TI introduces eZ430-Chronos, 'world's first customizable development environment within a sports watch'

Texas Instruments on Monday announced the eZ430-Chronos, the world's first customizable development environment within a sports watch.

Texas Instruments on Monday announced the eZ430-Chronos, the world's first customizable development environment within a sports watch.

The eZ430-Chronos is a highly integrated, wearable wireless development system in a sports watch. Its development tool kit allows developers to harness the ultra-low power and wireless capabilities of TI's CC430 microcontroller, and allows for development of wireless networking applications.

The Chronos is equipped with sensors for measurement and motion-based control and can serve as a central hub for nearby wireless sensors so that users have remote access to real-time data from devices such as pedometers and heart rate monitors.

Chronos also includes a USB-RF access point for wireless set-up and PC connectivity. It's priced at $49.