Extending Battery Life in Wearable Designs

The wearables market is booming. Statistics aggregator web portal Statista, notes that the global market will be worth over $7 billion this year and $12.6 billion by 2018. Although the potential rewards are high, this is not an easy market to enter. Designing smart watches or fitness bracelets is tough; consumers expect lots of functionality, smartphone connectivity, compact form-factor, light weight, and l ...

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LiFePO4 Charger

since I really like using LiFePO4 AA and AAA batteries in some of my projects [1][2][3], I finally gave in and built a dedicated charger for them. Previously I used a lab power supply to mimic the constant current/constant voltage charging curve, which worked also fine. But after seeing Patrick Van Oosterwijck nifty LiFePO4wered/USB™ [4], I thought it would be a bit more convenient to charge these batteries ...

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