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Atmel's SAM4S, tinyAVR MCUs enable Secret Labs' smart watch

24 May 2013

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Atmel Corp. has revealed that Secret Labs' recently launched 'AGENT' smart watch is powered by Atmel's SAM4S and tinyAVR MCUs. The smart watch combines the MCUs to deliver extended battery life, consuming less than half the power of competing solutions, boasted the firm.

Extremely low power consumption is achieved through Atmel's patented picoPower technology in the tinyAVR MCU, combined with the low-power RAM retention capabilities of the SAM4S MCU. The tinyAVR MCU handles maintenance tasks and events while the SAM4S ARM-based MCU handles the OS and watch apps. This combination optimises power use and enables the larger SAM4S MCU to remain in sleep mode for as long as possible. Additionally, the smart watch intelligently switches into airplane mode when remaining battery life reaches 10%, enabling traditional watch functionality even in low-battery conditions, added the company.

 Secret Labs' Agent smart watch

Secret Labs' Agent smart watch.

AGENT is a battery-powered smart watch with a 1.28in outdoor-readable display, wireless charging and Bluetooth 4.0. The watch also displays notifications from your smartphone and can integrate with third-party smartphone apps. The smart watch features an anti-glare glass lens and accent-stitched 22mm wrist strap.

The Secret Labs 'AGENT' smart watch is available via Kickstarter.

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