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If you missed out on the chance to order your Ambi Climate 2nd Edition during the campaign, no worries! You can head over to our site to pre-order your unit now!
Who Is Responsible for Duties, Taxes and Import Costs Once Shipped?
It is the responsibility of the recipient to pay any duties, taxes & import costs that arise from the shipment of the pledges.
Do You Want More Than 1 Unit?
If you want more than one Ambi Climate 2nd Edition unit, but don't want to wait until October 2017 for the Twin Pack or the Triple Pack, simply choose your reward tier and before making the pledge, revise the amount to match the number of units you'd like. For example, if you'd like 2 June units, multiply the amount for one unit by 2 (HK$772*2).
Please note, this will not include the shipping costs which we will calculate separately and collect at a later point.
Did you think temperature is the only thing that controls your comfort? Think again. As found by numerous studies, thermal comfort is affected by 6 different factors – something that’s quite hard for us humans to easily monitor, or for old-fashioned AC remotes to sense and control.
Enter Ambi Climate – the one device to easily manage your thermal comfort. Our smart sensors measure the “other” factors of thermal comfort: humidity and sunlight; and we also collect online weather data to account for clothing, plus track the time of day to account for your metabolic cycle. This allows our A.I. engine to create your unique profile, which helps adjust your AC accordingly. Goodbye old remote, hello continuous personalized comfort!
Do you find yourself constantly waking up cold? Our body temperature, as well as the external temperature, fluctuates throughout the night, normally becoming cooler towards morning; while our AC is usually set at the same temperature and doesn’t adjust to meet our needs.
Seasonal changes or sudden weather such as a thunderstorm or a spike in humidity may quickly jumble up our comfort and leave us confused, with our AC not able to track and quickly adjust to these situations.
Always adjusting AC
Constantly adjusting your air conditioner to meet your needs can be quite frustrating - especially when it’s never just right.
Monitor your kids' and pets’ comfort at home at all times
When you’re not at home, it’s hard to make sure your pets or kids stay comfy - not too cold and not too hot; taking care of them from afar at all times is an ultimate goal!
How Ambi Climate Works
ASHRAE, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, states that human thermal comfort depends on multiple factors, such as temperature, humidity, sunlight, and others.
A.I. Model and abilities
In order to deliver an optimal environment, Ambi Climate needs to learn what is comfortable for you. This is done using Machine Learning techniques and A.I. technology. You’ll need to help Ambi Climate learn by giving feedback about your comfort in different seasons and times. This way, you’ll enjoy custom-made comfort. You can always let Ambi Climate know if your comfort differs from the estimate using the app; over time this can also reduce overheating and overcooling issues you may encounter with a traditional remote, since the A.I. auto adjusts to deliver the optimal temperature. Conditions obviously change when the climate changes, so remember that the more you teach Ambi Climate, the more tailored comfort you will enjoy year-round!
By using multiple sensors to auto-adjust your AC, Ambi Climate reduces energy waste of constant remote adjustment and fluctuating temperatures to give you up to a 30% cut in your energy bill!
How To Use Ambi Climate
Easily set up your Ambi Climate by placing it in clear view of your AC unit, but not in direct sunlight or AC airflow; download the Ambi Climate App on iOS or Android; pair your Ambi Climate with your AC and you're good to go!
Away Mode allows you to adjust and maintain a heating, cooling or drying threshold; once you set those, just let Ambi Climate know if you’d like to keep the temperature above or below the desired temperature or the humidity below a certain level. Ambi Climate will only switch on the AC when it is needed to maintain the threshold - take the stress out of travelling or being away from home and let Ambi Climate manage everything.
Multi User Geo-location (Q3 2017)
Want your AC to turn on once you're almost at home and turn off when all members of the household have left? With our new Geo-location feature, Ambi Climate will pay attention when the first person is arriving and adjust the AC to fit their needs; and intelligently turn off once everyone is gone, not just one person.
Ambi Climate is integrated with services such as IFTTT and Alexa (coming Q3 2017), to ensure a smooth and truly Smart Home experience!
Insights & Usage Stats
The Ambi Climate app is not only designed to manage and control your AC, but also to make it easy for you to stay informed on your AC usage, and gain a greater insight into your usage patterns overtime!
You can check out stuff like AC run time, average recorded temperature and humidity, your favorite modes and your very own comfort profile.
All Ambi Climate 2nd Edition Kickstarter units come with a 30-day money back guarantee and a 2-year warranty!
Ambi Climate works almost with all infrared-controlled air conditioners that use LCD remotes! This is just a partial list of all the brands we support - you can check out your specific brand and remote right here.
Follow our Journey
Ambi Labs is an IoT startup founded & headquartered in Hong Kong. Inspired by the concept of “Ambient Intelligence”, we believe that truly smart technology is intuitive and seamless - fading into the background and augmenting the user's lifestyle. Our mission is to bridge the gap between outdated appliances and modern technology to make the modern home comfortable and energy efficient, with the power of A.I. and IoT.
We’ve been around for a while, starting off with a successful Kickstarter campaign back in 2014 for the first Ambi Climate. Since then, we have spent countless hours developing and perfecting Ambi Climate, using the feedback we received over the years until finally creating Ambi Climate 2nd Edition - a newly-designed device with even more features and an even better A.I. engine! We believe good technology should be natural and intuitive; it shouldn’t require too much effort, but should “know” what you want, and this is what leads us ahead.
Making of Ambi Climate
We currently have an international team of 25 people in Hong Kong and the Philippines, with the bulk of the team in product development, covering hardware, cloud backend, AI, mobile and production. Having people from different backgrounds and countries is helping us learn more and achieve more every day.
Risks and challenges
While we support an extensive database of AC brands and remotes, providing vast coverage and continuously adding more models - there might be a chance we can't support your AC just yet. We will do our best to accommodate each user but in rare cases, support might be limited. However, don't worry - all Kickstarter units are backed by a 30 day money back guarantee!
We are well underway in terms of manufacturing Ambi Climate 2nd Edition - we've completed manufacturing for over a 100 pilot devices and we are fully stocked with all the necessary materials. However, please note that due to working with factories in China, we are also reliant on their schedule and other industrial action in the region. In addition, we will also perform final quality checks to ensure the products are of top quality before delivery, which may incur a slight delay in delivery.
We are in a very advanced stage of the certification process and confident Ambi Climate 2nd Edition will pass all requirements. However, there sometimes may be delays with certain certifications or requirements which may result in a delay in specific countries or regions.
Our database is extensive, covering users in over 40 countries. However, as comfort is an extremely personal and individual feeling, performance may vary and you should give as much feedback as possible in order to endure the most accurate comfort profile.
Ambi Climate helps with energy savings due to the reduction of over-heating or over-cooling situations normally present with traditional air conditioners. If you are already using less energy in your day to day, you might not see a huge difference in energy savings after using Ambi Climate. Also, if you normally like your environment to be very cold (i.e. give feedback that you're always warm or hot) or conversely very warm, our system will find it hard to identify savings for you.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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