Pinetime Plus?
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What I have noticed is that cheaper devices tend to sell well, and thus are developed faster, both hardware and software. It takes time to build up to the "pro" versions.

My personal opinion, is that while a Linux watch would be nice, and perhaps a camera, (for a Dick Tracy video phone watch!), that is not going to happen any time soon due to cost. (My opinion.) I'd guess such a watch would cost $250 to $1,000 to get something that ran non-embedded Linux. And had a reasonable feature set, (like a battery that lasted all day).

For the power savings, such a device might have to use current chips in 14nm to 7nm. Those cost more than older tech. Plus, just running Linux does not mean much. If the intent is to have such "smartwatch", (verses the "feature" watch PineTime), run random programs the user would want to install, then EXTRA memory is required. Both RAM & Flash. Most embedded devices have limited memory to both reduce cost and battery usage. This allows the planners to make a good estimate of battery life. Random programs run on smart phones do eat battery life, but we now have such phones last at least 1 full day. And generally longer.

All that means while I may see Pine64 coming out with a newer version of PineTime, I really doubt it will have the resources, (CPU, RAM, Flash & Battery), to run non-embedded Linux.
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Pinetime Plus? - by KNERD - 10-10-2020, 06:26 PM
RE: Pinetime Plus? - by zer0sig - 10-14-2020, 12:40 AM
RE: Pinetime Plus? - by KNERD - 10-14-2020, 10:08 PM
RE: Pinetime Plus? - by Avamander - 10-15-2020, 05:00 AM
RE: Pinetime Plus? - by KNERD - 10-15-2020, 04:16 PM
RE: Pinetime Plus? - by Peter Gamma - 10-15-2020, 03:38 AM
RE: Pinetime Plus? - by Peter Gamma - 10-15-2020, 10:43 PM
RE: Pinetime Plus? - by Avamander - 10-16-2020, 02:16 PM
RE: Pinetime Plus? - by Peter Gamma - 10-16-2020, 07:22 AM
RE: Pinetime Plus? - by KNERD - 10-16-2020, 08:50 AM
RE: Pinetime Plus? - by Peter Gamma - 10-16-2020, 10:59 AM
RE: Pinetime Plus? - by danielt - 10-19-2020, 03:25 AM
RE: Pinetime Plus? - by Peter Gamma - 10-16-2020, 10:30 PM
RE: Pinetime Plus? - by Avamander - 10-17-2020, 03:37 AM
RE: Pinetime Plus? - by Peter Gamma - 10-18-2020, 09:07 AM
RE: Pinetime Plus? - by ikonyshev - 10-19-2020, 12:51 PM
RE: Pinetime Plus? - by Arwen - 10-19-2020, 03:39 PM
RE: Pinetime Plus? - by Peter Gamma - 10-24-2020, 11:16 AM
RE: Pinetime Plus? - by Peter Gamma - 10-24-2020, 01:20 PM
RE: Pinetime Plus? - by Arwen - 10-24-2020, 09:33 PM
RE: Pinetime Plus? - by zer0sig - 10-27-2020, 05:58 PM

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