I previously built the C64 Watch, which is a Commodore 64-themed Lilygo T-Watch 2020 with an onboard BASIC interpreter. But for a smartwatch to be really useful, it needs to be able to sync with a computer. Sure, I could easily sync it with a modern computer, but I thought it would be way more fun to come up with a way to wirelessly sync with an actual Commodore 64 computer.
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