Agent Smart Watch: Developer-Friendly Device Promises Lots of Innovation
First shipments were originally scheduled for December, 2013, but that has slipped into the March-April 2014 timeframe according to several backers on Agent’s Kickstarter board.
SDK Will Launch With Device
One of the unique things about Agent is the company’s dedication to providing powerful SDKs (app development toolkits) for app developers.
By releasing a .NET compatible SDK along with the watch, Agent should make it easier for app developers to offer lots of innovative apps for the device, and do this much faster than we’ve seen with others – except perhaps for the Pebble, who is also known for their open and developer-friendly platform.
The weather-resistant Agent smart watch is similar to the Pebble Smartwatch in terms of features, too. It will use an ultra-low-power black and white display for long battery life. Unlike the Pebble, however, the Agent will work with Windows smart phones and comes with a wireless charging station (photo above), which is pretty cool.
The Agent will come with built-in apps for weather and fitness, but the company is clearly betting that most app innovation will come from its developer community.
The Agent comes with the following features:
- compatible with iOS, Android 2.3+ and Windows Phone 8 phones
- 1.28-inch low-power black and white display
- motion & light sensors
- Qi wireless charging station
- running and weather apps
- water resistant
- 7-day battery life (30 day standby)
- 120MHz ARM Cortex-M4 processor
with secondary AVR co-processor
- 1.28″ Memory Display (128 x 128)
with intelligent backlighting
- Anti-glare glass lens
- Bluetooth 4.0 BD/EDR + LE
- 3-axis accelerometer
- Ambient light sensor
- Vibration motor
- 7 days battery life (typical)
30 days in watchface-only mode
- Qi wireless charging
- Water resistant (ATMs: TBD)
- AGENT OS 1.0
including .NET Micro Framework 4.3
- RoHS, Pb-free
- Designed for repair and recycling
including replaceable battery
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