Bangle.js hackable smartwatch raises more than $100,000

Hardware

hackable smartwatch

hackable smartwatch

With just a few hours remaining on the Kickstarter campaign for the Bangle.js fantastically customisable hackable smartwatch, the campaigners raised over $100,000 after acquiring just £12,500 to go into production. Over 1,300 backers have pledged to help bring the hackable smartwatch to life. Pledges are still available for the next few hours from £47 with worldwide delivery expected to take place during March 2020.

hackable smartwatch

hackable smartwatch

“Bangle.js is an open, hackable smartwatch. You can easily install new apps from the web or develop your own using JavaScript or a graphical programming language (Blockly). All you need is a Web Browser (Chrome, Edge or Opera) and you can upload apps or write code to run on your watch wirelessly! Bangle.js is waterproof and AI enabled and comes with bluetooth low energy, GPS, a heart rate monitor, accelerometer and more.”

Specifications of the hackable smartwatch include :

– IP68 Waterproof: up to 10m underwater
– Nordic 64MHz nRF52832 ARM Cortex-M4 processor with Bluetooth LE
– 64kB RAM 512kB on-chip flash, 4MB external flash
– 1.3 inch 240×240 16 bit LCD display with 2 zone touch
– GPS/Glonass receiver (UBlox)
– Heart rate monitor
– 3 Axis Accelerometer (with Pedometer and Tap detect)
– 3 Axis Magnetometer
– Piezo speaker and Vibration motor
– 350mAh battery, 1 week standby time
– 5 x 5 x 1.7 cm case, plastic with stainless steel ring
– Can be disassembled with just 4 screws

Software Specs

– Easy to code and debug wirelessly using JavaScript or our graphical editor (based on Blockly)
– Pre-programmed with the Espruino Open Source JavaScript interpreter
– Vast majority of JavaScript ES5 features and many ES6 features including: Regular Expressions, Promises, Arrow Functions, Template Literals
– 40kB RAM for program memory/variables
– Bluetooth 4.2 Advertising, Central and Peripheral mode support with built-in Nordic UART service
– Graphics library with Vector fonts, bimap rotate & scale
– Tensorflow Lite for Microcontrollers AI
– Wear-levelled flash filesystem
– Heatshrink compression
– Upload functions written in C or ARM Assembler
– Built-in wireless debugging
– VT100 Terminal support on LCD
– Program with Web-based Web Bluetooth IDE or Node.js-based command line tools

Source: Kickstarter

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