Project took four months from specifications to production, an
estimated 2x faster than previous projects
LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–At the Wearable Technology Show in London, UK, MicroEJ® announced that
Bong, a Chinese OEM, chose MicroEJ solutions for developing the software
of its latest X2 smartwatch – http://www.bong.cn/x2/
MicroEJ’s comprehensive Internet of Things (IoT) product suite enables
design teams to build embedded software, design smart applications, and
deploy them anywhere, to any device.
The Bong X2 delivers time, heartrate and steps information to the user.
The user’s experience is unique as it has no buttons or touch screen: it
is operated by natural wrist gestures. It has a 128×128 8-bit color
square LCD and runs on an ARM Cortex-M4 low-power microcontroller, which
makes it very cost- and power-effective.
Bong intends to use MicroEJ Studio to develop small features quickly
through apps that are downloaded from the MicroEJ Application Store by
owners of the smartwatch. Apps run over the firmware programmed into the
smartwatch and allow users or manufacturers to extend the product
capabilities after its purchase. The Store also allows creation of an
open ecosystem of apps developers.
Bong leveraged PC and mobile developers to create the appealing and
intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) of the smartwatch. Developers
used MicroEJ SDK rapid prototyping and simulation tools to develop the
GUI without the hardware. New features like a calculator app can be
developed in one week instead of five, which represents a significant
increase in software development productivity and enables creation of
more apps that further differentiate the product and provide more value
to the user.
Bong adopted a components-based architecture, which allows delivery of
functions independently of hardware or firmware thanks to the MicroEJ OS
virtualization layer. 100% of the X2 application code can be reused on
Bong’s next project, which eases the creation of derivative products.
The X2 smartwatch project took a total of four months from
specifications to production, an estimated two times faster than
previous projects, giving a significant time-to-market advantage to Bong
and enabling earlier product sales generation.
“We are really pleased to work with MicroEJ,” said Sun Dapeng,
co-founder of Bong. “The MicroEJ team was helpful in providing us the
technical and business assistance that made the X2 project a success.”
MicroEJ exhibits at the Wearable Technology Show in London on March
15-16 and presents its software solutions for wearable device firmware
and apps development on the show floor.
is an independent software vendor of cost-driven solutions for the smart
digital world. With more than $20M of R&D investment, MicroEJ is focused
on providing turnkey software products to solve the embedded world’s
major business challenges and to enable application-driven uses and
services in the IoT world commensurate with the cost and resource
constraints of that world. MicroEJ helps OEMs create flexible and
future-proof smart devices, brings rich user experiences, and enables
additional sources of revenue across the whole value chain, from sensor
data collection to cloud-based services.
MicroEJ has experienced strong and steady growth. Today, more than 1
million devices in the world are powered by MicroEJ in a large variety
of industries, including home automation, consumer and wearables,
communications, smart energy, smart transportation, healthcare,
industrial automation, and smart building.
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Charlotte Morineau, +33 972 328
Perrier, CMO, +33 972 334 799
Linda Marchant, +01 919 451 0776