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9/8/2014 06:15 PM EDT
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Anand.Yaligar
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Anand.Yaligar   9/15/2014 10:21:52 AM
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@Goafrit: Probably, but it wouldn't have same kind of applications, not to mention the ability to interface with your mobile phones. Also, most no-brand products have less price because they do not have much marketing policies. But buying one such watch would require extensive knowledge about the company and also the after sales service.

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Anand.Yaligar   9/15/2014 10:12:23 AM
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@Goafrit: No you cannot, not without a large force backing you up and intelligent marketing. Moto 360 and Apple iWatch gathered enough steam already and Chronos has to do better than that. To be honest I would have had no idea such a company is aptly making smart watches.

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Wnderer   9/10/2014 10:27:23 PM
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Setting up my chronos with the flying mouse software is on my todo list.

processors.wiki.ti.com/index.php/Chronos_Flying_Mouse

I think the flying mouse would be cool to try with the Oculus Rift.

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goafrit   9/10/2014 8:18:53 PM
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>> Also, remember that this is a development kit and not optimized for commercial production. 

That is noted. For production, you need to strip many things and that will surely reduce the tota cost of the product. The big question remains in the dual-competition of Android and iOS, if we can have the 3rd force built on a new ecosystem.

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goafrit   9/10/2014 8:16:08 PM
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>> As for this thing it will be forgotten now that the iWatch has been shown. Still the same problem though will be battery life. 

That may not happen very fast. There is nothing in that watch that does not already exist. The only difference is the Apple logo. Time will tell how that one works out.

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jnissen   9/9/2014 4:24:37 PM
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Max that is hillarious!

As for this thing it will be forgotten now that the iWatch has been shown. Still the same problem though will be battery life. 

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RichQ   9/9/2014 3:32:53 PM
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goafrit, you're forgetting that the cost of the development kit includes the two boards used to connect to the host computer for software development, download, and test. Take those costs out of your calculation and this becomes a lot more affordable than you project. Also, remember that this is a development kit and not optimized for commercial production. I'm sure there are other cost-savings that can be invoked.

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RichQ   9/9/2014 3:30:04 PM
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goafrit, no one mentioned GPS in conjunction with this watch or with regard to the goal-monitoring on the soccer match. The goal monitoring uses high-speed cameras and image processing to determine the ball's position relative to the plane of the goal line, not GPS.

For reference, GPS fixes usually update around once per second in most consumer GPS receivers, although I have found one that offers a 10Hz update rate. Neither of these is fast enough for accurate tracking of such things as soccer balls in play, though.

Here's the GPS link:

www.furuno.com/en/business_product/gps/technical/tec_5hz.html

 

 

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goafrit   9/9/2014 2:40:15 PM
>> It is available with several different wireless frequency options for around $60.

That is still probably for the U.S. market. When you add all the pieces together, you will be looking at $130 which means high end market in today's electronics. In Beijing, one can get a no-brand smartwatch for $50 which works except that it has no logo to command premium price.

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goafrit   9/9/2014 2:27:36 PM
>>  I believe that was supplied by a German company. I think there would be some consumer wallets being opened up for having that app

For sports and those that rely on GPS, you need to assume that GPS will update faster than the speed of the game. Germany has a great engineering culture. The question is if these apps can technically do the job in fast moving games

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