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About

MetaWear Coin is a tiny, coin-cell powered, Bluetooth Sensor Platform with an SDK, used to develop Smart & Connected Wearable products.

This highly integrated platform includes wireless hardware that is loaded with sensors, a simple and functional case, easy to use SDKs, lots of open source code and sample mobile Apps to get you started.

MetaWear Coin is manufacturing ready, certified, and cost optimized, so don’t waste time and resources building a product from scratch, build with MetaWear and rapidly go to market!

Build and power your wearable products in the size of a coin!
Build and power your wearable products in the size of a coin!

How it works

 

You tell the board what to do: read temperature data, log motion data, download log data in memory, sound an alarm when a button is pressed, adjust the volume of your Bluetooth speaker when the MetaWear is shaken, or anything else you can think of.

Here is an example showing how to turn on the LED on the board:

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Our powerful SDKs even let you set up events that allow MetaWear to perform advanced functions without a cell phone nearby. Here is an example where MetaWear has been turned into a fitness tracker that will automatically log and record your steps:

Download our app to turn your MetaWear into an activity tracker!
Download our app to turn your MetaWear into an activity tracker!

Best of all, our hardware can be updated wirelessly. Simply press the update button on your smartphone and watch the board receive new firmware in seconds.

Features 

The MetaWear Coin packs a robust set of features into a tiny size that is ideal for "always-on" applications such as environmental, medical, health, fitness and sports sensors.

The PCB features a temperature sensor (thermistor), motion sensors (from BOSCH), Bluetooth radio (pre-certified from Taiyo), and a push-button with an ultra-bright LED.

Easy to build - Our existing Android and iOS SDKs allow anyone with minimal programming and hardware expertise to interact with the board and all of its sensors. 

The SDKs are free and openly available on Github

Create an iOS or Android App and in minutes, you have a production quality Bluetooth Low Energy product that is ready for sale. 

Get our Apps on the App Store, Android Store, and Github!
Get our Apps on the App Store, Android Store, and Github!

Long battery life - MetaWear Coin can run 3-6 months on a single coin-cell battery. The battery is an affordable CR2032 and it is easily replaceable.

Ready to use software - Our proprietary MetaSense software gives you powerful data analysis tools that allow you to process sensor data, log information, get user input, track movements, recognize gestures, turn devices on/off, trigger events, and much more... 

Case - We've worked hard to create the perfect most versatile case that fits your design and any use-case you may think of. It is small, shatter-resistant, water-resistant, and made from quality plastic so that your hardware is protected from a variety of abuse including shock, rain, and sweat. 

Uses 

MetaWear powered necklace notifies you of different calls.
MetaWear powered necklace notifies you of different calls.

MetaWear coin enables you to create efficient and intelligent wearable solutions for a broad range of uses including rings, bags, bracelets, pendants, garments, e-textiles, smart fabrics, and even buttons.

MetaWear Coin extends the wearable space into all portable technology: Garments, e-textiles, wearables, and fashion 

  • Targeted Ads in retail spaces and iBeacons 
  • Indoor positioning and location awareness 
  • Health, sports and fitness 
  • Motion tracking and gesture recognition 
  • Environmental monitoring 
  • Toys and Entertainment 
  • New sensor applications - We're counting on you guys to explore and define this innovative market! 

WHAT WILL YOU BUILD WITH METAWEAR?

Check out the things already built on the MetaWear platform:

Smart purse with MetaWear embedded.
Smart purse with MetaWear embedded.
Use MetaWear to log temperature and road conditions during fresh grocery deliveries!
Use MetaWear to log temperature and road conditions during fresh grocery deliveries!
Concussion band that detects head impact and trauma.
Concussion band that detects head impact and trauma.

CODE AND EXAMPLE APPS TO GET YOU STARTED 

We included lots of documentation, guides, code, and apps (on the Google Play and Apple App store) to get you started.

Jumpstart your project with our Apps and open-source code!
Jumpstart your project with our Apps and open-source code!

You can find everything you need (including inspiration) on our project pages. In addition, the source code for many of these projects is available on Github.

Tons of guides and tutorials to help you get started!
Tons of guides and tutorials to help you get started!

TECH and API SPECS 

HARDWARE SPECS: 

  • Low power ARM SOC 
  • 256kB Flash, 16kB RAM 
  • Smart and efficient Coin Cell battery circuit 
  • GPIOs/SPI/I2C for adding your own sensor or LEDs 
  • Smart sensors including motion (accelerometer) and temperature 
  • Pre-loaded MetaWear firmware runs BluetoothLE stack 
  • On-board LED
  • Simple Push-button 
  • On-board memory for logging data 

SENSOR SPECS:

  • BOSCH Accelerometer ±2 g, ±4 g, ±8 g, ±16 g: low-noise, 12 bit digital acceleration sensor with typical operation current consumption of only 15 μA
  • Temperature sensor (-40C to 85C) is an SMT thermistor with 1C accuracy and 0.125C resolution

FIRMWARE AND SOFTWARE SPECS: 

  • Android and iOS API (BLE compliant) 
  • Easy to use data processing module
  • ANCS compatible
  • Data streaming capable
  • On-Device logging capable 

Rewards 

Our Story

This team of renegade engineers wanted to change the world of Bluetooth. We’ve been building consumer devices for years and have been a major developer of BLE since its inception.

Meet the MetaWear Team!
Meet the MetaWear Team!

MetaWear

After we successfully delivered our first campaign, MetaWear, ahead of schedule, we listened to our amazing users. With your ideas, feedback, and our learnings, we made an improved coin cell version, which we are super excited to share with the community.

Using the user feedback from our first product, we've transformed and improved the original MetaWear platform in just about every way; the tiny form factor is now even smaller, power consumption has been reduced, and we've optimized it to run on a single coin cell battery that doesn't need to be replaced for months!

Schedule Delivery

 

Risks and challenges

We've brought you MetaWear before and we will do it again. Our first campaign was not only successfully funded but it was delivered early!

There are always significant challenges in manufacturing and delivering any hardware product at scale. Fortunately, we've have been working hard and have established relationships with manufacturing partners in the US that will help us bring Metawear to your doorstep.

Of course, there are still risks associated with producing the Metawear board. Unexpected changes in component lead times, availability, and cost are examples of factors outside our direct control that could affect our delivery timeline, but we are working hard to mitigate those risks and plan to be transparent throughout the delivery process.

The other risk with this and any other project that involves physical delivery comes with shipping. There are a number of unforeseen circumstances that can cause problems during the actual physical shipping of the Metawear boards. We plan to work with proven companies to help ensure that MetaWear Coin arrives (in perfect condition) at their delivery destination. Since unforeseen circumstances can sometimes impact the shipping world, we will also make sure to have methods/resources in place to overcome any difficulties.

Please note that the final look and features of the MetaWear Coin are subject to change based on your feedback and circumstances outside of our control such as component availability.

As always we expect our backers, supporters, and MetaWear users to comply with the proper regulations and laws. We expect you to build good products, to recycle, and to do no evil with MetaWear. You can review our terms at www.mbientlab.com/terms. Please ensure the safety of yourself and others when using our technology.

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