Note: The photos below are all pre-production images. The factory produced product will look much cleaner as it will be mold injected plastic.
The GetProductive Alpha is designed to Increase your productivity, results and helps you achieve your goals every single day. Start your day strong with these proven productivity increasing strategies and get more done in less time.
For the past year and a half, we have been researching all the top productivity strategies and integrated them into this device to solve these two problems:
For our grade 10 project, the team has been working productivity to create a cloud-connected, intelligent, a physical device that works as a prioritizing work stopwatch, a Pomodoro timer and a productivity tracking system all in one.
Introducing the GetProductive Alpha.
The GetProductive Alpha has been designed to solve these productivity problems once and for all. It is a tool to help you work completely focused every work day. To help you become: productive, focused, accomplished and even happy!
Beat Procrastination. By setting short periods of work and focus, you are effectively beating procrastination. The idea is called 'chunking', where you split a task into smaller bits to motivate you to start. The GetProductive Alpha helps you do exactly that.
Become Happier. Research shows that people are happiest when they see results and evidence of progress towards their goals and a good purpose life. On top of that, many other sources prove (The Happiness Advantage) that the happier you are the more productive you will be. It is a win-win!
1. Set an amount of time (25 min), and work down from that time completely focused. Once the timer is up, take a short break and repeat. This is called the Pomodoro timer.
2. Use the stopwatch mode to track how much time you spend doing your most important tasks. Simple press the button on the device.
3. See your results on the GetProductive App.
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Simply spin the wheel to set a certain amount (e.g. 25 minutes) of time and then press the button to count down. When counting down, work completely focused until the timer reaches zero. Then treat yourself to a short break and repeat.
According to this article, the Pomodoro technique gives you more focus and concentration, less stress and maintains motivation. We implemented this into the GetProductive Alpha to give you an extremely focused work experience.
2 - 5 minute breaks after immense focused work are scientifically shown to improve your overall productivity. According to psychology today, taking short breaks during the workday improves Motivation, creativity and eliminates decision fatigue.
Find what gives you and your team the most value and spend (tracking) as much time as you can doing those things. Simply press the button in the middle whenever you are doing important and focused work. The goal with this function is to spend as much time possible doing valuable work.
The truth is we are always busy. We put in an eight-hour day but are unaware of how much of that time is actually spent doing focused work towards the tasks that give you the most value. You will be shocked at how little time you spend doing the task that matter. Keep on increasing the amount of time you spend doing valued work and your results will soar.
Connect the GetProductive Alpha to your phone to see your productivity demographics. See information such as how often you are spending doing focused work, when you are, as well as customizable colours for your GetProductive Alpha.
What are the benefits of using the GetProductive Alpha instead of just a normal timer and stopwatch?
Many people ask: Why did you not make a Pomodoro app instead of a device? The truth is, a productivity device or app can’t and should not force you to use your phone before one of your focused work sessions.
Your phone is arguably one of the most distracting things in the workspace. The GetProductive Alpha helps you remove your phone from the workspace, so you can still use your favorite Pomodoro timer without the temptation of checking your phone.
Other than the fact that you can adjust the colour of the lights, the GetProductive Alpha has been designed to be as simple and least distracting as possible in the work environment.
It also has a super simple, non-distracting user interface consisting of a push button and a turning knob built around the entire product.
The time we spend working productively compared to the time we think we spend working productively is completely different. We are in the office for eight hours, but only spend around 2 hours and 58 minutes working.
Find out how much time you work, set a goal on the app, and spend the entire workday trying to beat that goal. Keep on increasing that number every single day to see fantastic results in your productivity.
Because of the wifi chip and particle cloud, get continues software updates onto your GetProductive Alpha. These updates will keep your GetProductive Alpha in check as well as any new features added to the device!
- Wifi PO Wi-Fi module - 802.11b/g/g Wi-Fi
- Over the air product updates - particle cloud
- 24 Neopixel LED ring - smart programmable LED ring
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A majority of the money is going towards manufacturing (The wifi chips we use are expensive! around $25 CA retail). As well as the factory contract and product safety standard certification. None is being used as profit (15-year-olds do not need to pay house bills), only capital for the business.
Here at AceTivity Labs, we believe that productivity is the language of the future. Those who can out focus their competitors will become successful. We are just a group of high school students determined to help the world become a more productive place. Read more about our values here.
Many people ask us why we started doing this. "I just can't believe that so many people are wasting so much time. Time is our only asset in our lives. The difference between all of our outcomes is how we spend it" Joaquin - CEO and co-founder.
We worked effectively to pump out this product in time before the new year. We started with the idea, at the end of our grade 8 year, but did not start developing the product until the middle of our grade 9 year.
On top of that, we created multiple prototypes and conducted many tests leading up to the launch of this campaign.
The time for you to become productive starts today! Be the first to try out the GetProductive Alpha only on Kickstarter. It is your turn to act on this product, join the movement and help the world get more done in less time.
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NOTE: This project is under supervision of Joaquin's parent, Ricardo Revello. All banking and finances are taken care of by him, not the high schoolers.
Risks and challenges
We ran into almost every problem you can think of. From part shipping failures, to prototype failures all the way to a wifi cut during our photoshoot. However, failures are just a stepping stone to a higher ground. As from these failures we were able to improve our product.
In the future, we are still finishing up designing the app as well as the printable circuit board for mass production. Please note, that the product needs to still go through product safety standard certification, which will take place in around February. A mistake there could delay the shipping process, but is quite unlikely. If this does happen, we will do our absolute best to be as fast as possible to make sure you get our rewards ASAP.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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