GUI development that powers sophisticated wearables UX

Shipping in millions of devices around the world, Storyboard is proven to help embedded teams develop sophisticated, power-efficient wearable GUIs that consumers love


Build high-performance & intuitive embedded GUIs for wearables

Wearable and smartwatch GUI development teams must deliver high-quality user experience (UX) while meeting strict power and resource constraints. With advances in sensors and cloud services fueling consumer demand and increasingly powerful microcontroller (MCU) platforms entering the market, all manufacturers are looking to deliver new personalized UX as close to the body as possible.

Storyboard powers product GUI design and development through a productive, parallel workflow that maintains a consistent wearables user experience across the lifecycle. Coupled with highly-optimized runtimes, Storyboard ensures the delivery of high-performance and distinctive wearables GUIs on low-power, low-cost MCU platforms.
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Import directly from Photoshop and Sketch, with layers, order, and names 


Achieve smooth graphical transitions on resource-constrained MCU hardware


Manage design iterations seamlessly with Storyboard's Rapid Design Import and Iteration Technology


Select the best OS to optimize the experience of your device


Pre-coded functions to speed up scrolling lists and tables development 

How a global smartwatch development team rapidly upgraded their UI

One of our 2021 smartwatch GUI and manufacturing clients (anonymous by request) wanted to enter the competitive wearables market with a bang, delivering features on a low-power MCU platform wrapped in a user experience that could compete with the top vendors.

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sample wearables GUIs

Sample smartwatch UI design app for i.MX RT500

Considering the new NXP i.MX RT500 for your wearable project? Download this smartwatch demo app built in Storyboard, and watch your wearable UX vision come to life.

Download the NXP watch demo ▸

Wearables GUI on the STM32 MCU

Watch a smart wearable watch GUI application run on the ultra-low power series from STMicroelectronics, the STM32L4R9, designed and developed in AMETEK Crank Storyboard.

Download the STM32 smartwatch demo ▸

Learn wearable UX best practices

In this joint webinar with NXP, learn the key aspects to wearables screen design and development, including maximizing battery life while maintaining a sophisticated GUI for ultimate user experience.

Watch on-demand now ▸

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Tailor-made for wearable GUI development teams

Storyboard consists of tools and capabilities for wearables GUI designers and embedded software developers that enable a smooth, continual workflow while they design and validate simultaneously. Using a WYSIWYG environment, Storyboard makes it easy to follow wearable UX best practices for today's MCU devices. Core functions can be added with a mouse click (removing the need to manually code) and the final product validated, tweaked, and optimized in real-time resulting in high-performing applications tailor-made for the embedded device.

IoT devices

Wearables interface designs created in Storyboard are implemented, validated, tweaked, and continually optimized for the embedded device from the get-go, ensuring maximum power efficiency and performance.

Save money

Reduce your BOM by minimizing your software's footprint, as well as memory and power draw without sacrificing performance!

Faster cycles, faster time-to-market

When wearables UX designers and embedded developers use Storyboard’s Rapid Design Import and Iteration Technology, teams are able to create and validate products at a far superior pace.

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"With something like Storyboard, we accelerated our smartwatch development process by taking advantage of rapid design iterations based on stakeholder feedback and faster testing through the desktop simulator."
Smartwatch product manager

Build sophisticated wearables GUIs that won't let you down

Try Storyboard for wearable devices