A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:
Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
About this project
Get motivated! Skiper’s built-in Personal Trainer function cheers you on, keeps you updated on your progress and gives you the motivation needed to take your workouts to the next level.
Skiper uses a built-in 360-degree smart motion sensor along with a Bluetooth module and the FITMIX APP to create a customized exercise plan just for you. By using precise analysis of your activity and data, you can realize your sports potential and achieve your fitness goals faster.
Share your exercise achievements with friends and family and inspire each other via the FITMIX APP. You can create friendly competitions with your friends to see who has the fastest speed or who burns the most calories.
Once the fun is over, you can share your exercise achievements on Facebook and Twitter and inspire more friends to join you in sports and health.
Skiper revolutionizes rope skipping training. With five available modes you can find the perfect workout for you and achieve awesome results.
Free Jump, Timed Jump, Count Jump, Calories Jump, and Training Plan.
With the included Personal Trainer smart feature, Skiper can provide you with a standard or customized workout plan to help you achieve your goals faster. It also includes the ability to invite family and friends to head-to-head challenges for workouts or fitness progress.
With the FITMIX APP you can easily set fitness goals, record accurate data and track your progress conveniently on your smartphone.
Training with a jump rope is one of the most efficient and effective workout techniques. Best of all, a good jump rope can go with you anywhere and provides a fast and convenient workout at home, at the gym or when traveling.
Scientifically proven advantages of jump rope training include:
Improves coordination & balance
Elevated cardiovascular efficiency
Helps bone health & density
One of the best tools for weight-loss
However, it’s hard to insist on jumping rope or loving rope for most people. Lots of problems emerge, boring when jumping, not time or energy, no self-control, easy-to-be-hurt without correct guidance.
Skiper create a true fitness experience, making people love jumping rope, love to share joy of sport, and enjoy healthy daily life.
Skiper is designed for a better user experience with clever hardware and software integration. It begins with excellent ergonomics: silica gel combined with a linear section design which makes Skiper easy to hold and use. It works indoor and outdoor, in any weather and it’s constructed with ultra-flexibility and lasting durability.
We know that workouts happen everywhere and the weather doesn’t always cooperate. Skiper is waterproof to the IPX6 standard for safe use indoors and out.
A super tough 8-strand knitted metal wire creates the core of the Skiper rope and guarantees maximum durability. With its silicone sheathing, it’s both durable and flexible for years of dependable use.
A portable storage bag is included that keeps Skiper safe and tangle free in between workouts, perfect for stowing in your gym bag or locker.
The Skiper story is a journey that began with a desire to create a better jump rope, one that would make skipping rope easy, intelligent and fun. Our engineers took great pride in creating the best-designed jump rope on the market.
Risks and challenges
We are a sports focused tech company so we have lots of experience in developing quality products for fitness. As with any project, there are problems that may arise but we have experience in dealing with these issues and we have solutions. As always, we will be transparent and communicative with our process and keep our backers in the loop along every step of production and delivery.
It took us some time and effort to get it perfect, but we did it. We have excellent prototypes working now and are ready to scale up production. We just need you! We are very excited to bring Skiper to Kickstarter and share it with the world. We look forward to working with our backers to deliver the world’s greatest jump rope – Skiper!