A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:
Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
Wumbells evolved from a love of the environment and working out in the great outdoors. The beauty of nature is the inspiration for the design of Wumbells. It is simplicity combined with purpose for a product that's more then just a water bottle.
Our working prototype is 3d plastic; with your help we can take Wumbells to the final stage of development. This includes completing the mold process to create a beautiful 304 stainless steel working unit and triggering production .
Wumbells are best described as the ultimate combination of exercise and hydration. Made from dual-layer, vacuum-sealed, premium-grade stainless steel for added strength and durability, the Wumbells perform as a highly effective piece of exercise equipment, with the added benefit of providing filtered and optional flavored drinking water.
Wumbells is a water bottle that simply makes sense!
Wumbells are reusable and portable. A product that is both considerate to the environment and thoughtful to your mind and body.
GET FRUITY: Fruit Infuser, adds flavor. Wumbells have a custom fruit infuser that essentially creates a “cradle” for sliced fruit to sit. Enjoy all the benefits of fresh fruit, herb or tea. Infused water is a simple and healthy way to make tasteless water more appealing without adding any artificial ingredients or extra calories. Wumbells makes water special.
“IT'S LIKE HAVING YOUR OWN VITAMIN WATER".
WUMBELLS MAKING FRUIT INFUSED WATER ON THE GO.
CHANGE THINGS WITH RESISTANCE: Added weights for extra resistance. For a more intense workout, Wumbells have a very unique feature of being able to add additional weights to both ends in a fast easy screw lock design.
LET'S MOVE TOGETHER: Pedometer monitor your steps. When it comes to incorporating a little more movement into daily life, a pedometer can help by providing a shot of motivation. Another great feature of Wumbells is our slim line screw in multi-function pedometer that allows for tracking of your steps and other great functions.
MAKE YOUR BODY HAPPY: Activated carbon filter water anywhere. From inside Wumbells have a cleverly designed optional activated carbon filter that is perfect for filtering water on the go. PLEASE NOTE: "Design may alter from final design".
BE CREATIVE BE YOU: Bumpers wear and tear protection.
On the outside, wrapping the Wumbells are the protective bumpers that serve to protect the Wumbells from any intense tough workouts but also allow for individual design with many patterns and colors to choose from. They can also glow in the dark for those twilight and dawn walks.
Our objective was to design a high quality, durable and practical means of portable hydration – whether that’s water, fruit juice or tea, with the added benefit of weights as an effective piece of resistance equipment.
Together we wanted to get users outdoors to enjoy fitness and lifestyle as one. What we have come up with is a covetable, custom addition to your workout kit.
It doesn’t get easier than Wumbells. “Just Fill Twist and Go.”
Our vision is to produce products that make a difference in people’s lives with physical, mental and spiritual enrichment, as well as participating in environmental management solutions.
Be Smart, Be Alive, Get Out There.
High quality, dual-layered 304 stainless steel
Approximately 500ml of liquid per Wumbell – hot or cold
Activated carbon water filter
Screw lock-add on weights
Screw-in pedometer to track your progress
Glow in the dark accessories
Customization accessories such as rubber bumpers, colors, weights
Activated carbon water purifier
304 grade stainless steel for durability
Keeps drinks cold /hot
Monitor your steps
Reduces the reliance on plastic bottles
Monitor your water consumption/intake
Easy twist snap lid
Hygienic and easy to clean
Adaptable to consumers’ needs
Increases aerobic conditioning
Improves core muscle activation
WUMBELLS a cool, brilliant, beautiful lifestyle accessory that adds refreshment and resistance to your workout.
The Wumbells team is made up of an exciting and diverse group of people who are very passionate about creating a difference in this great adventure we call life.
Mark is a fitness fanatic and entrepreneur. He has been working in the digital space for the past 16 years running an international business working with major sports brands. Through his dedication to fitness and being a strong advocate for environmental management, the Wumbells original concept of the water dumbbell (Wumbell) was created.
His vision was to provide a product that allowed for fitness and hydration but in a way that was environmentally responsible.
Hayden brings a wealth of skills and experience drawing from a multitude of businesses he owns or collaborates with. He is also a professional artist and Illustrator and his creative skills have been instrumental to the shaping of the product and brand alike.
Shannon is a creative media and film producer, recognized for his documentary work within sporting federations and Paralympians. Being a strong fitness advocate himself, his skills are highly valued within the team. Most of Shannon’s earlier career was centred around the fitness industry so he brings a wealth of knowledge within that sector as well as being the lead creative director.
Madeline is the Wumbells ambassador and provides the perfect insight into current demographic profiling and product awareness.
Jack brings enormous experience in production and distribution previously through multiple industries throughout the world, and now with Wumbells. Jack also has degrees in computer science and brings great knowledge to the team in both facets of the business.
Risks and challenges
Like any project there are always risks and challenges. However here at Wumbells, we have been working on the design for many years and through a rigorous developmental phase we are very comfortable and confident of the products quality and performance. That said some of our potential risks are;
A. Mold Production
Although complete engineering drawings have been completed and the funds allocated for mold production significant, the complexity of the product creates a number of challenges. There are no less than eleven separate molds within the design and each piece detailed in its construction. The risks here to ensure the quality is adhered to and the strength and functionality are maintained throughout the life of the product.
B. Integrated Components
The challenge around integrating some of the Wumbell components such as the screw-in-weights and pedometer have been demanding and very time consuming. For example, trying to develop the pedometer into the lid whilst not encroaching on the inner space of the Wumbell has been very difficult. Also to make the items removable and interchangeable has been ambitious but with updated manufacturing processes we have been able to create the ‘ultra-fine’ screw-in threads that can now be produced into the mold. However, the challenge still remains to function test after production and to ensure all performance specs are adhered to.
C. Manufacturing and Delivery
Although advanced discussions on material selection and mold design has provided us a comfortable position as far as delivery commitments, there is still a possibility that mold production and testing could mean slight delays on product delivery. Rest assured timelines have already been conservatory considered and we will keep everybody up to date on the progress of every aspect.
Two dual-layered, Stainless Steel Wumbells (1 pair). Lets get serious! You want to make it count then this pack is for you.
It includes all the goodies such as an activated carbon water filter, a fruit infuser, a set of 'glow in the dark' silicone bumpers, plastic weight covers (in a choice of 3 cool colours), and a multi function pedometer. But the big kicker is... screw in weights! You can chose between 125g and 250g for each end. You'll know you've trained but you'll have something to show for it! MSRP$219
HURRY!! ONLY 100 AVAILABLE WITH $1 SHIPPING!!
- 1 x Pair of Wumbells
- 1 x Pedometer
- 1 x Set of 125g and 250g weights. (REAL WEIGHTS)
- 1 x Set of plastic weight covers (choice of 3 colors). PLEASE NOTE these are not real weights.
- 1 x Set of white 'glow in the dark' silicone bumpers
- 1 x Activated carbon water filter
- 1 x Fruit infuser