Funding for this project was suspended by Kickstarter on December 7, 2013.
About this project
The Rock was selected as The Editors Top Product and Highest Rated Smartwatch.
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THE ROCK IS NOT JUST A GREAT LOOKING SMARTWATCH, BUT IT'S ALSO POWERFUL, SMARTER AND TOUGHER. LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT HOW THE ROCK STACKS UP AGAINST THE COMPETITION:
The Rock Is the Best Looking, the Toughest and the Smartest Smartwatch on the Market Today
Get the instant-at-a-glance access you need, whether your hands are full, you are in an important meeting, taking a jog or hanging out at the beach, all without being glued to your smartphone OR breaking the bank. With 9 notifications and the time on the home screen, you will have more time to do what matters most, and that’s enjoying life.
Give the Rock For Christmas, With Our Personalized Christmas Gift Reward....
Give the Rock for Christmas to yourself or that special person with our personalized and printable Christmas gift reward below. Email or print directly from our website (www.rocksmartwatch.com), than wrap and place under the tree. A special gift at Christmas, as oppose to the typical tie, shirt or cologne:
The Rock Is Unlocking Technology with the World’s First Patented App Portal and Rockin’ 9, Android Qi Battery, Wireless Charger Docking Stand and Track Radar
The Rock’s primary focus was not just to be a Galaxy, wireless Agent, Omate or Hot smartwatch. Instead we combined the best lifestyle features of all these smartwatches into the Rock, plus we added more patented features made from scratch that simplify and enhance the day to day activities in your business, social, and home life. What other smartwatch, has one screen that shows 9 notifications, has a app portal, a professional wall street smartwatch or a wireless docking stand?
ROCKIN APP TECHNOLOGY - THE WORLD'S FIRST PATENTED APP PORTAL & THE ROCKIN’ 9 APP
The Rock comes standard with a patented Portal App. The Portal App makes it easy to drag your apps into the depository app on your smartphone, which is seamlessly transmitted to your smartwatch. The Portal App provides endless opportunities to easily transfer your smartphone apps, photos or contacts to The Rock. The Rockin 9 App allows for up to 9 message notifications of your choice at the same time all on the home screen of The Rock Smartwatch.
WORLD'S FIRST ANDROID Qi BATTERY AND PATENTED WIRELESS CHARGER DOCKING STATION
The patented Rock Qi wireless docking station can be your companion just about anywhere — on your desk, next to your bed, or in the kitchen — keeping you in touch while charging. It is the first Android smartwatch with a powerful Qi battery, wireless mobile charger and patented wireless docking stand.
THE ROCK LEASH TRACKER
The Rock Leash App is the first smartwatch app that utilizes an attachable tracking sensor that can clip or attach to your smartphone, keys, pets or anything your want to track. The Rock Smartwatch will never let you lose those important things again.
From Dreams to Reality…
A small company's dream to unlock the future of smartwatch potential by bringing the best in mobile app technology, power and style is almost a reality. It's been a two year journey... and now we're at the home stretch to put our Rockin' dream onto everyone's wrist. With two models to choose from — Rockin’ Roll Sport for Men & Women (available in rubber & metal) and the Rockin’ Wall Street — and the early price of $99, The Rock has options to offer to please everyone.
ROCKIN’ SPORTS FOR WOMEN & MEN
From daily sports activity to nightlife, The Rock Sports goes where you go. The Rock Sports has all of the app features of our high-end units, without the increased price tag. It is constructed with tough materials, including a breathable wristband for ultimate comfort.
What's great about The Rock" Sports" model is its versatility, affordability, colors and style. The vibrant bands attached to the white face of The Rock allows you to choose the color that rocks your world—ROCKIN’ SNOW, ROCKIN’ JAZZ, ROCKIN’ COSMO, ROCKIN’ BLUES. Which ROCKIN’ color rocks your world?
Don’t worry men, we have ROCKIN’ colors for you, too —ROCKIN’ COOL, ROCKIN’ VEGAS, ROCKIN' KNIGHT AND ROCKIN’ WILD. Choose your favorite ROCKIN’ color and take advantage of our special Early Bird pricing before the price increases.
THE SPORTS METAL ROCK
The Sport Metal Rock model is the ultimate sports smartwatch made stainless steel tough and incorporating a waterproof band that is light and durable. Features include an optional powerful Qi battery, wireless charger, WIFI, 1080p HD powered by Android 4.2, and includes our proprietary Apps.
THE ROCK METAL SMARTWATCH
It wasn't rocket science that led the Rock team to understand that the current smartwatch universe is boring and lacks style. Our Rock design team spent countless hours working with lifestyle experts and spoke to countless prospective smartwatch customers in its quest to develop what was missing in the smartwatch universe a fashionable smartwatch. We met the challenge and are pleased to introduce the Metal Rock smartwatch line. These models open up a whole new universe in fashion, durability, functionality and style.
The future for smartwatches includes stronger, better-looking and smarter smartwatches with customized, patented apps. It's about power and style. The New Metal Rock casing and patented wristband is stainless steel metal, tough, and designed so each metal rubber link creates air pockets preventing accumulation of perspiration and dirt resulting in greater comfort.
THE ROCKIN' WALL STREET ALL METAL SMARTWATCH
The Rockin’ Wall Street is the ultimate smartwatch in toughness and fashion, developed for the business and sports minded customer who wants everything on one screen. With easy and fast notifications at one glance and a sleek design, you are instantly separated from the smartwatch pack. The Rockin’ Wall Street is all business for those who want it all, so we added a powerful look that's strong and professional, so you can look smarter and more sophisticated in the boardroom or at the gym.
Even the Navy Seals have gone from rubber wristband watches to steel bands and casing, yet none of the currently available smartwatches have evolved to that level of durability and fashion.
THE EVOLUTION OF BEING THE BEST
The Rock team began its quest in 2011. We had a dream and a vision. We wanted to design and develop the best looking and smartest smartwatch on the market – a smartwatch that was designed from scratch, a smartwatch that would come standard with the functions that an active lifestyle consumer would want, yet still be simple and fun. We are at a critical juncture in our development of The Rock. Our journey is ongoing and we are excited to involve you – Kickstarter visionaries with a passion for innovation – to join us in our quest!
ROCKIN APP TECHNOLOGY- WORLD'S FIRST PATENTED APP PORTAL
It’s survival of the fittest Apps! When you look at The Rock, you’ll see that we’re leaps and bounds ahead of the pack.
The Rock team has worked hard to develop the custom, non-generic, lifestyle apps that you want and will use.
The Rock is designed with a simple drag and drop portal system so users can seamlessly move apps from their smartphone to their Rock Smartwatch using our patent-pending proprietary App Portal Platform.
Imagine using Apps without Bluetooth or WiFi, the Rock standalone exercise Apps will give you a workout without your smartphone. The Rockin 9 App allows for placement of up to 9 live app message notifications on the homepage screen,
When we were looking for partners in the area of app engineering and development, we wanted to find a partner that not only had the expertise, but had our same passion and commitment.
The Rock apps were artistically engineered and designed by Pyntail, a recognized world class app development firm. Pyntail's prowess in the field is supported by the recognition of having 16 apps in the top 100 Apple iTunes list. Apps are the heart, soul and brains of a smart watch, which is why working with such an innovative group of developers at Pyntail allowed us to create the best apps for our trailblazing new generation of lifestyle smartwatches.
Tech critics and the Rock app team believe that the most critical features of a smartwatch are its apps, so we our offering "The First Community App Reward Program," that gives back to the Kickstarters who are giving so much to us.
Remember what it felt like to use dial-up? We do. So when we created The Rock, we didn’t want everyone to suffer by making your multimedia experience sluggish. Who wants a smartwatch that can’t keep up?
We’re an active generation. With The Rock, your life is always moving forward on WiFi. The Rock supports 802.11 b/g/n networks. Check your emails and social media, without bluetooth, smartphone, ipad or computer.
Take advantage of our special Early Bird pricing, which is far less than the suggested retail pricing. The best news is that The Rock Sports smartwatch unit can be shipped in time to get before Christmas!
THE ROCK TEAM HAS WORKED HARD TO RAISE THE BAR FOR SMARTWATCHES
As you can see, when The Rock went head-to-head against the current competition, we didn’t skimp on giving you the best in smartwatch technology.
In addition to a dual processor, The Rock carries a powerful graphics processor (GPU) for beautiful 2D/3D rendering supporting OpenGL ES 2.0 and OpenVG 1.1., allowing your smartwatch to run rich media and high performance applications.
DUAL PROCESSOR- POWER OPTIMIZED DESIGN
All this power is packed into our compact smartwatch without sacrificing power consumption. It’s a beautiful balance between the power processing and the power management of our dual processor architectural design.
That means you get the power to run high performance apps, but when in idle, your smartwatch saves power by switching to sleep mode. This way, energy is conserved whenever possible.
APP FROM SCRATCH TECHNOLOGY
It’s survival of the fittest Apps! When you look at The Rock, you’ll see that we’re leaps and bounds ahead of the pack when it comes to our Apps. The Rock developed custom apps, rather than relying on already existing generic apps. Check out our new evolution of Smartwatch Apps:
THE ROCK LEASH TRACKER
The Rock Smartwatch will never let you lose those important things again.
THE ROCK SMARTPHONE TRACKER
The Rock Tracker ensures that you will never lose your smartphone again.
THE ROCK PORTAL
The Rock comes standard with a patented Portal App. The Portal App makes it easy to drag your apps into the depository app on your smartphone which is seamlessly transmitted to your smartwatch. The Portal App provides endless opportunities to easily transfer your smartphone apps, photos or contacts to The Rock.
THE ROCKIN 9
The Rockin 9 App allows for up to 9 message notifications at the same time all on your home screen.
ACTIVITY SPORTS TRACKER
The Activity Tracker App allows you to listen to music and monitor your activity while running or biking. Our sports apps and Rockin 9 notifications, keeps you connected while enjoying any sport.
Size, power and HD matter when biking or running. No smartphone is required because your music is already on The Rock.
STAND ALONE APPS
Imagine getting appointments or exercising without WiFi or your smartphone. The Rock standalone apps allow access to a new world of organization and exercise at your fingertips.
EVEN MORE FEATURES ...
Incoming Caller ID, Email – View email messages, Messaging (SMS/MMS)- Displays message and watch vibrates, Music Player - Control all your smartphone music features, Calendar App Notifications - Events displayed and alerts you discretely, Call Notifications (Caller ID) - Shows who is calling and phone number, Battery Strength Indicator - Icon displaying battery power level, Rock Leash Phone Finder - Assists you in locating your lost phone.
Rewards Goals- All pledges that help us reach our $1 million goal will be part of our Community App Fund Design Program.
Did you ever want to bring out your artistic design side? Now here’s your chance to help us decide what new apps we should develop for The Rock and see the progression of how mobile apps are developed from the beginning to the end. For every $200,000 which is pledged, with your input, we will develop an additional app for The Rock, until we reach our goal of creating 5 more Rock exclusive apps.
This is a Rock Smartwatch exclusive opportunity for our crowdfunding community to be part of the evolution of the smartwatch era. After reaching each reward level, we will accept votes from the community to let us know what app you want on your Rock Smartwatch. Once all votes and designs ideas are submitted and tallied up, the top 5 most requested app designs will be selected. We look forward to your pledges, as well as your concept ideas to help us develop the smartest and best looking smartwatch in the world!
We decided to build a durable and smarter smartwatch that would have style, finesse and most importantly, have all the technology designed for your digital lifestyle.
Dual Core CPU
240 x 240 Resolution
Android 4.2.2 (Rock Qi units)
Android 4.0 (Rock standard Units)
Multi-touch Touch Screen
Accelerometer Chip by Analog Devices - Combo 3-axis G sensor
Bluetooth – 4.0 LE
WiFi (802.11 b/g/n)
Memory: 4 GB
Internal Storage: 4 GB
Graphics Processor Unit (GPU) supports 2D/3D
Battery Rock Qi- 100 hrs to 150 hrs standby time
Full set of pre-qualified Android applications
G-sensor (Accelerometer), E-Compass, Gyroscope, IP67
Over-the-Air (OTA) system firmware update
WiFi: IEEE 802.11b/g/n
We need the help from Kickstarters to finish our Dream......
With your pledges, we can begin manufacturing and shipping the Rock right after Christmas, click video:
Without the support of the crowdfunding community, we would not be able to deliver The Rock to mass production. So we’re here on Kickstarter because we need cash to have material and tooling developed from our manufacturing facilities for large-scale production.
Just like manufacturing requires funding, so does building apps. We’ve partnered with one of the best software development teams for mobile apps, but there are hard costs that are incurred in order for us to bring the best apps to you. We want to build apps that help to make your lives easier. Part of the funds will be committed to the Community Voted App Program and maintenance.
As you can see from our video, we’ve been working on this project for quite some time. However, we realized that our ambition to go at this through the traditional funding routes was taking longer than expected. The past year we’ve seen many smartwatches that have launched into the market. As we’re seeing these smartwatches launched, we felt that what we’ve been building on our own can offer more value and quality to everyone that loves smartwatches.
However, what good is our idea and us saying that we have a better smartwatch if we can never bring the product to market? That is why we decided to turn to crowdfunding for financial assistance.
We are also asking for the community to participate in building The Rock with us. That’s why we developed the Community Voted Apps program and are offering options such as Qi charging, WiFi, Tracker and much more. All of these features are cool, but they cost money and take time to design and develop. Help us make our dreams of creating the best smartwatch for you become a reality. This is the first smartwatch that brings its consumers the best value for their hard earned dollar. We feel will it is the best looking smartwatch as well. We can deliver this dream by doing this together. Come share our journey by supporting this project.
PLAN FOR SHIPMENT AND ESTIMATED TIMELINE
July 2013- Prototyping and Tooling of Rock Sports
Wi-Fi Software and Hardware Completed
App development and user function Completed.
Firmware and software Interface and operation Testing.
Sebtember 2013- Rock Sports manufacture and logistics review
Final function and design adjustments
App user interactive program review
Design and Development of Qi Rock
Qi Battery development review
December 2013- Sports Rock App testing and visual design
Final review of Sports Rock Tooling standards
Complete overview of specifications (QFD)
Testing of Rock Sports functional Unit (TQM)
Wi-Fi Sports Rock completed (TQA).
January 2013- Final App approval of functional design
Sports Rock Tooling completed (TQA)
Qi Battery engineering review
Wireless Charger tooling completed (TQA)
First Metal prototype casing completed
February 2014- Pilot Production Run of Rock sports and metal (TQA)
App testing and interface of user
Complete all operations and Software
March 2014- Volume Production Begins for Sports and Metal Rock
Qi, Firmware and Software development and interface testing
March 2014- Ship Rock and Metal Sports
March 2014- Finalize Qi, wireless charger and stand
Prototype and tooling Ready
review Final function and design adjustments
App user interactive program review
March 2014- Pilot and Sample Run
Final review of Tooling standards
Complete overview of specifications (QFD)
Testing of Qi functional Unit (TQM)
Complete Development and testing - (TQA).
April 2014- Volume Production Begins for Qi Rock and shipment.
Risks and challenges
So you’ve heard that projects on Kickstarter can be shaky, and may have risks and challenges.
How about this? Let’s change the way you feel about projects on Kickstarter. This is one project that we’re confident we’ll deliver to you with no interruptions. Our Apps will progressively be delivered and updated through our home Rock App.
To do that, we partnered with experts, in engineering, Apps and manufacturing, in addition to the extensive time and preparation, to deal with the challenges of product logistics and manufacturing.
Finally, this brings us to our main challenge at this moment, which is to fulfill our first manufacturing order and complete our Business Wireless Qi unit, take the Rock to the next level and validate our brand of the “The Rock – The World’s Most Complete Smartest Lifestyle Smartwatch” with this Kickstarter campaign.
No one has ever done this on Kickstarter. We’re proud to say this because we want you to know that we’re committed to developing the greatest smartwatch --The Rock!
The Rock Team!
Community App reward Rules
1) Each App submitted and chosen will have a development cost not to exceed $50,000.00 and will be within the development parameters of current smartwatch technology.
2) All apps will be the sole property of Rock LLC. Individuals or entities submitting App concepts and ideas to The Rock acknowledge that they are gifting this information to The Rock team and expressly waive any rights in the idea or concept. The ideas and concepts
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