AKRIVEIA VIKING SMARTWATCH: HYBRID + MECHANICAL
Watch Design Process:
Sharing greatly helps our Kickstarter succeed and allows us to spend more time and money into delivering Akriveia Viking smartwatches to you instead of marketing.
My name is Todd Johnsen and I'm the Co-Founder and CEO of Akriveia OÜ. I come from a background in IT, working in in both application support and also coding. From my years in this industry, I've not only been an employee, but also a lifelong student. By studying at some of the top schools like Harvard and MIT, I've been able to combine both theoretical classroom knowledge with real-world experience.
The Akriveia Viking Hybrid is a revolutionary smartwatch which pairs innovative application-design features with a mechanical device. Our campaign is built around being able to take Akriveia to the next level. We already have a prototype that is ready for production so at this point we are seeking to raise the funds necessary to realize this project on a greater-scale for the mass market.
Our contributors will help us be able to manufacture our new, patented devices on a greater scale which allows us to reach the end-users around the world.
What We Need & What You Get
In order to get going, we seek to raise about $20,000 USD. The bulk of this will be used in manufacturing these devices. About ten percent will be used to cover operations' costs.
Traditional Mechanical Hands
17 Unique Parts
The watch is made up of 17 unique parts, which combines the physical pointer with the full touch screen.
Customization of Watch Dial
Customized/Removable Watch Bands
Luxury Watch Holder
High Grade Titanium Charging Cord
Award Winning Mobile Application
Records and displays your daily, weekly and monthly activities. The information is automatically transferred over to the mobile application.
- Activity Time
Heart Rate monitoring
Record and display your daily, weekly and monthly heart rate data. And the heart rate alarm can be set to max and min so that you can more easily understand the heart rate changes in time.
- Static heart rate monitoring
- Dyanamic heart rate monitoring
Precisely monitor your cardiac frequency while exercising or at rest.
Records and displays awake times, light sleep and deep sleep.
Akriveia Viking tracks when you fall asleep, wake up, and how much sleep you are getting. Smart alarm determines your optimal wake-up time based on your sleep cycle, so you are less groggy and more energized to tackle the day.
Gives notifications for call reminders, emails, social media information, message alerts and readability.You can customize event alerts
Akriveia Viking users can track their steps, fitness and calorie burs with reminders to move when they’ve been sedentary for too long. Akriveia Viking also automatically tracks quality of sleep when the watch is worn in bed.
Share Your Most Recent Gains With Family & Friends
One of the best features of the Akriveia Viking is the activity/sharing function. This app keeps track of your exercise/activity that you accumulate throughout the day, which you can then share with others to see how your friends around you are doing and they can see how you are doing.
Steps & Kilometers Walked Today:
Track your full day's: steps, distance, stairs climbed, and calories burned with a few simple steps.
Graph shows 24 hours of usage. Akriveia Viking revolutionary digital chipset uses ultra-low power consumption, maximizing the battery life.
Akriveia Viking In Action:
A video demo highlighting: TFT/LTD analog display, software display (operating system), vibration mode, and heart rate sensor + other watch sensors on back of watch.
A video demo highlighting notification menu for smartwatch (e.g. message menu), and temperature + step rate notifications.
If you decide to become a backer, you will receive an Akriveia Viking smartwatch device and we'll ship to anywhere in the world! We will also cover the shipping costs.
Provides reminders of goals, full memory, low power and high and low heart rate.
Gives current and weekly weather.
Remote music control, Find-your-phone, Raise your hands to turn on the screen and turn off by the opposite direction, Stopwatch and Timer.
We use a fixed-funding format which means its minimal risk for you as a potential backer. You will not be charged unless our campaign reaches our goal.
Our Viking hybrid smartwatch has the chance to disrupt the wearable technology market in that it provides both value and quality. The smartwatch technology market is still in a late infancy stage so there will continue to be new players who have a competitive advantage to offer, but are not yet household names. We are offering a device that is able to perform the necessity, daily functions as well as serve as a fashionable timepiece.
Risks & Challenges
The primary obstacle we have now are capital constraints. We want to provide the best quality possible, but at the same time, need to operate in a sustainable manner. Research and development requires a great amount of time and money and so this is a hurdle that requires us to scale in the marketplace. By producing units on a larger scale we will be able to reduce our manufacturing expenditures. Additionally, our sole venue of sales is online which allows us to operate on a much lower budget than most of the major outfits. By continuing to focus on business-to-customer sales we can maintain substantially lower fixed costs.
System support: Android 4.3 or iOS 8，Bluetooth 4.0
Display screen: TFT，1.22"，240*240，space full touch
Overall dimensions: Face shell: glass; Case: stainless steel; Back cover: plastic; Band: TPU
Acceleration sensor: 3 axis
Bluetooth: BLE 4.0
Standby time: Bright screen using for 3 days, pointer to standby 30 days
Time display: Support (RTC + time synchronization)
Button: Two buttons
Charging way: USB wireless charger
Waterproof degree: 3ATM（30m waterproof)
Upgrade way: OTA
Viking Functionality Overview:
Mobile App In Action:
Easy and Painless Sign-Up Menu:
Personalized Reminder Panel:
Simple Mobile App Functions:
Customize Your Settings
Viking Size Dimension Chart:
Other Ways You Can Help
Some people just can't contribute, but that doesn't mean they can't help:
- Ask folks to get the word out and make some noise about your campaign.
- Remind them to use the Indiegogo share tools!
And that's all there is to it.
"I love smart technology and I also love good watches. I've been let down by terrible battery life in the smartwatches I have owned so far. To have a watch with a decent battery life makes all the difference when traveling as I often don't have any ability to charge my devices."
"The akriveia Viking is the first of its kind watch that contains both an elegant look, while also having great functionality that people actually use. The mobile app for many smartwatch devices is not user friendly and difficult to navigate, but this mobile app is simple and easy to use for all types of people."
"I love the look of classic analog watches but would find the extra digital capabilities extremely useful without having to charge it every day. Finally the smartwatch that takes care of everything! Everything about the features that excite me. Being a seasoned traveler, a must-have watch for my travel schedule also!"
"This looks like a much better idea than a "smartwatch" that just duplicates my phone and needs constant recharging. This watch packs both great software and hardware into a seamless design, along with a cool mobile app. Lastly, the Akriveia Viking is sleek, but does not have a typical smartwatch look."
Team & Manufacturing:
Akriveia is an international collaboration with team members in: Chicago, New York, Estonia, Istanbul, Madrid, Beijing, and Zurich. Our team has designed and manufactured high-end watches and smartwatches for some of the biggest watch brands in in U.S. and Europe. We know the challenges and requirements for manufacturing and shipping watches at scale.
Akriveia has already started the first manufacturing batch for quality assurance. The Android and iOS app is 100% complete. Both are ready for your pleasure when Akriveia Viking ships in April.
Please do not hesitate to send us a message if you have any questions or comments.
Akriveia Team Members:
Tyler: Co-Founder/Marketing/App Development
Todd: Co-Founder/Software-Hardware Design
Hamed: Videography/Visual Effects
Mary: PR/Social Media Marketing/Communication
Kristina: International Consultant/Website Development
Maria: Digital Marketing/Sales
Risks and challenges
We and our manufacturing partners have years of experience in the industry! We are aware our project is complex and that there are always unforeseen issues, but we have anticipated and planned for potential risks and have built a rock-solid production and delivery plan.
Firstly, our production is quite advanced and you can be very confident about our capacity to provide high-quality products on time. We spent over 2 years designing, developing, and testing finalized samples.
Secondly, we have very skillful and professional suppliers and do not anticipate delays to our shipping timeline. However, if by chance anything unexpected happens, we promise to keep you informed, both during the campaign and afterward. We also back all our watches with a 1 year warranty and satisfaction guarantee.
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