The Open Source Pi Smartwatch is Certifiable Geek Wear
The wearable device race is about to go into full speed this year with smartwatches leading the pack. There is no doubt Apple will have a strong horse in the race, however, there will be others with unique offerings.
Pi is a smartwatch that is slated to be released in early 2015 and uses an Arduino platform to bring personal programming to the smartwatch product field. The user interface is a combination round touch-enabled LCD display with 160-pixel per inch resolution and a ten-point capacitive touch ring all driven by a 32-Bit Cortex M4 processor. The code for the watch is all open source giving amateurs and advanced programmers the ability to create apps that utilize the internal 3-axis accelerometer and magnetometer, microphone, speaker, Bluetooth module and even an infrared transmitter.
Combine all these options with USB connectivity, the ability to read up to 64-gigabyte micro SD cards and an array of colors and Pi makes any real geek look… really geeky, while looking really good. Pi is currently seeking funds through Kickstarter to get their watch launched with an estimated retail price of 199 bucks.