WEZR - The Industry's Most Precise Weather Tracker
WEZR - The Industry's Most Precise Weather Tracker
Connect the WEZR sensor to get with real time, up to date and ultra local weather forecast on your smartphone.
Connect the WEZR sensor to get with real time, up to date and ultra local weather forecast on your smartphone. Read more
About this project
The evolution of smartphones has made it easy to get weather forecasts, live weather and atmospheric data, but they were never able to use live data to generate highly accurate forecasts - until now.
WEZR develops the most-accurate weather forecasts. With Wezr, you can choose the right place and the right time for your outdoor activity.
Everyone has already made the bad experience of going out for biking, surfing or a walk in the rain instead of sun, despite what the weather forecast on TV or on your smartphone announced.
Wezr has developped a complete solution of weather forecast which is updated in real time. The result, you know what the weather will be like on your golf course, bike circuit, behind the hill, at 13h10, 15h25 or 16h40.
WEZR is the ultimate wearable weather forecast tool.
Launch the WEZR application. Click anywhere on the map, and you will instantly get all the weather data you require! Choose the place to go to.
During your activity:
Just clip the WEZR weather sensor on any device, jacket, backpack, ski pole or other external location near your smartphone. Launch the WEZR application whenever you want to know precisely how weather will evolve.
Open the WEZR application on your device and find the ideal place on the interactive map and you get with real time, up to date and ultra local weather forecasts on your smartphone. Know what the weather will be like on the golf course, on the bike circuit, or behind the hill, at 13h15, 15h35 or 17h50.
The WEZR adapter reads the current status of the weather (air pressure, air humidity, and temperature) in your area by way of a small, innovative mechanical device.
This sensor reads and communicates atmospheric data directly to your smartphone app, via Bluetooth, which in turn, forwards it to a cloud-based service. Advanced algorithms analyze live data and combine it with current weather forecasats to deliver updated forecasts that are displayed directly on your smartphone through a free WEZR application.
The result, consumers are able to receive a continuously updated, precise mile-by-mile geolocated weather forecast.
Every time you use WEZR you are contributing to the accuracy of the weather forecast within a 10-20 mile radius of your location which will then benefit others.
Through WEZR we create accurate forecasts together.
WEZR generates cutting-edge weather forecasts.
WEZR forecasts are based on both the global meteorological model running on a 4-time a day basis producing forecast and on real-time meteorological measurements.
- WEZR’s models:
"The meteorological model used in WEZR relies on a full set of fluid mechanics equations including atmospheric turbulence and flows, rain, snow and ice physics, incoming radiation from the sun and atmosphere/ocean and atmosphere/ground interaction taking into account altitude, land use and vegetation.
Most applications dealing with weather forecasts use raw or near-raw results from meteorological models which sometimes causes discrepancies between their results and the observation on the ground. Forecasts can often be different from what you see in the sky; that is: forecasted precipitations may not occur at the expected place or the right time, temperature or wind speed could be under or over-estimated and cloud cover could be badly forecasted.
WEZR does better than ever because it integrates a real-time data assimilation module. It assimilates data coming from various sources: WEZR sensor data, ground station, atmospheric soundings, satellite imagery and precipitation radar."
- How does WEZR provide real-time, up-to-date weather forecasts ?
"We combine information coming from locally collected
data and a new modeling approach. We introduced a new rapid dynamic modeling technique
to restore the response of a complex system in real time, where dozens of hours
of calculation are required for conventional models.
Thanks to this innovative technology and local observation and measurement, WEZR is able to update local weather forecasts in real time."
Out of the gate, the WEZR application and forecasts will be available in specific countries to start. As we continue to grow, we will expand coverage to all corners of the world.
- Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy for a low-impact battery on smartphones.
- Microelectromechanical systems.
- Measurement of air pressure: absolute pressure range 260 to 1260hPa/ high resolution mode 0.01hPa
- Measurement of air humidity: operating range 0 to 100% RH/ accuracy +- 2%Rh
- Measurement of temperature: operating range -40 to +125°C/ accuracy +-0.3°C
- Pre-processing and storage of data: ARM architecture.
- Runs on a low impact battery.
- Size: Diameter: 50 mm / Height: 15 mm / Weight: 70 g
After working on a number of prototypes, we are ready to take WEZR into production with your help!
During our time as fighter pilots, we would encounter unexpected weather changes daily, which accounted for lots of wasted time. It would have been extremely helpful to have an accurate view of geolocated weather evolutions for the next few hours and even minutes. We were inspired by the ability to use technology to accurately predict the weather for extreme athletes, pilots, sailors and everyday athletes.
In addition, we were convinced that we could enhance this experience by incorporating our smartphones, which are always with us and help us stay connected.
Currently, we are working with specialists in data assimilation and experts in atmospheric modeling who have studied these subjects for more than 10 years. Together, we have spent two years looking for the best way to achieve the goals we had in mind. Once the method was established, we were able to develop the prototype.
After developing the alpha prototype, we met with a number of world-class athletes to demonstrate what our concept could produce. The “WOW!” effect they expressed was extremely exciting for us. We explained how we needed to understand their needs and how best to use the sensor. We came away from the experience even more dedicated to our original vision of a modern weather sensor that would be both portable and beautiful.
Now is the perfect time to come to Kickstarter to get the support need to finally put WEZR in your hands!
"Outsmart the weather together by providing accurate real time weather forecasts".
Risks and challenges
We are really excited about launching the worlds most precise weather tracker for smartphones. However, the most important aspect of this project is that we fulfill our promise to you, our backers!
We put a lot of work into designing and building the first prototypes, but as a hardware project we are also aware that there will be challenges of manufacturing, production, shipping worldwide and more. Our promise is that we'll rise to meet all these challenges and more with the combined experience and passion our team brings to this project.
We've given a conservative estimate for our delivery dates. We are committed to keeping you informed of our progress both during and following our campaign. We assure you that we are all working very hard to produce a sensational product that not only arrives on time but is of optimum quality!
We are eager to deliver WEZR to you, our backers!
A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who has taken the WEZR journey with us to date and also to you for believing and investing in us!
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