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An elegantly designed, 100% waterproof, smart activity tracker using new LED light syncing technology

About this project

To our backers & supporters, THANK YOU!  

Our Kickstarter campaign is approaching to the end. Follow us on Twitter @GWearables and our Facebook to stay up-to-date on all of our latest news! Media:

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Born from a team of researchers and engineers who spend too many hours in front of a computer, Goccia is our constant reminder to take a walk and "stop and smell the roses", so to speak. 

The idea of an activity tracker is to improve the lifestyle of its wearer, yet after trying many available trackers, we were left unsatisfied. Wristband-shaped trackers were bulky and uncomfortable, limiting day-to-day activities such as typing. Also, many were not water-proof and the large size and fixed designs were unappealing to the fashion-conscious among us. 

We designed Goccia to exceed even our own extremely high personal standards. 

  • Small: As small as a shirt button. The same weight as a US penny.
  • Simple: Simple everything! Easy to use, easy to recharge and easy to sync.
  • Automatic Switch: Hassle-free switching between day and night modes. 
  • Syncing: Using a new way to sync with LED light communication. This allowed us to create the world's smallest activity tracker!
  • Beautiful & Elegant: Designed to be worn 24/7, we wanted a tracker that matched our style all-day, every-day.
  • Waterproof: 100% waterproof for all types of activities and environments. 

Goccia is designed to track activities in a non-intrusive way and carries our belief that “Wear-ability” is the utmost goal in the design of wearable technology.

Meet Goccia, the activity tracker for all lifestyles. 

Italian for 'a drop of water', Goccia is our solution for a more elegant activity tracker for anybody and everybody. Goccia is designed to be invisible yet invaluable to our daily lives, so we can focus on fitness instead of the tracker itself. 

Goccia is capable of not only monitoring your daily steps and expended calories, but the algorithm can adapt to many different activities, such as hiking, biking, swimming and more! 

Overworked or not sleeping enough? Track your sleep quality and patterns with Goccia. The tracker will automatically switch between modes to give you the most effective and detailed analysis of your lifestyle.

Enjoy the ability to set goals and check your progress on Goccia with a single tap! Your daily progress will be displayed by the eight LED indicator lights on the tracker's face.

Daily progress check
Daily progress check

All activity data is synchronized to a free App on your iPhone or iPad allowing for detailed analysis at your fingertips. 

Why do we think that Goccia is the next phase in smart activity trackers? See for yourself.

Slightly larger than your shirt button with a diameter the size of a US dime and weighing a little more than a penny, Goccia is the ideal activity tracking companion. It is 100% water-proof so Goccia can be worn in any type of weather, rain or shine!

It's as easy as 1-2-3!
It's as easy as 1-2-3!

Just wear it, sync it and track your progress! 

  • Automatic switch: Goccia was designed to recognize the correct mode, so unlike other devices, Goccia's smart technology takes care of everything for you, making your life just a little bit easier!
  • Wireless Recharging: Enjoy easy, wireless recharging. A fully charged Goccia will last for up to 14 days of continuous use. No mess, no wires, no hassle. 
  • Simple Sync: Using an advanced LED light sync technology, just place Goccia on the front camera of the iPhone or iPad, and with a quick tap, information will be automatically uploaded. Check out our video below for more information on this amazing new technology!
Goccia with wireless recharger
Goccia with wireless recharger
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We understand that you wear the tracker 24/7, so we designed Goccia to fit any activity and style. No hassles with matching outfits or unflattering designs, we choose only natural, breathable materials for our accessories and highlight the importance of both exceptional design and functionality.

Fully encased in aluminum and Corning® Gorilla® Glass, Goccia is an incredibly durable product. With no wires and plugs, Goccia is 100% water-proof and perfect for summer heat, winter storms and the most extreme and active lifestyles.  

  • Size: Diameter of 17.9mm and a thickness of 7.2mm
  • Weight: 3 grams
  • Battery: Lithium-ion polymer battery, lasts up to 14 days between charges
  • Compatibility: iOs, Android & Windows are in development
  • Charging: Wireless charging
  • Accessories: Clasp, necklace, earrings and more 
  • Wireless Connection: LED syncing technology 

The G-Wearables team needs your comments and suggestions to put the finishing touches on Goccia! Your contributions prove the demand for fashion conscious thinking paired with healthy living.

$1 or more - G-COFFEE: G-Wearables team members are heavy coffee drinkers, your support keeps us alert through the night and transforms us into productive developers! You will be kept informed of all of our latest developments and ventures!

$5 or more - THANK YOU: A special thank you shout-out in our Newsletters for your early support for Goccia!

$10 or more - WEBSITE THANK YOU: Your name on our website, forever! As a special thank you for your support your name will have a permanent place on our site.

$20 or more - LAPEL PIN: A delicate hand-made lapel pin will be custom-made for your dress or suit as a thank you for your support. Provided by our partner Principle-M. Free shipping to the USA (Add $15 for shipping outside the USA). 200 rewards available 

$60 - EARLY BIRD GOCCIA LOVER: One of the first Goccia's and a stylish clasp. Package retails at $95. Free shipping to the USA (Add $15 for shipping outside the USA). 500 rewards available 

$75 - GOCCIA LOVER: A sleek Goccia, a stylish clasp and durable cotton wristband. Package retails at $115. Free shipping to the USA (Add $15 for shipping outside the USA).

$95 - GOCCIA LOVER+: A sleek Goccia, a stylish clasp, cotton wristband, AND a luxury leather wristband. Package retails at $135. Free shipping to the USA (Add $15 for shipping outside the USA).

$200 - BETA TESTER: Be one of the first to test Goccia! With early delivery in April 2014, right after the campaign. Enjoy the Goccia Lover package to experience for yourself the streamlined LED communication technology. If you provide us with one helpful or usable suggestion we will provide you with a brand new Goccia and extra gift upon mass production! (FREE delivery worldwide) 300 rewards available 

$500 or more - CUSTOMIZABLE GOCCIA: Get your Goccia Lover+ package with the aluminum body, the recharger, the clasp and wristband fully customized to the color of your liking. Free shipping to the USA (Add $15 for shipping outside the USA). 40 rewards available 

$2000 or more - YOUR IDEA HERE: Have your idea implemented at G-Wearables! The light and activity sensors in Goccia are capable of many tasks. Enjoy 48 working hours with our expert designers and engineers to work out your application. 5 rewards available 

$5000 or more - MEET US: Meet with our team in either San Francisco or Beijing. Let's talk about ideas, challenges and solutions to develop Goccia. We want to hear from you! Airfare and accommodation included. 5 rewards available 

We have many exciting ideas to add to the Goccia collection, and need your opinions and support to accomplish them. Leave us your comments and suggestions so we can create the next step in Goccia's line together!

The idea behind Goccia was established in March 2013 and since then we have jumped head-first into the work needed to develop the necessary technology. We have been able to create a stable LED communication between Goccia and a mobile device while keeping the Goccia incredibly small. 

The evolution of Goccia electronics:

Evolution of Goccia electronics
Evolution of Goccia electronics
Goccia + Recharger
Goccia + Recharger
Our first test run in the Electronics Factory
Our first test run in the Electronics Factory

Our engineers are in the final stages of Goccia's design and our manufacturers are ready to go as soon as we are fully funded!

It's been a long road with many obstacles to develop the technology and build the Goccia prototypes (seen above). Finishing touches are being made and production is close, your opinions and support are valuable for our future!

Funds will be used to:

  • Purchase the parts needed for manufacturing
  • Help fund the costs of final production
  • Logistics and final touches on everything Goccia!

Your comments and feedback are incredibly helpful as we add and fine-tune the following designs:

  •  Color & pattern of Goccia's face
  •  The color of Goccia's aluminum siding 
  •  New and/or improved Goccia accessories
  •  Function and user-interface of the Goccia App

Please let us know if you have any revolutionary ideas that may be of help to us! With your contribution, we strive to promote Goccia worldwide!

Living for over 10 years in the Netherlands, Cheng Guo grew accustomed to weekend bike trips, long runs and playing outside with his kids. Upon moving back to Beijing, he realized that the confines of a big city made this lifestyle more difficult, and set about to create healthier surroundings for himself. After trying, unsuccessfully, to find an activity tracker he truly liked, he set out to create his own.

Calling on an old friend and classmate from Delft University in the Netherlands, Qin Tang was brought into the mix. With a PhD in Electronics and over 10 years working in the field, Qin had the knowledge and know-how to design Cheng’s vision.

Xiang Li, an expert in mobile technology audio and hardware who previously worked with major telecommunication companies including Sony Ericsson, Samsung and Huawei, was next to join the team. An avid badminton player (and champion!) and father to two young boys, Li is the manufacturing master every start-up wishes they had. Together they created the first prototypes of Goccia, the invisible activity tracker for everyday use.

Head of the San Francisco office, Dickson Wong is an experienced player in the California technology game. One of the founders of iWatt, Dickson has been navigating the complex world of Silicon Valley for over 20 years. A pivotal member of the G-Wearables team, Dickson’s addition highlights the G-Wearables goal of the comfortable integration of wearable technology. Enjoying the best of the great outdoors and bike rides with his Yellow Lab, Dickson is always looking for the next big player in the technology game.

Starting from just a few members, G-Wearables is now a team of 19 located in both San Francisco and Beijing. Made up of coffee-loving engineers, experienced designers, fashionistas, and a stellar marketing team, all with an average of 10 years of experience in their respective fields, they are excited to introduce Goccia to you!

Risks and challenges

Unfortunately, there are always risks involved in getting a product from the prototype phase to market, but we have done everything possible to minimize these risks for our backers. Extensive planning has gone into the costs needed for raw materials, labor and shipping and we feel confident we will be able to meet our outlined delivery goals.

Our biggest challenge is timely delivery of all of our components. In order to keep Goccia at such a small size, parts must be assembled simultaneously, meaning if one shipment gets delayed, our entire process may get slowed down. Hopefully, everything goes according to plan, but if not, we have multiple suppliers for each component, always ready with a plan B!

The second biggest concern is quality control. While we are using the best manufacturer in China who was the previous supplier for one of the top international consumer electronic brands, we need to inspect each Goccia to guarantee 100% satisfaction. This dedication to detail is time-consuming, yet necessary to ensure a quality product.

Despite our confidence in delivering Goccia on time, life happens. We promise to keep all of our backers informed if anything happens or our timeline changes!

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FAQ

  • Yes, every Goccia comes with a free wireless charger, which is designed for it. You can find a photo of the charger in the video or in the "Simple" section.

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    16 backers

    G-COFFEE: G-Wearables team members are heavy coffee drinkers, your support keeps us alert through the night and transforms us into productive developers! You will be informed about our latest developments and ventures!

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    THANK YOU: A special thank you shout-out in our Newsletters for your early support for Goccia!

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    5 backers

    WEBSITE THANK YOU: Your name on our website, forever! As a special thank you for your support your name will have a permanent place on our site.

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    LAPEL PIN: A delicate hand-made lapel pin will be custom-made for your dress or suit as a thank you for your support. Provided by our partner Principle-M. Free shipping to the USA (Add $15 for shipping outside the USA).

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
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    430 backers Limited (70 left of 500)

    EARLY BIRD GOCCIA LOVER: One of the first Goccia's and a stylish clasp. Package retails at $95. Free shipping to the USA (Add $15 for shipping outside the USA).

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    131 backers

    GOCCIA LOVER: A sleek Goccia, a stylish clasp and durable cotton wristband. Package retails at $115. Free shipping to the USA (Add $15 for shipping outside the USA).

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
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    Pledge $95 or more

    91 backers

    GOCCIA LOVER+: A sleek Goccia, a stylish clasp, cotton wristband, AND a luxury leather wristband. Package retails at $135. Free shipping to the USA (Add $15 for shipping outside the USA).

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $200 or more

    25 backers Limited (275 left of 300)

    BETA TESTER: Be one of the first to test Goccia! With early delivery in April 2014, right after the campaign. Enjoy the Goccia Lover package to experience for yourself the streamlined LED communication technology. If you provide us with one helpful or usable suggestion we will provide you with a brand new Goccia and extra gift upon mass production! (FREE delivery worldwide)

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $500 or more

    0 backers Limited (40 left of 40)

    CUSTOMIZABLE GOCCIA: Get your Goccia Lover+ package with the aluminum body, the recharger, the clasp and wristband fully customized to the color of your liking. Free shipping to the USA (Add $15 for shipping outside the USA).

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $2,000 or more

    0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)

    YOUR IDEA HERE: Have your idea implemented at G-Wearables! The light and activity sensors in Goccia are capable of many tasks. Enjoy 48 working hours with our expert designers and engineers to work out your application.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $5,000 or more

    2 backers Limited (3 left of 5)

    MEET US: Meet with our team in either San Francisco or Beijing. Let's talk about ideas, challenges and solutions to develop Goccia. We want to hear from you! Airfare and accommodation included.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world

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