Draft from JF
Congratulations on your new smartwatch devkit.
This devkit is running InfiniTime, one of many open source firmwares available for the PineTime. Like many others, this project is still under development, but already provides functionalities such as time synchronization with your phone, over-the-air (OTA) firmware upgrades and support from companion applications like Gadgetbridge on Android and Amazfish on SailfishOS. You can learn more about InfiniTime on the website of the project (https://infinitime.io/) or its Github repository (https://github.com/JF002/Pinetime).
The OTA upgrade functionality allows you to install new versions of InfiniTime, or even other compatible firmwares like Hypnos (https://github.com/endian-albin/pinetime-hypnos) and Klok (https://gitlab.com/caspermeijn/klok).
Please note that it is still recommended to have an SWD debugger at hand in case the OTA upgrade fails or if you need to install a new version of the bootloader.
There are many other projects under development. The complete list, containing much more information (technical details, FAQ, howtos...), is available on the Pine64 Wiki (https://wiki.pine64.org/).
Are you are a developer?
Welcome to the community! You can choose to contribute to an existing project, or start yours from scratch. All you need is an SWD debugger (ST-LinkV2, J-Link, OpenOCD probe,...) and some programming knowledge.
Is it possible to contribute without programming knowledge?
Yes, of course! You can join the community, test the new firmware versions and their features, report bugs, write documentation and/or articles about Pinetime...
- Wiki: https://wiki.pine64.org/index.php?title=PineTime
- Forum: https://forum.pine64.org/forumdisplay.php?fid=134
- Chat rooms:
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Another (simpler) draft from JF
NOTE : this is a much simple version of the guide. It is intended to be printed on a small piece of paper that'll ship in the box of the devkit. It redirects the user to the wiki, so we should write a new wiki page that contains more info and links, and ensure this new page is well visible from the front page of the wiki
Quick start guide
1. Learn more about the PineTime and available firmware on the Wiki from Pine64 (https://wiki.pine64.org/index.php?title=PineTime)
<< Add A QR Code to the wiki >>
2. Connect your SWD debugger
<< Add simple schema / picture >>
3. Contribute to existing projects or create your own
4. Join the community of developers
5. Have fun