Can we launch our own applications? can it run Linux? or do we just want it to work, with Blinky leds and SDcards? trow in an arduino, or realy trow it out with a ESP8266? Dunno, I would like to thinker with my watch and keep track of my progress. For a 14 euro (15 dollar) watch with everything to get started :D Lets GO ... did the price just drop below 10? and did someone already got some Fernvale code running? (kosagi.com, The "Bunnie" Andrew Huang)
Anyway, can it run some "smartwatch" things and IO stuff? I see empty pads :D
I used these drivers, seem to work nice on Windows 10. (hint for linux users, it will make the serial port work that is detected for a short time, maybe Linux has support already... dunno, dint try it) suport for W2K, 98, XP, Vista, 7 and apparently higher, both 32 and 64 bit
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For you windows fanbooys, probably not Fernly but another OS will be compiled and ready for your downloadeble pleasure. I have no idea whats next, but use this as a basis for my Watch, get to know it better and write some stuff. See you in the next blog.
Yesterday I finanly got some software to work with my watch... the watch dint got detected. Did they sell me a USB cable without datalines? after multiple times trying I tried another cable... and you see... it worked. Windows correctly saw some new devices.
And while I was trying and trying to make a backup of my watch by advice by the guys and girls over XDA forums, Someone made a teardown video and someone a blogpost. (actualy I saw more of those, but (lee ?) from sodnpoo.com made it to the hackaday page.
Well that triggered my writing and researching skills to lvl max. Because I found it quite hard to find everything. So in order to help anyone with a quickstart, I made a plan to "dump" everything I know in some places neat and tidy... well, sort off.
Your reading my Log here at Hackaday IO, ive posted my notes from earlier and yesterday already on my "blog", hope you enjoy. And by the way, please, please make a backup. and post any cool findings and hacks you did with you watch.
First of all, make sure you installed the MediaTek drivers, they are available. and I tried them on Windows 10, should work. there are drivers for Win2000, Xp, 7 and Vista. and for 64bits. Ive run the one for 7/Vista succesfully on WIndows 10. You can check if succesfully if you connect a turned off watch will be detected as Serial com (very brief, it will switch to storage device.) most of the time COM3, but I dont know the magic byte.
Open Flash_tool.exe, you can find it in the archive "FlashTool_v5.1420.00 Azeem" for example. Ofcourse you need to extract that first