New Addition to the Rapidly Growing Class of Energy-efficient, Pattery-powered Wearables

New addition to the rapidly growing class of energy-efficient, battery-powered wearables

The 32-bit Giant Gecko MCU from Silicon Labs (, based on the ARM Cortex-M3 core was selected by the well known manufacturer of navigation devices, Magellan ( for its new Echo smart sports watch. The Echo is based on an “open” GUI development environment called Simplicity Studio.

Features of the Simplicity Studio:

  • Available to developers at no charge
  • Access to the development tools
  • A tool to ease the task of debugging I/O pin conflicts
  • Debugging tool for low-energy embedded development
  • Eligible products: xPico, xPico Wi-Fi, xPIco IAP, xPort and xPort pro

The new sports watch has a customizable display and watch face and provides the ability to remotely control the watch from both iPhones and Android smartphones.

More info: Silicon Labs