Your heart rate is an extremely valuable indicator during physical exercise, but reading it off a watch reduces focus or is only possible in between intervals or sets.
Wearing Cardiglow feels like having a sixth sense for your heart. It makes you aware of your heart rate and every single one of your heartbeats. Gain more control over your body and work out more efficiently!
What is Cardiglow?
The Cardiglow chest strap provides a continuous, instantaneous and intuitive biofeedback by translating your heart rate into colors, which are displayed with high power LEDs.
The color transitionssmoothlywith your heart rate: For example with an increasing heart rate from blue to red over all the colors in between and back to blue again when you recover.
Who uses Cardiglow?
Cardiglow enhances workouts of many different kinds of athletes. Wear Cardiglow when you're running, weightlifting, practicing calisthenics or performing other physical activity. Feel your surroundings pulse with your heart and see the bright LEDs shine through your shirt when you're working out in front of a mirror.
Cardiglow connects fitnessclasses: Get individual workout intensity feedback of all participants at a glance, coach them with more precision and make them motivate each other.
The device is compatible with the Bluetooth Heart Rate Service, so you can keep track of your improvements with your favorite workout tracker on your smartphone or smartwatch.
Configure the color pattern for a high resolution in your target heart rate zone and save profiles for all your workouts and activities.
Different orders of colors generate alternative color gradients.
A vibration motor keeps your sets and intervals on time! Set it up to notify you at certain heart rates, after a pause or in fixed intervals. It operates autonomously after you set it up with your smartphone.
Cardiglow operates for six hours with pulses of maximum intensity. Adjust the LEDs' maximum brightness to save energy and its minimum brightness to change the amount of heartbeat feedback. Chose a strong heartbeat feedback when you're on your own and select a constant brightness for classes. When you're running in the dark, set the minimum brightness to 30% so you're more visible in the city and can see where to place your steps in the forest, but still feel every single one of your heartbeats!
Bluetooth Controlled Lighting
Use Cardiglow as a Bluetooth RGB light between your workouts. Conveniently switch your nightlight on and off with your Smartphone and keep Cardiglow fully charged at the same time!
Ready for Production
The astonishing effect attracts lots of curious athletes in the gym and on the track now that the patents are pending and we're finally allowed to wear our prototypes outside of our lab.
The pre-production boards weigh 23.1g. The chest strap weighs 32.2g. The case adds another 8g. This means Cardiglow is as light as other heart rate chest straps!
The final version is twice as bright as the prototypes we used for shooting our photos and videos! Oh, and by the way: Even though it's hard to capture Cardiglow's light effect on camera, all the photos and videos in this campaign have only been cropped and were not edited in any way!
Our circuit board manufacturer needs seven to eight weeks.
Programming, testing and finishing the devices takes two to three weeks.
Shipping takes one week.
This means you will have your Cardiglow device in March to April!
The devices will be shipped with a chest strap, a compact Cardiglow to micro USB adapter and some adhesive tape so you can stick the adapter to a wall, table or charger.
CEO & Hardware Development Matthias Kampa
Software Development Mathias Illian
Photo & Video Alexa Szekeres
Music Moon Veil - Ivory
Risks and challenges
There could be bugs that we did not encounter during testing, but our prototypes perform extremely well.
Shipping could be delayed because of a faulty manufacturing mechanism, but we already planned in one extra month.
There could be compatibility issues or bugs, but in this case there will be updates.
We have configuration apps ready for iOS and Android with BLE. The heart rate service uses the standard protocol and is compatible with all Bluetooth 4.0 HRM/HRS heart rate devices and apps (e.g. Runtastic, Adidas MiCoach, RunKeeper, Endomondo, Runmeter).