Although it is not the first time that we have heard of the creation of a smartwatch with an Arduino board, the truth is that this model is peculiar because unlike others, the creator of this smartwatch has published the guide and data necessary to build our own smartwatch. totally free.
This smartwatch it does not have the latest version of Android Wear nor a version of WatchOS however It is made up of two free hardware boards: an Arduino Mini Pro and a board known as GY-87. This board despite a strange name, it is a board that contains several sensors, these sensors are: pedometer, gyroscope, accelerometer, temperature sensor, altitude sensor, pressure sensor and compass.
The GY-87 board is a great complement to Arduino Mini Pro and this smartwatch
The GY-87 is a fairly complete board in terms of sensors and also allows us to connect to the Arduino Mini Pro, making it a perfect complement, as well as the oled screen that it added to give the smartwatch a more beautiful look.
The best thing about this smartwatch is that with its small size, we can use any old watch as a casing, which we can reuse parts such as the battery.
The truth is that these prototypes are still very rudimentary but it must be recognized that they are very interesting and that they have an even more interesting future. By using this Arduino smartwatch, it becomes a device that is compatible with most Android devices and gadgets, so this smartwatch will be fully compatible with our smartphones and tablets.
For those who want to create their own smartwatch, in Instructables you have the complete guide to build your own smartwatch as well as a list of the components that we will need to build it. Now you just need to build it.