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 YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES 😍
@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.
@PINE64 oh! I only just noticed it's single button but I guess that makes sense with touch screen.
@captain_morgan do you know how these Japan displays compare to Sharp's in price and power usage? I couldn't find much information on these.
I was just going to order so Sharp displays so it would be cool to know if there's a better/cheaper alternative.
@deadcode I had a quick glance the other day and they seem on par with power usage and the one source I found them was a bit more expensive than the Sharp, but also includes a back light.
@PINE64 I guess this is right now just a CGI picture, where can I get more info about that?
@jeena The watch in the picture is an actual prototype. The background obviously is CGI. ;)
@PINE64 PLEASE let me help, lol. Like I will do a lot fo this lol
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