My Garmin Watch

December 11, 2020

I love my Garmin Fenix 5 watch. It is my loyal companion on many adventures. It tracks my progress in a half dozen sports, precisely monitors my vitals and (sigh) stubbornly reminds me it is a hopeless struggle to try to keep up with my daring 20+ year-old boys and their friends.

My Garmin Fenix 5 uses an ARM Cortex M4, the same processor all BubblyNet devices use.

I believe that this similarity of computing power helps to illustrate how a BubblyNet Mesh Network works.

Each BubblyNet device (driver, switch, sensor and so on), carries an ARM Cortex M4 processor, which runs 40+ functions; keeps track of schedules, scenes, transitions, and a multitude of settings, all while it is constantly updating, and keeping all the other devices in the network in constant communication.

Similar to the neurons of the brain and nervous system of a live organism, each device contributes its processing power to a network with greater capabilities than the sum of its components.

A small network of about 50 BubblyNet devices compares to the processing power of an iPhone, while a large network of BubblyNet devices surpasses the power of a professional server.

This explains how an installation of many thousands of BubblyNet devices can operate in total coordination and perform the most sophisticated functions without the immense racks of centralized equipment that were needed in the past.

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  • Wes Lane

    Amazing technology and amazing team behind it!