Nordic-powered Bluetooth LE smartwatch delivers smart voice control


Nordic Semiconductor today announces that Shenzhen, China-based smart wearables company Shenzhen DO Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd has selected Nordic’s nRF52840 Bluetooth® 5.2/Bluetooth Low Energy (Bluetooth LE) advanced multiprotocol System-on-Chip (SoC) to provide the core processing power and wireless connectivity for its ‘ID206’ smartwatch with ‘Alexa Built-In’.

The ID206 smartwatch features a 43mm (1.69”) LCD-HD color display screen, built-in microphone, heart rate and SpO2 (pulse oximeter) sensors, plus a three-axis gyroscope. The smartwatch can be used to remotely access the user’s smartphone, for example to receive call and text notifications, or control music playback functionality. The integration of Amazon’s Alexa provides the user with total hands-free control of smartwatch features, as well as remote control of other Alexa-enabled smart home devices.

Precision sensor data management

In addition, the waterproof ID206 also offers a host of additional functionality including 14 sports modes, sleep and stress monitoring, steps tracking, calorie consumption as well as distance detection. The smartwatch is powered by the nRF52840 SoC’s 64MHz, 32-bit Arm® Cortex® M4 processor with floating point unit (FPU), which provides ample computational power to run the complex sensor algorithms, allowing the smartwatch to precisely track and calculate health and activity data.