Hexiwear: The Do-Anything Wearable Device!

November 17, 2016 | 01:00
Small and sleek form factor & packed with sensors and accessories

Quantify yourself and the world around you.

Create your own smartwatch, remote sensor tag, or sophisticated home controller with this small, sleek, BLE-enabled, low power development kit. Whatever you want it to be, your Hexiwear prototype can be put to real-world use from day one: equipped with Bluetooth Low Energy it works with compatible iOS/Android apps and connects to the cloud.

First step

A double tap on any of Hexiwear’s buttons will wake up the device and light up the OLED display to show the home screen – that’s your base. From there, you can either figure out the possibilities yourself, or save some time by referring to the official comprehensive online User Guide. 

 
Docking station comes with 3 sockets for click boards.

Compact, wearable cool form factor

Style and usability of a high-end consumer device in a dev kit. Core functionality can be enhanced with hundreds of sensors and transceivers through Click boards.

Connectivity, expandability

Hundreds of additional sensors, transceivers, encoders, relays, motor drivers, speech recognition modules and more are available.

Efficiency

Powered by Kinetis K64 32-bit ARM Cortex-M4 MCU. Features several advanced NXP sensors with low power consumption.

Open Source

Kinetis Design Studio source files and complete hardware layouts and schematics freely available on  Github repository.

Crowd-funded

Funded on Kickstarter, reaching 250% of intended goal.

Awards

Triple Award winner at ARM TechCOn Innovation challenge 2016 : Best IoT product – Best in Show  – Reader’s choice. At the 2016 ECN IMPACT Awards, the Hexiwear plaform was declared best tool for rapid prototyping recognized for the excellence of its design and engineering.  

Full up-to-date documention

The wiki page hosts manuals and user documentation (schematics, links to data sheets and other relevant material) for both hardware and software, published by authorised MikroElektronika staff. Upgrades and improvement and corrections if necessary will be available. 

Over the air programming

Several preloaded applications let you use it Hexiwear out of the box – but it will become your own only when you create new firmware. Bring forth your own ideas and discover Hexiwear’s full potential! Over The Air Programming let’s you upload a HEX file directly from the smartphone app. Alternatively, the docking station has an onboard programmer – all you need is a USB cable.

Features

  • NXP Kinetis K64x MCU (ARM Cortex-M4, 120 MHz, 1M Flash, 256K SRAM)
  • NXP Kinetis KW4x (ARM Cortex-M0+, Bluetooth Low Energy & 802.15.4 Wireless MCU)
  • NXP FXOS8700CQ (3D Accelerometer and 3D Magnetometer)
  • NXP FXAS21002 (3-Axis Digital Gyroscope)
  • NXP MPL3115A2R1 (Absolute Digital Pressure sensor)
  • NXP MC34671 (600 mA Single-cell Li-Ion/Li-Polymer Battery Charger)
  • Light-to-digital converter, Digital humidity and temperature sensor, Heart-rate sensor
  • 1.1” full color OLED display
  • Haptic feedback engine
  • 190 mAh 2C Li-Po battery
  • Capacitive touch interface
  • RGB LED

Previously on this channel...

Earlier this year, at Embedded World 2016, Elektor TV reporter Jan Buiting pointed the camera at Hexiwear, first, from the perspective of NXP ....
 


... and then from mikroelektronika/Mouser (starts 1:35):

Have fun with Hexiwear!

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