For years FRX was for pro athletes only, complex to operate and priced at thousands of dollars. BlazePod is here to change that.
BlazePod is a whole new attitude towards exercise. It enhances your workouts by using visual cues and prompts you to challenge your speed and reaction times. Run through different training modules and measure your performance down to the millisecond. Because that’s how improvements happen, one millisecond at a time.
Choose an exercise, run it, track progress.
The problem with most exercises is that they’re predictable. BlazePod is here to shake things up, because monotony is an energy killer. And we need energy to break through our self imposed limits. BlazePod randomizes the commands, so you’re constantly on edge. It’s the opposite of a routine. BlazePod keeps your energy and enthusiasm high by mixing up your routines. ‘Just do it’ is out, ‘just do it better’ is in.
Your muscle memory slows down, and your mind and body aren’t challenged to their max.
To make a Flash-Reflex reflex system that everyone can use, we had to make it simple and affordable. That’s why we knew it had to be based on your smartphone (It’s the first FRX system to do that!).
The problem was that the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) protocol wasn’t optimized to have a one-to-many bi-directional communication. This would create lag in real life performance and inaccurate measurements, or even not allow the pods to work at all.
Luckily, our tech team was up for the challenge! We created our own proprietary software platform that enables the creation of a fully dynamic, bi-directional air protocol on top of the BLE standard that is available on any smartphone. We’ve been able to dramatically optimize the data transfer times to allow our mobile app to precisely measure every user's actions, regardless of the number of pods being used or the number of trainees using the system.
This means BlazePod is reliable and snappy in ranges of up to 170ft (~50m), even with many pods connected at the same time, and is also SUPER accurate in performance tracking.
We know how it is. Creators often have amazing ideas that sometimes can't be met in reality. We wanted to do it differently. So FIRST, we made sure we can make a product that actually works and that we'd want to use, only then we decided to crowdfund it.
We're in this to make people fit and happy. The only way to do this is to be 100% transparent. Read about our progress below and watch out for our updates during and after the campaign. BlazePod is going to be amazing. Scouts honor.
SO WHAT'S OUR STATUS?
HARDWARE: What you see in our main video is real footage of real working prototypes. It's our second round of prototypes. We've spent over 6 months watching beta testers using the first one, to make sure BlazePod is the highest-end piece of equipment you own.
SOFTWARE: we've done the hard part - we've completed the creation of our proprietary software platform which enables wireless network of BlazePods. Now we're working on improving the app's interface (as you can see in the designed screens above) and to integrate it with Google Fit and Apple Health Kit. Our beta app works great and is demonstrated in the video below.
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Over the past 24 months we have perfected BlazePod. After many testing and trials, we're confident in the product design and app development.
BlazePod has a unique design but is easy to manufacture and scale. With your support we are confident in the journey of getting BlazePod to your doorstep.
Our main challenge is to create the best user experience. That's why we're working with a group of unbelievably talented people to make it happen. A great user experience is only achievable when passionate people give it their all.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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