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!)
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.)
Yes, please! I would like a smart watch, not an activity tracker. e-ink with notifications, alarms, and calendar would be awesome.
@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 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.
The hardware isn't really conducive to that. The main SoC inside is a nRF52832 (Cortex-M4 @ 64Mhz)
@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.
@PINE64 I generally don't get that excited about smart watches but a truly FOSS one sounds nice. Bonus points if it doesn't have to be charged every day.
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