I've seen some work done to port Espruino on ID205 smart watch. Driven by nRF52840 it looks really promising for very reasonable price (30eur on amazon). If I understand correctly using this hardware with a espruino firmware off factory may have been an original plan for Bangle but then @Gordon changed his mind.
Is there any backstory for it? Should we still spend time making this work?
As I understand the major bummer is ID205L devices are pretty hard to open without breaking the glass, is that right? What about ID205 (aka older version with two buttons)? Based on fccid images the case back is plastic and should be easily detachable if using a hot gun.
Yes, it was originally the idea, but there were a few things against it.
So basically you need the factory on board, and IDOOSmart said they would flash custom software for 500pcs, but then they turned around late in development and said 1000. When I came to order they said 3000 - and that's when I decided to change suppliers.
But the firmware itself should still work ok I imagine... With some tweaks you might even be able to make it compatible with existing apps.
Short update from my side:
I will try to create PRs asap. Meanwhile my current progress can be found here and here.
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