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By Steve X Chen
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GemWhere Smart Voice Watch

Through proprietary software, the GemWhere voice watch sifts through vast amounts of information, and reads the most important news, tweets, alerts, and other information to you on the go where-ever you are.  

Hi, I am Steve Chen.  I have always believed that computers should help simplify people's lives, not complicating them.  That's why I developed the software that powers the GemWhere smart voice watch. 

Speak Directly and To-The-Point

The GemWhere smart voice watch gives the user just enough information.  The software that powers the watch scans through information and generate key words and key points. 

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Instead of complicating your life, the GemWhere smart voice watch helps to keep all the noise out, and only inform you of what is really important. It is your very own Presidential Daily Briefing - uncluttered, simple, and effective message delivery. 

Simplify Information 

Computers should simplify information, not complicating it. Let the GemWhere smart voice watch and the software system behind it SIMPLIFY information for you.  

Proprietary Software that Powers the Smart Voice Watch
Proprietary Software that Powers the Smart Voice Watch

Please help me make the GemWhere smart voice watch available to everyone by supporting my project.  

Smart Voice

Watch has limited screen size, so it makes perfect sense to give our smart watch a smart voice.  Our Smart Voice watch reads information to you, so you don't have to strain your eyes reading information on a small screen. Build-in speaker or pair to car speaker through Bluetooth

Build-in speaker or pair to car speaker through Bluetooth
Build-in speaker or pair to car speaker through Bluetooth

GSM/3G + Wifi + Bluetooth = Un-tethered Access

Built in GSM/3G + Wifi + Bluetooth capabilities allow the user to access anywhere.  We call it un-tethered access.  We believe smart wearable device should be more than a remote control for your phone. 

GSM WiFi Bluetooth
GSM WiFi Bluetooth

 Compact Design

We make our design compact, the size of an average watch.  We believe smart watches have to look smart.  Wearing a mobile phone on the wrist is not an option. 

 Technical Specifications

  • CPU                Cortex A9 Dual Core, 1.0 GHz
  • Sim Card         Singe SIM Card Single Standby
  • Band               GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • ROM                4 GB
  • RAM                512 MB
  • Card Ext.         TF card up to 16 GB
  • Screen Size     1.54"
  • Battery             700mAh, Lithium-ion polymer
  • G-sensor          Built-in
  • WiFi                  802.11 b/g/n
  • GPS                  Built-in
  • Bluetooth          v4.0, copatible with v3.0 2.1 2.0 1.2 1.1
  • USB                  USB2.0, Micro USB 5 pin
  • Camera             5.0 MP front camera
  • Certification      CE/RoHS

Current Production Status

The product shown in the demo is an engineering prototype. Proprietary software has been developed. PCB circuit board has been defined. Voice application software, operating system software, and hardware components have been integrated as shown in the demo.  

The exterior casing and the watch band of the current prototype as shown in the demo are generic components commercially sourced by us. Further aesthetic refinement of the existing exterior shown in the demo, such as casing and bezel, is currently underway.  These exterior refinements will be based on the existing casing shown in the demo.  Further refinement of the software UI is also currently underway.  We have contracted IKWear of China for volume production of the final refined product. 

Stretch Goal: $350K -  Sleeker Design 

In addition to the aesthetic refinements of the exiting exterior design discussed above, we are also working on a sleeker design of the exterior. Help us reach $350K, and put the following design into production: 

Designs for the Stretch Goal - help us make it real!
Designs for the Stretch Goal - help us make it real!

Timeline for Shipment

June 2014:

  • Tooling and Injection Molds Ready
  • Software/Firmware Testing and Finalization

July 2014

  • Purchasing of Components and Materials
  • Pilot Sample Production 
  • Certifications for CE/RoHS

August 2014:

  • Assembly Line Preparation
  • Low Volume Sample Production 
  • Quality Control and Assurance

October 2014:

  • Volume production
  • Order fulfillment & logistics
  • Shipping

Risks and challenges

Although we have an amazing team, there are still unforeseeable factors that we cannot control. For instance, we need to pass the various certifications required so that we can legally ship the devices to your doorsteps. Although we extensively pre-tested our components, there still might be a risk of delay in certification with the regulatory bodies. We also need to make sure that the software system is available 24X7, and robust enough to handle heavy load.

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    EARLY ADOPTER: Get a Jet Black GemWhere smart watch loaded with proprietary software, allowing access to real news, web search, and other useful information. Savings of $141 off $340 MSRP. (Free shipping to US & Canada. Add $15 for international shipping.)

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    GemWhere Seeker: Get a Jet Black GemWhere smart watch loaded with proprietary software, allowing access to real news, web search, and other useful information + a GemWhere cartoon T-Shirt. Savings of $91 off $340 MSRP. (Free shipping to US & Canada. Add $15 for international shipping.)

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    GemWhere Finder: Get a Silver GemWhere smart watch loaded with proprietary software, allowing access to real news, web search, and other useful information + a copy of GemWhere cartoon art. Savings of $41 off $340 MSRP. (Free shipping to US & Canada. Add $15 for international shipping.)

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