Active8: A Slap-On Music Player + Sleep and Activity Tracker
Active8: A Slap-On Music Player + Sleep and Activity Tracker
World's first slap on wearable Bluetooth music player, Activity tracker, & sleep monitor. It's able to play music to two headsets.
World's first slap on wearable Bluetooth music player, Activity tracker, & sleep monitor. It's able to play music to two headsets. Read more
About this project
Hi Kickstarter! We’re 8Positive, a team of experienced engineers dedicated to spreading positivity. We believe this can be done by helping people reach their goals, and with that vision in mind, we set about designing an innovative product we named Active8.
Active8 combines three products — a Bluetooth® enabled music player with simultaneous playback capability to two Bluetooth headsets, an automatic activity tracker, and a sleep quality monitoring system — into one small and light-weight slap-on wearable wrist band.
World’s fastest wear-time.
Prior to starting our design process for Active8, we looked at all the devices man has ever wore and we realized there is a lot of time wasted putting them on. That’s when we came up with our revolutionary slap-on design which makes Active8 the easiest and quickest to wear device in the world. Wears in the blink of an eye.
Fits Perfectly to You
We all have different physiques. A major problem with current wearables is that they don’t fit comfortably, because they don’t adapt to your body. So we embarked on a journey to find an optimal, personalized fit. Our patented design uses a special structure that is flexible, light and can be put on quickly. You have to try it to believe it!
Why does Active8 look different in the video?
What you see in our Kickstarter video is our 3D-Printed prototype. Through numerous mechanical improvements we have been able to dramatically reduce Active8’s size.
Our current design, to be delivered to our Kickstarter backers, will be a much thinner and narrower product.
Thinner than the iPad Air ®
Active8 comes in three different colors:
- Pearl White
- Onyx Gray
- Ruby Red
- And a fourth color that you get to vote on as the backer of any of our color options. (Color concepts shown below.)
Hey backers, we want you to be part of our design process so towards the end of the campaign, we will be sending you, color backers, a list of all the color choices you can vote for and then we'll publish the result. When the winning color has been chosen, it will be added as a color option for our color backers’ Active8s. so...
Phone Free Experience
We love listening to music while exercising. However we are all, in one way or another, familiar with the annoyance that comes from tangled cords, annoying phones in our pockets, dropped phones, and pulled headsets!
So why not free yourself from your phone while exercising?
Wire Free Music
Active8 is a Bluetooth enabled music player that lets you enjoy your music wire-free. It can be paired with most Bluetooth headphones. You can even pair it with most Bluetooth speakers or your car’s Bluetooth sound system.
Drag & Drop Music
Transferring your music to Active8 is simple. Simply plug in your Active8 via provided USB cable to your computer to drag and drop the music from your desktop.
Most Music File-Types Supported
We made sure that Active8 is able to playback the most commonly used audio file types.
Store Other Files
With 4GB of data space, Active8 can hold thousands of songs. Since Active8 acts just like an ordinary USB flash drive, it enables you to store your personal data on your wrist, keeping it private and secure.
Simple Music Controls
With only 5 control buttons, it is one of the simplest devices to operate.
Share your music. Share your moments!
Having a partner while working out is very encouraging. Getting someone to actually join you in your activity not only helps them be more positive but also helps you to be spot-on and accurate with your exercise. We have developed a revolutionary feature for Active8 which we call “Buddy Sync”. And we are really excited about this special feature.
One Active8. Two Headphones.
The Buddy Sync feature can be used to pair two Bluetooth headphones to the same Active8.
That way you and your partner can stay synchronized by listening to the same music during your exercise routines.
Simple Bluetooth Controls
Automatically tracks your progress
Exercising without tracking your progress results in nothing! In order for you to evolve to a better you, tracking your daily activity and fitness is crucial. With Active8 you’ll receive valuable feedback that allows you to adjust your activity to maximize your result.
Active8 is an activity/fitness tracker. It automatically keeps track of your daily habits, calories burned, number of steps, walking pattern and more.
Syncs with your phone
Active8 syncs with your phone but you can use all its functionality without a phone.
It Syncs with phones running the following popular operating systems:
- Windows 10®
Counts your calories
Active8 automatically tracks the number of calories you burn throughout the day. You can use Active8's app to setup daily goals, view your activity’s history, and track your progress. Graphical charts and diagrams further help you quantify your progress and get closer to your goal.
Tracks your step count
Active8 automatically tracks the number of steps you walk throughout the day. You can also set a daily goal for your steps, that way you know where you stand throughout the day with respect to your goal.
When you work out, you sweat. Things get dirty and that’s a fact. There is nothing strange about that. But for some reason electronics don’t seem to appreciate moisture. For that very reason, we made sure Active8 can withstand liquids such as sweat and water. You can even rinse and clean Active8 after every workout. It’s that durable.
The most important time to track your activity is when you are not active.
Active8 is a sleep quality monitoring system which can keep track of things like your effective number of hours slept, sleep pattern, and your sleep history.
Knowing your activity and rest patterns in detail (day and night), helps you understand your body and energy level, so you can plan for your next positive day accordingly.
App Helps Visualize Sleep Quality
Bluetooth earphones included with your Active8
We know searching for a Bluetooth headset is yet another thing to worry about in addition to your busy life. We at 8Positive are doing our best to make things easier and simpler for you, so part of our Kickstarter special each Active8 comes with a complementary 8Positive Bluetooth headset for free.
8Positive Bluetooth headsets can also be paired with most Bluetooth enabled devices like your smart phone. A second one can also be purchased to be used with the Buddy Sync feature of Active8.
This headset can keep its pairing with two devices (e.g. Active8 and your smartphone.) That way you don’t have to pair it again with your Active8 when you use it with a second device.
Kickstarter, with your help we can revolutionize the wearable technology industry by providing a fashionable, slap-on product that inspires people to be positive, exercise, and stay on track towards their goals.
Active8 started with a dream of how we could help people reach their goals and stay positive via the 8Positive movement. Designing Active8 has been an exciting journey and a crucial element to fulfilling that dream!
The 8Positive team chose Kickstarter for launching Active8 because we like the very organic nature of the Kickstarter community. We believe Kickstarter has been constructed on the basis of helping one another, and what is more positive than that? Through Kickstarter, we want to spread the unique energy of 8positive.
Throughout the years we have pledged to numerous projects on Kickstarter ourselves, helping others reach their goals. Now, we’re excited to have the same opportunity through crowdfunding. We are a small startup battling some of the toughest technology problems out there and we need your support.
Help us by sharing Active8 with your friends!
Know someone that can use a little positivity and would enjoy Active8 as much as you do? Share our campaign with them through the “Share the project” button at the top of the page. Also use the links below to share our story with your friends on your social media pages.
Download our Multi-Part Press-Kit here.
Risks and challenges
We are a group of experienced engineers that have previously worked on many complex projects at top Software and Hardware companies. Between us we have more than 60 years of experience. Most likely you already own at least one product we have previously worked on in the past. You are going to be funding some of the most successful people in their fields.
Like all other hardware/software projects, Active8 might face some risks and challenges. Some of the risks we face are controllable and some are just out of our hands, Things such as natural disasters across the globe can simply cause delays in our production and shipments.
But overall our 8Positive team has done a phenomenal job of launching this campaign, and we are confident that we can deliver Active8 to you. We have included some flexibility in our production timeline so that we don't fall behind schedule, but some of the risks and challenges are still worth mentioning. These include:
- Delayed design finalization.
- Delay in receiving proper global certification due to paperwork processing time.
- Unexpected results from quality testing; in which case another cycle of manufacturing would be required.
We, the 8positive team, are ready to meet these risks and challenges head on. Between all the members of our team, we have successfully launched over 100 projects with no schedule slip, and we expect Active8 to follow that trend.
Thank you for your consideration in supporting the 8positive movement, trusting our 8Positive team, and believing in Active8.
"Let’s be positive and together spread the positivity!"
Arya A. Ardakani
Founder and CEOLearn about accountability on Kickstarter
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