TI sports watch for hacking

How would you like to have a 3-axis accelerometer, pressure sensor, temperature sensor, RF wireless, and an LCD screen in a development package?  What if we told you that you can have it in the form factor of a wristwatch offering from Texas Instruments? How much would you pay for such a device? Quit guessing, you can pick it up for just $49 with an estimated delivery in mid-February of next year.

Our tip-line has been packed with emails about this since it was announced on Monday. The device ships with the firmware to serve as a sports watch with heart rate monitor. The price is pretty good just for that functionality but this package also includes a USB programming and emulation dongle so that you can develop your own firmware. It looks like the included development software is written for Windows but we’re hoping you can get it running on other platforms as well.

The LCD is a segment display, so you won’t see DOOM running on board. That said, we expect your first project to turn this into a wireless controller using the buttons and accelerometer.

Comments

  1. polossatik says:

    Mine also just arrived!!!

  2. Jordan says:

    just got an e-mail that said mine shipped. Weird cause I was just looking at PayPal and it showed that a few days after I ordered, the charge was canceled and I was refunded! HA!

  3. Zach says:

    They don’t seem to give you much help when it comes to programming the watch, so feel free to post links to some guides lol. Otherwise the watch is great so far, just arrived friday in the mail.

  4. jordan says:

    FedEx delivered my watch 10 minutes after I left for work. wanted to play with it, oh well.

  5. anon says:

    your fault for having a job

  6. name says:

    new york state department of education,

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  8. readotherposts! says:

    HALFMSPTOOL
    Just worked for me , came from the TI MSP430 hackaday.

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