Titan’s new smartband features Nordic’s nRF52832 SoC to process and transmit data to the user’s smartphone.
Titan Company’s Fastrack Reflex 3.0 features a full-touch color display, more than ten different sports modes, a 24/7 continuous heart rate monitor and sleep tracker. It comes in an IP67-rated silicone housing with a range of dual color straps. It records various user data such as step count, calories burned, distance run or cycled and transmits this data to the user’s smartphone using the Bluetooth LE wireless connectivity provided by the nRF52832 SoC. Users can control smartphone camera or music playback, as well as view notification alerts remotely on the smartband.
Smartband needs computational power to manage the complex algorithms that convert sensor data inputs into meaningful fitness and sleep feedback to the user. For the same, it relies on Nordic SoC’s 64MHz, 32-bit Arm® Cortex® M4 processor with floating point unit (FPU).
It includes a 90mAh Li-polymer battery that allows for seven to ten days of typical operation between charges. The brand says that this low power consumption is due to SoC features such as the 2.4GHz radio’s 5.5mA peak RX/TX currents and a fully-automatic power management system.
The core of this smartband features -96dB RX sensitivity, with 512kB Flash memory and 64kB RAM. The software architecture includes a clear separation between the RF protocol software and the application code, simplifying development and ensuring that the soft device is not corrupted.