Firefly Ice is an open source wearable / Internet of Things platform. You can buy pre-built Firefly Ice PCBAs along with all of the other parts that you need to do development, without having to pay for PCB assembly and FCC testing yourself.
Wearables need to be small. This requires tiny components, high quality PCBs, and high quality assembly. This can be expensive when making the small quantities needed for development. Devices with radios require FCC testing before they can be sold, which is an expensive and time consuming process.
Firefly Ice uses an ARM Cortex processor and a Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy radio to communicate with apps. It is designed to be very low power, which makes it a good foundation for a wearable device.
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