Smartwatches putting Smart notifications on your wrist.
- Hands-on with the Archos Smartwatch family (liliputing.com)
- Archos unleashes bargain-priced smartwatches starting at $50 (dvice.com)
- Archos to release budget smartwatches (mazumamobile.com)
- The $50 smartwatch will be here by the summer, says Archos (9to5google.com)
- Archos’ E Ink SmartWatch looks like a Pebble with a facelift (digitaltrends.com)
- Hands on with the ARCHOS smartwatches at CES 2014 (otroandroidblog.wordpress.com)
Chipsip Technology at the Rockchip booth at CES 2014 presents their PCB Design using the ultra low power dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 Rockchip RK3168 SoC using POP Memory in a form factor that can fit in a Google Glass type of device, Rockchip powered. This means SoC, RAM and Flash all occupy the same space as the SoC alone, the rest of the PCB being for a few more things like Bluetooth/WiFi, sensors, power management and a few more. This design thus can fit in a headmounted Android computer configuration, display the Android UI in the heads-up display, here using the the same HIMIX display that Google uses in Google Glass. Taiwan based ChipSiP Technology is a PCB Design house who designs Rockchip based PCBs and products, they are also working to integrate the Rockchip RK3188 in this type of Google Glass like form factor. The price of end-units all depends on the volume of mass production, it would be expensive if volume remains low, but the price can come down to much lower if these designs are quickly mass produced.
Here is ChipSiP’s contact informations (please only contact them if you are a serious bulk purchasing potential customer):
ChipSIP Technology Co Ltd
Jay Hsu, Assistant Manager, Logic SiP Division, Project Control and Management
Telephone: +886 988 867 129
Panasonic shows their 4K wearable camera that attaches to your head. The wearable camera is waterproof at 6 feet and dust resistant. Panasonic HX-A100 is the 1080p version of the camera available now for 199 USD with the 4K version to be available later this year. The wearable camera can be controlled through a smartphone or tablet. The Panasonic presenter is Cassandra Bodzak and here is her YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/gosweetandskinny
Garmin Vivofit wearable fitness band, Garmin Forerunner 10 running watch, Garmin Tactix high-sensitivity GPS navigator Watch
Garmin shows some of their latest wearable GPS watches, fitness band, 1080p action camera and their latest car navigation solutions and more.
He was on the stage at the Intel keynote. You can see see more of what he has done on his website: http://www.allyn.com
Basic Smartwatch design from Scope, Shenzhen based Tablet and now also Smartwatch maker. The Scope company already sold more than 1 million educational tablets to Thailand. Last month they already sold 100 thousand of their smartwatch.
Synergy shows their dual-core kids tablet and more.
Filmed at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition) 2013
Polish start-up IntelClinic won the Startup competition at LeWeb 2013 by showing off their NeuroOn brainwave-monitoring sleep mask. The idea is to allow you to switch from monophasic to polyphasic sleep. That means if it works, you can sleep less and more efficiently. Thus far they have collected 384 thousand dollars on Kickstarter.
You can also watch their presentation at the Startup competition here:
Glashion is a Google Glass project that allows you to buy fashion products that you are looking at. Look at any fashionable bag or dress on a bypasser or in a store, and then the app queries the ShopStyle API for similar matches based on object recognition technology. You simply tell Glass when you see a product, “Ok glass, I want this!” and you can then buy the product with a blink. At least that is their idea.
Freescale shows their wearable reference design, tiny to develop i.MX6 based BT4.0 accellerometer, adding ECG, heart-rate monitor, enabling a new range of Freescale powered wearable computers, smartwatches, headmounted computers, fitness devices, more to be announced and integrated. Freescale powers a range of healthcare products, weightscales, heart rate monitors and more. Freescale shows their Freescale One Box Platform, providing a reference Smart Home hub gateway, using Java, all the different wireless technologies integrated.
My unboxing and review of the new Swatch Sistem51, revolutionary ultra-simplified robot-automatic-manufactured, 51-part mechanical automatic wrist watch selling now in Switzerland for 150 Swiss Francs ($169), to be released in the USA/China in early 2014 and in the rest of the world later in 2014. This is the latest advancement in Swiss Watch Making technology, 90-hour power reserve, one screw holds everything together, with anti-magnetic structure. This significantly simplifies the mechanical automatic watch and makes it available to the mass market. Of course I want to see Swatch release real Smart Watches in 2014, using E Ink and LCD displays, using smart LEDs, Bluetooth 4.0, smart buttons, covering their watches with touch screens, including vibrators, microphones and speakers, all the while it’s great to see such mechanical advancement for the Swiss Watch industry. I expect ARM Powered Smart Swatches for next year, they could perhaps even combine the battery powered ARM Processor with the automatic watch mechanics.
You can listen to Alexander Linz of Watch-Insider.com’s really interesting 45-minute interview with Swatch Group CEO Nick Hayek here: http://www.watch-insider.com/featured/conversation-nick-hayek-ceo-swatch-group/