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Retro gaming watch: This wearable is a smartwatch and gaming handheld in one

Retro Gaming Watch: Smartwatch and gaming handheld
Retro Gaming Watch: Smartwatch and gaming handheld
The Retro Gaming Watch is a handheld in the form of a Game Boy Advance SP, which is very portable. The model also functions as a smartwatch.

The Retro Gaming Watch combines a smartwatch with a gaming handheld. The 2-in-1 device can be easily detached from the corresponding wristband and held in the hand. The design of the Retro Gaming Watch is clearly inspired by the Game Boy Advance SP, but this also has practical aspects. For example, the inner display of the handheld can be opened, revealing a control pad, buttons for start and select and four action buttons on the lower part, as well as shoulder buttons. This means that Game Boy Advance titles can be played without issue.

A Dialog DA14706 SoC with an ARM M33 processor is installed, which can run at up to 160 MHz and can access two ARM M0 coprocessors for Bluetooth and the sensors. According to the manufacturer, N64 games can also be played. The screen is only 1.54 inches in size and has a resolution of 320 x 320 pixels and a refresh rate of 60 Hz.

Additional modules are also conceivable, but these will depend on feedback from users or supporters. For example, a heart rate sensor could be integrated as well as a camera or a memory card slot. The choice of material for the housing has also not yet been finalized.

The external screen is intended to have the features expected of a smartwatch, such as notifications, time, battery status and weather.

As part of the Kickstarter campaign, supporters can secure a unit for $180. The early stage of development requires patience, as delivery is not scheduled to start until November 2024. Naturally, such a campaign also carries significant financial risk.


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Silvio Werner, 2023-12-29 (Update: 2023-12-29)