i’m Droid


i’m Droid is the custom-tailored version of Android that runs on the i’m Watch. i'm Droid is the only full-fledged version of Android especially made to run on a smartwatch, featuring an optimized UI for the smartwatch form factor, innovative power-saving features such as Smart Tethering, and some unique capabilities.

i'm Droid is based upon Android 1.6, slimmed down of its features which are not needed on the i’m Watch. We’ve worked on the OS of the i’m Watch adding support for advanced features not available on the underlying Android distribution, to perfectly integrate it with the i’m Watch hardware and to overcome the differences and limitations that the smartwatch form factor has on respect to the smartphones Android was designed for.

Technical Specifications

The i’m Watch connects via Bluetooth to a smartphone in order to leverage its connectivity. In particular, it uses the Bluetooth Tethering function (aka PAN Profile, or Bluetooth Personal Hotspot) to access the Internet.

The Bluetooth tethering function is available on iPhone (iOS 4 and later), Android phones (Android 4.0 and later) and Blackberry 10 devices. Please note that not all phones and carriers have that function enabled, and that you might have to have an extra data plan to use it, depending on your carrier and current plan.

Hardware
CPU: Freescale i.MX233 (400 MHz, ARM9)
RAM: 128 MB
Storage: 4 GB EMMC
Display: 1.54” TFT LCD, 240x240px, 220 dpi
Capacitive Touch-screen (no multitouch)
Built-in rechargeable Li-Po 450 mAh battery

Functionalities
Sensors: magnetometer, accelerometer
Radios: Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Dual-mode 3.5” jack for headphones and USB connectivity (data + power)
Microphone and speaker

Languages
OS locales: English, Italian, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), French, German, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Czech, Dutch, Polish, Russian