Frequently Asked Questions
Bixi connects via Bluetooth to a smartphone/ tablet/ computers. Using the Bixi App(IOS or Android) you can configure the Apps or connected devices you want to control. Each gesture matches a specific command on the connected device.Last updated:
Bixi is based on next-generation Time-of-flight based optical sensors with milli-meter level precision.Last updated:
There is an app for Bixi to help setup your Bixi device and other devices easily. Bixi App will be available in iOS and Android.Last updated:
- All your music apps for main music/media controls
- Apple music
- Google music
- Youtube, VLC, etc,
- Action Cameras - GoPro
- Automotive apps - HUDway & Drivemode.
- Browsers - Safari, Chrome
- E-Book Readers - iBooks and many android ebook readers
- Navigation - Open Maps & Google Maps
Smart Home Devices
- Music speakers - Bose Soundtouch Speakers
- Smart Lights - LifX bulbs & philips hue
- Nest thermostat
- Garagio smart garage doors
- Legrand smart blinds
- Apple TV, Android Smart TV, Sony TV
- Sonos Speakers
- Smart Things
- Logitech HarmonyLast updated:
You can control two devices or apps at the same time, switching from one to another with a simple gesture.
To take control of a new device/app, quickly reconfigure the Bixi app by picking a new device in the list. We have intentionally kept it to 2 and once users get used to bixi we can add option to switch among 3 devices.
We will also add the possibility to group devices together and put them in one of the 2 profiles switchable by bixi.Last updated:
As an example, you can be on your bike with Bixi on ‘Music’ &’GoPro’ profiles and control your songs and your GoPro with only gestures.
Other such examples are:
1. Music & Powerpoint presentation (office)
2. Reading & Philips Hue lighting control (home)
3. Navigation assistance & Music (on bike)
4. Music & Opening Garage door (In car)”Last updated:
Bixi is charged via a hidden micro-usb port hidden behind the removable outer ring. Bixi battery lasts around 1 month and more on a single charge lasting 1-2 hours.Last updated:
Bixi is always in a sleep mode until you place your stable hand above it and make a gesture, which help to avoid undesired gestures even if you move your hand accidently across bixi.Last updated:
Bixi works on Bluetooth Low Energy protocol and the Bixi App is also made to not load the phone performance or battery wise. You can easily leave the Bixi app running in the background and not notice any tangible change in battery life.Last updated:
We have tested and seen Bixi control our phones with 25meters distance. With walls in between, it will be reduced. For an average apartment, Bixi should be able to cover the home.Last updated:
Bixi is splashproofLast updated:
Bixi is made from Corning's Gorilla Glass 4 which is shock/scratch resistant.Last updated:
In terms of API availability, we would release it in early 2017. We are already working with some Android App makers and have made the connectivity b/w Bixi and their App.Last updated:
We have an IFTTT channel that allows users to connect Bixi with their devices. You can control your own Internet of Things device with Bixi if that device has a presence on IFTTT.
We are working on our IFTTT channel and shortly it will be live.Last updated:
Bixi supports iOS, Android, Windows, Mac OS and LinuxLast updated:
Accidental hand moves across Bixi will not cause false gestures. We have taken care of it.. Bixi will activate itself only if sees a stable hand to start withLast updated:
7 intuitive gestures to start with and then we will keep adding more like rotation gestures to enable/disable a group of devices together.Last updated:
User defined gestures are not possible for the moment. We use machine learning algorithms to make sure that the available gestures are accurate. You can re-map existing gestures to the controls you want.Last updated:
With Bixi, you can drive safely and control your Music, Calls, Navigation, SMS, Heads-Up Display App, etc. without even looking at your phone. It's not only safer but also a much smoother experience.
For example, once configured, you can swipe right to call home, double-tap in air to accept a call (Android only), wave down to play/pause music and single-tap to switch from one use case to another (like music to phone).Last updated:
Our mission is to continually extend the number of apps and devices through natively integrating them with Bixi.
At the end of the campaign we'll open a special community page to let you propose a specific integration and upvote the ones that you prefer.Last updated:
Bixi connects via Bluetooth low-energy to your phones/tablets & PCs. Control of wi-fi based objects like lights, gopro uses the Bixi-App running in background on your phone as a bridge.
The App is continuously listening but does not consume power due to the use of the latest Bluetooth Low Energy 4.1 protocol.Last updated:
Yes it works very well in powerful direct light - kitchen light and even power sun light. Check out the demo video on the kickstarter page.Last updated:
Yes Bixi equally works well in complete darkness. Check out our demo video on the kickstarter page.Last updated:
Our magnetic car mount enables Bixi to stay on the dashboard. To order the additional magnet that can be used on the wall or on the dashboard of your car, please add $5 to your pledge.Last updated:
How do i change from one fucntion to another (one app to another / one device to another / one app to another device or vice-versa)
You can change from one function to another using a simple gesture.Last updated:
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