From making your own soaps and shampoos to decorating your own house, DIYs (do-it-yourself) are a big thing these days. But when it comes to technology, we let the professional do the work for us. Aiming to change that, a start-up called TinyScreens has built a DIY smartwatch kit that will let you make your own little custom smartwatch with your chosen features and straps. Also Read - This budget smartwatch can monitor your heart rate, stress, SpO2 in one tap
Tiny Screen is essentially a 0.96-inch OLED display screen (the size of your thumb) with 96×64 pixels resolution and 16-bit color depth that displays information from the TinyDuino platform. The smartwatch kit does not provide you with a case or a band, so you can customize that as per your likes. It also has several default apps available that can be used without any programming at all. The TinyScreen smartwatch has various watch faces to choose from and uses Bluetooth to communicate with smartphones running on Android 4.3 or iOS 7 and above. There is also an open source iPhone and Android app that will allow users to select the notifications they want to receive and display on the watch, like incoming calls, texts, tweets and appointments. Also Read - You can now own a Bugatti at around Rs 80,000
Launched on Kickstarter, the project has more than 700 backers and has raised $57,943 so far. The company offers a tiny, customizable color TinyScreen OLED display for $25 and various other additional kits. The basic kit for $55 has a TinyScreen, TinyDuino processor, USB TinyShield and lithium polymer battery. The Kickstarter funding period is scheduled to end on October 25 and shipping is expected to begin in February.
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