Ambiq Micro’s low power MCU enables added functionality in Misfit’s next-generation wearable
October 28, 2015 | By admin |
Ambiq Micro, the leader in ultra-low power solutions, today announced Misfit, Inc. has selected the Apollo microcontroller (MCU) as the ‘brain’ in the Misfit Shine 2 Fitness and Sleep Monitor.
Announced just last week, the next-generation Misfit Shine 2 provides new features, functions and capabilities without sacrificing its market leading 6-months of battery life. Shine 2 tracks activity and sleep more accurately with a 3-axis accelerometer and newly added 3-axis magnetometer, displays progress and tells time in a halo of rainbow-colored lights, and gets users motivated with Misfit Move, a feature that encourages users to be active with a vibrational nudge.
“Shine 2 would not be what it is without this processor,” said Steve Diamond, VP of Hardware Engineering at Misfit. “It allowed us to focus less on power optimization and more building a next-generation product with the same great battery life.”