TI Wireless Development Platform in a watch

TI revolutionizes design of wireless networking applications with eZ430-Chronos, world's first customizable development environment in a sports watch

This seems awfully exciting to me. For $49 you can get a programmable microcontroller in a sportswatch format with built in acclerometer, altimeter, and temperature sensor. It has a wireless transceiver and a USB programming interface. Don't know how much memory but they talk about using it for data logging. I thought my timex datalink was geeky but this is right over the top!

It just seems like an amazing device for $49. OK it's not an AVR but I can learn! As a sports watch it has to be reasonably weatherproof and I can see it now perched on my motorcycle dashboard reading out the stats.


They don't write anything about I/O except the USB and wireless interfaces.

So i think it's a pretty encapsulated system.

But it sure is interesting.

I've had one on order since TI's "MCU Day" presentation (the price was even lower for attendees.)

The MSP430 is a pretty nice CPU; one I've thought of as a candidate for an Arduino port (it is supported by gcc, etc.) You can see some of my thoughts on the architecture (from about 2000; may be a bit dated) here: http://web.me.com/westfw/Old/trip-report-msp430.txt

I've had one on order since TI's "MCU Day" presentation (the price was even lower for attendees.)

Do you have an estimated ship date? I heard January.

Westfw: have you got yours yet?

Still waiting for mine in Australia :frowning:

I was told delevery was in march. There is some of the lower frequency model in stock here:- http://uk.farnell.com/jsp/search/browse.jsp;jsessionid=4CVTJRBPRDZACCQLCIRJMMQ?N=0&Ntk=gensearch_001&Ntt=eZ430+Chronos&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial&suggestions=false&ref=globalsearch&_requestid=872490