Tagged: wearables

Aussie Fintech INAMO Announces Contactless Wearable Pilot in the U.S.

Australia- based fintech startup INAMO is reportedly testing out its contactless wearables in the U.S. Founded in 2016, INAMO reported it is now seeking to transform the way payments are being made by developing wearable payment devices to make contactless payments faster and simple. “Our waterproof… Read More

Westpac Launches New “Centsitive Objects” Designer Wearable for Customers

Australian banking group Westpac announced earlier this year the launch of its ‘Centsitive Objects,’ which is a new designer range of wearable accessories. This news comes just days after Westpac announced the launch of its Mobile Cheque Deposit feature. According to Westpac, Censitive Objects was designed exclusively… Read More

Pebble’s Latest Campaign Dubbed Third Most Funded Kickstarter; Captures Over $12.7M For Three New Wearable Devices

Tech startup Pebble has done it again! The company secured over $12,779,843 from 66,673 backers through its third Kickstarter campaign, which launched to raise $1 million for its new products, Pebble 2, Time 2, and Pebble Core. Each device offers new ways for users to enjoy the company’s famous technology. Each… Read More

Pebble’s Kickstarter Success Continues: Third Campaign Surpasses $11M in Three Weeks

Just three weeks after launching its third Kickstarter, tech startup Pebble has successfully secured over $11 million for its three new wearables, Pebble 2, Time 2, and Pebble Core, from nearly 58,000 backers. The devices offers new ways for users to enjoy the company’s famous technology: Pebble 2… Read More

FitPay Raises $3.1 Million Seed Round to Fund Contactless Payments Platform

FitPay has announced the closing of $3.1  million in seed funding led by Giesecke & Devrient (G&D). FitPay was founded by payment industry veterans Michael Orlando, Scott Stevelinck and Chris Orlando. Th co-founders have worked at companies like Visa and CyberSource.  G&D is a supplier of mobile… Read More

Smart Motorcycle Helmet Company Fusar Closes $1.1 Million Seed Round on SeedInvest

Fusar (pronounced fyoo-zer) Technologies, a creator of smart motorcycle helmets, has closed a seed round in the amount of $1.1 million with the help of equity crowdfunding platform SeedInvest. Investors from SeedInvest invested alongside the Jumpstart NJ Angel Network, Socialatom Ventures, the Chi Fan Group, and Casabona… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Holis Holigraphic Display, Technical Weatherproof Outerwear & An Activity Tracker for Under $30 – Trasense

One of the risks of writing about crowdfunding campaigns is that I regularly read (and sometimes write) about products that I want.  The reality is I cannot (or should not) back every project that I covet. But I have do admit that I am starting… Read More

Fusar, ‘The Google Glass for Motorcyclists,’ Now Crowdfunding on SeedInvest

The faster you go, the more you should demand from your helmet. (This may be why my days of mile-per-hour roller blading only required a good-fitting helmet from Costco.) For Ryan Shearman, founder and CEO of FUSAR Technologies and a lifelong motorcyclist, this principle was driven home as… Read More

“Invisibility” Central to $80bn Wearable Market by 2020; Cited as Key Impactful Technology by Juniper Research

Juniper Research has revealed the key technologies that it believes will become the most disruptive by 2020. The new report ‘The World in 2020 – A Technology Vision’ is being offered as a free download in celebration of the launch of its new online research platform…. Read More

Crowdfunding Alum Pebble Watch Tops 1 Million Smartwatches Sold

Pebble Watch, a poster child for the potential of crowdfunding to take a cool concept and turn into a consumer reality, has surpassed 1 million watches sold having topped 400k last year. This report comes on the eve of Apple’s most important product launch in… Read More

Bragi Dash Has Successful Trip to CES, Pushes Back Shipping One More Time

Bragi Dash, one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns from 2014, has once again pushed back their shipping date for their wireless smart headphones.  The young German company announced the delay in an post to crowdfunding backers.  The update came after sharing a highly successful trip… Read More

Ringly Ran Successful Pretail Campaign, Now Raises $5.1 Million

Wearable tech startup Ringly has collected a $5.1 million Series A funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz.  The company ran a successful pretail funding campaign last summer easily topping their $60,000 goal.  The campaign was described at the time as the “most successful pre-sales campaign… Read More

Bragi Dash Live & in the Wild at International CES

Kickstarter superstar and do everything ear-bud headphones, Bragi Dash, made an appearance at CES yesterday.  The CES Award winning wearable was not only there to touch and see as creator & CEO Nikolaj Hviid allowed someone to take a pair for a test run.  Engadget was… Read More

Xiaomi, JD.COM, GVV Invest in Misfit, Creator of Activity Tracker Shine

Misfit Shine is a wearable activity tracker that successfully raised funding on Indiegogo in early 2013.  The company went the crowdfunding route not for the money but for the marketing exposure for the sleek device.  The product closed its crowdfunding campaign with just shy of… Read More

Bragi Dash Receives CES Best Innovation Award 2015

Bragi has received a rather nice award from the Consumer Electronics Association. The German team was in New York City this week for a CES event and they were acknowledged with the “Best Innovation Award 2015” for their wireless, smart, in ear headphones the Dash…. Read More

Wristband Reemo Launches $50,000 Crowdfunding Campaign

Creators of the Reemo, the bracelet that does EVERYTHING, recently made its debut on Indiegogo to raise $50,000.  Imagine, being able to turn on or off any appliance with just the flick of your wrist. Now the Reemo, you are in control of what goes… Read More

Two Crowdfunded Products Come Together: Misfit Shine & Pebble Join on Activity Tracker

Misfit Shine, the popular activity tracker, raised over $840,000 on Indiegogo in 2013 – placing the campaign in the top ten campaigns on Indiegogo that year.  Pebble Watch raised over $10 million way back in 2012 on Kickstarter (the Jurassic period in rewards based crowdfunding) and… Read More

The Oculus-Facebook Buyout: The Best Ad For Equity Crowdfunding Ever

I have written about the misconception by some members of the general public that equity crowdfunding and rewards-based crowdfunding are the same thing.  Many people are misinformed and do not understand that Title III of the JOBS Act has nothing to do with rewards-based crowdfunding…. Read More

Indiegogo’s Reputation May Hinge On Outcome Of GoBe Campaign

Put simply, the significance of automatically calculating calories consumed and burned cannot be overstated. Currently, calorie databases such as MyFitnessPal require manual input, and prove laborious when calculating home-cooked meals or more exotic cuisines. While the utility of food-logging with weight loss has been supported by medical… Read More

Moov Crowdfunding Now, Wearable Personal Trainer Promises Rich Featureset

The Moov is crowdfunding now in a self-hosted effort, and it has seen some pretty impressive early success. The wearable fitness tracker surpassed a $40,000 crowdfunding goal in just 90 minutes. The device promises to be more than just a tracker, though. This actually plays… Read More

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