Tagged: wearables

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

Omate Releases Images Of New Generation Smartwatch, Kickstarter Backers Go Ballistic

Pro tip: If you want to leak out pictures of your company’s new and improved smartwatch, make sure you don’t have a bunch of crowdfunding deliveries hanging over your head. This is the problem Omate is forced to deal with now. The following Facebook post… Read More

Inside Crowdfunding Ep. 3: Bragi On The Dash & Their $2.3M (And Counting) Kickstarter Campaign

Short of a few Google+ hiccups, Alon Goren and myself had a great conversation with Toby Martin and Arne Loermann with Bragi LLC. Bragi is the company behind The Dash, which has raised over $2.3 million on Kickstarter. For a minute there it looked like… Read More

On Indiegogo: Laforge Crowdfunding For The Icis, A Prescription Google Glass Competitor

Various campaigns for wearable smart glasses have been launched via crowdfunding efforts. The latest comes from Boston-based Laforge Optical, who is seeking to crowdfund a pair of smart glasses for the optically challenged set. It’s called the Icis, and it’s a pair of smart glasses… Read More

Could “The Dash” Headphones Threaten Pebble’s Kickstarter Record?

Last updated Tuesday, February 18 @ 10:42 AM EST When I came across The Dash on Kickstarter, I thought it was a mistake. $2 million raised with 41 days to go? That is impressive even by Kickstarter’s standards. Munich, Germany-based Bragi LLC has raised this… Read More

After Crowdfunding Success, Lumo BodyTech Giving Back To Charities

What do you do when you’ve raised almost $500,000 on a goal of just $200,000? Lumo BodyTech wants to pay it forward to a few of their favorite charities. A self-hosted crowdfunding campaign for the Lumo Lift launched earlier this month amidst the Consumer Electronics… Read More

Misfit Wearables Spent $20,000 Making Their Crowdfunding Pitch Video

Misfit Wearables CEO Sonny Vu recently spoke at Seattle Pacific University, and as a part of his visit he sat down and was interviewed about his experience in running Misfit Wearables. He shares revelations including the fact that Misfit had VC backing before they launched… Read More

Lumo Lift Launched: Activity Monitor & Appearance Booster Seeks $200K

Lumo BodyTech is a Silicon Valley-based company that specializes in giving people actionable feedback on body position in order to help them improve their lives. They’ve already crowdfunded one product successfully, and today sees the launch of a second  – the Lumo Lift – that… Read More

On Indiegogo: Atheer 3D Glasses Promise Features To Surpass Google Glass

With 40 days left in their Indiegogo campaign, wearable device technology startup Atheer has raised over $70,000 of a stated $100,000 goal for their innovative spin on 3D glasses. The consumer-level variant is called the Atheer One, and the feature set promised by the team… Read More

Misfit Wearables Raises $15.2 Million, Plans More Products For 2014

Misfit Wearables has raised $15.2 million in a round led by Horizons Ventures. According to an article in TechCrunch, all previous investors in Misfit Wearables also participated in the round. It’s a big vote of confidence for this emergent wearable tech company from Silicon Valley…. Read More

castAR Closes Funding On Kickstarter At $1.05 Million

Woodinville, Washington based Technical Illusions is celebrating today after the close of their wildly successful Kickstarter funding round. The company raised $1,052,110 for the castAR, a pair of “augmented reality glasses” that seems to be somewhere between Google Glass and the Oculus Rift. castAR’s projected augmented… Read More

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