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Offline WattSekunde

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Kickstart: AGENT - The World's Smartest Watch
« on: May 24, 2013, 09:23:59 am »
The Agent Smart Watch reaches $474,247 :o on 27 days to go! It's from Secret Labs + House of Horology in New York.

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They offer some interesting details to look at it.
- Sharp Memory Display
- Dual CPU design for ultra low power. Down to 0.1uA in Sleep mode most of the time?

I don't like the case design but technically some interesting stuff.

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Specs

120MHz ARM Cortex-M4 processor
with secondary AVR co-processor
1.28" Memory Display (128 x 128)
with intelligent backlighting
Anti-glare glass lens
Bluetooth 4.0 BD/EDR + LE
3-axis accelerometer
Ambient light sensor
Vibration motor
7 days battery life (typical)
30 days in watchface-only mode
Qi wireless charging
Water resistant (ATMs: TBD)
AGENT OS 1.0
including .NET Micro Framework 4.3
RoHS, Pb-free
Designed for repair and recycling
including replaceable battery
Source: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/secretlabs/agent-the-worlds-smartest-watch
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Re: Kickstart: AGENT - The World's Smartest Watch
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2013, 10:20:34 am »
so its teensy 3.0 + huge ass atmega (WHYYY????) on same pcb. weird combination, seems unnecessary.

Looks like smart watches are 3d printers of 2013. Dave should of jumped on board last year :)
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Re: Kickstart: AGENT - The World's Smartest Watch
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2013, 10:26:38 am »
It's butt-ugly.
 

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Re: Kickstart: AGENT - The World's Smartest Watch
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2013, 11:21:47 am »
With all these watches crammed with oodles of features, I'm considering launching a product with no Bluetooth, accelerometer, wireless and no code space left to add any additional features  - I call it the "IJAFWOK" - It's Just A F***ing Watch OK!
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Re: Kickstart: AGENT - The World's Smartest Watch
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2013, 12:05:24 pm »
With all these watches crammed with oodles of features, I'm considering launching a product with no Bluetooth, accelerometer, wireless and no code space left to add any additional features  - I call it the "IJAFWOK" - It's Just A F***ing Watch OK!

I really have to do my Mk2 µWatch, people lap this stuff up.
I was going to add some "smart" features years ago, but then all this smart watch stuff hit the market.
So now it'll be old school, just a nerdy retro scientific calculator with real buttons.
 

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Re: Kickstart: AGENT - The World's Smartest Watch
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2013, 12:24:48 pm »
7 days battery life!!!

Yep, what's the point. I already have a phone that's a PITA to remember to charge.
 

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Re: Kickstart: AGENT - The World's Smartest Watch
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2013, 12:30:05 pm »
7 days battery life!!!

Yep, what's the point. I already have a phone that's a PITA to remember to charge.

Time to bodge together a smartphone with a shake flashlight (torch?).
Would love to see how many phones go flying...
I didn't take it apart.
I turned it on.

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Re: Kickstart: AGENT - The World's Smartest Watch
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2013, 02:35:38 pm »
With all these watches crammed with oodles of features, I'm considering launching a product with no Bluetooth, accelerometer, wireless and no code space left to add any additional features  - I call it the "IJAFWOK" - It's Just A F***ing Watch OK!

Can i have one. You don't need to install the display. I'll just attach a counter to the 32.768khz crystal and work out the time from there.
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Re: Kickstart: AGENT - The World's Smartest Watch
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2013, 03:02:12 pm »
I'd rather have Breitling, no batteries  :D
 

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Re: Kickstart: AGENT - The World's Smartest Watch
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2013, 09:30:41 pm »
It's butt-ugly.

Yes, absolutely.

BTW: Has anyone experience with the Sharp Memory Display?
Sharp has the Agent watch now on the webside. http://www.sharpmemorylcd.com/
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Re: Kickstart: AGENT - The World's Smartest Watch
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2013, 10:45:16 pm »
BTW: Has anyone experience with the Sharp Memory Display?
Yes - they are close to being a perfect graphic LCD - fabulous contrast & view angle, no need for backlight and minimal current draw when not updating, but much faster update than E-Ink.
Downsides are that you can only update a full line at a time, and no greyscales.
I think they would be ideal for a DMM display.
 I used the larger ones for this :
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Re: Kickstart: AGENT - The World's Smartest Watch
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2013, 11:38:27 pm »
Side note - Mike - You seem to be involved with a lot of arty-farty types... coming up with strange and silly ideas like this. Are they fun to work with?
 

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Re: Kickstart: AGENT - The World's Smartest Watch
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2013, 11:56:32 pm »
Side note - Mike - You seem to be involved with a lot of arty-farty types... coming up with strange and silly ideas like this. Are they fun to work with?
Beats the hell out of designing boring industrial stuff.. and one-off projects need a lot less documentation than production stuff...! 8)
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Re: Kickstart: AGENT - The World's Smartest Watch
« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2013, 06:05:36 am »
I'd rather have Breitling, no batteries  :D
As the style of this Agent Watch is already... hmm... questionable  ;)
they could integrate also some fancy 'energy harvesting' module (using heat, movement, blood, whatever from its owner) and make it even... trendier.
 

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Re: Kickstart: AGENT - The World's Smartest Watch
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2013, 08:04:31 pm »
Yes - they are close to being a perfect graphic LCD - fabulous contrast & view angle, no need for backlight and minimal current draw when not updating, but much faster update than E-Ink.
Downsides are that you can only update a full line at a time, and no greyscales.
I think they would be ideal for a DMM display.
 I used the larger ones for this :

Thank you. Very interesting display. I have to find some to play around with.
The Smart Box looks pretty smart.  ;)
 

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Re: Kickstart: AGENT - The World's Smartest Watch
« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2013, 06:39:53 am »
Not usable for me (apart from the fact that I don't wear a watch anyway). A friend of mine had the TI's smart watch with MSP430 inside and i kinda liked what it was capable of. And battery life was like >1 year I think.
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Re: Kickstart: AGENT - The World's Smartest Watch
« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2013, 02:39:48 pm »
7 days battery life!!!

Yep, what's the point. I already have a phone that's a PITA to remember to charge.
It has "Qi wireless charging". Didn't know this before, looks like some kind of standard: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qi_(inductive_power_standard)
So at least you don't need to remember to fiddle a power cable into it every some days, just put it on the pad every evening.

But the watch is really expensive. $179 if you need the charger, too. Compare this to Pebble: $99, including the charger (well, it's just an USB cable, but with a nice Mac-like magnetic clip at the watch side). Still a bit pricey. I wonder when you can buy the first Chinese clone for $10. You can already buy a full Android smartphone for $65: http://www.technologyreview.com/news/511796/heres-where-they-make-chinas-cheap-android-smartphones/
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