MetaWatch WDS112 - Black

The WDS112 MetaWatch is a fantastic little smartwatch designed to compliment your smartphone. A smartwatch is essentially a computerized wristwatch with enhanced functionality that goes beyond basic time keeping. Supporting a Dual-Mode Bluetooth connection to your iPhone or Android smartphone, you can check messages, see who’s calling, control music, view weather, and more, all from your wrist.

The developer-friendly MetaWatch is used to heighten user engagement and drive app usage. The WDS112, when paired with iOS or Android-based smart phones, enable new kinds of 'glanceable' interactions. In the same way that glancing at a wristwatch is more simple than pulling out a pocket watch to check the time, glancing at The WDS112 MetaWatch is more convenient than pulling your phone out of a pocket or handbag to view alerts, notifications, and cloud-based information.

Note: The WDS112 MetaWatch requires either Android OS v2.3 and up or the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 (but not the 5S) running iOS 6. The WDS112 is not compatible with an Android OS lower than v2.3 nor an iPhone 4 or lower.

Note: This item may take longer to process due to battery installed in the equipment and therefore does not qualify for same-day shipping policy. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

  • 1x Black WDS112 MetaWatch
  • 1x Charging/Programming Clip
  • 1x microUSB Cable
  • 96x96 pixel E-paper Display
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 5-7 Day Battery Life
  • Multiple Watch Faces
  • Caller ID, SMS, and E-mail (iOS) Notifications
  • Time, Weather, Stock, and Calander Widgets
  • Music Control
  • Out of Range Alert
  • Stainless Steel Case with Mineral Hardened Glass Lens
  • 3ATM Water Resistance (30 Meters / 100 Feet)
  • Texas Instruments Code Composer Studio License* Watch Body: 55 x 40 x 10mm
  • Watch Band: 252 x 22 x 3.5mm
  • Weight: 76g

MetaWatch WDS112 - Black Product Help and Resources

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  • RJR / about 9 years ago / 5

    Does is come with a 100ft water resistant smartphone?

  • YvesinOttawa / about 9 years ago / 2

    So does this watch include the developer clip or just a standard charging clip? the site says a developer clip is required and $50 !!!

  • I've been searching around the internet and can't seem to find the schematics. I'm really interested in knowing what boost converter was used for the LCD.

    The LS013B4DN01 display this watch is using looks really cool until you realize it needs a 5V supply. Considering that everything else in your circuit probably uses a much lower voltage, you'll need to boost your supply up to 5V to get this display to work. Most switched capacitor boost converters have an operating current that's orders of magnitude higher than the display itself is using. For example, the LM2750-5 that the datasheet recommends has a typical operating current of 5mA. This means the boost converter is using over 800 times more current then the display itself! All of a sudden these displays don't seem so low power anymore.

    Luckily Sharp has started to introduce Memory Displays that run on 3.3V, but this watch seems to be using the 5V version

    • AdrianS / about 9 years ago / 1

      I'm toying around with the DN01 connected to a MSP430 Launchpad and for me it works perfectly fine on 3.3V.

  • scharkalvin / about 9 years ago / 2

    Just how open source IS the watch? IOW are ALL the sources and tools to modify the watch firmware and phone application available to make it possible to port this to a different phone platform?

    • bsidhipo / about 9 years ago / 2

      The firmware source code is hosted on github, and the Bluetooth SPP protocol is published. The firmware is based on RTOS, with a binary blob Bluetooth stack licensed from StoneStreetOne. There has been some effort in getting the btstack running on the CC256x-series, and so far things look good. The newest mspgcc also supports 20-bit extended addressing which is needed for the CPU on this watch. It should be possible to run everything on Linux including the JTAG programming since the programming clip emulates the FET device. That is a project in itself, though :-)

      The negatives: no schematics, out-of-box binary blob bluetooth, TI CC256x requires special init scripts and no datasheet, IAR or CCS ...

      The positives: btstack is reported to work, supported by mspgcc and mspdebug tools

  • Member #382091 / about 7 years ago / 1

    This older platform still works great! It is perfect for reading text messages periodically sent from an IoT system. (check out a full featured, open source, open hardware IoT system at For this watch, be sure to email support to get the latest firmware so it works with their latest smartphone app.

  • Member #544838 / about 8 years ago / 1

    Im confused.. is this the same as the metawatch Frame??? Or is this an older edition? Differences???

  • The Doctor Doge / about 8 years ago / 1

    This includes the development clip, right?

  • BamBam / about 9 years ago / 1

    guys how hard is it to program the watch in the Provided software ? is it similar to arduino or is it another language? i want to display info from a temp sensor on the screen from remote arduino

  • mindw0rk / about 9 years ago / 1

    Hmm, bought it, but I can't get my iPhone 5S to recognize it. Updated it's firmware to the official v1.5.1, and I'm using iOS 7.0.3 and it would come up on my phone as a discoverable device.

    • MySpleen / about 8 years ago / 1

      Found your problem. You're using the wrong phone. "Android OS v2.3 and up or the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 (but not the 5S) running iOS 6."

  • googly_eyes / about 9 years ago / 1

    Be warned that the clip that comes with the device is the JTAG developer clip, and you can not use the "standard charging clip" method to update the firmware on the watch with it. So if you aren't a developer that knows the TI code composer studio and how to use github (finger pointing at me) don't expect to be able to update it.

    Documentation and developer resources are sparse and not well done, so expect to do a lot of digging.

  • Sigh, only if it was comparable with a window phone but maybe with a little bit of code it could work

  • sKooTr / about 9 years ago / 1

    From my distant (scuba diving) memory, 3 ATM puts you at 20 metres deep - 1 ATM at the surface, 2 ATM at 10 m, 3 ATM at 20 m.

    • Zom-B / about 8 years ago / 1

      The watch isn't vacuum. There is 1ATM inside already.

  • Jordan Tallent / about 9 years ago / 1

    Will future orders of the black frame have these button types or will they be like the white?

  • Member #364496 / about 9 years ago * / 1

    The "Detailed Technical Specifications" neglect to mention such "esoteric" parameters as: size, weight, processing capabilities

    Must the "limited edition" owners endure stinking bits of dead cow or are there alternatives?

    Inquiring minds want to know!

    • It should be easy enough to use replace the band with whatever material you feel is appropriate.

    • M-Short / about 9 years ago / 1

      I'll see about getting size and weight listed on the page, as for processing power it looks like it uses the MSP430 microcontroller. Also we promise all bits of dead cow will be stink free, but the band is supplied by the manufacture and we have no control over the band.

  • Member #329151 / about 9 years ago / 1

    Does the buttons look like the picture above or like the picture on the website or the white version?

    • they are as pictured.

      • bsidhipo / about 9 years ago / 1

        I thought that the looped buttons like the above indicate a Developer's Kit version. Is that correct?

        • we got a mixed stock for some reason. the stock of the black is as shown above, and the white has the flat buttons.

  • opensourcerer / about 9 years ago / 1

    whats the battery life?

  • RoastGeek / about 9 years ago / 1

    So.....I'm going with the horribly obvious... and someone totally screwed the pooch on this one....

    What happened to adding a speaker and a microphone?



    (Waits for developer Homer "Doh" response) Bluetooth hands free answering device thing attached to your wrist that's in front of your face as you're driving anyway... shakes head

  • Member #330069 / about 9 years ago * / 1

    Is 3ATM Water Resistance (30 Meters / 100 Feet) like I could go in the pool? or is it like i could build my own diy dive computer?

  • Danforth Hokenstein III / about 9 years ago / 1

    What's with the buttons along the right side? They look like little anchor points for tethers. The white one does not have these, and I don't see them on the metawatch website. It's not a big deal really; it's just an odd discrepancy. Is this perhaps an earlier rev of the hardware?

  • charredgrass / about 9 years ago / 1

    I want this so badly... Time to sell my old 3DS...

  • That LCD looks interestingly hackable...And the 96*96 res is not bad at all for simple graphics. Any chance you could start carrying the LCD itself?

    • AdrianS / about 9 years ago / 1

      Looks like a SHARP Memory LCD, available from Mouser and Adafruit.. nice but expensive displays. And it irks me how since Pebble everybody (except for SHARP) calls them epaper/eink. They are NOT! It will go blank without power. /rant

      • anlumo / about 9 years ago / 1

        Also, the display isn't black&white, it's reflective&white, which isn't visible on the photos at all (note how there's no straight-up shot). It's way harder to read than it appears. (Owner of the Adafruit breakout board here)

    • CF / about 9 years ago / 1

      It's not monochrome, but you could try this

  • Gravis / about 9 years ago / 1

    the battery life is way to short. :(((

    • Member #182995 / about 9 years ago / 1

      The listing says 5-7 days... is this not true?

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