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The most reliable smartwatch for under $100

Your time is priceless your smartwatch shouldn't be.

The most reliable smartwatch for under $100

Your time is priceless your smartwatch shouldn't be.

$4,873
pledged of $25,000pledged of $25,000 goal
41
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, December 31 2015 8:17 PM UTC +00:00

About

Introducing MIMOTO WATCH! The Most Reliable SmartWatch for under $100.

Smartwatches have been the main topic of tech news lately. Unfortunately, based on a price to value ratio, most of the watches on the market right now, don’t really live up to the hype. They are too expensive and offer the same features as the phones do. So what’s the value of transferring the same information from your pocket to your wrist?

That’s why we decided to develop our own smartwatch: the Mimoto Watch.  

The most reliable smartwatch for under $100 and full of essential features, that anyone would want on their wrist. 

WHY WE DECIDED TO CREATE MIMOTO WATCH

In order to justify the price tag, a lot of technology companies are bundling as much applications into their smartwatches as possible. Having different application options is great, as long as they can be used and properly reflect the watch’s price tag. However, current smartwatches have redundant and unnecessary applications, which make them too costly.

When consumers pay $250 to $400 for a new smartwatch, they expect to get great new applications on that watch. The reality is that 98% of those applications already exist on your phone. So what's the value of transferring the same information from your pocket to your wrist? What is the value of paying a huge price for something you already have?

We call this consumer misdirection, because all you're really paying for is a company’s marketing budget. We believe that the reason why smartwatches haven’t been as successful as smartphones, is because consumers don’t see any value of paying for redundant features they already have on their phone.

For this reason, back in 2013 we had a creative vision to challenge the current smartwatch market and create a watch that’s very affordable, (under $100) yet has all the essential features that you would need on a watch.

What are Essential features?

They are different for every person, so in order to succeed in our task we had to be realistic as to what actually works well on a 1.5 inch screen. There is a big difference between what works and what works well, so we developed only features that will be useful to have on your wrist.

 Microphone for Voice Reminders – This is an essential feature to have for all multitaskers. In this fast passed world, that’s almost everyone. Whether you’re at work or doing leisure activities, simply press Sound Record and start recording a Voice Reminder. Once done, you can store it on the watch or send the message to your phone’s to do list via Bluetooth

Heart Monitor - is a feature that is greatly sought after by sports enthusiasts. We included a Japan made, state of the art reflective optical heart sensor with IR/ RED LEDs that is perfect for runners, cyclists, and hikers. Monitors your heart rate and shows historical data.

Pedometer – This is another great feature that we included in the Mimoto Watch. You no longer need fitness tracking bracelet to track your progress of walked steps or amount of burnt calories, because Mimoto Watch has both a pedometer and a heart monitor that tracks and records your progress.

Mimoto Watch was designed to be Robust in order to handle active users as runners and hikers, yet Elegant, where you can dress up and go out to dinner wearing the same watch.

Respond to phone calls using programmable SMS text messages. Program messages to say anything you want.

Weather App: Shows real-time weather updates from a city of your choice.

Other features – Mimoto Watch has a Calendar that’s sync’d to your phone’s to do list, an Alarm Clock, Stop Watch, Timer, World Time (up to 10 different countries at the same time), Compass, Remote Camera, Remote Music, Call Log, Calculator, File Manager, Phone Lock Security Feature, 4 different watch themes, and 7 different watch faces.

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FEATURES AND SPECS

  • Works with Android 4.0 and above, iOS 7.0 and above, Bluetooth connection 4.0 BLE

  • LCD touchscreen, 1.6 inches, capacitive TP, Resolution 240x240

  • Shows SMS, Social Media and Phone Call Notifications

  • Weather Application

  • Built In Pedometer

  • Built In Optical Heart Sensor

  • Built In Microphone for recording reminders

  • Remote Control Security Feature, if your phone is missing. Can find your phone byplaying a ringtone or if you cannot find it, you can lock it so nobody else can use it.

  • Remote Camera for picture taking through your phone

  • Remote Music for turning on your latest playlist on your phone or on Bluetooth speakers

  • Compass for hikers and outdoor enthusiast

  • World Time for up to 13 countries

  • Stop Watch / Timer / Alarm Clock

  • Water resistant IP54

  • Calculator

  • File Manager

  • Calendar sync'd with your phone to view your appointments

  • 7 different watch faces and many other applications

  • 2.5 battery charge time

  • 350 mAh Li-Polymer 3.7V (3 day battery life under normal usage, up to 7 days on standby)

  • 1.0GHz with ultra-low power consumption of 0.07W/MHz

  • 512MB RAM

  • 4GB ROM

  • G Sensor MPU-9250, 3-in-1, 9-Axes Accelerometer

  • Gyroscope

  • Magnetormeter

  • Optical Heart Rate Monitor

Our team consists of very talented and experienced international experts, who are made up of engineers, software developers, designers and supply chain specialists to make sure that the our project is successful.

WHERE ARE WE AT

Mimoto Tech has been working on smartwatches for over two years now. The Mimoto Watch that you see in our presentation videos and pictures is a real working prototype.

We've already finalized all parts of the design and engineering phase, including:

  • Industrial and manufacturability design
  • Circuit board design and layout
  • Sensor design, testing and integration
  • Components integration and testing
  • Software/UI development
  • Design verification testing
  • Engineering verification testing
  • Sensors and Bluetooth testing
  • Production verification testing

WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP

Even though we're getting very close to mass production, we still need your help and support to get the Mimoto Watch onto your wrists. Your contribution will help us with:

  • Ordering various components from more than 17 different suppliers for assembly line production
  • Getting worldwide certifications for wireless devices
  • Bringing the Mimoto Watch to the IP54 water-resistant rating
  • Production and Assembly Costs

We have considered many funding possibilities; like banks, venture capitalists and angel investors, but the problem with all of them is that they are all looking to maximize their profits, which would mean that we would not be able to create a very affordable smartwatch for you. Our main goal from the beginning was to create a smartwatch that was one of the most reliable and yet very affordable. Hopefully with support from you, we can bring the Mimoto Watch to life together.

TIMELINE FOR SHIPMENT

December 2015:

  • Tooling and injection molds ready
  • Software/Sensor testing and finalization
  • Certifications for FCC, IC, and CE
  • Purchasing of components

January 2016:

  • IP54 water-resistant rating
  • Assembly line preparation
  • First batch production run
  • Quality control and assurance

February 2016:

  • Volume production completion
  • Quality check 
  • Logistics
  • Shipping

March 2016

  • All orders fulfilled

Please get involved and spread the word on social media about our campaign. We sincerely ask you help us in any way possible in spreading the word on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, about Mimoto Watch. 

Risks and challenges

Although we have a team of international experts with experience in manufacturing, software development and supply chain, to ensure smooth transition from assembly line to shipment of products, there are still some things that we cannot fully control. We will be required to pass various certifications so that we can legally ship the devices to your doorsteps. Even though we extensively pre-tested all components, there might be a risk of delay in the certification process with the regulatory agencies. There is also some small risk in timely completion of all software functions, which may result in an update after a product has been shipped.

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