PineBook, the maker of PineBook Pro Linux laptops, has turned its attention to wearable devices and is developing a Linux smartwatch.
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Tentative PineTime features include heart rate monitoring and multi-day endurance, with a desktop charging base and zinc alloy and plastic chassis. Waterproof performance, touch screen support and overall display quality are yet to be confirmed. However, details of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and System-Level Chip (SoC) have been released.
Of course, all features and functions depend to a large extent on the software running on the device. The PineTime software will be developed by a wider Linux development community on a lightweight FreeRTOS or ARM MBED basis. The company said:
In addition, some integration with other Pine64 products through supporting applications is also possible.
The PineTime watch will be based on 64 MHzNordic nRF52832ARM Cortex-M4F system-level chip with Bluetooth 5, Bluetooth, ANT and 2.4 GHz proprietary stacks and NFC-A. The exact flash memory and RAM are not clear, but it may have 512KB flash and 64KB SRAM.
At present, PineTime does not accept any reservations until next year's development of Pine64 is completed.