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

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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.

We've partnered with Zepp Health to create richer graphical user experiences for the Amazfit smartwatch family


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 

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"Using Storyboard allowed us to create a fashionable graphical interface while optimizing power and memory budgets, among other efficiencies. The result is a hyper-modern user experience and longer battery life, empowering consumers to live smarter in different scenarios.."
Meihui Fan
CTO, Zepp Health

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

Anatomy of an MCU-based wearables development platform

How customers like Zepp Health use AMETEK Crank's Storyboard to build their wearables' development platform.

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Other resources:

Creating exceptional wearable UX ▸

From battery life to memory usage, learn how easy it is to build a sophisticated wearable UX within a constrained environment, using an MCU at the core.

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Get the most out of your memory and graphics capabilities ▸

In this expert developer guide, learn key embedded graphical user interface (GUI) concepts to get the most out of your target system’s memory and graphics capabilities.

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How to create and test smartwatch apps ▸

Bring UX, architecture, and resource optimization to the forefront by using these development tips for building and validating your smartwatch applications on low-power microcontrollers.

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How important is 60 frames per second? ▸

There are a multitude of factors that make 60 FPS an incomplete goal. It’s not just about an arbitrary number, it’s about managing CPU workloads to achieve brilliant UX and maximum power efficiency.

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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 product BOMs by minimizing your UI application's footprint. Optimized for MCU hardware, build low-memory GUI applications 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.

Build sophisticated wearables GUIs that won't let you down

Try Storyboard for wearable devices