A Wearable to Watch Your Heart
Product name: iBeat Emergency Watch Function: Smart watch and Heart Monitor Hardware: STM32F469 Display: 1.4” 400×400 AMOLED screen
It is the creator of the groundbreaking wearable, the “iBeat Emergency Watch”. Their watch is an everyday
smartwatch that tracks users’ continuous heart activity. It also notifies users about any oncoming emergency.
For their heart-monitoring smartwatch, iBeat used TouchGFX to create an elegant watch face with a stunning, high
contrast, and user-friendly display.
Innovative Wearable That Saves Lives
iBeat’s innovative smartwatch continuously monitors and analyses users’ around-the-clock heart activity through
hypersensitive sensors. If an oncoming life-threatening emergency is detected, such as heart slowing or stopping, the
iBeat Emergency Watch instantly alerts the user. The user’s network will also be notified as well as emergency
responders if needed. As a result, the user receives immediate care which potentially saves the user’s life.
Many of our users are seniors and have deprecated vision. Because of this, we needed an elegant UI with
sharp, easy-to-read graphics. As our device is also a Personal Emergency Response System (PERS), precision and
usability were of critical importance. We modelled our UI on simplicity and style, as users must wear the watch all
day and night. It’s beautiful and highly functional as a timepiece. However, in“emergency mode,” the device is
direct, precise and extremely responsive.
Easy Development with TouchGFX
After searching for a software that met their requirements, iBeat found TouchGFX. The team appreciated the ease of
integrating TouchGFX’s state-of-the art graphics into the device. Another plus was the low MCU load, as it gave their
watch a longer battery life.
TouchGFX offers a highly performance optimized UI library, easy to use as a developer. The performance is
critical as we have a high-end design that needs to run on tight wearable hardware constraints. Being able to
accomplish that with development ease in relation to the SDK, documentation, toolchain, and support for our desired
hardware was a big win for us.
For their TouchGFX based GUI development, iBeat decided to bring in the TouchGFX team. With assistance from TouchGFX
implementer, Embedded Partners, the TouchGFX team was able to deliver a high-quality GUI within iBeat’s short
The Freedom to Be Fearless
With TouchGFX’s help, iBeat has succeeded in creating a wearable heart monitoring smartwatch that does not compromise
on look or functionality. With their Emergency Watch, their highly skilled team has accomplished their mission of
“empowering people with the freedom to be fearless, explore, and live longer lives.”
Learn more about iBeat Emergency Watch here.