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A tiny development kit with Bluetooth BLE 4.0, accel and GPS for your innovative wearable projects. Our small board, your BIG idea. Read more

Sunnyvale, CA Wearables
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A tiny development kit with Bluetooth BLE 4.0, accel and GPS for your innovative wearable projects. Our small board, your BIG idea.

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About this project

ZWear is the world-first development kit for wearable device, which supports Over-The-Air(OTA) coding. 

Our as-low-as-$25-cost solution is only the size of a quarter, includes Bluetooth 4.0 BLE, a 3-axis accelerometer, GPS and much more, and is small enough to fit virtually any design. ZWear is production ready, helps you pack your own idea into a product.

ZWEAR is Ready for Your BIG Idea 

Developing hardware and writing firmware can be difficult and time-consuming. ZWear can speed up your development process, allowing you to implement your own wearable idea easily.

Developers, hobbyists, manufacturers – ZWear is a perfect fit, helping you achieve your dream, easily and effectively. Grab the iOS example code from GitHub, modify it, and you’ve created your own app and wearable product.

OTA Coding by RevolutionaryZOS IDE Runs on iPhone/iPad 

ZWear comes with the ZOS firmware embedded, which features ZOS IDE (Integrated Development Environment), the first IDE to run on iPhone/iPad supports OTA coding. The ZOS IDE allows you to access firmware source files, modify the firmware, and then program it straight from your iPhone or iPad.

Using ZOS IDE to work on a ZWear device requires only two steps:

1. Scan to find a ZWear device

2. Write code and program it to the device

You can customize your ZWear firmware in just minutes.

As Small as a Quarter and Ready for Production

ZWear is just the size of a quarter, but that doesn’t mean it’s lacking in features. It includes everything necessary for your wearable project.

Avoid time-consuming, costly prototyping – ZWear is ready for production immediately. 

Examples of ZWear in Use

a. ZWEAR in a wearable watch, 

b. ZWEAR and GPS module in a golf ball

 ZWear and GPS module  fit within a golf ball comfortably.

ZWear: A Modular, GPS-Ready Wearable Platform 

1. GPS module is ready with easy FPC cable connection.

  2. Other pin/extensions are available.

  We included a photo sensor, buzzer and motor.

  3. DEBUG module is ready for use.

SIMPLE APIs for IOS:

Developing your own API is easy. Simple API example code can be found on GitHub.

All API functions are implemented as delegate. The first function is called when ZWear is connected with an iPhone.

The second function is called when accelerometer data is ready to read. The third function is to read GPS data.

Download ZOS IDE for Firmware Development Right from the App Store

Ready to customize the firmware? Download our revolutionary ZOS IDE right from Apple’s App Store to your iPhone. Then create a test account and start development. We even offer a test account for standard development in this campaign.

Professional Hardware and Software, Ready for Advanced Development 

We’ve included a USB SmartRF05eb lite debugger and accessories to connect with ZWear main boards. Our kit also supports professional software for measuring signal strengths, controlling hardware directly, such as SmartRF Studio, SmartRF Programmer and IAR Embedded Workbench, which can be free download from TI. 

Here’s a look at IAR Embedded Workbench’s UI, when debugging a ZWear board:

Different ZWear Kits for Different Needs

a. Our ZWear standard kit includes the ZWear main board, necessary accessories and a Li-Poly battery: 

 b. Our ZWear Prime kit includes the ZWear main board, necessary accessories, battery and a GPS module and cable:

  c. Our ZWear Professional kit includes the ZWear main board, necessary accessories, battery, and the SmartRF05eb lite USB debugger and cable:

 d. Our ZWear Prime Professional kit brings everything together, and includes the ZWear main board, necessary accessories, battery, GPS module, and the SmartRF05eb lite USB debugger and cable.

 GENERAL SPECs of ZWEAR

Features:

a. Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy (BLE)

b. Open-source hardware

c. 12-channel GPS ready (optional)

d. FCC certified

e. Golden-plated PCB

f. Tiny Form-Factor

g. Ready to ship

h. Sample open source iOS apps

i. No firmware development necessary

j. The platform is field programmable

HARDWARE SPECS

1. Based on TI’s BLE SOC chip CC2540/CC2541

2. 256KB flash memory + 8KB RAM.

3. Bluetooth 4.0 BLE stack & Firmware pre-loaded

4. USB micro and rechargeable Li-Poly battery

5. 2 analog/digital I/O pins + UART for extensions

6. Debug pins for full firmware develop

7. 2 RGB LEDs

8. One coin vibration motor

9. One Buzzer

10.  3-axis accelerometer

11. 12 channel GPS module (optional)

12. Micro push-button

Team behind ZWear

 Y. (Kevin) Xu (Project development)

 R.  Arora (iOS development)

 K. Ye (Hardware)

 S. Zhang (Back-end)

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Production Plan

APR: Board, API design  

May: Board prototype, cloud Prototype and API testing.  

JUN: App and cloud design and implementation

JUL: Components tooling & manufacture  

AUG: Lab testing and certification

SEPT: Production and testing  

OCT: Packing and Shipping to backers

Risks and challenges

Mass Production

Mass production and prototyping are very different processes. While we have longstanding relationships with production facilities, there may be unforeseen risks involved with mass production. These could range from factory production delays to supplier lead-time delays that affect delivery of ZWear. We will strive to minimize any potential delays and prepare for any issues that might arise in order to meet our delivery timeline.

Certification

ZWear’s design complies with FCC and other regulatory standards. We’re submitting our platform to testing firms for thorough evaluation to ensure it meets or exceeds all certification standards. Approval takes time and delays may occur if modifications are necessary to meet those standards. We’ve already been in touch with testing companies and will work closely with them to ensure the process is handled smoothly and efficiently.

Overall:
We will keep our backers informed and up to date throughout the entire production and delivery process.
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    $5 reward

    1 backer

    COOL THING - Will be mentioned in our "Supporter" page, and will have a test account for our iPhone/iPad-based development environment (ZOS IDE).

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    $15 reward

    70 backers Limited (30 left of 100)

    EARLY BIRD gets BIGGER: a. STANDARD KIT (ZWear mainboard + accessory + battery) x1
    b. Newsletter
    c. Test account for ZOS IDE

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $25 reward

    4 backers

    STANDARD KIT:
    a. STANDARD KIT (ZWear mainboard + accessory + battery) x1
    b. Newsletter
    c. Test account for ZOS IDE

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $50 reward

    3 backers

    PRIME KIT:
    a. (ZWear mainboard + accessory + GPS module + cable) x1
    b. Newsletter
    c. Test account for ZOS IDE

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $50 reward

    8 backers

    PROFESSIONAL KIT:
    a. (ZWear mainboard + accessory + battery + SmartRF05eb lite USB Debugger + cable) x1
    b. Newsletter
    c. Test account for ZOS IDE

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $75 reward

    8 backers

    PRIME PROFESSIONAL KIT:
    a. (ZWear mainboard + accessory + battery + GPS module + cable + SmartRF05eb lite USB Debugger + cable) x1
    b. Newsletter
    c. Test account for ZOS IDE

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $90 reward

    0 backers

    EXPERIMENTAL PROFESSIONAL KIT:
    a. (ZWear mainboard + accessory + battery + SmartRF05eb lite USB Debugger + cable) x2
    b. Newsletter
    c. Test account for ZOS IDE

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $135 reward

    9 backers

    EXPERIMENTAL PRIME PROFESSIONAL KIT:
    a. (ZWear mainboard + accessory + battery + GPS module + cable + SmartRF05eb lite USB Debugger + cable) x2
    b. Newsletter
    c. Test account for ZOS IDE

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $200 reward

    0 backers

    GROUP PROFESSIONAL KIT:
    a. (ZWear mainboard + accessory + battery + SmartRF05eb lite USB Debugger + cable) x5
    b. Newsletter
    c. Test account for ZOS IDE

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    $300 reward

    0 backers

    GROUP PRIME PROFESSIONAL KIT:
    a. (ZWear mainboard + accessory + battery + GPS module + cable + SmartRF05eb lite USB Debugger + cable) x5 b. Newsletter c. Test account for ZOS IDE

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world

Funding period

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