The tiny and elegant Apple Watch may seem like the sort of thing that can only be designed in Santa Clara, but a “non-Apple guy” has put together an nRF53 version of the apple watch. His name is Sindre Hovland. Hovland was inspired by the sleek design of the Apple Watch, and wanted to see how close he could get. Here’s more from Hovland via hackster.io:
We would need all the cool features that are on the apple watch. Wireless charging, bio sensing for blood O2 levels, and EKG sensing. I’m often feeling tired after being in the office day in and out, and are curious about the CO2 levels I’m being exposed to. An advantage to the CO2 sensor is that it also measures total volatile organic gasses, so it should in theory detect odors that shouldn’t be in a workplace 🙂 The most useful function on the apple watch, is getting notifications. Its super easy to miss out on important notifications such as meetings or other calendar specific arrangements. Pairing the nRF53 over bluetooth to your phone integrates all these features into one package. Now all that’s missing is a microphone to detect sound levels, and a barometer for hill climbing activities.
The design itself is based on the Apple watch 6, and should be compatible with apple accessories.
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