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SweetzpotBy Sweetzpot
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SweetzpotBy Sweetzpot
First created
$11,911
pledged of $30,000pledged of $30,000 goal
67
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Mar 27 2018

About

 

Running out of breath during activity? 

Want to find that perfect spot where you can run for hours on end?

Tired of calculating difficult schemes in order to find out how fast you can run or how quick you can cycle at any given moment?

Meet FLOW™ the first dedicated sensor that measures your breathing.

 

Sagar, Arne and Håvard showing FLOW
Sagar, Arne and Håvard showing FLOW

 

 

We have found that breathing is a far more accurate and responsive way of measuring your intensity, regardless of activity. 

Imagine running up the hill in front of you. Your breathing will instantly react to how fast you are going and isn't affected by physiological influences, delays or cardiac lag. 

 

 

ELENA CECCHINI - "Flow is a really good product. For example, I am having a bit of cold in this days and I could see that the breathe was different from the days in which I was feeling fit and totally healthy."

PAOLO BRAVINI - "The product is a real innovation and it's so cool to see what happens to your breathing during effort."

SCOTT CADBY - "I was really impressed with the ability to see my breathing rhythm in real time on my phone."

The FLOW™ sensor captures data as soon as you start your activity. It measures your breathing by recording the increase and decrease of your chest. 

Just breathe
Just breathe

 

No, absolutely not! We are on a mission to give the measurement of breathing to everyone. 

For too long, this has been reserved for professional athletes and those who are willing to pay a lot for tests in a lab or with a sports physiologist.

We think it's time to give the last piece of the puzzle to everyone at an affordable price. 

 

 

Sweetzpot FLOW™ measures your breathing per minute.

Usually, at rest, your breathing varies between 6 and 8 liters per minute. During sleep, breathing can be as low as 3 liters per mininute and can reach 160 liters per minute and above during high intensity athletic activity.

This makes it fast and easy to understand without having to calculating your different zones.

Runner's high. Sweetspot. Fitness high. Sometimes we get it, sometimes we don’t. But we always want it—and more of it.

We have found a way to automatically detect the optimal place where your fitness high occurs which gives you the best chances of finding it again and again every single time.

Your sweetspot
Your sweetspot

 

 

The freedom to roam without restrictions!

With auto-detection you will always know where your Sweetspot is which will make you go longer and faster over time. 

 

The breathing pattern is a visualization of your breathing. It gives a precise visualization of how you breathe in/breathe out and how it is coordinated with movement during your activity.   

 

The measurement of heart rate has been around since its introduction in the early 80's. Seeing how your FLOW and heart-rate simultaneously respond to work intensities gives you vital information on how your body works.

FLOW + HR
FLOW + HR

 

FLOW™  connects to your already existing eco-system of devices. Whether you are using Garmin, Suunto, Polar, iOS, Android and uploading it to Strava

It works!

 

Unlock your full potential with our app. Access your key metrics during activity, review all of them post-activity and instantly upload them to your favorite platform.  

 

FLOW™ app splash screen.
FLOW™ app splash screen.

 

 

Key metrics on the go: Flow, heart rate and your athletic sweetspot
Key metrics on the go: Flow, heart rate and your athletic sweetspot

 

Post activity metrics
Post activity metrics

 

 

 

Easy snap-on strap
Easy snap-on strap

 

 

We have tried, tested and iterated more times than we can count. This is to ensure that our backers get the best possible product.

 

 

 

 

 

We are constantly testing our software and hardware to ensure that we can deliver as promised on our new metrics. The important thing for us is to find bugs and fault with the app in order ensure that we deliver the best product to our backers.  

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During weight training, Sagar is testing how HR and FLOW reacts to different activities.  

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Looking at FLOW, breathing pattern, breathing rate, heart rate and heart rate-variability while cycling indoor. 

 

 

This is the first production ready unit of FLOW™ and we have narrowed down the features to what we believe gives most value. During several years of development we have met a lot of different groups that could benefit from using sensor in ways that we didn't know was possible. This is why we have created a SDK which is being shipped in June. 

The SDK will include a FLOW™ unit and we will provide an open source SDK for developers to write additional features and applications.

 

 

 

 

Our multidisciplinary team consists of competent individuals who are determined to bring the measurement of breathing to everyone. The team came together at Simula Research Laboratory, Norway in 2015. 

 

 

 

                                              

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

We’re ready to start production of FLOW™ as soon as this campaign ends, but as with any physical product there are challenges to getting it right and there is always the possibility of delays (sometimes outside of anyone's control). In our efforts to avoid delays and manufacture the best breathing sensor possible, we are selective in how we choose our partners, conservative in setting our timelines, and, we intend to spend a large amount of time in person at the factory.

Quality control remains a major focus for us. With our partners we are implementing systems to catch as many product issues as possible before Sweetzpot FLOW™ makes its way into your hands.

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