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The super comfy pillow that plays your music, monitors and reacts to your snoring, analyzes your sleep and intelligently wakes you up.
The super comfy pillow that plays your music, monitors and reacts to your snoring, analyzes your sleep and intelligently wakes you up.
The super comfy pillow that plays your music, monitors and reacts to your snoring, analyzes your sleep and intelligently wakes you up.
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ZEEQ Smart Pillow: Stream Music, Stop Snoring, Sleep Smarter

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Introducing ZEEQ, the world’s most sophisticated pillow. ZEEQ is not just another device or accessory, it is an active participant in your sleep. ZEEQ can play music to help you fall asleep, monitor and react to your snoring, analyze your sleep and intelligently wake you up. Unlike other sleep technology ZEEQ actually responds to the data it collects.

 

 

ZEEQ will help you fall asleep by allowing you to listen to music through the pillow and letting you choose music from your favorite sources. You can set a sleep timer in the app so the music will stop automatically - that way you can focus on sleep. We have even created some new relaxing tracks (some even using binaural beats) to help you fall asleep faster and achieve even more restful sleep.

If ZEEQ hears snoring, it will gently vibrate the pillow to encourage a new sleeping position. 

Your natural sleep movements are recorded and used to wake you up at the ideal moment in your sleep cycle, making groggy mornings a thing of the past. Most importantly, ZEEQ is the most comfortable pillow you will ever own

 All the technology in the world will never be more important than softness, support, and premium materials, but luckily ZEEQ integrates technology and comfort seamlessly.

Make sleep a priority no matter your lifestyle. ZEEQ integrates into your existing sleep habits and improves your sleep without you even being aware of it.  

 ZEEQ links to a smartphone app, so you can see your sleep data, including your Snore Score. If you want to take it a step farther, the app can help you track your diet, exercise and other habits to analyze how these factors effect your sleep, so you can make changes toward more restful slumber.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ZEEQ Difference

The ZEEQ pillow will improve your sleep quality and quantity in multiple ways.

If you fall asleep better with music, REM-Fit Audio lets you stream music wirelessly, so you don’t have to sleep with headphones in and you won’t disturb your partner. You can even use one of the REM-Fit soundscapes if you prefer a more ambient experience.

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The Snore Alarm uses a built in microphone with decibel sensitivity to hear snoring, and responds by gently vibrating the pillow to encourage the user to change positions without waking them up. 

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As soon as you go to bed, ZEEQ will start to monitor your sleep. It uses a 3-axis gyroscope to detect your motion throughout the night and provide data on the quality of your sleep.

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Smart Wake senses where you are in your sleep cycle based on these movements, and wakes you up at the ideal moment in a predetermined time range. It will use soft vibrations to wake you gently without affecting your partner. 

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Most importantly, ZEEQ is the most comfortable pillow you will ever own. REM-Fit is an expert in pillows and bedding, and will never sacrifice comfort for technology. A cozy, supportive memory foam shell and soft, durable Tencell pillow case make this pillow a dream to lay your head on. 

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Fall asleep effortlessly, sleep peacefully and wake up rejuvenated.

Aren’t you ready to see how it feels to be rested and energized for the two thirds of your life that you spend awake?

 

 

The ZEEQ App

ZEEQ integrates with a smartphone app to deliver sleep and snore data. You can use as few or as many of ZEEQ’s features as you want, and you can customize each one to your preference. 


Want to turn down the vibration strength of your pillow?
Want to listen to Spotify as you fall asleep? 


All this and more can be controlled from the ZEEQ app. 

 See your 7 day trends on the app's dashboard. Find out how well you fared on sleep quality and snore score.

ZEEQ is an active participant in your sleep, and if you want to be an active participant too you can use the manual features provided in the app such as diet, caffeine and alcohol consumption, exercise tracking and more. 

 As the app learns more about your habits, both while asleep and while awake, it can detect patterns and correlations and start to make suggestions on how to improve your sleep quality.

 

 Bonus Rewards

When you back either of our Bonus Pack reward levels, you will receive one or more REM-Fit Activity Trackers. The activity tracker is the perfect compliment to your ZEEQ pillow because it tracks your activity during the day while ZEEQ monitors your sleep, and they both use the same app for integrated information.

Features:

• Track your steps, distance and calories burned

• ActivePoints - ActivePoints reward you for more than just your steps by analyzing the intensity and duration of your activity. The more active you are in a day, the more ActivePoints you can earn. 

• 360 LifeScore - Strive for a great night of sleep and a day of activity. Your SleepPoints and ActivePoints contribute to an overall 360 LifeScore.

Specifications

 

Dimensions: 21”x 27”, the standard pillow size 

Materials: Tencel pillowcase, memory foam outer shell, comfort filling 

Battery: 5000 mAh rechargeable, lasts approximately 1 week

Electronics: 3-Axis gyroscope, vibration motors, individual decibel tuned microphone, 8 precision placed speakers

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Project Development 

All the heavy lifting is done; we are already near completion on our design and engineering. We have several functional samples of the pillow. We already have manufacturers for all our components and have visited the factories in Shenzhen, Shanghai and India 8 separate times.

 

There are a few big steps left to take: tooling, international testing and manufacturing. Your support will help us produce our first order of ZEEQ!

The good news for supporters is that the wait for the finished product will be short - you will have ZEEQ under your head in less than 6 months!

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About the Company 

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REM-Fit is a team of dedicated individuals who believe in a restful night’s sleep. 

Being fitness enthusiasts, we know how important rest and recovery are to any training routine, which is why we developed the first Total Sleep Recovery product line to help you meet your fitness goals.

Launched in 2014, REM-Fit is an active lifestyle bedding brand that that helps you achieve a healthy and active lifestyle by getting the best sleep possible for maximum recovery and comfort. The REM-Fit product line consists of three product categories: The REST, the ENERGIZE and the MOTIVATE Collections.

By focusing on both activity and the sleep needed for recovery, REM-Fit Active is an exciting way for you, no matter what fitness level, to track your sleep and activity and contribute to living a healthy lifestyle.

REM-Fit is a division of Protect-A-Bed, a company with over 35 years of experience in the sleep industry and more than 8000 stores across the country.

 

 

Risks and challenges

PILLOW COMFORT:
A pillow is a very personal item and people have different options on the ideal pillow. We have worked hard to make a pillow that will be very comfortable for all types of sleeping positions and firmness preferences.

MAKING EVERYTHING WORK TOGETHER:
There are a lot of sensors and components inside of a very soft object. Not only must if feel great to sleep on, it has to work properly. The noise sensors must react properly; the vibration motors must be strong enough to be felt through the padding, but not overpowering. We had to write new algorithms and logic so that all of our various components worked in concert with each other easily and effectively.

DECIBEL READING:
Having a microphone that can detect sound down to a specific decibel and then react properly is a key component. The microphone has to be cost effective, sensitive and accurate. This is not an easy feat!

APP LOGIC:
With all the information coming from the pillow, the app needs to not only read the raw data, but present it in a way that makes sense to the end user. Also, the app must be easy to use, which can be a challenge with all the features available to the user.

MANUFACTURING:
We have already done all the heavy lifting: We have factories lined up, components sourced and functional prototypes created. However, we know that there can be unforeseen challenges between pre-production and production. It is not unheard of for a factory to change hands or a component to fail in production. We are an established company with experience and relationships, which should minimize any manufacturing issues we might face.

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FAQ

  • The vibration is designed to not rouse you from your sleep, but to encourage you to shift sleeping positions. The vibration level is adjustable, so you can customize it depending on your sensitivity.

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  • We designed ZEEQ to be not only the World’s Smartest pillow, but also incredibly comfortable. all of the components inside the pillow are surrounded with a comfortable memory foam and then the pillow is filled in a way to make it comfortable for any kind of sleeper (back, side, stomach, etc.)

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  • ZEEQ includes an incredibly sensitive microphone that can detect sound down to a specific decibel level. Using this ZEEQ will subtly vibrate when it detect snoring beyond the level you have set in the ZEEQ app.

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  • Using the free ZEEQ app you can select what you want to fall asleep to. Choose from your local music (iTunes, etc.), Spotify Premium or some free ZEEQ Sleep Soundscapes. ZEEQ’s app will let you set a sleep timer for the music.

    Many other audio sources and music streaming apps don't have an open API for direct integration so we can't integrate them natively into the ZEEQ app. We are, however, working on some solutions that will hopefully allow you to listen to any audio source and use ZEEQ at the same time. Nothing official yet, but stay tuned!

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  • ZEEQ include 8 speakers that are designed to work best when your head is directly on the pillow. Since you are listening at a much lower volume that you would expect, you won’t be disturbing your partner.

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  • While you sleep ZEEQ is listening for and monitoring your snoring, using its gyroscope it is monitoring and analyzing your sleep stage. Using that information (along with the optional REM-Fit Active integration) the ZEEQ app will provide you with a SleepScore as well as a MotionScore and a SnoreScore.

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  • When you back either of our Bonus Pack reward levels, you will receive one or more REM-Fit Activity Trackers.

    The activity tracker is the perfect compliment to your ZEEQ pillow because it tracks your activity during the day while ZEEQ monitors your sleep, and they both use the same app for integrated information.

    Features:
    • Track your steps, distance and calories burned
    • ActivePoints - ActivePoints reward you for more than just your steps by analyzing the intensity and duration of your activity. The more active you are in a day, the more ActivePoints you can earn.
    • 360 LifeScore - Strive for a great night of sleep and a day of activity. Your SleepPoints and ActivePoints contribute to an overall 360 LifeScore.

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  • The battery will last between 5-10 days depending on usage. Miguel gets about 8-10 days from his, but Warrick listens to music longer and gets about 6.

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  • We designed ZEEQ to be not only the World’s Smartest pillow, but also incredibly comfortable. All of the components inside the pillow are surrounded with a comfortable memory foam and then the pillow is filled in a way to make it comfortable for any kind of sleeper (back, side, stomach, etc.)

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  • ZEEQ was designed to be used like a normal pillow. You can flip ZEEQ over, hug ZEEQ, squeeze ZEEQ and even ‘fluff’ ZEEQ. ZEEQ as also designed so it can be folded, but we don’t necessarily recommend it.

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  • ZEEQ comes with a washable pillow case but don’t throw ZEEQ in the wash!

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  • The electronics inside of ZEEQ are protected by a waterproof membrane. You can also get a waterproof pillow case for ZEEQ at REM-Fit.com.

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  • ZEEQ will not go into sleep mode while on a charger, so be sure to charge up before use. The ZEEQ app will let you know if charging is needed.

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  • The ZEEQ app is required to start and stop the sleep monitoring. Once you have configured ZEEQ, you only need to press the “Start Sleep” button at bedtime and the “Wake Up” button in the morning.

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  • ZEEQ required an iOS and Android device. For iOS, you must have iOS 8.2 or above and Android requires 4.3 “Jelly Bean’ or above. Your phone must also have BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy Support).

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  • Your sleep stats that ZEEQ collects will be presented in the ZEEQ app as well as on your private dashboard on REM-Fit.com.

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  • The only time ZEEQ communicates with your phone is when you first 'Start Sleep' at bedtime and then again when you 'Stop Sleep' when you wake up. The alarm info and settings are sent to ZEEQ when you 'Start Sleep' and after that you can put your phone in low power mode or even turn it off. You won't need it back on until you wake up. The only exception to this is if you are streaming music to ZEEQ to fall asleep. You will need your phone on to send the music to ZEEQ, but once your sleep timer goes off the connection is terminated and your phone can be turned off.

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  • Yes, you can technically connect using a tablet. The app is designed to work on iPhone and Android phones as of now. It isn't fully optimized for tablets, but should work. As we get closer to the end of the campaign we may have more information on true tablet compatibility.

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  • Unfortunately, many audio sources don't have an open API for direct integration so we can't integrate natively into the ZEEQ app. We are, however, working on some solutions that will hopefully allow you to listen to any audio source and use ZEEQ at the same time. Nothing official yet, but stay tuned!

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  • ZEEQ is encased in a soft, hypoallergenic and naturally cooling Tencel fabric which we love, but yes, you can use a pillowcase if you'd prefer!

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  • Yes, we provide a 1 year warranty on all parts for electrics, and 1 year on material and workmanship on the pillow construction.

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  • ZEEQ's filling is a polyurethane visco blended foam. All the filling material and electronic components are being tested by SGS, the world's leading inspection, verification, testing, and certification company.

    They are evaluating the electronic components for heat and fire safety. They are also confirming that there are no heavy metals inside, and no harmful odors, chemicals, or any other substances, so that ZEEQ is safe for everyone to sleep on!

    We will update you with the results of the testing as soon as it is complete.

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