Arduino Zero Board available on Amazon

I intend to purchase Arduino Zero from Amazon https://www.amazon.in/Arduino-M0-Zero-32-Bit-Board/dp/B01328LPFA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1550649234&sr=8-1&keywords=arduino+zero+board

However, the comments section below this product says that this board is not compatible with standard IDE available on Arduino CC. The comments are dated 2016.

Since I am a beginner, I do not wish to stumble upon the issues described in the comments at the very beginning itself.

I am now confused if I should go ahead or wait for board to be available on official site of Arduino?

Or is it that, after the two Arduinos merged a couple of uears ago, these issues have been already taken care of?

AniruddhVelhankar: I intend to purchase Arduino Zero from Amazon https://www.amazon.in/Arduino-M0-Zero-32-Bit-Board/dp/B01328LPFA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1550649234&sr=8-1&keywords=arduino+zero+board

You need to be aware that this is not an Arduino Zero. This is an Arduino M0. They use the same SAMD21 microcontroller and both have the "Uno-style" form factor, but there are some significant differences. The most notable is that the Zero has both a "native" and a "programming" port. The M0 only has a "native" port. The Zero has an EDBG embedded hardware debugging chip on board, the M0 does not.

AniruddhVelhankar: Or is it that, after the two Arduinos merged a couple of uears ago, these issues have been already taken care of?

You guessed correctly! The arduino.cc IDE now has official support for the Arduino M0. You will need to install Arduino SAMD Boards:

  • (In the Arduino IDE) Tools > Board > Boards Manager
  • Wait for downloads to finish
  • Scroll down until you see "Arduino SAMD Boards (32-bits ARM Cortex M0+) by Arduino". Click on it.
  • Click "Install".
  • Wait for installation to finish. If you are prompted to install a driver, confirm.
  • Click "Close".

You will now be able to select Tools > Board > Arduino M0.