The smartwatch space has changed a lot in recent years. Pebble is dead. Fitbit makes smartwatches now (after acquiring Pebble’s assets). Google’s Android Wear is now called Wear OS since it supports iPhones as well as Android. And Apple and Samsung continue to dominate.
I guess not everything has changed.
But through it all, a group of developers have been working on an open source alternative called AsteroidOS. Now the team has released the first stable version: meet AsteroidOS 1.0. Read more
AsteroidOS 1.0 provides all the features needed for a modern wearable experience: phone notifications, an agenda, an alarm clock, a calculator, a music remote control, settings customizations, a stopwatch, a timer, and a weather forecast app are all included in this first release.
These features can be synchronized using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) with Android phones thanks to a companion app named AsteroidOSSync. Libraries, examples, and documentation are all provided to help developers create new connectivity features and synchronization applications for new platforms. Read more