Microsoft Band starts in UK

The Microsoft Band can new be pre-ordered in UK for £169.99 incl. VAT

http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msuk/en_GB/pdp/productID.314914700?WT.mc_id=oo_band_crm_msdnflash_pol&ocid=CRM_Band_MSDNFlash?/_4570763_3630_2437869

Read the article ‚Why Wearables Need to be Useful, Usable and Desirable‚ on the TechNet UK BLOG

TI SensorTag CC2541 iOS application

After downloading the application from the App Store and activating Bluetooth, in the application the SensorTag can be connected to the iOS device.To enable the connection, the push button of the SensorTag must be pushed once. The LED on the device will start blinking and the SensorTag can be connected now by the application.

Pictures coming soon …

TI CC2541 SensorTag Development Kit unpacking and first experience

Texas instruments TI offers with the CC2541 Sensor Tag a nice development tool with quite a lot of functions. The SensorTag includes these sensors:

  • IR Temperature Sensor (TMP006) from TI
  • Humanidity Sensor (SHT21) from Sensirion
  • Pressure Sensor (T5400) from Epcos
  • Accelerometer (KXTJ9) from Kionix
  • Gyroscope (IMU-3000) from InvenSense
  • Magnetometer (MAG3110) from Freescale

The complete SensorTag is optimized to low power consumption by TI. When not used the sensors been in sleep mode.

The communication between the SensorTag and the iOS device needs Bluetooth 4.0 and the TI application.

 

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