This is the PineTime. A companion for your Linux smartphone, and new side-project of ours. More news coming in the future...
(If you have experience with FreeRTOS or mbed, and are interested, please get in touch!)
@PINE64 please allow me to be the first to say holy shit yes
On the other hand, insufficient buttons :(
(One of the most useful aspects of smartwatches is they can add hardware buttons to be used to control one's smartphone; great for instance for controlling audio playback and volume on the go. The fewer physical buttons the less useful this is.)
Haha whaaat 🤩
@PINE64 Is it like a Pebble Time?
@gudenau *cough* :)
@PINE64 All I meant was a color, always on display with an accessory port. :-P
@PINE64 holy fuck please, my pebble is starting to lose it.
Yes, please! I would like a smart watch, not an activity tracker. e-ink with notifications, alarms, and calendar would be awesome.
@PINE64 wow… scripting your smartwatch with bash?
@PINE64 Hope it could compare to Fitbit for fitness tracking.
First time I've wanted a smartwatch yet...
@PINE64 yoooooooo what okay yes I'm down
Do you think about what would use Asteroid OS?
@PINE64 Wow, that's actually a great idea. I might even buy this lol
@PINE64 give me some documentation of the board when it's ready and I will see what I can do.
I've read somewhere you're using a nordic chip, correct? They tend to be well supported by zephyr.
@PINE64 are these physical clock hands? Please tell me these are physical clock hands...
@PINE64 How much will it cost?
Can you email email@example.com about this? Mention what project you're with and include shipping details -- we're interested. :)
@PINE64 please have a talk with the rebble.io guys! They are developing afreertos based os for watches like this!
We're definitely interested in working with Rebble! We've had trouble getting a response from them, however.
@PINE64 the community is very active on discord
@PINE64 how do we get in touch? For paid work or open source? (I have minimal freertos xp, I'm just generally interested heh)
It'll be open source work, hopefully. We're really looking for devs familiar with these platforms because they are the most relevant to the hardware.
@PINE64 once you're at the stage where you're looking for seed hackers or early birds I'm definitely willing to join in the fun. I doubt I have the experience you'd be interested in for a core platform team. (I'm comfortable hacking around on Cortex-M stuff but have never done so for a commercial product).
@PINE64 YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES 😍
@PINE64 you guys are amazing! Looking forward to being a Pine family!
@PINE64 Can we get this, but cute and soft plastic and with flowers and bright colours please? 🌸
@PINE64 any plans on supporting AsteroidOS?
The hardware isn't really conducive to that. The main SoC inside is a nRF52832 (Cortex-M4 @ 64Mhz)
@PINE64 ok but can that first XI change to a IX or nah?
@muppeth Unfortunately we can't make that happen at the price point we're looking for.
We are still looking at multi-day battery life with significant (if not always-on) screen on time.
The component cost is significantly higher, but there's also the matter that we're using an existing smartwatch casing which is designed for a IPS LCD of this exact size and fit.
To redesign for the Sharp Memory LCD would require significant investment (5-figures USD) to retool molds. It'd be unlikely that the PineTime could happen in that case.
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