The PineTime is a free and open source smartwatch capable of running custom-built open operating systems. It’s available from the Pine64 Store for $27.
Pine64’s PineTime is an interesting smartwatch with equally interesting software surrounded it. It would be a good companion for not only your PinePhone but also for your favorite devices – any phone, tablet, or even PC.
Above all, PineTime is a very inexpensive smartwatch especially compared to the competition. If you were on a budget but still want something cool, this can do the job.
The PineTime has a 1.3-inch capacitive IPS display, a 180 mAh battery and an ARM Cortex-M4F processor that runs at up to 64 MHz. Some of the notable features include a heart rate monitor, a week-long battery as well a display that is legible in direct sunlight.
The smartwatch has a sealed case that’s not designed to be opened up and offers IP67 water and dust resistance. PineTime comes with Bluetooth 5, a vibration motor, accelerometer, and even a heart rate sensor.
Pine64’s PineTime ship with InfiniTime 1.2 open source firmware pre-installed. The interface is smooth and responsive. InfiTime 1.2 offers many features that you would find in a modern smartwatch, including heart rate monitoring, a pedometer and the ability to view notifications from your smartphone.
If you prefer to try a different smartwatch operating system, the watch also supports alternate firmware such as Wasp OS.
PineTime Smartwach Full Specifications
- Square 1.3-inch 240×240 IPS capacitive touch display
- Software: Any open-source operating systems built on top of numerous RTOSes
- SoC: Low-power Nordic Semiconductor nRF52832
- 64 MHz + Floating Point
- 4 MB of User Storage
- 0.5 MB of OS Storage
- Bluetooth 5 and Bluetooth Low Energy
- Compatible with almost any device
- Over-the-air update
- Health Tracking
- Step Counting (with Accelerometer)
- Heart Rate Detection
- Notification access
- Wrist vibration
- Quick glance via lift-to-wake.
- All-week 180 mAh battery
- 2-pin USB charging dock
- Solid build
- Dimensions: 37.5mm x 40mm x 11mm
- Weight: 38 grams
- Made with Zinc Alloy and Plastic
- Dustproof and water-resistant up to 1m (Rated at IP67)
PINE64 ships globally and includes a charger with every order. It’s available from the Pine64 Store for only $27.