Xiaomi and Ambiq Collaborate to Create New Redmi Watch 3
Austin, TX – Xiaomi, one of the world’s leading consumer electronics and smart manufacturing companies, and Ambiq®, a recognized technology leader in ultra-low power system on chips (SoCs), and real-time clocks (RTCs), are pleased to announce the collaborative global launch of Redmi Watch 3.
The smartwatch offers Bluetooth® phone capability, supports five major satellite positioning systems, and can operate for up to 12 days on a single charge. The Watch 3 also boasts an impressive 1.75 AMOLED display, and includes a geomagnetic sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, blood oxygen sensor, a heart rate sensor, activity and sleep tracking, more than 120 sports modes, and 24-hour security protection.
Delivering energy efficiency, a premium user experience, robust security, and a commitment to a “Mobile Internet,” the new Xiaomi smartwatch is powered by Ambiq’s Apollo4 Plus SoC. With a built-in graphics processing unit (GPU) and a high-performing display driver, Apollo4 Plus delivers stunning user interface (UI) effects, blazing processing capability, audio solutions, and a superb user experience – all in a safer, more secure environment.
The Apollo4 Plus is the 4th generation system processor solution built upon Ambiq’s proprietary Subthreshold Power-Optimized Technology (SPOT®) platform, enabling new features while reducing devices’ overall system power consumption to extend their battery life.
“The future of IoT requires intelligent devices to be connected 24/7,” said Fumihide Esaka, Chairman and CEO at Ambiq. “The Redmi Watch 3, powered with Ambiq’s Apollo4, demonstrates that smart devices no longer have to compromise performance for power constraints.”
The Redmi Watch 3 is now available for purchase. For more information, visit the Ambiq website.
Xiaomi Corporation (“Xiaomi”) was founded in April 2010 and listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on July 9, 2018. Xiaomi is a consumer electronics and smart manufacturing company with smartphones and smart hardware connected by an IoT platform at its core. Embracing its vision of “Make friends with users and be the coolest company in the users’ hearts,” Xiaomi relentlessly builds amazing products with honest prices to let everyone in the world enjoy a better life through innovative technology. For more information about Xiaomi, please visit www.mi.com/global/discover/newsroom.
Ambiq’s mission is to develop the lowest-power semiconductor solutions that enable intelligent devices everywhere to drive a healthier, cleaner, and more productive world.
Ambiq has helped leading manufacturers worldwide develop products that last weeks on a single charge (rather than days), while delivering a maximum feature set in compact industrial designs. Ambiq’s goal is to take Artificial Intelligence (AI) where it has never gone before in mobile and portable devices, using Ambiq’s advanced ultra-low power system on chip (SoC) solutions. Ambiq has shipped more than 200 million units as of March 2023. For more information, visit www.ambiq.com.
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Revolutionary advancements in helmet technology have taken safety to the next level for motorcyclists, bicyclists, skaters, and multisport enthusiasts. Smart helmets, equipped with technologies that can collect data about the wearer and their surroundings, have the power to enhance safety, communication, and navigation. From reducing the number of injuries and fatalities to improving the overall riding experience, the benefits of smart helmets are undeniable.
In this article, we’ll explore the most advanced smart helmets available in the market and how they are transforming the world of sports.
What Is a Smart Helmet?
Smart helmets are protective head gears equipped with sensors and other advanced technologies that allow them to collect data about the wearer and their surroundings. The basic models offer integrated speakers, microphones, and wireless communication systems. The helmets can also include integrated cameras, voice controls, navigation, and emergency notifications depending on the manufacturer and your budget.
The Benefits of Smart Helmets
Smart helmets offer numerous benefits to users, including:
- Improved safety. Smart helmets can alert emergency services in the event of an accident, providing riders with added peace of mind while engaging in sports activities.
- Entertainment. Smart helmets can provide users access to music, podcasts, and other forms of entertainment while engaging in sports activities.
- Communication. Many smart helmets come with built-in Bluetooth® and intercom systems that allow users to communicate with each other easily, even when participating in activities where it might be difficult to hear or speak.
- Navigation. Some smart helmets are equipped with GPS and mapping technologies that allow users to navigate their surroundings without needing a separate device.
- Convenience. Smart helmets eliminate the need for users to carry multiple devices. With all of the advanced features integrated into the helmet, users can enjoy a more streamlined and convenient experience.
The Different Types of Smart Helmets
A wide array of intelligent helmets is available for motorcyclists, bicyclists, and multisport enthusiasts. Here’s a look at some of the best:
Among the most technologically advanced smart helmets for motorcyclists are from Quin and Sena. Quin Helmets provide comprehensive features such as fully-integrated Bluetooth, automatic crash detection, an SOS beacon, emergency alerts, and the ability to connect directly with 911 emergency services, monitored by a five-diamond-level center.
Sena Helmets, on the other hand, offer features such as sound by Harman Kardon, Mesh, and Bluetooth intercom and smartphone connectivity for GPS, music, and an LED taillight. With +Mesh technology, any Sena Bluetooth headset or helmet can connect with more riders than traditional Bluetooth, providing greater flexibility for riders to come and go without disrupting the group.
The Sena R2 EVO smart communications helmet and Livall BH60SE are the most advanced smart helmets for bicyclists. The Sena R2 EVO enables communication with an unlimited number of riders within a range of half a mile (900 meters) and allows users to switch between up to 9 channels. Riders can quickly pair with each other with the touch of a button, and Mesh technology ensures that the rest of the group remains connected even when one rider falls out of range.
The Livall BH60SE features Bluetooth, a microphone, and speakers. It also has LED lights that enable visibility and provide turning signals you can control via an accessory on your handlebars. Also, the helmet offers an SOS mode, which transmits an alert to your emergency contact if the helmet detects a jolt followed by a lack of movement.
The Sena Latitude SI and Sena Rumba are excellent choices for multisport fans. The Sena Latitude SI is a snow sport helmet with a Bluetooth communication platform, seamlessly-integrated speakers, and a microphone. The Sena Rumba is a helmet designed for bicyclists and skaters, featuring a 2-way HD intercom, integrated speakers, microphone, and Bluetooth pairing with smartphones.
How Ambiq Contributes
Smart helmets have revolutionized how we approach safety, communication, and navigation while participating in various sports activities. Ambiq’s ultra-low power SoCs can enable smart helmets to run on significantly less power, resulting in longer battery life and reducing the need for frequent charging.
Ambiq’s technology can also enable smart devices to capture, process, and transmit data more efficiently, providing more sophisticated and personalized features that enhance the user experience.
To learn more about how Ambiq can power your innovations, reach out today!
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HeartKit™, Built on Ambiq’s AI SDK, neuralSPOT®, Enables Efficient Real-Time Heart Monitoring Applications
- HeartKit is an optimized open-source AI model utilizing multi-head neural networks (MH-NNs), purpose-built to enable a variety of real-time heart-monitoring applications
- Efficient, Extensible, and Explainable, the HeartKit includes training, testing, deployment, and software to help AI developers get started in minutes
- Available now as a Technical Preview to download and start developing AI today
Austin, TX – Ambiq®, a leading developer of ultra-low-power semiconductor solutions that deliver a multifold increase in energy efficiency, introduces Ambiq HeartKit, its latest addition to neuralSPOT’s Model Zoo. This highly optimized AI model enables running various real-time heart monitoring applications to help users and their healthcare providers quickly identify any irregular events to take necessary actions. As with all Ambiq Model Zoo components, HeartKit includes scripts and tools to help AI developers add real-time ECG monitoring capabilities to their health-tech applications.
Personalized health monitoring is becoming ubiquitous with the development of AI models, spanning clinical-grade remote patient monitoring to commercial-grade health and fitness applications. Most leading consumer products offer similar electrocardiograms (ECG) for common types of heart arrhythmia. Ambiq’s HeartKit is a reference AI model that demonstrates analyzing 1-lead ECG data to enable a variety of heart applications, such as detecting heart arrhythmias and capturing heart rate variability metrics. Furthermore, by analyzing individual beats, the model can identify irregular beats, such as premature and ectopic beats originating in the atrium or ventricles.
“Ambiq’s HeartKit may be the most comprehensive open-source TinyML™ implementation of AI-based heart monitoring for IoT endpoint devices,” said Carlos Morales, the VP of AI at Ambiq. “The highly optimized AI model will help developers enable health-tech applications on Ambiq Apollo4 Plus SoC in a matter of minutes.”
By leveraging a modern multi-head network architecture coupled with Ambiq’s low-power SoC, the model is designed to be efficient, explainable, and extensible. While the pre-trained model is ready to use on Ambiq platforms, it also includes software to train, convert, and deploy customized models where needed. The HeartKit has been released under the permissive BSD-3 license for ease of deployment and development. Available now as a Technical Preview to download and start developing AI today.
Ambiq’s mission is to develop the lowest-power semiconductor solutions to enable intelligent devices everywhere by developing the lowest-power semiconductor solutions to drive a more energy-efficient, sustainable, and data-driven world. Ambiq has helped leading manufacturers worldwide develop products that last weeks on a single charge (rather than days) while delivering a maximum feature set in compact industrial designs. Ambiq’s goal is to take Artificial Intelligence (AI) where it has never gone before in mobile and portable devices, using Ambiq’s advanced ultra-low power system on chip (SoC) solutions. Ambiq has shipped more than 200 million units as of March 2023. For more information, visit www.ambiq.com.
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