Pine64 promises $25 PineTime smartwatch

Posted on Monday, Sep 16 2019 @ 18:19 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Are you interested in a smartwatch to track your cardio or strength workouts, but don't want to pay big bucks? Pine64 may have just the thing for you as this low-cost Linux device developer is working on PineTime, a future smartwatch that is expected to cost around just $25.

Based on an existing watch body that's used by other manufacturers, the device will have internals picked by Pine64 as well as custom specifications. The smartwatch will use the Nordic nRF52832 chip and will run the FreeRTOS operating system. The PineTime watch has a zinc alloy + plastic body, a 20mm wristband, and a heart-rate monitor. It will come with a charging dock and promises multiple days of battery life.

Pine64 stresses that this is just a side project, secondary to the development of the Pinebook Pro and PinePhone. There's no word about an estimated arrival date, nor is the company taking money via a pre-order page.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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